Sunday Dinner Series: scallop scampi

recipe + photo by Jennifer Johnson | Our updated twist on classic scampi, substitutes local scallops for shrimp. Baking the scallops under a layer of toasty breadcrumbs adds delightful texture to this homey pasta dish. Remember, if you have any of your own favorites, email us or share them @thecoastaltable on Instagram and tag us. We’ll feature our favorites throughout the season.

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chocolate party!

photo by Jennifer Johnson | This year we’re opting to celebrate this lovely holiday with our close friends, eating and enjoying everything chocolate. Our recipes put this favorite sweet treat center stage, with truffles, double chocolately cookies, and a decadent tart that’s sure to leave you swooning. A sweet cocktail and some good bubbly are the finishing touches for an easy, make-ahead gathering to share with friends.

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Sunday Dinner Series: chicken tortilla soup

This winter were starting on new series on thecoastaltable.com all about family meals. The recipes are easy, and meant to be served family-style at the table, casual, for all to enjoy. We hope you’ll give them all a try. Look for a new recipe each Friday through March. If you have any of your own favorites, email us or share them @thecoastaltable on Instagram and tag us. We’ll feature our favorites throughout the season.

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vegetarian cassoulet

photo by Jennifer Johnson | Traditionally made with meat and beans, this updated take is a lighter and quicker version of this classic one pot meal. It’s a simple weeknight dinner packed with hearty vegetables and topped with crispy breadcrumbs. Be sure to use the best wine you can for this recipe as it really adds a great amount of depth to this very straight-forward dish.

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5 hearty chili recipes

We’ve turned back the clocks, officially swapped out our flip flops for boots, and have pulled the sweaters out of our closets. When the temperatures start to drop, there’s no better time for a big batch of chili. Here’s our roundup of 5 warm and satisfying chili recipes for your arsenal, including options for meat, chicken, and vegetarian recipes.

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a weekend in southern Vermont

words + photo by Karen J. Covey

There’s something quite magical about Vermont, especially in the fall. The changing colors of the leaves, the cool, crisp air—it’s a place unlike any other. Of course I may be partial because I grew up there, but every time I return, I still feel the same way—like it’s a place I want to stay for awhile.

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bean + ham hock stew

recipe by Tiffani Thiessen | photo by Rebecca Sanabria | We’re easing into fall with this homey stew from our friend Tiffani Thiessen from her new cookbook Pull Up a Chair. This recipe is perfect for weekend cooking, as it fills the house with its delicious aroma as it simmers. To learn more about Tiffani, check out our interview with her in our new fall issue, on sale now.

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7 recipes to make with apple cider

photo by Jennifer Johnson | Fall days are perfect for apple picking and savoring everything the season has to offer. Armed with a jug of fresh apple cider, we’ve rounding up a few new recipes for how to use it—from dressings to marinades to our favorite seasonal batch cocktail.

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5 dog-friendly vacation spots to visit this summer

words by Caylin Harris | photo by Jennifer Johnson

When you’re planning a family getaway shouldn’t that include the whole family? And yes, your four-legged friends absolutely count as family members. Unfortunately, not every destination is as pet-friendly, but don’t be discouraged. While it might not be feasible to fly your pup to Europe, if you’re road tripping to any of these cities this summer your dog will have just as much fun as you will. Here are a few pet-friendly cities worth the trip.

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