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FRENCH DRINKING CHOCOLATE

FRENCH DRINKING CHOCOLATE

French Drinking Chocolate is a thick, rich, and very decadent chocolate drink.  It’s much thicker and more flavorful than traditional hot chocolate – more like melted gourmet chocolate in an espresso cup. If you’ve never tasted French Drinking Chocolate, then you are in for an Read More..

PFEFFERNUSSE COOKIES

PFEFFERNUSSE COOKIES

Pfeffernusse Cookies, also called German peppernut cookies, are small spice cookies full of molasses, brown sugar, and warm spices.  They’re incredibly fragrant, flavorful, and perfect with a hot cup of tea. Pfeffernusse cookies ring in the holidays every bit as much as pumpkin spice welcomes Read More..

3 Essential Soups You Need to Make This Winter

3 Essential Soups You Need to Make This Winter

Soup is a winter staple; whether it’s thick and creamy or thin and watery, there are dozens of quick and easy recipes for flavorful soups. Soups are the perfect easy-to-cook meal, and you can enjoy them as a starter with garlic bread or add protein and Read More..

PUMPKIN WHOOPIE PIES

PUMPKIN WHOOPIE PIES

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are the sweet and creamy, perfect little bite that makes a great alternative to traditional Thanksgiving pies.  Plus, these little cookies are ready in about 1 hour. Since COVID has forced all of us to downsize our holidays this year, I’ve felt Read More..

Our Favorite One-Bite Party Snacks

Our Favorite One-Bite Party Snacks

The best things about a party are the loud music, dancing, and food. If you want to throw a smashing party for your friends, here are quick and easy recipes for our favorite one-bite party snacks. They’re guaranteed to make your party a raving success! 1. Read More..

ICED PUMPKIN LATTE

ICED PUMPKIN LATTE

Cool, creamy, and delicious, this Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte is a quick and easy Starbuck’s copycat coffee drink.  Make your favorite latte at home, suited to your own tastes for far less cost than what you pay in the shop. There are few things lazier Read More..

EASY ROASTED TURKEY LEGS

EASY ROASTED TURKEY LEGS

As most of us are looking at smaller holiday gatherings this year, these easy roasted turkey legs are a perfect solution for a party of 4 or less.  Rubbed in a flavorful compound butter and roasted at a high temperature, the legs have gorgeously golden Read More..

SPICY SOUTHERN CORN CASSEROLE

SPICY SOUTHERN CORN CASSEROLE

This spicy Southern corn casserole is a decadent, savory take on the traditionally sweet Southern corn pudding.  This quick and easy side dish is perfect for your holiday table or as part of a weeknight meal. If you’ve never eaten a Southern Corn Casserole or Read More..

POMMES ANNA

POMMES ANNA

Pommes Anna is a classic French dish that is delicious, beautiful, and sophisticated.  Replace your ho-hum, standard mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving, and impress your loved ones with this buttery, golden topped side dish.   This side dish is all about the simplicity of ingredients to produce Read More..

SAVORY CARROT FLAN

SAVORY CARROT FLAN

Wanting something a little out of the ordinary for your Thanksgiving meal?  This Savory Carrot Flan is an elegant, yet surprisingly easy to make side dish that your family will love.  And who wouldn’t love their own individual flan? Not quite a souffle, this dish Read More..

How to Get Your Kids Involved in the Kitchen (And Why It’s Important)

How to Get Your Kids Involved in the Kitchen (And Why It’s Important)

As a parent, it’s your job to teach your children better ways to learn how to communicate, learn patience, and responsibility. A fun way to connect with your kids and promote social learning is by teaching them how to cook! The most important part of Read More..

FRESH CRANBERRY SALSA

FRESH CRANBERRY SALSA

Fresh cranberry salsa is a spicy, sweet twist on the traditional cranberry sauce.  I like to serve this alongside the holiday turkey or spooned onto cream cheese as an appetizer.  The salsa also makes a great dip with tortilla chips. For years, our cranberry sauce Read More..

PEANUT BUTTER PIE WITH CHOCOLATE GANACHE

PEANUT BUTTER PIE WITH CHOCOLATE GANACHE

Want something a little different to finish your Thanksgiving meal?  This peanut butter pie with chocolate ganache is light and fluffy with a rich, fudgy top.  It’s perfectly sweet, without being heavy. I adore anything that has peanut butter and chocolate in it and this Read More..

SAVORY APPLE AND CHESTNUT DRESSING

SAVORY APPLE AND CHESTNUT DRESSING

This Savory Apple And Chestnut Dressing is a traditional Thanksgiving side dish.  The chestnuts add a wonderful texture, while the apples provide just a hint of sweetness.  Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth to appeal to the vegetarians sitting at your holiday table. WHAT Read More..

CREAMY ITALIAN CHESTNUT SOUP with parmesan crema

CREAMY ITALIAN CHESTNUT SOUP with parmesan crema

Creamy Italian Chestnut Soup is so decadent, rich, and silky.  It’s earthy from the chestnuts, savory from the aromatics and herbs, and topped with a Parmesan crema.  I love serving this impressive soup in beautiful little crocks as a first course on Thanksgiving.   Chestnuts feel Read More..


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3 Essential Soups You Need to Make This Winter

3 Essential Soups You Need to Make This Winter

Soup is a winter staple; whether it’s thick and creamy or thin and watery, there are dozens of quick and easy recipes for flavorful soups. Soups are the perfect easy-to-cook meal, and you can enjoy them as a starter with garlic bread or add protein and Read More..

SAVORY MUSHROOM RISOTTO

SAVORY MUSHROOM RISOTTO

This Savory Mushroom Risotto is an Italian classic that is surprisingly easy to make allowing your oven to do most of the work.  Creamy, cheesy, and earthy from the mushrooms, serving this dish will impress even your most staunch critics! I like to serve this Read More..

3 Quick and Healthy Office Breakfast Ideas to Jumpstart Your Day

3 Quick and Healthy Office Breakfast Ideas to Jumpstart Your Day

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, choosing sweetened and fortified cereals can put your health at risk. Eating healthy doesn’t have to require hours of preparation. You can whip up a healthy breakfast that’ll boost your metabolism and ensure a happy, healthy, and Read More..

JEWISH HONEY CAKE

JEWISH HONEY CAKE

This moist, sweet Jewish Honey Cake is served on Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and is eaten in hopes of a sweet year to follow.  It has all the warm fall spices like cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice and flavored with a bit of rum.  Read More..

NEW ORLEANS MUFFALETTA SANDWICH

NEW ORLEANS MUFFALETTA SANDWICH

If you’ve never had the pleasure of eating a New Orleans muffuletta sandwich, then you are in for a treat.  It’s a large round loaf of Italian or French bread that’s split horizontally and spread with a tangy, homemade olive salad.  Then you’ll enjoy layers Read More..