I love a simple cheese plate when entertaining. In place of a traditional board for serving, I like to change things up and use a pretty platter. You can create a beautiful (and tasty!) display with the right mix of color, textures, and groupings. Here are a few tips for creating the perfect cheese plate: […]
This jam thumbprint cookie is worthy of your holiday cookie tin. A perfectly rich buttery cookie offset by a tart berry jam makes this recipe one of my favorites. Butter & Jam Thumbprints / Towel / Plate (West Elm) Images by Jonathan Ryan Taylor, jonathanryantaylor.com.
I am sharing my recipe for the perfect sugar cookie again this season, but getting a little more festive with iced snowflakes. You do not need to be a professional baker to make a cookie look great - just a few simple tips and a willingness to have some fun! The good news is there's […]
I loved being back in the kitchen with my mom this Thanksgiving. We share a love for food, trying new things, and testing out new recipes when we are together. After enjoying all the delicious (and indulgent) things that come with the holiday, we reset with a soothing cup of golden milk. This warm cup […]
This pumpkin bread from Smitten Kitchen is simply delicious. Perfectly pumpkin and just enough sweetness, this bread will be a hit for the holiday season (or any season). To make it even more festive, I added a light dusting of powder sugar. Smitten Kitchen recipe I modified the amount of sugar using only 1 1/3 […]
Stir fry is my go-to for family dinner. It is easy, the boys love it, and is great leftover (and I typically don't do leftovers!). Initially the prep may seem like a lot, but once you have done it a time or two you will find your rhythm and will be adding this dish to […]
We eat our share of spaghetti at our house. I love making meat sauce, the real deal, with ground beef. My oldest, like many kids, often requests butter and parmesan for his noodles. In an effort to mix it up, and to find a good use for those jewels of cherry tomatoes, I'm making a […]
We are savoring the last days of summer, taking our dessert post-dinner outside for a backyard picnic. With every last fresh strawberry, I am reminded just how sweet this season truly is. School is just around the corner, the boys go back after Labor Day, so I am trying to be intentional and enjoy the […]
I like a smoothie that packs a punch - a little something extra that makes it more filling. Adding oats or almond butter, for example, can make a smoothie more substantial. Like many, I am always looking for ways to add more healthy protein to my diet, something we typically don't get enough of. When […]
Nothing says summer like ice cream! Transform your casual summer ice cream treat by trying an ice cream sandwich. It's a crowd pleaser (kids and adults alike!) and the process is simple. I love a snickerdoodle cookie for mine, but chocolate chip or your cookie of choice works just as well. The cookie is really […]
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