Thanksgiving has come and gone, and Christmas is right around the corner! For thanksgiving this year, my husband and I hosted for the first time which I was so excited about. We had lovely company over… we had fun, wonderful conversation and shared so much gratitude together. I was so impressed, and a little surprised with the menu my husband and I put together, and how fantastic it all turned out!! It was such a rewarding experience to cook nourishing and yummy foods for people I love on such a special day where we give thanks. Continue reading “Holiday-Spiced New York Style Cheesecake”
It’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving recipes, can you believe it?! I love chocolate and pecan pies, and my husband loves bourbon so it was only a matter of time before this little dessert party happened. For Thanksgiving/Christmas, I typically like to bring pecan pie to share with family and friends. This year, we’ll be hosting our first Thanksgiving and I think this recipe makes for a great little twist to the classic pecan pie. If you want to go sans bourbon too, you’re still going to end up with a super yummy dessert! Depending on the size of your tart pan, this recipe will either make 2 medium-sized tarts, or 1 large. The cool thing about using a medium-sized tart pan is that you could keep one of the tarts classic or bourbon-free, while the other tart has the bourbon-chocolate party going on. Continue reading “Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Tart”
Tis the season for butternut squash! I’ve been learning lately that butternut squash can be so versatile. I’ve been adding it to my chili which adds a slight sweetness to balance out the heat which has become a new favorite of mine. You can also puree it to create sweet pies or tarts, or toss it in a Galette. Galette’s are becoming a new comfort food for me during lunch time, and I love to keep them quick and easy by using pre-made pie crust. Continue reading “Butternut Squash Galette”
Do you ever have the craving to make some super cute cut-out cookies, but you don’t want to go the sugar cookie route? Well that’s how I was feeling, and I wanted to make some tasty fall-inspired cookies of course, so that’s where the pumpkin spice comes in!
A couple of weeks ago, Aaron, my brother Michael and I took a trip to our lake house in Frankfort, and the Crystal Lake Alpaca Farm was celebrating “National Alpaca Farm Day”. What’s that you might ask? Well it was a day to celebrate these adorable animals and support the farm for all that they do in caring and raising Alpacas. Continue reading “Pumpkin Spice Cookies”
If you’re looking for a super yummy, savory and quick treat this is a must try! It’s a perfect savory breakfast side, appetizer or lunch snack. I made this for Aaron and I for an afternoon snack today while I baked other goodies as he worked from home. It’s just so darn good I will definitely be adding this as a more frequent item for us to enjoy! Continue reading “Parmesan, Goat Cheese & Asparagus Galette”
I’m back in the kitchen just in time for my favorite season of baking… FALL<3! You may have wondered where I’ve been?! Well, in early August I travelled to the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica to become a certified Yoga Instructor, and I just returned a few days ago. It was an absolutely incredible journey that forever transformed my life in ways that I cannot describe. I expanded my soul family, learned so much about myself and Yoga, got to be submerged in a beautiful surrounding, and was nourished daily with comforting food AND fabulous desserts! Continue reading “Spiced Apple & Pear Upside Down Cake”