Who else is so excited for citrus season?! Come this time of year, I can pretty much eat my weight in any kind of orange. Meyer lemons? Yes, please! Grapefruit? Yep! Limes? Love ‘em. I could go on and on. Not only is citrus juicy and bright, it can also bring a much needed note of tart acidity to otherwise rich and very sweet desserts. Enter this perfectly balanced and irresistible Winter Pavlova with tangerine curd and salted pistachios. If you’re looking for a special seasonal recipe to bring to a holiday party, this is it!Continue reading “A Winter Pavlova Recipe, Perfect for Impressing Holiday Guests”
Wanna know an easy way to impress holiday guests this season? By mastering a handful of classic holiday cocktails you can whip up in a moment’s notice — with things you already (or should already) have in your bar. Because here’s the thing when it comes to the holidays: you already have enough on your plate without monkeying around with specialty drinks that require an extra 25 ingredients. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a fancy, festive drink, and have spent plenty of time infusing spirits, concocting simple syrups, aging shrubs, and mixing up punches. But nothing tops the cool factor of serving up a classic drink like it ain’t no thing.Continue reading “4 Classic Holiday Cocktails Every Host Should Know”
I cannot believe Thanksgiving is only two weeks away! If you’re like me, you’re still planning your dinner menu and looking for a few new recipes to wow your friends and family. To make your planning easier, I rounded up some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes from the blog archives. There are SO many delicious appetizers, side dishes, and desserts. Truth be told, it was quite difficult to choose only 12 recipes — so if you’re looking for more, there are plenty of other Thanksgiving recipe ideas to choose from here!Continue reading “12 Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes We Swear By”
Pears are such an underrated fruit, don’t you think? Apples seem to get all the glory. Don’t get me wrong, I love a crisp, tart apple. But pears are creamy, juicy, sweet, and tart all at once. They are so versatile, too. I love just snacking on slices all by their lonesome or with a slice of cheese, roasted and caramelized, and my new favorite: poached. They are delicately simmered in a flavorful liquid until tender and spoonable. These chai-poached pears with spiced hazelnut oat crumble and caramel sauce are next-level good.Continue reading “Chai-Poached Pears with Spiced Hazelnut Oat Crumble and Caramel Sauce Recipe”
Hey October, didn’t see ya there! There is a definite chill in the air here in Seattle and I’m not mad about it. My winter coat has come out of hibernation, my AC unit and accompanying fans have been tucked away for the season, and I am in full fall mode. And I’m not just talking pumpkin spice, though, of course, it has its place. But I love to explore different ways to celebrate the season. Enter these pretty darn cute (if I do say so myself) Orange and Ginger Harvest Moon Phase Cookies. They are perfect for Halloween and celebrating the dark, moody days of autumn.Continue reading “Orange and Ginger Harvest Moon Phase Cookies Recipe”
Hello, it is soup season!! And I am here for it!!! All. Of. The. Exclamation. Points. All joking aside, I am really excited to start making my weekly soup in our new kitchen. It’s part of my meal planning each week to make a big batch of soup so that we have it for a quick weeknight dinner or to go with a salad for lunch. The first one I made this fall is a real winner and I knew I had to share it with you: rustic sausage, potato & kale soup. It’s really easy, really filling, and sooooo dang good.Continue reading “Rustic Sausage, Potato & Kale Soup Recipe”
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Truly, the best part about having a brand new, newly renovated kitchen is being able to cook to my heart’s content again. Both Sean and I are like “no more take out!!!” so I’ve been baking, cooking, and roasting constantly. It’s amazing… and all possible thanks to our brand new KitchenAid Smart Oven+ with Powered Attachments. Today’s blog post is all about the amazing technology behind a wall oven that comes with interchangeable attachments and the delicious creme brulee recipe we were able to make because of this innovation, by our contributor, Taylor Harbin!Continue reading “Blackberry Thyme Creme Brulee Recipe”