Chocolate Mint Puddles

I love Andes mints.  Ever since I was a kid and was first introduced to them by my grandparents (who always had a stash...

kc food bloggers cookie exchange

kc food bloggers cookie exchange

Most Wednesdays, my lunchbreak usually consists of a sack lunch and me at my cubicle editing endless pages of sheet music.  But this past...

Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes

My goal is to make this December a considerably healthier month than in years’ past.  And so far — thanks to a little self-control,...

Fleur de Sel Caramels

Ever since I saw Ina Garten make homemade fleur de sel caramels awhile back, I’ve been itching to give them a try myself.  I...

Zuppa Toscana Recipe

Zuppa Toscana (Olive Garden Copycat)

This Zuppa Toscana soup recipe (inspired by The Olive Garden) is quick and easy to make, naturally gluten-free, and SO comforting and delicious!  Stovetop,...

Spiced Cocoa Roasted Almonds

Brief disclaimer: These nuts are 100% irresistible. Oh my word.  I made them for the first time with my parents on Thanksgiving, thinking they...

$50 homegoods giftcard giveaway

$50 homegoods giftcard giveaway

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and HomeGoods. Ho, ho, ho!  Time for a little Christmas season giveaway from one of my all-time...

Pumpkin Pie Biscotti

My cabinets may or may not have an unusually plentiful supply of pumpkin this year… Ha – I can’t seem to help myself!  Ever...

Roasted Butternut, Sausage & Fennel Stuffing

Roasted Butternut, Sausage & Fennel Stuffing

(Before I begin, would love to invite you to head over to the Holiday Recipe Exchange to vote for my vanilla chai cupcakes!  It...

Cranberry-Pomegranate Sauce

Cranberries + Pomegranates. The combo happens to be one of my favorite juices in the morning.  So I figured, why not give it a...

Vanilla Chai Cupcakes

I absolutely love chai.  Ever since college, it is still hands-down my favorite drink to order at coffee shops. (And even lately – I’ve...

football game day entertaining!

football game day entertaining!

Are you ready for some FOOTBALLLLLLLLL??? To celebrate the season, I’ve teamed up with BlogHer and P&G for their “Take It To The House”...