Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for friends and family is a big deal but it doesn’t have to be super stressful. I’ve hosted for upwards of 16 of our family members for a holiday meal over the last 5 years and I have certainly learned a few things along the way. I’m not going to pretend… Read More >
While it’s still technically summer, I’m sitting here typing this with freezing hands– the thermometer read 40 degrees this morning! So that tells me that despite technically being summer, my taste buds are ready for fall and there’s nothing more fall-like than pumpkin. Sure everything sooner or later will start appearing in pumpkin spice form… Read More >
While I’m definitely more of a coffee person, I have come around to tea as time has gone by. One of my favorites, especially when I’m feeling under the weather, is Earl Grey – it’s a classic that I’m convinced has healing powers when mixed with honey and lemon. That gave me some inspiration for… Read More >
If you’re only drinking your beer, you’re missing out! Beer is a great ingredient to use in the kitchen for desserts like this Guinness & Bailey’s ice cream, as well as more savory dishes like beef and beer chili. This time around, I turned on the oven (despite the blistering heat and humidity) and used… Read More >
Sure, we’ve all heard of pineapple upside down cake, but what about that same type of concept with a different fruit? This easy dessert recipe for plum upside down cake is traditional with a twist – the plums at the bottom cook with a caramel and the end result is a jammy plum top to… Read More >
Biting into a tasty piece of cheesecake is surely one of life’s most amazing pleasures. It’s also one of those desserts where each bite that you take is even better than the last! Even though it’s delicious to eat a piece as is, it can be fun to experiment with the leftovers! Here are some… Read More >
Nothing says “classy” quite as well as a cheese plate. Not the ones that have large quantities of cheese strewn on a platter. We’re talking about the cheese plates that have a sampling of high-quality cheeses and are placed on an official cheese board. When it comes to creating a cheese plate of this caliber,… Read More >
This fun pizza recipe uses champagne in both the crust and the tomato sauce. It adds a touch of elegance and delicately changes the flavor. Once it’s cooked, wash the pizza down with your favorite champagne!