RUSTIC DARK CHOCOLATE TART

WITH BLOOD ORANGES AND SEA SALT In late winter, citrus trees are filled with gorgeous fruits ripened for the picking.  One of my favorite flavor combinations is dark chocolate and orange slices.  This time I decided to make a play on those flavors and kick things up a notch with this rustic dark chocolate tart…

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SMOKED SAGE AND SPICED PEAR FIZZ

A FESTIVE CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL  This year I spent this New Year’s Eve in my pajamas mixing up this deliciously smoked sage and spiced pear fizz with my little family and it was by far the best NYE yet! Jamie and I have been doing a lot of traveling to see family for the holidays.  On…

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE | FOR THE CREATIVE COOK

This is a great holiday gift guide because it’s coming from someone who actually enjoys cooking and loves to buy goodies for my kitchen so I realize how hard it can be to buy for someone like me.  I’m not super hard to please when it comes to gifts but I can imagine the intimidation…

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GINGERBREAD S’MORES RECIPE

WITH HOMEMADE MARSHMALLOWS Very recently I made my first batch of homemade vanilla marshmallows (for cocoa purposes), little did I know that 1 batch would be more than enough for 1-2 hot cocoas… I’m talkin like 30!  As much as I like a nice cup of hot chocolate, I’m not one to overindulge in this…

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE | FOR THE STARGAZER

Hi friends and Happy Holidays! Just a few months ago most of us were lucky enough to see an amazing solar eclipse which sparked a new craze for moon phases, star gazing, and well everything space related!  Instead of your everyday gift guide, I wanted to post this one geared more specifically towards the moon…

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THE PERFECT HOLIDAY CHEESE BOARD

A QUICK AND EASY SEASONAL CHEESE BOARD TUTORIAL It’s the holiday season and you’ve probably had a large stack of party invites building up on your counters and calendars which can be a little overwhelming especially if you need to bring a dish…  Not to worry, I’ve got you covered!  With a few quick tips…

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE | FOR THE HOSTESS

It’s almost that time of year when your calendar gets filled with holiday parties to attend and you find yourself scrambling for a hostess gift.  This year I plan on being well prepared and I’m stocking up on all kinds of goodies and sharing a gift guide that will charm any hostess with the mostess!…

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A SIMPLE THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE

A THANKSGIVING TO REMEMBER  A few weeks ago my husband found out that he would most likely be working on call for Thanksgiving.  He then sweetly suggested that I go without him to be with family in consideration that we asked my Mom to host. You see with us both working in the vacation industry,…

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TOP 12 COOKING ESSENTIALS FOR THANKSGIVING

THE VERY BEST COOKING TOOLS FOR THANKSGIVING Hi guys!  Are you getting excited about Thanksgiving and all the yummy food to go with it? I know I am! Sometimes over the holidays, we get caught up in well, life in general and we tend to forget about the little things like picking up that new measuring…

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RUSTIC SPICED APPLE GALETTE

WITH HOMEMADE VANILLA BEAN ICE CREAM It’s apple season and my husband and I have been craving apple pie so today I decided it was time to get baking!  I love this galette recipe mainly because it takes half the time to make than a traditional apple pie and you don’t have to worry about…

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