Sourdough Herb Stuffing

Last year was my inaugural attempt at hosting Thanksgiving dinner. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that it was pretty dang successful. One of the reasons for that was this stuffing. Or maybe it should be called “dressing” because it didn’t actually get stuffed into anything. I’m not sure what the correct…

White Balsamic Cranberry Sauce

You remember that bottle of white balsamic vinegar that’s just chilling in the back of your pantry because you bought it for that one salad dressing that one time? Well, it’s your lucky day because I have something incredible for you to make that will utilize your lonely vinegar. This sauce has the classic holiday…

Turmeric Hot Chocolate

My socks are on! Which means it’s officially cold weather in the southern California region. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still wearing my flips flops on the regular. Just not so much at night or early mornings. I had been dying to make a turmeric version of Hot Chocolate ever since a friend mentioned she…

Bacon-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Tahini Orange Dressing

It’s December 1 which officially kicks off my holiday season. If I start Christmas music before this day, it feels wildly inappropriate. I hold absolutely zero judgement if you’re one of those people who starts in November, or post-Thanksgiving. For me, it’s a personal impossibility to get into the Christmas spirit prior to December. I’ve…

Tangy Harvest Slaw

Southern California isn’t exactly known for it’s blustery Fall season. It’s more known for, oh I don’t know… fires. Heat waves. Offshore winds and good surfing. People often complain saying they miss leaves changing, sweater weather, and hot apple cider. I’ll hand that to you. Changing leaves are gorgeous, I certainly have some sweaters which…

Hazelnut Butter Cups

You guys! How fun is this?! There are little “snowflakes” falling across the screen! This makes me feel five thousand times more festive when writing this recipe. (unfortunately, if you are coming across this recipe anytime after the holidays, I suspect the snowflakes will no longer be with us. Insert sad face here ____ A festive…

Fudgy Peppermint Brownies

I can’t even believe that the holiday season is upon us. I realize that Halloween should have been a pretty solid warning but Thanksgiving is less than a week away. I feel completely unprepared. Good thing I’m not hosting The Big Meal cause I would be all kinds of stressed out if that were the…

Apple Crisp Skillet

Greetings from the great state of Idaho. I’m up here visiting family and enjoying a bit of ACTUAL fall weather. Rain, cold, wind, colorful leaves, etc. I packed all my warmest sweaters, vests, flannels, and boots. Still leggings though, always leggings. #teamspandex It’s actually pretty comical to plop me down in the middle of cold weather….

Blueberry Banana Bread Pudding

Here’s a fantastic idea for your post-holiday weekend brunch! (New Year’s Resolutions notwithstanding… more on that later.)   I made these for my romantic and relaxing Christmas morning with my husband. I wanted to use some blueberry scones that I over baked (whoopsie!) along with some new Le Creuset mini crocks that I scored at a garage…

Nutty Herb Quinoa Salad

Today I’ve been deep in the land of DIY. It’s actually storming here in Dana Point, which means I stayed indoors and tackled some back-burner projects and organizational things. Here’s a couple of links to my efforts! Paper Ornaments for the apartment. These adorable leather/cork wall thingys. The recipe for today is actually the result…