Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Pancetta, Candied Pecans and Parmesan

November 18, 2015

This Brussels sprout recipe has Pancetta, Candied Pecans and Parmesan and is super easy to make! My partner and I are obsessed with Brussels sprouts which is ridiculous because growing up I hated them. Well, to be fair I don’t think I really hated them so much as I hated the idea of them. My […]

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How to Make Parchment Rounds

November 17, 2015

Here’s an easy quick tutorial on how to cut parchment round paper to line the bottom of your cake pan! When I bake cakes, I love to line the bottom of the cake pan with parchment paper. It means I don’t have to worry about the cake sticking to the bottom of the pan, possibly […]

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Recipe

November 16, 2015

If you’re looking for stunning chocolate pumpkin pie, check out this easy to make recipe that is sure to impress everyone! If you watched my Anolon Livestream last week where I talked about Thanksgiving, I made a few comments about those weirdos that don’t like pumpkin pie. What?! I know! Those people actually exist! But […]

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Inspirational Quote: Ray Bradbury Quote

November 15, 2015
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Vegan, Paleo and Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes Roundup!

November 14, 2015

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I’m trying to figure out my menu for it. For me, I love to do a mix of family favorite recipe that everyone loves as well as a few new ones, just to mix it up. I’m lucky that no one in my family has any particular food […]

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Spiced Pecans

November 13, 2015

These easy and fast candied spiced pecans are fantastic all on their own or perfect added to a salad or a roasted vegetable. “I think we need to take this jar of spiced pecans to my parents” said my partner AJ as he took another handful of the nuts. I had a made a batch […]

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Sponsored Post: Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie with Negra Modelo beer

November 12, 2015

Spicy Cinnamon Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie is the perfect complement to the holidays (and a cold Negra Modelo beer!). “This is the best pecan pie I’ve ever had!” exclaimed my partner after he took a bite of the Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie I had just cut into. He had just come into the kitchen from […]

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How to Get Room Temperature Butter Fast

November 11, 2015

How to get room temperature butter fast! A step-by-step tutorial. A couple of years ago, I shared a tip on how to get butter to room temperature. But now I have an even faster way to do it! Obviously most baking recipes call for room temp butter, but most folks don’t remember to take the […]

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Inspirational Quote: Joss Whedon Quote

November 10, 2015
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Sponsored Post: Lemon Dry Brined Roasted Turkey with Sage

November 9, 2015

Though I love brining my turkey (and really, any meat now that I think of it) because it creates a wonderfully juicy turkey, I’m usually loathe having to deal with the giant ziplock bag and the gallons of water that I need to struggle with. Then I discovered the wonders of the dry brine! A […]

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Sponsored Post: Rosemary Garlic Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

November 8, 2015

These luscious rosemary garlic olive oil mashed potatoes make any meal special! My friend Rita is obsessed with mashed potatoes. I’ve never seen her turn down a side order of mashed potatoes if they are on a restaurant menu. If it were up to her, she’d probably be happy eating them every single day for […]

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Maple Sweet Potato Casserole with Meringue and Pecans Crumble

November 7, 2015

This sweet potato casserole with meringue and pecan crumble is a sophisticated update on the classic Thanksgiving side dish. I’ve always been a bit lukewarm about the ubiquitous sweet potato casserole. Sure it seems like a good idea, with the warm and gooey marshmallows on top, but it always feels a bit one dimensional to […]

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Sponsored Post: Wild Mushroom Stuffing

November 6, 2015

This wild mushroom stuffing has leeks and sourdough bread to make a fabulously flavored Thanksgiving side dish. I’m always on the lookout for vegetarian options for my Thanksgiving menu. This wild mushroom and leek stuffing is the perfect solution. Instead of using chicken stock or baking it in the bird itself, it uses plenty of […]

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Kitchen Tip #6: The Countertop Garbage Brown Bag

November 5, 2015

Skip the “garbage” bowl and use a countertop “garbage” brown bag sack instead for convenience and ease! Here’s another fantastic kitchen tip from an ongoing series of kitchen tips that I do every now and then. This time I take on prepping! People often complain about prepping and the amount of scraps that it creates. […]

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Sponsored Post: Turkey Cranberry Meatballs

November 4, 2015

These turkey cranberry meatballs are the perfect appetizer for the holidays! The holiday season is starting and that means holiday parties! Though I’m known for almost always contributing desserts, occasionally I asked to bring along a savory item or appetizer to share at someone’s party. Meatballs are always a welcome addition appetizer to any party […]

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Sponsored Post: Herbes de Provence Roasted Turkey

November 3, 2015

This Herbes de Provence Roasted Turkey is moist and succulent because I roast the turkey upside down first! My partner is a man in love with turkey. We usually only have it once or twice year for the holidays, but if it was up to him, we would be having it year round. Roasting a […]

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Sponsored Post: Apple Cobbler with Pumpkin Biscuits!

November 2, 2015

This apple cobbler with pumpkin biscuits has luscious apples and dried cranberries with a pumpkin pie spiced pumpkin biscuit topping! I’m a huge fan of cobblers, mostly because they are less fussy than pies and they can serve a large crowd of folks. I opted to fully embrace fall by not only making an apple […]

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