Blood Orange Bourbon

Since I brought home that bag of blood oranges last week, I’m on a blood orange recipe kick. Here’s the next rendition – a blood orange bourbon cocktail. This drink is reminiscent of the maple-ginger bourbon cider we made this fall ....more

Blood Orange Chocolate Tart

Blood oranges are in stock at the grocery store, so it’s time to try new recipes with new ingredients! I bought a 2-lb bag of them and was somewhat surprised by how small they are – the size of clementines, not oranges. They are definitely so pretty when you cut them open – red and purple and orange (oh my) ....more

Mushroom, Tomato, Feta Polenta Bake

Have you ever had polenta? Have you ever cooked it? I hadn’t – but I just tried it this weekend, and wow, is it good, and so easy to make! ...more

Coconut Chocolate Brownie Bites

Between becoming a Mrs, honeymooning across the United States, and a nagging injury last year, I didn’t run a race until December. My running was leisurely, but also unmotivated. It was nice to take a break, but I’m ready to get back to being a runner ....more

Cranberry Whole Wheat Scones

I still have yet to find a great homemade scone recipe (although the last time I tried to make scones, I got these delicious Banana Bread Breakfast Bars out of it! Lululemon thought they were pretty good). If you have a favorite scone recipe, I’d love to try it out – just leave a link in the comments! ...more

Spicy Stuffed Acorn Squash

Acorn squash used to be my favorite fall squash (until I discovered delicata squash this year!). It’s sweet-ish, so it works well with either spicy or savory dishes. [jump right to the recipe] I think acorn squash looks super cute when it’s filled and used as its own serving dish ....more

HAPPY NEW YEAR

2014 was a BIG year for us. Thanks for sharing it with us. We became Mr ....more

Lime Coconut Curry Mussels

Here’s a fancy (in my opinion) and easy, yet restaurant-quality recipe that you can make at home, for a nice, romantic NYE dinner to share with your honey. [jump right to the recipe] I first had mussels at my favorite tapas place. I didn’t grow up eating a lot of seafood, but my adventurous adult palate has me trying things out, many of which I end up enjoying ....more

Persimmon Pomegranate Pecan Salad

As we wind down the holiday season and decrease the amount of sugar and calories we eat, the Pinterest and Google searches turn to healthier options. Here’s my contribution to the healthier new years’ food: a pomegranate salad filled with fruit, quinoa, greens, nuts and – my favorite—goat cheese! It’s also the first time I’ve used a persimmon in my ‘cooking.’ [jump right to the recipe] There are many different kinds of persimmons, including Fuyu and Hachiya, which seem to be the most common in the Northeast, as those are the types I found at my grocery store ....more

Merry Christmas!

So we’re working on a little something here. It’s actually a BIG something…that may or may not include video like this preview: Ah!–We’ve already said too much! Look for it at the end of the year! ...more