Apple Hand Pies

Exciting news! I’m now a contributor at Food Fanatic, where I will be posting a few times a month about recipes using preserves. First up are these hand pies for Thanksgiving! ...more

How to Freeze Your Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers

For the first time in five years, I’m not going to be the one making the Thanksgiving turkey this year. ...more

Pumpkin Baked Risotto

Oven-baked risotto is just as creamy and delicious as its stovetop counterpart, but requires far less time standing over the stove. This post contains sponsored content. All...more

Pumpkin Bread for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

These pumpkin bread rolls are...more

Turkey Stock for Freezing

Let’s talk turkey. Turkey stock, specifically. Do you toss the turkey bones as soon as Thanksgiving dinner is over, or are you giving them a second life and turning them into stock? ...more

Tea-Poached Pears with Goat Cheese & Puff Pastry

Poached pears that are sliced and served with goat cheese and puff pastry make for an elegant and impressive-looking appetizer at any cocktail party or holiday dinner. Try poaching them in a spiced black tea for a more complex flavor. As a self-taught cook, I’m always looking to expand my food knowledge and experiment with new-to-me cooking processes ....more

Build-Your-Own Trail Mix

Game nights require snacks that are easy to eat one-handed without being messy. A DIY trail mix bar is perfect for long nights of gaming! Our friends Adam and Laura are visiting all week, which can only mean one thing – lots and lots of board game playing! ...more

Pepper Jelly Bites

This pepper jelly recipe is a quick and simple appetizer that you can put together in 15 seconds or less. Enjoy the flavor balance between spicy pepper jelly and smooth cream cheese! I have to confess something: I feel a little ridiculous even posting this pepper jelly recipe ....more

Pumpkin Pecan Sticky Buns

It’s a… GIRL! We had our 20 week ultrasound yesterday, and Baby G looks healthy and right on track as far as development goes. She was wiggling around too much to get a few of the pictures they wanted, so we have to go back in a few weeks…darn, we get to see our baby again! ...more

Spiced Apple Butter

It had been far too long. I made apple butter last month for the first time since 2010. It isn’t that I don’t like apple butter- far from it ....more