Kumquat Cranberry Margaritas

When I was in the store a couple of weeks ago, I spotted both cranberries and kumquats on sale. Never one to pass up a good deal, I swiped them both up with… Continue reading

Crostini Two Ways

  I cannot even begin to explain how excited I am for Christmas. I had Friday off so I went and got my tree (all by myself!) and went to work decorating it.… Continue reading

Swedish Heirloom Cookies

A few years ago, I went to California before Christmas to spend some time with my aunt and uncle and fly back with my grandmother who was spending Christmas with us that year.… Continue reading

Pumpkin Seed Pesto Pasta with Crispy Shrimp

A couple of months ago my brother moved to a new city (which happens to be much closer to me now, yay!). My mom helped him get all set up, and since it… Continue reading

Short Rib Sandwiches

These sandwiches came about after I went to make some short rib sloppy joes. Since I put the meat in the crockpot, it ended up in larger chunks with a little more liquid… Continue reading

Fernet Branca and Walnut Ice Cream Pie

A couple of weeks ago, Bon Appetit posted a walnut and Fernet Branca pie from Morgenstern’s to their Instagram. To say that I was beyond excited is a gross understatement. I love Fernet… Continue reading

Dinner in the Movie: The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors* wasn’t a movie that I grew up watching all of the time, but it’s one that I came to love later on. My family has always been big John Candy… Continue reading

Apple Crisp

This recipe is one of my mom’s favorites – it’s actually how she learned to bake. She frequently says that this is the perfect recipe for people who don’t know how to bake… Continue reading

Chicken Paprika with Spaetzle

I am going to preface this post by saying that I know that these pictures are not the prettiest. I am more than totally aware. But this dish is one of my family’s… Continue reading

Beef Burgandy Pot Pies

So, as everyone is aware, my mom is one of my biggest helps when it comes to figuring out what to make for this blog. She’s been in town the past few weeks… Continue reading