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Italian Walnut Pillow Cookies

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[These cookies were originally posted wayyyyy back in February 2009. I wanted to revive them from the archives because they deserved some new and improved pictures, and, most… Read More »

Cranberry-Eggnog Cheesecake

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I have been wanting to make a cranberry cheesecake for Thanksgiving for a few years now, but recently found this version that not only includes cranberries, but eggnog… Read More »

Friday Things

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1. This is a picture of Einstein with my mom’s dog, Bella, on her back deck almost five years ago. This week, Bella crossed over the rainbow bridge after what… Read More »

Broccoli Cheese Soup

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I’ve talked at length before about my aversion to vegetables growing up, but I had a special sort of aversion to broccoli. No matter how it was prepared,… Read More »

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta, Cranberries & Pine Nuts

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Given that I’m not a huge vegetable person to begin with, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that Brussels sprouts were pretty much at the absolute bottom… Read More »

Five Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Thanksgiving is next week already! Can you believe it?! Do you have your menu planned? (If not, you can check out my Thanksgiving menu for inspiration!) In my… Read More »

Ask Me Anything! [2014]

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[Hanging out in my mom’s kitchen last week.] It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done an “Ask Me Anything” post and thought that I’d revive the format. What… Read More »

The Weekend Dish: 11/15/2014

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Happy Saturday to you! I hope your weekend is off to a fantastic start! This afternoon is my baby shower, and oh my goodness, how is that I’m… Read More »

Friday Things

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1. This little guy loves to cuddle up when he sleeps. He prefers to be as close to Einstein as possible, but when Einstein has himself wedged into… Read More »

Chocolate Chip-Pecan Pie Bars

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These pecan bars were the very first thing that I ever baked on my own. Like, EVER. Sure, I helped my mom make Christmas cookies when I was… Read More »

Aunt Vicki’s Corn and Mixed Vegetable Casserole

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Every family has holiday traditions, and this casserole has been part of ours for nearly as long as I can remember. My aunt makes it every year for… Read More »

My Thanksgiving Menu [2014]

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Thanksgiving is a little over two weeks away and this weekend I worked on getting my menu finalized. Many of you have asked what I am planning for… Read More »