Dinner Party Hosting Hack: Balsamic Reduction

Dinner party hosting hacks are all about helping you elevate your dinner party game. These “hacks” are easy garnishes, sauces, table setting tips, or plating ideas to impress your guests (without too much effort on your part!).   A balsamic reduction...

Leek + Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup

  Chicken noodle soup is a nostalgic dish for many–maybe a dish that brings back memories of a parent or grandparent lovingly preparing it, maybe a dish that soothed what ailed you. To me, it’s one of the most comforting foods when I’m not feeling well. My...

Brioche Cinnamon Rolls with Brown Butter Icing

*This page contains affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you make a purchase from these links. For more information, see my disclosures page. Cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning (or any morning, for that matter) are a nostalgic endeavor for me....

Homemade Vanilla Extract

  All vanilla extracts are NOT created equally.  Once you taste the pure flavor of good vanilla, it’s hard to turn back.  Unfortunately, a small bottle of artisanal extract can run upwards of $10.  So, make it yourself!  It’s as easy as vanilla beans + vodka....

Whole Grain Flatbread Crackers

All of my entertaining-focused cooking classes begin with a cheese board tutorial because (almost) everyone loves a good spread of cheese.  To be honest, I’m perfectly happy with a variety of carbs for transferring cheese from plate to mouth: a fresh baguette,...