Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

  Not sure what to make for Christmas morning breakfast or a holiday brunch? Here are a few of my favorite dishes:   If a one-pan breakfast is up your alley, then my “upside down” butternut + bacon quiche recipe that I created for Home Depot is great for a family meal...

Flourless Chocolate Cake

  This is one of my go-to dinner party desserts because I almost always have the ingredients on hand: eggs, sugar, chocolate, and butter (plus a shot of flavored liqueur if it suits the mood). It’s a good dessert to make ahead so you don’t have to worry about baking...

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 is...

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 mom...

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.  Yes,...