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...

Vegan Lemongrass + Lime Butternut Soup

  Here in the South, autumn means that one day feels like summer and the next is crisp and cool. As such, I love versatile recipes like this that can be served hot or cold, depending on the weather. This butternut soup is creamy and comforting, but still light and...

“Upside Down” Butternut + Bacon Quiche

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. For more information, see my disclosures page.   It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is rolling around again–Thanksgiving in a month and Christmas in two months. For us, it’s a time filled with parties and...

Pumpkin Risotto with Bacon + Sage

  I thought I should come up with a creative and new spin on pumpkin risotto, but some flavor combos stick around for a reason. Take pumpkin and sage, for example. I didn’t see any need to mess around with that other than to add bacon (duh!). You can look back at my...

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...