Recipes

  • Bye 2020 (I won't miss you)

    Poinsettia Cocktail  1/2 ounce ​orange liqueur3 ounces ​cranberry or pomegranate juice3​ ounces ChampagneGarnish: rosemary sprigs, fresh cranberrie...
  • Queen of Christmas...Cookies!

      JAM FILLED THUMBPRINT COOKIES   Ingredients 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature2/3 cups sugar1 large egg yolk2 teaspoons vanil...
  • Sweet Potato Casserole Two Ways

    This year, I’m having a (semi) Asian-themed Thanksgiving.  My brother is going Italian.  And for the first time, we won’t be celebrating together. ...
  • Two Simple Appetizer Recipes From My Early Catering Days

    Fun fact: my catering career started with college fraternity parties.  Okay, technically they were sorority and fraternity formals, but in college ...
  • Must-Try Halloween Treats Recipes

    No one expects their little girl to become a zombie cheerleader.  You expect a Disney princess, a fairy, a butterfly. Maybe even a Marvel superhero...
  • My Favorite Fall Cocktail Recipes

    I was ready to give up. I’d spent the entire day locked in an “I don’t know, what do you want to do?” back and forth with my sisters, and after ch...
  • My Favorite Recipes for Family Brunch

    It’s not all biscuits and gravy. At least, that’s what I tell my husband every Sunday. Since the beginning of quarantine way back in March, a new...
  • My Top Tomato Recipes

    For the first time ever, I’m not sorry to see summer go. Don’t get me wrong, I love the season. The long days at the pool, the pockets of free tim...
  • How to Cook the Perfect Pork Tenderloin

    After some trial and error, I found that grilling is the best way to cook it, and the secret is all in the timing and brining.
  • 4 Must-Have Summer Cocktail Recipes

    Building up a solid rotation of signature summer cocktails is a must when it comes to good hosting, so I’ve rounded up a few of my very favorites to share with you.
  • 5 Steps to Better Salads

    If I were a supehero... I would be Salad Girl.  I know it doesn't sound like the most impressive superpower, but let me explain. We all want that o...
  • Kale Salad Recipe

    This kale salad is one of our favorites and can be made with a variety of add-in’s to tailor to your taste (or use up whatever you have on hand!) W...