my lavender blues

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The fact that Scandal is about to come to an end is really cramping my style, along with my mood. Last time this happened I avoided watching the last episode for three months because I couldn’t stand the thought of it being over. What is wrong with me? Probably a lot. The only thing that […]

Holiday Leftover Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Italian Sausage Pizza

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Yes, I am calling cranberry sauce layered between two wheels of brie a cake. Why? Because I can. And because it is just as good as any dessert cake out there. In a savory sense. I take my cranberry sauce very seriously come Thanksgiving/Christmas. And I feel like in my recent years of gathering it […]

Layered Brie Cake with Spiced Cranberry Sauce

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  With holidays literally only weeks away, and chestnuts being a major A-lister among the nut family (cough the christmas song cough) I knew I had to incorporate these hunks of shells into my dishes. Or at the very least, attempt.  I remember my first experience with ever trying a chestnut. To me they only existed […]

Holiday Chocolate Mousse with Roasted Chestnuts

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    Why is it at the end of the day, that whenever I know I have a mouth watering home cooked meal in the fridge leftover from a morning slaving away in the kitchen, I end up sitting down with a big glass of wine and a big ol’ bowl of popcorn. If it makes […]

Wine & Honey Braised Short Ribs

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    Easy like Sunday morning. That is todays goal, as last night was a ROUGH night. My son overloaded on every berry he could get his hands on. Between the neighbors and niece he was able to manipulate everyone into giving him more, and more, and apparently far more than his little body could […]

Quicker Stovetop Apple Butter

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  Currently I am typing this post while munching on incredibly burnt granola. But don’t you worry I will not allow you to make the same mistake as me. Or I pray your memory/ attention span is more than that of a goldfish and does not allow you to make what was supposed to be […]

Easy Pumpkin Pie Granola