Recipe: Daniel Boulud’s Madeleines

After having spent a weekend in Paris, I decided I needed to bake something sweet and classic. I decided to order non-stick Madeleine pans off of Amazon and bake delicious Madeleines, a classic French treat. I used Daniel Boulud’s recipe featured below. Ingredients: 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¾ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 2 large eggs ⅓ cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon orRead more

Recipe: Cozy Winter Pot Roast

Pot roast is a delicious and healthy comfort food that is easy to make in a slow cooker. It is the perfect winter meal that allows you to sit back, drink some red wine, watch the snow fall, while it cooks for you and infuses your home with a delicious scent. Below is my recipe: Ingredients: 3-5 lb chuck roast 2 whole onions 2 tablespoons of virgin olive oil, more for cooking chuck roast 7 whole carrots, peeled and halvedRead more

Gingerbread Cookies

This holiday season is the perfect time to bake gingerbread cookies. They are a delightful treat to enjoy yourself or share with others. I follow Martha Stewart’s gingerbread cookie recipe.   INGREDIENTS: 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/3 cup packed dark-brown sugar 1/3 cup unsulfured molassesRead more

Cocktail Recipe: French 75 (Soixante Quinze)

A French 75 is the perfect cocktail to get the party started. This cocktail is a refreshing drink that is strong and delightful. The drink dates back to the 1920s and was first created at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. Below is my recipe: Ingredients: 2 oz of gin 1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/2 oz of simple syrup Champagne Lemon spiral for garnish Directions: Combine gin, lemon juice, and syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with iceRead more

Recipe: Blueberry Pie

I love to make pies and a blueberry pie is one of the easiest you can make. It is a great addition to a Thanksgiving meal. Find my recipe, inspired by Martha Stewart’s blueberry pie recipe .   Ingredients: All-purpose flour, for dusting Pate Brisee 8 cups (about 4 pints) blueberries, picked over 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1 large egg yolk Directions: Place pieRead more

How To Cook a Turkey

Making a turkey might seem daunting but it is not as intimidating as it sounds. If you have ever roasted a whole chicken, you will be able to roast a whole turkey with ease. If you have never roasted a whole chicken, fear not. Roasting a bird is easy. Once you get the basics down, you can add enhancements that will take your turkey game to the next level. Words like basting, brining, free range, defrosting, and the turkey mathRead more

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is one of everybody’s favorite holiday desserts. Below is my recipe: INGREDIENTS: Homemade pie crust ( use half recipe for Martha Stewart’s Pate Brisee) 3 large eggs 1 can of pure pumpkin 1 can of evaporated milk 3/4 cup light brown sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon ginger Pinch of salt 1/4 teaspoon cardamom 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg DIRECTIONS: Add pie dough to 9 inch pan and crimp the edge with thumb.Read more

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts are a wonderful additional to a Holiday feast. This recipe is easy, simple, and incredibly delicious. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 pounds of brussels sprouts 3 tablespoons of olive oil 1 teaspoon of kosher salt 1 teaspoon of pepper DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F Place brussels sprouts into a bowl and drizzle olive oil over the vegetables and add salt and pepper. Mix so that the brussel sprouts are completely covered by olive oil, salt and pepper. PourRead more

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Chicken

Homemade, slow-cooked apple cider is a cozy and festive Fall beverage. However, you can do more with it than just drink it. If you happen to have some leftover slow cooker apple cider, use it to make slow cooker apple cider pulled chicken. Follow the recipe below: Ingredients: About 4 cups of Slow Cooker Apple Cider 5 chicken breasts, pan-seared with olive oil, salt and pepper Directions: Leave the remains of your slow cooker apple cider in the slow cooker orRead more

Chocolate Cherry Rye Cookies

This recipe makes the most delicious chocolate cherry rye cookies. They are gooey and fudgey and fulfill just about every chocolate craving. The recipe is from Displaced Housewife. Enjoy xo Ingredients: 8 oz of coarsely chopped semisweet chocolate 1/2 cup olive oil 3 large eggs room temperature 3/4 packed brown sugar 3/4 granulated sugar 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 3/4 cup dark rye flour (or whole wheat flour as a substitute) 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powderRead more

Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider

I found a delicious Fall apple cider recipe from Displaced Housewife: Ingredients: 11 medium apples, cored + quartered (gala, granny smith, honeycrisp) 6 cups of water 2 sticks of cinnamon 6 cloves 1 star anise juice of 1 lemon Instructions: Put your cored + quartered apples in your slow cooker. Cover with the water and add the cinnamon sticks, cloves and star anise. Juice your lemon straight into the slow cooker and cover. Cook on high heat for 7 hours.Read more

Recipe: Candy Corn Peanut Butter Blondies

I found a great, festive recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod. This is great to make for kids as a Halloween treat – or really even for adults for any occasion. Below is the recipe for Candy Corn Peanut Butter Blondies. I made some adjustments to the recipe and noted the changes in this post. Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon bakingRead more