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

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

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

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

Strawberry Smoothie Beauty Bowl

I’ve recently purchased a Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series blender and decided to test it out by making a simple strawberry smoothie bowl. With the addition of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides and focus on antioxidants, this bowl is meant to particularly nourish your well-being and physical beauty. Antioxidants and collagen help your skin, hair and nails grow and glow. This recipe was inspired by a basic strawberry smoothie recipe from childhood and endless pictures of smoothie bowls on Instagram. Ingredients: 1Read more

Recipe: Healthy Egg Muffins

I had some left over ground turkey meat the other day and had just ordered new muffin tins. I decided to make egg muffins with the leftover ground turkey meat and added some sautéed vegetables. This recipe is great to make on the weekend so you can have these to grab as a healthy snack during the week. Ingredients: 12 eggs 2 bell peppers 2 handfuls of mushrooms 1 onion Ground turkey meat (about 2 oz – spending on howRead more

Urban Herb Gardens

A recent visit to NYC’s Peninsula hotel inspired me to write about my love of gardens, specifically, organic herb gardens. Growing your own herbs is a wonderful way to add hygge to your life. Culinary herbs can add much flavor to your cooking and also enhance the aesthetics of your dishes. Mild herbs can add a light flavor to your food and strong pungent herbs can add a nice punch to your taste buds. As Fall and Winter approach, itRead more

Recipe: Joël Robuchon Mashed Potatoes (Purée de Pommes de Terre Façon Joël Robuchon)

While all of Joël Robuchon’s dishes are eye candy, it his least assuming dish that is what earned him his first Michelin star and to this day is one of his most beloved dishes. His mashed potatoes (purée de pommes de terre) are simply divine. I found a recipe (http://www.slate.fr/story/67609/robuchon-puree-recette-secrets-de-cuisine) from French Slate magazine that closely resembles his famous dish and tried it out myself. The dish requires a food mill – I purchased one from Williams Sonoma and found itRead more