In Season :: Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Now that Halloween is over, the countdown to Thanksgiving has officially begun. For a lot of us, (myself, Jeanine, included) turkey day is no longer about the turkey. But I realize that for many, the idea of hosting a vegetarian or two at your holiday table is still a scary and stressful thought. The first […]

Tuesday Tastings :: Pumpkin Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu purists may want to stop reading… this cake is a very loose riff on the classic, bringing pumpkin, cinnamon and almond flavors into the mix with more traditional mascarpone & liqueur. Of course, one bite and any protests will fade away as you sink blissfully into the cozy, creamy indulgence of this ultimate fall […]

Fig, Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Pizza

Anyone else pondering what to cook this weekend? I’m getting ready to strap Phoebe in the baby carrier and head to the grocery to stock up on ingredients for some great meals – and this fig, caramelized onion & goat cheese pizza is on the agenda. We’ll be taking advantage of what could be the […]

The Perfect Bite :: Candy Corn Cookie Bites

I don’t know about you, but I (Jess) couldn’t possibly be more excited about Halloween this year. I cannot soak up this holiday enough. In the midst of planning my matching black cat costume with my niece, Sophie, I’ve been baking all kinds of decorative desserts and I’ve come to but one conclusion… forget all […]

Manger with Mimi :: Pomegranate Meringues

I just love pomegranate season. The beautiful colours of this sweet and tangy fruit make me feel so festive. That’s why I love to dress the little ruby seeds with a big crimson red swirled meringue. Pomegranate goes so well with orange blossom water, so I teamed these two ingredients to make a delicious syrup. […]

10 Best Bloody Mary Recipes

Is there anything better than a Bloody Mary at Saturday morning brunch? After a long history of ordering fruity, champagne-based cocktails, I’ve officially traded in the mimosas of brunches past in favor of the complex flavors of a well-mixed Bloody Mary. Vodka and tomato juice are the building blocks of any run-of-the-mill Bloody Mary recipe, […]

Tuesday Tastings :: “The Birds” Cookies

Did y’all catch this morning’s spooky Halloween party inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds? Some of my favorite elements on the table were those perfectly creepy cookies depicting black birds in every size and shape… and the gal who created them, Sara of Sara Belle’s Bakery, stopped by to share how we can recreate them for […]

Pumpkin Fettuccine

Strap on the stretchy pants and get ready to join in on my pumpkin craze. Jess here, and today I’m here to share a dish that practically screams fall-on-a-plate. This creamy pumpkin fettuccine alfredo is the perfect dinner to come home to with these cooler fall temps we’ve all been dying over (truth be told, I’m just pretending the […]

Tuesday Tastings: Butternut & Blue Cheese Pizza

I could probably eat a butternut squash every single day. Especially when it’s chilly out, there’s nothing I love more than when it’s roasted until caramelized and sweet, tossed with sea salt and sage… nothing that is, except for when those same flavors meet my other all-time favorite (do I even have to tell you […]

Bottoms Up :: Apple Orchard Cocktail

It’s been awhile since our last edition of Bottom’s Up… I have to admit that by the end of my pregnancy, the thought of mixing up cocktails that I couldn’t imbibe started to lose its luster. But now (hooray!) I’m ready to dive back into creating some perfectly fall concoctions when I can actually enjoy the […]

Recipe Remix :: Checca Pizza

Do y’all ever get “stuck” on certain foods that you love… so much, that you just keep making it over and over? My friend Caitlin and I bonded over the fact that we want to eat roasted sweet potatoes for lunch every day in the winter…and this past summer, all of my breakfasts consisted of […]

Tuesday Tastings :: Almond & Lemon Baby Cakes

Remember back in April when I shared that I’d finally attempted my lifelong dream of having a Meyer lemon tree in the backyard? Well, after months of (impatient) waiting and watching the green lemons getting bigger and bigger… they’re finally ready for harvest! I’m a major lemon fan and love using it in unexpected ways […]