Gift-able Holiday Treats!

Who made a rule saying homemade holiday gifts must involve either hot glue-guns or hot cocoa mix with mini marshmallows?  I certainly don’t subscribe to this philosophy.  And frankly, don’t plan to.  I do not have fond memories of hot glue guns or cliches (i.e. hot cocoa mix). So, here are some other gift-able holiday treat suggestions!  No mini-marshmallows or globs of glue required. 😉 Ginger Molasses Caramels The flavor of gingerbread in a chewy caramel!  Wrapped in waxed paper, they make the perfect, delicious, gift-able treat!  A favorite of the hubs! To the recipe… The Best Homemade Granola The best homemade granola ever and perfect for gifting because it…

Christmas Cookie Round-up

Christmas carols are like Christmas cookies.   Everyone has a favorite – often a favorite we can vehemently argue the superiority of.  The hubs believes no christmas cookie can ever top sugar cookies with thick buttercream frosting (read: a mountain of buttercream).  My sister would go to bat for hazelnut crescents.  My brother would make a case for chewy ginger molasses.  And my dad loves the Italian Anise cookies reminiscent of black licorice.  I admit, I’m not sure I could pick just one favorite, but I don’t think my brother is too far off on this one.  But still, it might be a toss-up between pillowy Italian ricotta cookies and a…

Tahini Shortbread Cookies

Who remembers those giant tins of Danish Butter Cookies during the holidays??  Anyone!?  Every holiday season, at least one client would gift my dad with one of those giant cookie tins.  If you are familiar with danish butter cookies, then you know that every cookie in the tin is essentially the same.  They are just made into different shapes and some are topped with sugar.  But when you are a kid, the perception of choice is a powerful thing. Growing up, my brother and I would park ourselves at the kitchen table peering into this monster tin of cookies and argue about who got which cookie and which ones were…

Halloween Recipe Round-Up

A round-up of my favorite eats and treats for your Halloween and Harvest party festivities!! Savory Eats Halloween Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Chipotle Dipping Sauce Pumpkin shaped sweet potato fries with a super creamy and surprisingly vegan chipotle dipping sauce are a tasty, crowd pleasing appetizer or side dish!  To the recipe… French Stuffed Pumpkins  A cheesy bread stuffing with fresh herbs, bacon, and cream roasted inside of a pumpkin for a decadent dish!  To the recipe… Pumpkin Ricotta Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce A bit of a project, but well worth the effort for a small gathering!  Homemade ravioli noodles with a pumpkin ricotta filling and a…

Coconut Lime Cookie and Fro-Yo Sandwiches

Six years ago this morning, I was sitting in hair salon chairs with my best friend sipping coffee through a straw having my hair done for my wedding, nervously checking ferry wait times, and stressing about my half-memorized vows. Six years ago today, I said “I do” to the guy who still makes me laugh until I cry and is every bit as kind, smart, and wonderful as I thought when we jumped into this crazy adventure.  There is no one else I would want to do life with. Yesterday, we boarded a plane for Kauai.  The same island we went to on our honeymoon 6 years ago.  We are…
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