I’m slicing into this veggie-packed lasagna recipe for dinner – made with ultra-delicious layers of bechamel sauce thanks to a post I shared over on Instagram today with New England Dairy. Each layer of this lasagna has a ribbon of creamy white béchamel sauce between lasagna noodles, tons of tasty cooked veggies, and fresh local mozzarella. Get the full recipe below! read more

Kicking off a new #HappyHour series with quick little cocktail recipes that bring me joy – the perfect way to start the weekend! This drink is a spin on my favorite gin & tonic with hints of fresh squeezed grapefruit, fresh rosemary, and elderflower. The Empress 1908 gin is made with fragrant botanicals like juniper, rose, coriander seed, grapefruit peel, ginger root, cinnamon bark, tea, butterfly pea blossoms and which gives it an all-natural indigo hue. I made it last summer and keep thinking about the colorful concoction – cheers!  read more

Rice krispy treats are what I would consider my signature dessert – I’ve shared recipes over the years for my classic rice krispy treats, a pumpkin spice version, neapolitan flavors, and even a s’mores flavored treat! One of my favorites though is a chocolate rice krispy treat made with cocoa krispies (we are chocolate lovers at our house!). I pull out this recipe every year for the Big Game and make a big batch that are stamped out with a football cookie cutter and decorated with just a touch of white icing to make little football laces. They’re festive and kid-friendly (though grown-ups love them too), and best of all – quick and easy to make! read more

Sugar and spice and everything nice! That’s what I thought when I first tried Fancypants Baking Co’s Spiced Chocolate cookies. They’re crispy little chocolate treats with a hint of cinnamon and cayenne – the perfect bite to satisfying a craving and warm you up on these cold winter days. I loved them so much that they inspired me to make homemade spiced hot chocolate to pair them with – a sweet and spiced pairing that warms up your core! read more

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Spending lots of weekends at home this winter (for obvious reasons!) has gotten me on an inspired snack-kick. I love thinking up new recipes for hearty appetizers to make while watching movies or football or hanging out around the fireplace. My friends at Coleman Natural shared their No Sugar Bacon with me, and it inspired this easy snack that’s packed with flavor: crispy bacon wrapped potatoes with chives and ranch dressing. read more

I like to take advantage of that fresh start feeling in January and use it to motivate healthy eating habits, especially coming off an indulgent holiday season. For me, it’s all about getting fresh, local ingredients into my meal plan.  I have SIX tasty recipes below full of crisp, fresh, local Little Leaf Farms greens, plus ideas for reducing food waste, how to make cost-saving homemade dressings, and how to get out of a lunchtime routine rut. Get inspired with the recipes and ideas below! read more

I’ve got an easy, no-bake, make-ahead holiday dessert recipe to share! It’s a layered cookie trifle, made with layers of whipped cream, chocolate mousse, and chocolate chip cookies. The ingredients get layered in a big bowl, and then finished on top with some of Fancypants Bakery snowman cookies for a festive decoration (I added some rosemary sprigs for little wintry “pine trees” too!). Get the full recipe below: read more

I have gotten really into making shrubs for my cocktail recipes over the past few months – I love that they can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for a long time! With the holiday season in full swing, I knew a cranberry-infused shrub was next on my experiment list. It’s as easy as combining the cranberries with equal parts water, apple cider vinegar and sugar in a jar and letting it all hang out in the fridge for a few days. When you’re ready to make your drink, add a splash of your infusion to a glass of chilled Prosecco and top it off with fresh rosemary sprigs and more festive red cranberries (frozen ones will keep your drink extra cold!). Get the full recipe below, and PS: These monogramed cocktail glasses are from my limited-edition collection with Wren Home! Shop the collection on wrenhome.com read more

My ideal December weekend activity: Christmas carols on the stereo, a crackling fire in the fireplace, and festive cocktail in hand while I hang out with family and friends. This holly jolly gin punch fits the bill for festive cocktails, combining gin (I like Barr Hill), cranberry juice and ginger beer and fragrant, juicy orange slices. You can make the cocktail as an individual serving, or multiply the measurements by the number of guests and mix it in a pitcher for a party-size batch! Scroll down the easy recipe (and PS: my festive shirt is on major sale here!) read more

It’s that time of year again, my annual Thanksgiving recipe round up! I’ve got over 40 recipes from my archives with all of the tasty inspiration you need to get from cocktail hour to dessert. The best side dishes, from timeless classics to unique varieties, and tips for how to make every part of your meal come out delicious. Get inspired and build your Thanksgiving menu!  read more

 
 
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