Double Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

People that know me well, know that I would rather eat two whole bread baskets over dessert. When it comes to this giant skillet cookie I can honestly say my boyfriend witnessed me eating almost half of it. I have always been a sucker for cookie dough and the center of this cookie is not…

Pretty in Pink Martini

This martini is inspired by the “Rory Martini” in Gilmore Girls. It’s girly and fun yet strong enough to knock you off your feet if you have too many… AKA, MY KINDA DRINK! I think this is the perfect cocktail to throw together before your Vday dinner plans next week. This martini is a bit…

Churro Frosted Bundt Cake

OH MY GOODNESS. I am not one to go nuts over sweets but this cake is to die for. Entire cake is covered in butter, cinnamon, and sugar… May I say more? Dip this slice of heaven in a hot cup of coffee and you have a balanced breakfast. The recipe for the cake is…

Sweet Potato Crostini

Anyone who knows me well, knows that bread and cheese are my kryptonite. I have recently started to cut a little bit of gluten out of my diet for health reasons, which led me to get creative with my crostini recipes. Sweet potatoes make the perfect replacement for the bread with their dense and starchy…

Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese and Orange Zest Frosting

I am definitely new to the baking world but with so many yummy treats out there to make I can’t help but get into it. Growing up, my grandmother has always been my baking inspiration and if I ever want to bake anything her recipe is the one I will ALWAYS ask for first. Whenever…

Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese & Toasted Walnuts

This pasta is my go to dish when I need to make a quick weeknight dinner. It’s a light and simple dish, yet packs a lot of flavor from the goat cheese and mushrooms. The best part of the pasta is the toasted walnuts that add a unique flavor to the dish! Feel free to…

New Year, New Wine!

I know 2016 was a crazy year for most people but we live in a world filled with delicious wine which means there is always a reason to smile! One of my favorite things about being a sommelier is sharing the wines I love and discover with others. Enjoying new wine is something to be…

Shakshouka

I am sure quite a few of you have already had this dish without knowing the name or where it originates from. Shakshouka is a Middle Eastern dish consisting of eggs, chickpeas, feta, and a few other ingredients making it a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner! To be honest, I first made this dish as…

Maple Bourbon & Blueberry French Toast

I have always enjoyed making french toast on special occasions for my family growing up. I wanted to create a recipe that was a little bit different from the traditional version I have been used to all these years. After I bought maple bourbon syrup from Trader Joes, I have been trying to put it…

Simple Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

I love any recipe that involves prosciutto, so making these was a no brainer for me. Don’t let this simple appetizer fool you because these prosciutto wrapped asparagus are full of insane flavor. If you’re hosting a Holiday get together whip a few of these up to curve everyones hunger until the main entree is served. I…

Blueberry Lemon and Thyme Galatte

I have to say this is one of my favorite galettes I have made so far and let me tell you, I have experimented with quite a few. It’s a gorgeous blend of sweet blueberries, a touch of lemon, and wrapped in a thyme infused cornmeal crust. Also, if you don’t want to make home…

Heirloom Tomato Savory Galette

Galette is a French term for a rustic cake with a savory filling. It can also be referred to as a “Crostata” in Italian. Whatever you want to call them, they always come out delicious and are beyond simple to create. They are meant to be rustic and a bit messy so I love making…