A Christmas appetizer worth swooning over – pear & prosciutto ricotta tart with a rosemary honey butter sauce and pecans. The Prosciutto di Parma is the absolute star, pairing so well with the buttery pastry and sweet pears. I can’t think of a better combination of flavors and textures to start off a holiday meal on the very tastiest note! Continue reading “Pear & Prosciutto Ricotta Tart”
The easiest upgraded herbed stovetop mac and cheese. Full of rich flavor from caramelized shallots, garlic, and hearty winter herbs. Plus of course lots of white cheddar and parmesan cheese. It comes together in just 20 minutes and could not be dreamier. Perfect as a holiday side dish or a simple weeknight meal! Continue reading “Herbed Stovetop Mac and Cheese”
Sharing this simple kale caesar salad today that will be the perfect addition to your Christmas menus! Thinly sliced romaine & kale, crispy bacon, torn croutons, and lots of parmesan cheese…all tossed in a flavorful roasted garlic caesar dressing. It’s a spin on the traditional caesar salad that’s really beautiful and bursting with caramelized garlic flavor. There’s lots of crunch and texture, and just the right amount of nutty parmesan. Perfect salad for any December meal. Continue reading “Roasted Garlic & Kale Caesar Salad”
Sharing a festive cake to kick off the holiday baking season: spiced mascarpone cranberry cake. A simple spiced cake flavored with warm cinnamon & nutmeg, with flavors of orange and creamy mascarpone running throughout the batter. Topped with a tart cranberry jam and baked until golden. Dusted with lots of powdered sugar and served in slices. This cake is just the thing to have on your holiday table, whether it be for a morning breakfast with a cup of coffee or a delicious dessert. Continue reading “Spiced Mascarpone Cranberry Cake”
Christmas is practically here, and I’m sharing one of our favorite cookies to celebrate: butter pecan snowball cookies! An easy, classic cookie that is a wonderful addition to all the festive treats. Perfect for last-minute baking.
An ultra-simple, extra-decadent flourless chocolate cake with softly whipped vanilla cream. Intense, rich chocolate flavor and a silky-smooth dense texture. This cake is so incredibly delicious and any chocolate lover’s dream.
Sauteed beans & broccolini with crispy shallots, red pepper, parmesan, pistachios, and a lemony parsley sauce. Because every holiday table needs an awesome vegetable dish alongside all the meat, pastas, breads, and sweets. This broccolini recipe adds such a beautiful, vibrant addition to the Christmas meal.
Sharing our traditional Christmas Eve dinner main dish: whole roasted beef tenderloin with french onions and horseradish sauce. An absolutely show-stopping holiday dinner! It’s easier than you may think, very impressive, and deliciously rich in flavor.
Sharing a very festive burrata & pesto lasagna for your Christmas menus today! Layered with a flavorful tomato sauce, a spinach-basil pesto, creamy ricotta cheese, mozzarella, and parmesan. Topped with burrata and baked until bubbling + golden. Lots of layers and lots of flavor make up this absolutely stunning lasagna!
A once-a-year decadent treat that is beaming with holiday magic: christmas morning star bread. It’s the festive version of a pan of cinnamon rolls…rich and buttery dough, layered with an orange & vanilla scented brown sugar filling, baked until golden and bubbling, then topped with a sweet pecan caramel sauce and powdered sugar. The BEST thing to wake up to on Christmas morning.