Pear & Prosciutto Ricotta Tart

Pear & Prosciutto Ricotta Tart

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”

Herbed Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Herbed Stovetop Mac and Cheese

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”

Roasted Garlic & Kale Caesar Salad

Roasted Garlic & Kale Caesar Salad

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”

Spiced Mascarpone Cranberry Cake

Spiced Mascarpone Cranberry Cake

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”

Broccolini with Crispy Shallots

Beans & Broccolini with Crispy Shallots

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.

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Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Roasted Beef Tenderloin with French Onions & Horseradish Sauce

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.

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Christmas Burrata & Pesto Lasagna

Christmas Burrata & Pesto Lasagna

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!

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Christmas Morning Star Bread

Christmas Morning Star Bread

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.

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