When it comes to hosting in the cooler months, there’s just nothing like serving mulled wine. I love that it’s so welcoming – it instantly makes people feel cared for and cozy. It’s also incredibly easy to make! You basically just throw everything into a pot… seriously, that’s it. But that’s not to say that isn’t […]

Mulled Wine: The Coziest Fall & Winter Cocktail

Fall is the season for gatherings — whether it be with family, old friends, or new friends — it is a time for connecting and creating life-long memories with your loved ones. However, hosting your first (or 50th) gathering can be overwhelming and sometimes life just gets in the way. But, we shouldn’t let it! […]

Fall Dinner Party Tips

This is my official drink as part of my creativity ritual for the fall. I just love the vibrant, golden color and the warming fall flavors. You can learn more about what a creativity ritual is and how to design your own here in this post. For now, you can just think of it like […]

Golden Turmeric Latte Recipe

I love to make this special twist on pumpkin bread to commemorate the start of the fall season. It always puts me in that cozy, autumnal mood! This is not your standard pumpkin bread. I love it because it’s a little more savory than typical, thanks to the olive oil – and it’s on the […]

Pumpkin-Olive Oil Bread

Because I used to cook for a living and love to go all out when I’m entertaining or cooking for others, people are always curious to know how I eat in a typical day. The truth is, when I’m just cooking for myself, I keep things super simple! I’m a person of moderation so I […]

What I Eat In A Day (Busy/Clean Edition)

You guys asked for it! If you caught my post on how to actually cook more, I mentioned this recipe and everyone went nuts for it. So, here it is… my all-time favorite, go-to roast chicken recipe. You will be SHOCKED at how easy it is – but it really is the best! I always […]

The Best, Simplest Roast Chicken

Who had a New Year’s resolution to start cooking more?! We all know cooking at home saves us money and is healthier for us, but there’s so much more to love about it. Cooking is one of my favorite ways to create! From competing on a national cooking show to running my own catering company […]

How To Actually Cook More

I absolutely love making pie dough from scratch. I find it to be so therapeutic! Especially making it by hand, with a pastry cutter. But part of the reason I love it so much is I’ve finally got the recipe right and learned these tips below for making a flaky, tender crust with a dough […]

Pie Crust Tips & Tricks for Flaky, Foolproof Crust

When it comes to Thanksgiving, I think a family-style dessert is always best. I love the flavor of pumpkin and I think it’s a perfect match for the creaminess of crème brûlée. This dessert is at once elegant and homey, which I think is hard to come by. I hope you’ll give it a try […]

Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

Making guacamole is so much more fun when you never need to pull up a recipe again. Every time I make it, people inevitably ask for the recipe… But in reality, there isn’t one. Am I confusing you yet? My point is, it’s hard to pinpoint an exact recipe because every avocado is a different […]

The Art of Guacamole