Dec 15, 2018

Shio Ramen with Turkey Broth and Chicken Chashu

This shio ramen with turkey broth and chicken chashu began with leftover Thanksgiving turkey. 


Shio Ramen with Turkey Broth and Chicken Chashu

I innocently decided that I would try to make homemade ramen in order to create a soup with my leftover turkey carcass from Thanksgiving.

Dec 13, 2018

Chocolate Espresso Mousse | #ChristmasSweetsWeek

Chocolate espresso mousse with bittersweet chocolate, espresso, cream, and topped with a dark chocolate-covered coffee bean. 


This post is sponsored in conjunction with ChristmasSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Chocolate Espresso Mousse

These chocolate espresso mousse (or is it mousses?) take very little effort to make, yet they are an elegant, dinner party worthy dessert.

Dec 12, 2018

Win a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer!

Wouldn't you love to win a KitchenAid Stand mixer?




Happy holidays!!! I’ve joined forces with 18 food blogger friends to put together this giveaway.

Peppermint Stick Cookies | #ChristmasSweetsWeek

These peppermint stick cookies are fun to make, fun to eat, and so Christmasy.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with ChristmasSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Peppermint Stick Cookies

These peppermint stick cookies begin with a vanilla butter cookie which is dipped in a vanilla glaze and then sprinkled with crushed peppermint candies.

Dec 11, 2018

Apricot Sour Cream Bread | #BreadBakers

This Apricot Sour Cream Bread is wonderful with coffee for breakfast or with afternoon tea.

Apricot Sour Cream Bread

This bread is studded with dried apricots and sweetened with freshly squeezed orange juice and turbinado cane sugar.

Dec 10, 2018

Easy One-Pan Roasted Peppers with Sausage and Rice Dinner

This roasted peppers with sausage and rice dish is easy to make with just five ingredients, and it takes just a few minutes to cook.

Roasted Peppers with Sausage and Rice

All you need is roasted red bell peppers, Italian sausage, cooked rice, plus a little fresh oregano and Parmesan cheese for garnish.

Eggnog Cookies #ChristmasSweetsWeek

These eggnog cookies capture the rum and the spices of eggnog in a cookie.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with ChristmasSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Eggnog Cookies

These cookies are loaded with flavors of an eggnog cocktail.

Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies

These Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies are spiced with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, and filled with apricot jam. 


Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies

The tops of these gingerbread sandwich cookies have a little cutout in the top that you can bake to make little pop-able cookies.

Dec 6, 2018

Christmas Ornament Cookies

These Christmas ornament cookies are a fun treat to make with kids.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with Christmas Cookies Week. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the Christmas Cookies Week recipes. 

Christmas Ornament Cookies


These Christmas ornament cookies are big, sparkly, and delicious.

Dec 5, 2018

Cornish-Style Steak Pasties

Cornish-Style Steak Pasties - A delicious and portable meat and vegetable hand pie.

Cornish Steak Pasties

Cornish pasties typically are made with beef (usually skirt steak), potatoes, onions, and rutabagas (called swede in Cornwall), which are wrapped in a crust and baked to make a delicious portable meat pie.

Dec 3, 2018

Homemade Chinese Five Spice Powder

Homemade Chinese Five Spice Powder - one of my favorite spice blends. Sichuan peppercorns, star anise, cloves, fennel, and cinnamon combine to create a wonderful and uniquely flavored seasoning.

Homemade Chinese Five Spice Powder ingredients

Why should you make your own Chinese Five Spice? 


First, one of the cool things about making your own spice blends is that you can control the ingredients in the blend, and customize the spices to your taste.

Dec 2, 2018

Spiced Chocolate Molasses Cookies

Spiced Chocolate Molasses Cookies - a chocolate cookie spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and allspice, and filled with a dark chocolate and molasses ganache. 


This post is sponsored in conjunction with Christmas Cookies Week. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the Christmas Cookies Week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Spiced Chocolate Molasses Cookies

These spiced chocolate molasses cookies will please both the chocolate lover and the spicy Christmas cookie lover in your life. These cookies are fabulous for a Christmas cookie platter or cookie exchange.