Every December Christmas rolls around and you want to show your friends how much they mean to you, but let’s be honest, shopping for the perfect gift can be stressful! So I’ve compiled some of my favorite places to shop and unique experience ideas to help you find the perfect present this holiday season.
A great latke should have a crispy, golden outside and soft, savory center. Mmm! This version is classic, simple, and humble. No fancy ingredients here, just wholesome ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
In need of a last minute Thanksgiving dessert? Make it now and enjoy later! :)
Despite everyone having an option, there is one recipe that someone always picks because it is FREAKIN’ AMAZING, and that’s Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Broccoli Casserole.
Get out of the house and into the holiday spirit! I say put on your boots, grab that wooly scarf, and take advantage of the seasonal festivals and celebrations happening around the city. Food, music, arts + family fun makes for the perfect day.
If you want to get a jump on holiday shopping with a focus on quality, locally-made goods, check out these Nashville holiday artisan markets and fairs!
You can’t deny that peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in Heaven! Even though it’s not necessarily for everyone (moi), you can’t deny their appeal.
It’s only Tuesday but I am already ready for a little “me” time!
When I was younger, one of the best parts of Christmas morning was opening my stocking from Santa because I knew there would be a delicious, creamy and tangy chocolate orange waiting for me!
In need of a last minute crowd-pleasing holiday sweet treat? BOOM—chocolate peppermint bark! These are easy, easy, easy to make, and yet somewhat impressive looking.
Make entertaining look (and actually be) easy with this warm, creamy, Christmas-colored cranberry & rosemary-topped goat brie.
It’s beginning to SMELL a lot like Christmas! We’ve got cookies in the oven, a fresh tree in the living room, a fire burning in the fireplace, and mulled drinks on the stove.
Christmas is right around the corner and if you're like me you'll be turning out baked goods left and right. I love glazes because they are so simple to make yet can take any baked good to the next level. Want to impress friends? Add a glaze. Coverup something ugly? Add a glaze. :)
All this is beside the point. We’re here today to celebrate the deliciousness that is chocolate crinkle cookies. Fudgy chocolate cookies with a melted coating of powdered sugar. They’re dang good. DANG GOOD!
Winter weather is better with slippers and a little hot cocoa! But now that we’re adults, let’s update this childhood favorite. Take it up a notch with add-ins and toppings. Happy National Cocoa Day!
I don’t know about you but I’m not into paying $$$ for steamed almond milk with flavoring from large coffee shops when all the ingredients I need are already in my house for the holidays!
If there is one recipe I make over and over, it would definitely be these sugar-coated pecans. Sweet and crunchy, these bites are perfect for countless occasions and always a crowd favorite!
It’s the quintessential winter toddy—a hot brew of wine, citrus, sugar, and spices. Plus booze. Sometimes lots of extra booze. ;)
Cauliflower has always gotten a bad rap. It’s the last veggie to be eaten off mixed vegetable platters at parties. It gives off an unpleasant sulfur smell when cooked. In general, they are tolerated. BUT NO MORE!
Fun fact: The Italian word Tiramisu means “pick up me” or “cheer me up,” which I think is a perfect description of this coffee-flavored custard dessert.
Autumn is by far the best smelling time of year. The air is crisp and full of scents like apple cider, cloves, cinnamon, oranges, brown sugar, and of course toasted pecans! It smells good enough to eat.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It’s May 14th FYI! And the one thing no mother can resist is “homemade with love” goodies! Buttery without butter. Shortbready without bread. These are the perfect bite size cookie to satisfy your sweet tooth this Spring.
There is a reason cookies are the perfect dessert for any occasion. They come in tons of shapes, sizes, flavors—you name it! I’m sure there are people out there who don’t like them, but 1. I’ve never met them, and 2. That may be a friendship deal-breaker.
I am an animal lover to my core so it’s difficult for me to watch others feed their dogs food containing ingredients they can’t even pronounce. I watch what I put into my body so why wouldn’t I do the same for my furry friends.
But the best way to eat leftover boiled pierogi? Pan-fried of course! You can make the pan-fried version straight after boiling them, but I prefer pan-frying them the next day for an extra treat!
Anyway, my siblings and I were raised on traditional Ukrainian foods like borscht, kalach, babka, holupchi, blintzes, kutia, and of course pierogi.
One of my favorite desserts is definitely butter tarts! Fortunately for my figure I don’t keep them around all the time because I would eat them all in one sitting, but since I only make them for special occasions they are a real treat!!