Chocolate Streusel Muffins

“The best muffin I’ve ever had.” – Mama Rose Table Never have I ever had a more perfect muffin and believe me, I am a muffin snob. I didn’t think that my holy grail of muffins, my Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins could be beat, but yesterday I tried that recipe with a cinnamon streusel topping…

Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cupcakes

This is truly my dream Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cupcake. It’s cute and super moist with the perfect cool peppermint frosting.  Start with my favorite dark chocolate cupcakes then make peppermint frosting. You could easily just keep the frosting white and top the cupcakes with crushed candy canes for crunch. But if you want to do…

Bourbon Pecan Fudge

There’s just something magical about bourbon and chocolate. With a crunch of toasted pecans, this is one perfect bite! Toasting pecans really does make a difference. It brings the flavor to the forefront and gives them a nice, toasty finish. Don’t skip this step! I used my Brother’s Bond bourbon in this recipe and it…

Thanksgiving Recipes

Looking for Thanksgiving inspiration? Here are some of my absolute favorite Thanksgiving recipes! Cranberry Sauce This is one of my most popular recipes! I’m so pleased every year to see how many of you make my cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving and, most importantly, how many readers have told me that it is in fact the…

Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese and Almonds

Roasted carrots are so delicious on their own, they really don’t need a lot of help. Add creamy goat cheese as soon as they come out of the oven so that it melts onto the caramelized carrots and a bit of crunchy almonds and fresh thyme and you’ve got yourself a show-stopping side. This recipe…

Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Looking for an easy mashed potato recipe to elevate any dish? Make my Cheddar Mashed Potatoes! My mom, the queen of mashed potatoes, taught me the secret: once the potatoes are perfectly cooked, drain the liquid, then put them back in the pan you cooked them in and put the lid back on for five…

How to Roast Butternut Squash

In an effort to bring you more basics, here’s how to roast butternut squash! Butternut squash is one of my favorite fall veggies. If it’s on a menu, I’ll order it. I love it on its own, in chilled pasta, on toast with a bit of ricotta for a fall crostini, and even in salad…

Sourdough Mushroom Stuffing

Stuffing is my dad’s and my favorite Thanksgiving side dish. It’s so simple but so delicious. Smothered with turkey gravy, this three-bread mushroom stuffing tastes like a holiday to me! I’m very excited to share this recipe with you today because not only is it my mom’s recipe and the only stuffing we EVER eat…

Hollandaise Sauce

Looking for the perfect Hollandaise Sauce recipe? You found it! Creamy, dreamy, and tangy, this simple sauce is sure to impress anyone who tastes it.  Let’s get one thing straight. Eggs Benedict is probably my all-time favorite dish. Ask anyone who’s been on vacation with me and they’ll tell you I ordered it at least…