“Hello, Brother” Bourbon Cocktail

A hauntingly good bourbon cocktail inspired by Damon Salvatore I have two loves of my life: my beloved horse Prince and Ian Somerhalder. I was devastated when he was killed off on Lost and couldn’t wait to tune in to his new vampire series on the CW back in 2009. I loved vampire lore long…

Maple Marshmallows

Melt-in-your-mouth maple goodness There used to be a restaurant in Fort Worth that served tabletop s’mores with house-made maple marshmallows and it was just about the most magical way to end a meal. Whether you use these in hot chocolate/hot cocoa, for s’mores, for baking, or for marshmallow pops, this is an absolutely delicious way…

Halloween Swirl Brownies

These are just about the prettiest brownies I ever did make! In an effort to bring you more beginner recipes, here is a dessert teenage me baked all the time: cheesecake swirl brownies using brownie mix. (Ghirardelli is my brownie mix of choice but you can use whatever you like!) These are so easy to make. Just…

Caramel Apple Layer Cake

I adore apple season. I almost exclusively eat apples in the fall when they’re at their very best. I combined my favorite apple cake recipe with my favorite caramel frosting and drizzle (you might recognize it from my Bananas Foster Cake) for the most magical fall cake. It tastes even more magical than it looks!…

Apple Season Salad

It’s apple season, baby! I’ve got a delicious salad recipe for you today that celebrates fall flavors with thinly sliced apples, pomegranate seeds, and a delicious apple cider vinaigrette. I love food like this so much: it’s easy, fresh, impressive; it’s quick but fancy. I will be making this all fall. It would also make…

Pumpkin Mac ‘n’ Cheese

This pumpkin mac ‘n’ cheese is creamy, dreamy, and easy to make! You can make the sauce in about the same amount of time it takes to boil macaroni. For that reason, this would be a great dish to make on Halloween night when you want a quick pumpkin dinner. Remember when I said in…

Fairytale Pumpkin Soup

If you’re looking for an impressive (but easy) way to celebrate fall, keep reading! “I’d say the first thing you need is … a pumpkin.” – Fairy Godmother This recipe makes your entire house smell amazing because it starts by roasting a pumpkin. I came up with this lovely soup for Disney Dinners: Cinderella because…

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Hey, pumpkin! This is the best damn mini cheesecake I’ve ever eaten. When I tested this recipe with my mom and my friend Irene, we all three took a bite and said, “OMG!” The crust is a buttery graham cracker crust with a pinch of cinnamon, the cheesecake itself is so luscious, and the cinnamon…

Maple Old Fashioned

I’m an old fashioned kind of gal. My love of bourbon knows no bounds. It’s a bonafide fact that I’m a nicer person after savoring a bourbon cocktail. One sip of this delightful bourbon cocktail with Canadian maple syrup, Amarena cherries, and fresh orange and suddenly your troubles melt away. No special tools are needed…