Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe |

An easy-to-follow recipe for bakery-style chocolate chip cookies: make them large, salt the tops, and bite into the crisped edges and chewy centers. I remember sidling up to the counter, our cream-colored KitchenAid with its head angled towards the sky, my mom pulling the ice cream buckets of sugar and flour down off the top […]

Blushing Collins {Blood Orange Cocktail}

Blushing Collins {Blood Orange Cocktail} recipe |

A recipe for a blood orange twist on a traditional Tom Collins cocktail, made either with the classic gin or with vodka, plus a bonus recipe for a non-alcoholic spritzer version. We walked into the grocery store together, a mass of arms and legs of various heights clad in puffy winter coats. The weekly shopping […]

Roasted Carrot, Parsnip, and Thyme Soup {Brown Eggs & Jam Jars Cookbook Giveaway}

Roasted Carrot, Parsnip, and Thyme Soup |

Roasted carrots and parsnips join a load of fresh thyme and a hint of ginger in this smooth and creamy soup recipe. Enter to win a copy of Brown Eggs and Jam Jars below. My children are sitting on the living room floor busying themselves with a circuit kit, setting it up to make lights […]

Italian Wedding Soup: Minestra Maritata (with Meatballs and Acini di Pepe)

Homemade Italian Wedding Soup recipe |

A rich and flavorful broth, hearty meatballs, cooked greens, and tiny pasta are married together in this simplified recipe for minestra maritata, also known as Italian wedding soup. You have to make it happen. – Denis Diderot Some days it’s all I can do to survive, to get from daybreak to bedtime. I go through […]

Honey and Cider Roasted Cauliflower and Butternut Squash

Honey and Cider Roasted Cauliflower and Butternut Squash Recipe |

Cider and honey are cooked together to create a sweet and seasonal glaze for roasted cauliflower and sweet butternut squash in this holiday-ready recipe. It is the month of November, so I must roast vegetables. I’m not sure when this became a habit, something I put on as uncomplicated as pulling my sweater from the […]

Brandied Apple Strudel {Apfelstrudel}

Brandied Apple Strudel Recipe (Apfelstrudel) |

A recipe for classic apfelstrudel (or apple strudel, if you like) with brandied caramel apples, golden raisins, walnuts, and cinnamon spice all topped off with a brandy-spiked glaze. Yesterday we headed out as a family to the farmers market, which has become leaner and leaner in recent weeks, especially after our temperatures dropped below freezing. […]

Winter Squash Empanadas w/ Caramelized Shallots & Goat Cheese

Squash Empanadas with Caramelized Shallots and Goat Cheese recipe |

A recipe for homemade winter squash empanadas with sweet caramelized shallots, goat cheese, and fresh sage. Towards the end of summer, the asters that have been growing taller and taller, higher than high as they reach for the sunshine dwarfing the other garden flowers in the process, bloom. What looked like spindly weeds the last […]