Christmas DIY No. 8: Preserved Lemons

Christmas DIY No. 8: Preserved Lemons

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and I know what you’re thinking about… Making preserved lemons! OK, maybe not.  But making these puppies is so easy that you really could whip them up today, even amongst all your planning and cooking and prepping for the big day tomorrow.  I was able to make these while...

Christmas Foodie No. 7: Christmas Granola

Christmas Foodie No. 7: Christmas Granola

Mmm… I love granola.  In fact, I’m eating some right now!  Granola with Greek yogurt and maybe a drizzle of honey is one of my favorite go-to breakfasts, snacks, desserts… A jar of homemade Christmas granola makes a great starting place for a gift.  I like to package it with some nice coffee for...

Christmas Foodie No. 6: Gingies

Christmas Foodie No. 6: Gingies

Six weeks to Christmas and I’m making Christmas cookies. I swear, I’m not as insane as I look. It just isn’t Christmas to me until I have a batch of my grandmother’s Gingies in the oven.  When I was small, we would get boxes of them in the mail, along with beautiful winter oranges,...

Ritual Chocolate

Ritual Chocolate

It thrills me that there are people out there who are experts in chocolate. I suppose you could be an expert in anything.  You could be an expert in Lima beans.  Or in toast.  Or plain white rice. But chocolate is just so much sexier. And since I got a tour of Ritual Chocolate‘s...

Christmas Foodie No. 3: Pie in a Jar

Christmas Foodie No. 3: Pie in a Jar

We’ve all seen those ubiquitous cookie mixes, cake mixes, and brownie mixes layered in jars to give as gifts, but what about pie in a jar? Well, not a whole pie. (Those are super cute, but they also look super labor-intensive.) How about just the pie filling? I was looking for a way to...

Christmas Foodie No. 2: Plum Cardamom Jam

Christmas Foodie No. 2: Plum Cardamom Jam

Before I had ever made plum jam, I thought it was hard.  That was way back when I assumed that if a product was something people routinely bought prepared at the store, it must be hard to do. HA! Then I saw this recipe for raspberry basil jam in an issue of O Magazine. ...

Cinnamon Rolls

While my parents are in town this weekend, I’m making these cinnamon rolls, which I first made two years ago.  Enjoy!   I have been craving cinnamon rolls for about a week. I blame the Pioneer Woman. But, after everything I’ve been doing lately to eat better and after attending the Green Festival in...

Christmas Foodie No. 1: Pepper-Infused Vodka

Christmas Foodie No. 1: Pepper-Infused Vodka

Christmas is only 12 weeks away. Depending on your personality, that either made you say, “Yeah, and?” or made you faint from the sudden onset of holiday stress. Personally, I fall somewhere in between. Since marrying my awesome husband who has the “save money” gene (which I might have, but it’s dormant and recessive...