DSC_0060-LVeeV Spirits contacted me a couple months ago asking if I’d be interested in creating a dish to pair with one of their seasonal cocktails. I gladly accepted the offer, and chose to work with the VeeV Fruit Cup Sangria. The cocktail was sweet and delicious, and paired wonderfully with my slightly spicy grilled eggplant stacks. Both the cocktail and eggplant stacks are making an appearance at our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow!

VeeV is featuring my recipe on their Facebook page today…check it out here!


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Work has been crazy busy this week, as we’re preparing for the American Music Awards. I made this chicken the other night, and it’s been so nice to come home to a hearty and healthy meal after a long day. Luckily, the madness is almost over…only a couple more days!

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IMG_4745Mac and cheese can do no wrong…especially when bacon is involved. I think we can all agree on that. The subtle kick of the jalapeno and the saltiness of the bacon in this dish provide a nice balance of flavors. This mac and cheese is pretty rich, so it’s a great recipe to make on your splurge day. :)

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Over the past few months, I’ve fallen in love with buffalo sauce. Don’t ask what took me so long. I had a ton of quinoa in my pantry and wanted to find a way to combine the grain with my newfound love (buffalo sauce). To my surprise, I found a recipe online that did just that. This quinoa bake was divine–I’m getting giddy just thinking about having it for dinner tonight. :)

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With football season in full swing, game day snacks are a must. These potato wedge nachos are easy to make and a tasty twist on the classic nacho recipe. Grab a fork and dig into this cheesy deliciousness!

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Have I mentioned how much I love pumpkin? Yeah, probably. I love it even more when paired with cream cheese frosting. So, these whoopie pies are right up my alley. The cakes are fluffy and full of flavor, with a slight kick from the bourbon in the filling. Bring these pies to a fall dinner party or Thanksgiving dinner and they’re sure to be a hit.
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IMG_4467Chicken divan will always remind me of home. My mom made it for my family often growing up, and it’s one of my favorite home-cooked meals. Though the casserole is by no means a healthy dish, it’s unbelievably delicious and comforting. It’ll taste even better once it starts to cool down in LA. Hurry up, fall weather!

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