Tag Archives: Holiday

falling for you. [fall salad w. apple cider poppy seed dressing]

October 23rd, 2020 by | comments

Stumped on side dishes for Thanksgiving? I’ve got you covered! This fall salad is one of my all-time favorites. It has everything you need and more – it’s savory and sweet, with ALL the delicious goodies. My family brings this salad to Thanksgiving every year and it’s always a crowd pleaser. The dressing is really the pièce de résistance in this recipe!

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stars & stripes. [italian pasta salad]

July 2nd, 2019 by | comments

If you’re still searching for recipe ideas for your 4th of July get together, I’ve got you covered! I recently made this Italian pasta salad for a picnic with friends before a Hollywood Bowl concert and not a noodle was left in sight. The dish is simple, yet packed with flavor and texture. I will be making this again for my parent’s 4th of July party – per my mother’s request!

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new & improved. [mini gingerbread cupcakes w. maple cream cheese frosting]

December 18th, 2012 by | comments


I’m still processing that Christmas is in exactly one week. This month, rather, this year, has flown by. It’s been a fantastic one, but I’m ready to see what 2013 has in store.

I went to my boss’ Christmas party this past weekend and was in charge of bringing mini cupcakes. Since I wasn’t completely satisfied with the gingerbread cupcakes I made for a friend’s party last year, I wanted to find a better recipe. This recipe was a definite winner–not a cupcake was left at the party. These little guys are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or a quick dessert.

6942_908316310029_2118265587_nSnow at our work Christmas party!

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sugar & spice. [pumpkin cookies w. orange buttercream frosting]

October 10th, 2011 by | comments

Since Greg so generously made room for me on the pumpkin band wagon with my trifle, I figured I’d try sneaking another dessert on board.

I made these fluffy pumpkin spice cookies with orange buttercream frosting over the weekend. Upon each bite, the palette is hit with the slight tartness of the orange followed by the spice of the pumpkin. My brother took them to work today and said they were a hit with all of his co-workers. :)

Need more pumpkin inspiration? Head over to Maris’ site at In Good Taste for her baked pumpkin doughnuts. Check out Mary’s pumpkin cake with caramel icing over at One Perfect Bite. Also, Erin’s pumpkin spice hot apple cider at Dinners, Dishes and Desserts.

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