Popcorn Christmas Tree Place Cards DIY

Popcorn Christmas Tree Place Cards DIY | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A simple and edible place card!

What kind of music do elves like best?

“Wrap” music!

I’ve been scribbling elf jokes on my children’s lunch napkins. If I have time, I’ll sketch (poorly, I’m afraid) an elf, grinning at them. It’s my little way of making them smile (I hope) as they munch their sandwich, but the truth is, it’s been good for getting me in the holiday spirit, too.

This Christmas has truly crept up on me! I woke on Monday in near panic, when I realized that the big day was just days away. How did that happen?

Popcorn Christmas Tree Place Cards DIY | www.kitchenconfidante.com | All you need a few items to make these edible place cards!

Harissa Ramen | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Homemade harissa adds heat and flavor to a comforting bowl of ramen!

Harissa Ramen

The mail does not come until near evening here. Getting used to the rhythm of life in the new house has meant waiting until dark until the postman rolls his truck up front, with packages from UPS...

Chai Hot Toddy | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Stay cozy this winter with a Chai Hot Toddy, made even more toasty with Kahlúa!

Chai Hot Toddy

The rain is tapping on the roof with its steady beat, and the wind is whispering in low tones, coaxing me to stay indoors. One look outside at the raindrops beating on the sidewalk and I am...

Sweet Potato and Kale Coconut Curry Soup | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Sweet Potato and Kale Coconut Curry Soup

“There’s something about new houses and rainy winters,” my husband said, as he surveyed the weather forecast with his vigilant eye. Our first winter in California was christened with relentless rainstorms, each day the sky opening to...

Gingerbread Belgian Waffles | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Taste the holidays in every nook and cranny!

Simple Sundays | Gingerbread Belgian Waffles

My dad still has the kitchen table – the one with the dark wood laminate, inlaid stripes and metal legs, the one with the matching black, vinyl chairs, the one where I would sit in the mornings...

Kale | www.kitchenconfidante

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week (brought to you by the color green): 1. Evergreen The holidays are upon us! Now that we are box free (unpacking that last box never felt more victorious!), we quickly...

Chocolate Butterscotch Cookie Brittle | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Imagine a cookie. Imagine brittle. Now imagine them together!

Chocolate Butterscotch Cookie Brittle

Imagine a cookie. Now imagine brittle. Imagine them together, and you’ve got one easy, delicious treat! Chocolate Butterscotch Cookie Brittle is also a great homemade gift for the holidays. The wipers were beating in wild unison, fending...

Cranberry Sauce Cornbread Muffins | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A perfect day-after Thanksgiving treat!

Simple Sundays | Cranberry Sauce Cornbread Muffins

Leftover or extra cranberry sauce? These easy Cranberry Sauce Cornbread Muffins are a perfect after Thanksgiving treat! I scrubbed the oven clean yesterday. Our first turkey in our new home christened my oven with its splatter as...

Five Little Things - November 28, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: 1. Giving Thanks We have much to be thankful for, this Thanksgiving and every day. I always wonder if our children truly understand how blessed our family is, but I...

Eggnog Mousse | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A holiday classic you can sink your spoon into.

Eggnog Mousse

“Mom, wanna know the trick for getting rid of a song out of your head?” My daughter turned to me in the car on our way to pick up the turkey. “Yes, please.” If she had the...

Baked Eggs with Cheesy Pancetta Biscuits | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Baked Eggs with Cheesy Pancetta Biscuits

“If you could make up an extra day to the week, what would you call it?” my little guy asked me one morning. I chose Baker Day. Our last name, a day that we would fill baking...

Caramel Corn Kahlúa Affogato | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Give the classic Italian affogato a boost with a shot of Kahlúa and crunchy caramel corn!!

Caramel Popcorn Affogato

A table cleared, crumbs masterfully swept off the tablecloth, wine glasses with the last remaining sips left to offer. Waistbands a smidgen tighter, flavors lingering on tastebuds, and hearts content with a delicious meal. It’s about this...

Banana Caramel Mug Cake | www.kitchenconfidante.com-1.jpg Banana Caramel Mug Cake | www.kitchenconfidante.com-2.jpg Banana Caramel Mug Cake | www.kitchenconfidante.com-3.jpg Banana Caramel Mug Cake | www.kitchenconfidante.com-4.jpg | Two minutes in the microwave is all you need!

Simple Sundays | Banana Caramel Mug Cake

I woke up from the best night of sleep I have had in weeks. My pillow, my blankets…my bed…slumber so satisfying, I opened my eyes to my new bedroom ceiling, the soft light streaming in through the...

Five Little Things - November 21, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Cranberry Chia Sauce

Five Little Things | Thanksgiving Edition

Hi, everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to share Five Little Things. I’ve been buried in boxes, dealing with movers, furniture delivery, and the stress that comes when the sale of your old...

Coffee Budino + #FestiveFinds with Nespresso and Sur la Table | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Imagine a cool and creamy cappuccino, and you've got coffee budino!

Coffee Budino + Festive Finds with Nespresso and Sur La Table

I have a sneaky suspicion that you and I have two things in common. Want to know what I think they might be? Coffee, for one. A strong brew of rich, delicious coffee. Not that wimpy stuff...