Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup + a letter to my daughter

Dear C, You turned eleven today. Eleven. Old enough to have your own phone, but young enough to play with your dolls. Old enough to know right from wrong, by young enough not to know what to...

Blueberry Muesli | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Blueberry Muesli

Now that the champagne glasses have been washed and put away, and the last fizz of bubbly has faded in my tummy, and the calendar on my desk still looks mostly pristine and uncluttered, all I can...

Black Eyed Pea Cassoulet | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Black Eyed Pea Cassoulet

Do you believe in luck? Or do you believe more in good habits, drive and determination? My father raised us to rely on hard work and tenacity, but it was my mother who would encourage us to...

No Knead Buttermilk Bread | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | No Knead Buttermilk Bread + The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

I am hibernating. I have been waking up each morning when my body wills me to, without the coaxing of an alarm clock or the pressure to rise before the sun. When I emerge from underneath the...

Merry Christmas | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Merry Wishes

From my family to yours, I want to wish you warmth and joy this Christmas. Your visits to my home on the web means so much, and I want you to know how much I appreciate each...

Cranberry Curd Parfaits | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Cranberry Curd Parfaits

We opened the last window on our Advent calendar this morning. There has been a marathon of Christmas movies playing, and my daughter has been dancing around chanting, “Just one day more! Just one day more! I’m...

Cranberry Wreath Place Cards DIY | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Cranberry Wreath Place Cards DIY

I never imagined that I would develop an affection for cranberries. It is a devotion that happened later in life, and one of those loves that you don’t realize until it is gone. But there you go,...

Lemon Spritz Cookies + A Holiday Baking Party | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Lemon Spritz Cookies + A Holiday Baking Party

This holiday baking party is brought to you from our friends at Bed Bath & Beyond. We’re in the homestretch, my friends. Christmas is peeking its head around the corner, along with all its beautiful lights, joyous...

Bing Food & Drink App | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Finding Holiday Inspiration with the Bing Food & Drink App

This post was created in partnership with Bing . With a type or a swipe you can search the web, the cloud, apps, and your PC or tablet, all in one place using Bing Smart Search on...

Tomato Pepper Chicken Stew | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Tomato Pepper Chicken Stew

We have a small Advent calendar on the shelf, just a little one that we brought back for the children from our little trip to Seattle. It’s a cute little way to count down, nothing fancy. I’ve...

Chestnut Salad with Pomegranate Dressing | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Chestnut Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

We used to link arms, my best friends and I, and we would occupy the width of the sidewalk with not a care in the world, the frigid air hitting our cheeks and entering our lungs as...

Cranberry Orange Olive Oil Cake | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Cranberry Orange Olive Oil Cake

My cup of tea sits beside me, the steam rising with notes of bergamot and lavender in the air. It is cooling faster than it should, or at least faster than I am accustomed. I wrap my...

Lentil Okra Curry | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Lentil Okra Curry

Have you ever been haunted? I’m not speaking of ghosts or the supernatural, although, come to think of it, that is a another discussion all together. Perhaps for next time. But I wonder if you’ve been plagued...

Cranberry Wine Galette | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Cranberry Wine Galette + Holiday Entertaining Do’s & Don’ts

Are you free? Those three words at this time of year are so wonderful, but when you take a look at your calendar, tell me, do you feel a hint of anxiety? I know I do, I...

Fire Roasted Chipotle Posole | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Fire Roasted Chipotle Posole

Winter, I knew you’d finally come. I thought we were trapped in autumn, the days forever warm and the nights just cool enough. And now, when I step outside to see my breath hover in front of...