Pumpkin Spice Dark and Stormy | www.kitchenconfidante.com | An autumn twist to a classic.

Pumpkin Spice Dark and Stormy

I was driving through town just before Halloween when I passed by one of my favorite little shopping spots in my quiet little town. The trees were brilliant with fall foliage and it was one of those...

Make-Ahead Cranberry Scones | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Make-Ahead Cranberry Scones

Somewhere in my twenties, I had an epiphany. The magic of the holidays used to just ‘happen.’ There was a time when I would sit down to a table full of family favorites, a turkey, and platters...

Cranberry Sauce Slab Pie | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Cranberry Sauce Slab Pie

Pies and I, we don’t really get along. Well, let me rephrase that. When it comes to eating pies, I’m quite comfortable with that. Yes. But when it comes to making pies, well, there’s a little internal...

Artichoke Sourdough Stuffing with Jones Sausage | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Have a helping of delicious twist on stuffing.

Artichoke Sourdough Stuffing with Jones Sausage

When all the dishes come to the table at Thanksgiving, the turkey may take center stage – in its roasted glory, it’s hard not to put the spotlight on the bird, with its supporting cast gathered around...

Banana Coconut Crunch Muffins | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Muffins for any time of day - breakfast, brunch, snacks and desert!

Simple Sundays | Banana Coconut Crunch Muffins

I’m sitting at the dining room table, in the dark, surrounded by boxes. My desk has been dismantled, the remnants of Halloween and scores of sweets exploding in every room, and our home in various stages of...

Five Little Things - October 31, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

After a week that can be classified as “PC” (Pretty Crappy), finding Five Little Things I loved may seem challenging. But these are the weeks that I dig a little deeper and find that there is always...

Sweet Potato Apple Cake Decorated with Chef'n Cakewalk | www.kithenconfidante.com

Sweet Potato Apple Cake

I’ll never forget it. I was working in a small marketing firm, our office predominantly female, and one by one, we were following each other down the path of engagement, marriage and babies. Showers were the thing....

White Russian Creme Brûlée | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Put a Kahlúa twist on a classic!

White Russian Creme Brûlée

classic \ˈkla-sik\ a work of enduring elegance There are some foods that I will never tire of. The classic are classics for a reason, even in a culinary world riddled with food trends and some of the...

Sunday Prepping for a Week of Meals | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Prepping for the Week

It’s Sunday. A day of rest for most of us, or at least we try, right? By the time Sunday afternoon rolls around, it’s time for me to carve out one hour to devote to prepping for...

Savory Chicken Sausage and Vegetable Galette | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Fill a savory galette with veggies and sausage for a simply delicious dinner!

Savory Chicken Sausage and Vegetable Galette

It was a Thursday afternoon, and I needed to get a head start on dinner. Never mind that it was a busy week – busier than usual if you can imagine – that afternoon was going to...

Parsnip Apple Soup | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Crisp apples, parsnips and toasted pumpkin seeds blend together in this lovely fall soup.

Simple Sundays | Parsnip Apple Soup

It occurred to me that I never told you why I cook. Nearly five years into writing this blog, hundreds of posts, and countless recipes, and I never really told you how I got started in the...

Raspberry, Coconut & Cardamom Panna Cotta | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A simple and beautiful dessert.

Raspberry, Coconut & Cardamom Panna Cotta

My daughter was rummaging through her closet the other day, in search of pink. I couldn’t understand why, since she has gone the way of most tweens who spent their toddler to preteen days in head to...

Pumpkin Butter Smoothie | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Swirl some pumpkin butter into a delicious, autumn-inspired smoothie!

Pumpkin Butter Smoothie

I looked at the forecast this morning. 90 degrees! In October! Where is fall? My jeans want to know. My boots are tapping on their boxes, begging to come out. Even my jackets are looking a little...

Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Make use of leftover risotto in this delicious recipe!

Simple Sundays | Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini

My son woke up earlier than usual. For a school day, he was getting a head start, and for once, was waiting on me to finish up in the bathroom. I had was rushing through my morning...

Five Little Things

Five Little Things

Five Little Things I loved this week: 1. Clean out the Fridge Meals When I load up the refrigerator with fresh fruits and vegetables, by the end of the week, I feel pressure to make sure there...