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...

3 Tasty Takes on Pumpkin Seed Recipes www.kitchenconfidante.com | Try three fun recipes for pumpkin seeds! In a granola, a dark chocolate bark and roasted, sweet & spicy!

3 Tasty Takes on Pumpkin Seed Recipes

“So…what are you going to be for Halloween?” This is the Very Important Question all grown ups ask children this time of year. And for the first time ever, my son is caught flat footed. He (meaning,...

No Bake Pumpkin Spice Kahlúa Cheesecake | www.kitchenconfidante.com | This no-bake dessert is a delicious way to celebrate fall flavors with Kahlúa

No Bake Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

When the first pumpkins appear at the markets, and the candy invades the stores, I find myself getting giddy: the holidays are here! This is the marathon of deliciousness I look forward to all year – we’ve...

Porchetta | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Homemade porchetta may be impressive, but it is rustic and simple at its heart.

Porchetta + Scenes from An Advanced Butchery Class at Avedano’s

At the top of a hill in Bernal Heights, in an unassuming neighborhood of San Francisco, where tourists don’t seem to venture, there is, along with a view of the city, a small shop, with a modest...

Maple Pumpkin Butter // www.kitchenconfidante.com | Autumn in a jar. You'll find yourself eating it by the spoonful.

Simple Sundays | Maple Pumpkin Butter

He was standing at the corner, waiting to cross the street. One dozen red roses, still wrapped in plastic from Safeway, were in his wrinkled hands, and I watched him slowly step off the curb and cross...

Five Little Things - October 3, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Sliced Pumpkin

Five Little Things

Five Little Things I loved this week… 1. All the Pumpkin Did I mention this one already? Well, if I have, it bears repeating, I’ve been loving all the pumpkin! I love seeing it when I enter...

Chicken and Herb Spaetzle Soup | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Nourish your family with a bowl of soup.

Simple Sundays | Chicken and Herb Spaetzle Soup + A Pampered Chef Giveaway

Our kitchen table is round, the wood showing little nicks of wear and tear from years of breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks, not to mention toys and textbooks and homework and projects of all kinds. It’s been...

Five Little Things - September 26, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five Little Things I loved this week: 1. Fall Flavors It’s here, and I am loving it! Everywhere I turn, fall flavors are calling to me. I’ve been baking, I’ve been cooking, and I’ve been pinning, too....

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Pumpkin adds a fall twist and makes for a chewy cookie!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

It’s the kind of morning you just want to keep the robe on. In the blackness of dawn, the rain is falling steadily, a gentle stacatto you have not heard in months. You let the dog venture...

Shrimp and Smoked Sausage with Aged Cheddar Grits | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Shrimp and Smoked Sausage with Aged Cheddar Grits + Scenes from a Visit to Tillamook

The mist hung like a bridal veil, in eager anticipation of lifting, revealing brilliant blue skies, the depth of the seas, and the tops of the evergreens towering above. But for now, everywhere I turned, there was...

Apple Oat Muffins | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Grated apples, peels and all, make for snack-worthy muffins.

Simple Sundays | Apple Oat Muffins

“Squirrel!” My family loves to exclaim this with as much gusto as Dug in the movie Up. I’ve been hearing them call “squirrel” more frequently the last couple of days, and it brings a smile to my...

09-19-14-Five Little Things | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week (be warned, there’s a lot of videos this time!): 1. Fast Forward It’s official. I want to fast forward to fall. I think I am officially done with flip flops...

Buttermilk-Gruyere Biscuit Topped Shepherd's Pie | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Simple, comforting, and so easy to make!

Buttermilk-Gruyere Biscuit Topped Shepherd’s Pie

The evenings are a little bit brisker. The mornings are a little bit darker. And the afternoons are a whole lot busier. Now that my children are back in school, our days move at a more frenetic...

Chipotle Pulled Pork Bruschetta with Queso Fresco | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A hearty appetizer with zesty kick!

Chipotle Pulled Pork Bruschetta with Queso Fresco

My goal is to have leftovers. “Whaaaat?” you say? Crazy talk? Oh no. I’m all about cooking once, eating twice. Or trying to, at least. If there are leftovers, packing lunches for my family is a whole...

Homemade Vanilla Extract | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Homemade vanilla is easy to make and makes a wonderful present!

Simple Sundays | Homemade Vanilla Extract

The rustle of leaves on the ground and the cool breeze of the morning coax me into the kitchen. When autumn brings its promise of pumpkins and apples, vanilla scented muffins and maple glazed everything, I am...