Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Stay in and stay cozy with a slice.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

If you’re joining me today, and double checking your calendar, do not fear. I know. It’s February. And the food world (whoever that may be) declares that pumpkin is so last season. But it’s winter, my friends....

Bok Choy Risotto with Coconut Milk and Pan Seared Shrimp | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A light way to enjoy bok choy!

Bok Choy Risotto with Coconut Milk and Pan Seared Shrimp + A Le Creuset Giveaway

Sometimes you get stuck in a rut. It happens. Especially in the kitchen. I picked up a bundle of bok choy earlier this week, without a plan in mind, simply because it looked so beautiful at the...

Cashew Butterscotch Pudding Pie - www.kitchenconfidante.com | A sweet, dairy free treat - topped with cashew cream.

Simple Sundays | Cashew Butterscotch Pudding Pie

I opened a container of roasted mixed nuts the other day, and spent a minute surveying the behavior of the humans in my family. I’m willing to bet that the mixed nut personalities also vary at your...

Eggless Chocolate Pancakes | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Out of eggs or need to omit them? Make these dark chocolate pancakes with a flaxseed "egg" substitute.

(Eggless) Dark Chocolate Pancakes

In the days leading up to the weekend, I usually take a quick inventory of the fridge and pantry, making sure I have the essentials on hand. The idea of grocery shopping over the weekend pains me...

Chicken Chili | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A delicious chili in 30 minutes.

Simple Sundays | Chicken Chili

The day is rising slowly in the window behind me, the sky fading from midnight to shades of murky blue, and the wind is making itself known, a little more forcefully than usual. It’s a winter morning,...

Chocolate Chip Cherry Oatmeal Cookie Bars | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Your favorite oatmeal cookie, in a bar.

Chocolate Chip Cherry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

I tend to be one of those meticulous types when it comes to spelling and grammar. Words like “ain’t” and double negatives make the hairs on my neck stand up in horror. My husband, on the other...

Passion Fruit Blood Orange Trifle | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A trifle made light with angel food cake, greek yogurt, fresh blood oranges and a passion fruit curd.

Simple Sundays | Passion Fruit Blood Orange Trifle

If I told you I had the perfect recipe for marriage, would you want me to share it? My sister shared an article the other day. 12 Lessons in 12 Years of Marriage, the title offered, and...

Misua Bola-Bola - Filipino Meatball Noodle Soup | www.kitchenconfidante | A truly comforting bowl of noodle soup - and a family favorite.

Filipino Meatball Noodle Soup: Misua Bola-Bola + 5 Years

When this all started, I was shopping in the toddler section, dressing my son in adorable little jeans and pint-sized plaid. He would wear them, no questions asked. My daughter was still reading her way through Junie...

Acai Berry Bowl | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Superfoods collide in a bowl, perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert!

Simple Sundays | Açaí Berry Bowl

This week was a lesson in starting over. Sometimes we’re all in such a rush to get things done – one and done, ideally – that to take a step back and consider a do-over pains us....

Chimichurri Fries with Queso Fresco | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Dress your fries in a bold chimichurri for the perfect savory snack

Chimichurri Fries with Queso Fresco

This post was brought to you by Alexia Foods via Mode Media. Thank you so much for supporting brands that matter to me and making my blog a part of your day! “Wanna side of fries with...

Tea Poached Pears with Earl Grey Ice Cream | www.kitchenconfidante.com | The perfect dessert for entertaining - everything can be made in advance!

Tea Poached Pears with Earl Grey Ice Cream + A KitchenAid Electric Kettle Giveaway

Creature comforts are well and good, but none so much as the little rituals that accompany them. It’s the time we carve our for ourselves throughout the day, that permission we give ourselves to enjoy what makes...

Swiss Chard with Orzo, Cannelini Beans and Pancetta | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A wonderful dish with healthy greens and fiber rich beans.

Simple Sundays | Swiss Chard with Orzo, Cannelini Beans and Pancetta

I was at the register, chatting with the kind lady who was ringing up my purchase, when my eyes drifted upward onto the display behind her. It was a sea of words – I’m sure you’ve seen...

Soothing Hot Apple Berry Ginger Juice | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A warm juice with a touch of ginger keeps you warm and cozy in the winter.

Soothing Hot Apple Berry Ginger Juice

It was a conscious decision to hibernate. I deliberately allowed myself to relax, and that included taking a vacation from the gym. I did it willingly, and did not feel a bit guilty, or sorry, or regretful....

Creamy Spinach Lentil Soup | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Creamy Spinach Lentil Soup

This morning, at 6:30am, my daughter turns 12 years old. Excuse me, for a moment, while I get a little sobby deep down inside and wipe away nostalgic tears. In all seriousness, can someone please explain to...

Prime Rib Pho | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Save those prime rib roast bones and make a Vietnamese style noodle soup!

Simple Sundays | Prime Rib Pho

I’ve watched more movies in the last two weeks than I have in the past few months. I’ve worn cozy sweaters and stretchy jeans every single day. My work out clothes have rested in their drawer. Popcorn...