Use what is left of your holiday ham in this hearty Ham, Barley and Kale Soup.

Ham, Barley and Kale Soup

Use what is left of your holiday ham in this hearty, wholesome Ham, Barley and Kale Soup. My husband came home with the biggest smoked ham I have ever seen. "We’re going to be eating ham for...

2015 was a delicious year. Come explore the Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes on Kitchen Confidante.

Top 10 Recipes of 2015: Reader Favorites

This is the time of year when I get particularly nostalgic – more so than usual, if that is even possible – and as the hours tick before the stroke of midnight, I thought I would take...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Crostini are a perfect way to toast winter!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Crostini

What’s your idea of the perfect New Years Eve? Is it dressing up to the nines with the highest heels you own and the reddest lipstick you can find? Or is it pulling on your comfiest pair...

Prime Rib Beef and Lentil Soup - Leftover holiday indulgence transforms into nourishing soup.

Prime Rib Beef and Lentil Soup

Beat the post holiday blues by transforming leftover holiday indulgence into nourishing Prime Rib Beef and Lentil Soup. Not too long ago, seeing the return of the holiday bins in our house would bring that glum feeling....

Send good tidings with a Christmas bread wreath

Good Tidings

As I close the door on the last 72 hours of holiday frenzy, I am exhausted…and very, very content. All the baking, the wrapping, the cooking, the delivering, the early rising, the excitement of my children as...

Find ideas for everything you need for a last-minute holiday!

Recipes for a Last-Minute Holiday

Each year, I promise myself that I am going to get a head start on the holidays. This internal conversation happens around October – this is when I start to set goals to get that holiday picture...

Pizzelle are Italian waffle cookies I love to make during the holidays!

Five Little Things

I couldn’t stop at five! So let’s have an even number shall we? Six things I loved this week: 1. Holiday Favorites Cookie season wouldn’t be the same without Pizzelle. These bring me back to my childhood...

Serve up these Pretzel Crusted Crab Cake Sliders at your next game day dinner party, and they're sure to be a hit!

Pretzel Crusted Crab Cake Sliders

My little guy brought up an interesting point the other day. “Mom! I think the best part about going to a football game is all the good food at the stadium.” His observation was one I had...

Find the winter sun indoors in these Cranberry Citrus Muffins!

Simple Sundays | Cranberry Citrus Muffins

Cranberry Citrus Muffins are my way of finding winter cheer! The rain is pouring outside, and the kids are marveling at how it’s raining sideways. “It’s a carwash!” Meanwhile, Elf is playing in the background, and we...

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Five Little Things

1. The Ultimate Cookie Exchange Last weekend, I gathered with some dear friends here in the Bay Area – friends that I have made from this adventure in food blogging. It has become one of my favorite...

All of winter's best ingredients are in this wholesome Quinoa Salad with Roasted Red Beets, Oranges and Pomegranate. Whether you make it for dinner or a large gathering, it's a stunning salad that is sure to please anyone at the table. It's vegetarian and gluten-free friendly!

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Red Beets, Oranges and Pomegranate

All of winter’s best ingredients are in this wholesome Quinoa Salad with Roasted Red Beets, Oranges and Pomegranate. Whether you make it for dinner or a large gathering, it’s a stunning salad that is sure to please...

Sunset hued persimmons are blanketed in a streusel topped Persimmon Apple Crumb Pie.

Persimmon Apple Crumb Pie

It used to be that persimmons were a rare treat, something that I might find only at the farmer’s market, or at my local Asian market. Actually, I think I can safely say that I had my...

Braised Chipotle Short Ribs | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: 1. Braised Chipotle Short Ribs Without sounding too cliche, it is freezing. Not by New York or Chicago or Minnesota standards; by the way, have you seen the snowman on...

Roasted Eggplant Falafel Bites are the perfect game day bites and party food!

Roasted Eggplant Falafel Bites

The chatter would rise like swells, laughter drifting out from each corner of the house, yells in one room, and loud cheers in another. Then you’d hear a pause, to be followed by jubilant yells, all directed...

If you love pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, sweet potato cake or all of the above, you will LOVE these Sweet Potato Pancakes!

Simple Sundays | Sweet Potato Pancakes

It was Friday night and as I turned over and snuggled my cheek into my pillow, my thoughts drifted to just one thing: pancakes. I was already thinking of Sunday morning pancakes. And I knew I wouldn’t...