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...

Stylish Ways to Stash Holiday Gifts | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Stylish Ways to Stash Holiday Gifts (In the Kitchen)

With each passing year, I wistfully notice that my children are getting bigger. Limbs get longer and shoe sizes become larger…and as they grow, our house seems to shrink in size. What was the perfect sized home...

Cranberry Balsamic Crusted Chateaubriand | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Cranberry Balsamic Crusted Chateaubriand + A Giveaway

There was a wedding venue called the Chateau Briand in Long Island. I understand it is there still, and perhaps a little different nowadays (updated, most likely). But when I was planning our wedding, “catering hall” was...

Mixed Berry Pecan Coffee Cakes | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Topped with Berries

Mixed Berry Pecan Coffee Cake

Mixed Berry Pecan Coffee Cake is a wonderful treat for Christmas morning. These mini cakes make perfect homemade gifts to share with loved ones. When the rush of the holiday shopping is through, and the halls have...

Pumpkin Marcona Almond Cake | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Pumpkin Marcona Almond Cake with Cinnamon Mascarpone Frosting

I rose at dawn to hug my sister goodbye. And now, the house feels empty. After two weeks of visitors, I had become accustomed to full bedrooms and someone at every seat at the table. I got...

Cranberries | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Family Time Thanksgiving is extra special when family is in town…it isn’t the same without them! Our house has been enjoying the extra love. Between my mother in law in...

Pumpkin Leche Flan | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Pumpkin Leche Flan

When my sister is in town, I find that my appetite for nostalgic flavors runs stronger than usual. The sweet, sentimental flavors of traditional Filipino desserts that my mother and her sisters would serve at our family...

Scenes from Seattle | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Scenes from Seattle

I can count on two fingers the number of times my husband and I have had a chance to get away, just the two of us. In our twelve years of marriage, two children, a veritable menagerie...

Toasted Almond Butternut Squash Soup | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Toasted Almond Butternut Squash Soup

The house is spotless. We are ready. At this time tomorrow, the first wave of family will be arriving, filling our home with extra hugs and love and company. We have been preparing for weeks, with a...

Coconut Custard Tart with Chocolate Ganache | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Coconut Custard Tart with Chocolate Ganache

It happened twice this week. You know that moment when you meet someone for the first time and you go through the basic exchange? At my point in life it typically leads to the question of “How...