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...