Kolachy (Slovak Poppy seed Rolls)

A Christmas Eve treat, these Kolachy are a traditional Slovak Poppy Seed roll. A supple dough, rolled with a slightly sweetened poppy seed filling.

Several years ago, I met and fell in love with a boy from a large Slovak family. Every Christmas Eve, the family would get together for supper. My first Christmas Eve supper with them was just two months after meeting the man who would become my husband. That night was my introduction to parts of theRead more

Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies (Gluten-Free!)

Nutter Butter Cookies are an iconic classic that has been around since before I was born. They were introduced to the public back in 1969 and its classic design was created by William A. Turnier, the same guy who designed Oreo cookies. Most of us in the states are well aware of what a nutter butterRead more

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

Gingerbread cupcakes with toasted marshmallow frosting are the perfect holiday treat

The holidays are fully upon us and a lot of people are either shopping or baking. I fall into the latter category, having my shopping done before the craziness of Black Friday and holiday shopping sprees descend upon the nation. Nothing screams the holidays are here louder than gingerbread. Gingerbread takes on so many different forms,Read more

Udon Bowl with Ground Pork and Bok Choy

Toothsome homemade udon noodles tossed with ground pork and baby bok choy to create a filling, spicy udon bowl you can't resist!

It’s no secret that I LOVE udon noodles. Like LOVE love them. It doesn’t matter if they are in a delicious miso broth with baby bok choy or surrounded by a creamy sauce made from spicy chorizo and coconut milk, udon is my go-to comfort food.  I’ve taken my homemade udon noodles and created another dreamRead more

Turkey Congee with Stuffing Croutons

Don't get rid of those turkey bones just yet! Use them to create a flavorful broth and turn your leftovers into delicious Turkey Congee with Stuffing Croutons.

Happy Thanksgiving! Right now, most of America is either sitting down to eat or still basting their bird and you’re probably not even thinking about leftovers yet. But I am. My family always ends up with a lot of leftovers. When it comes to holiday meals, it’s go big or go home in our house.Read more

Miso Roasted Delicata Squash

Tender and savory with a touch of sweetness, Miso Roasted Delicata Squash will be starring right alongside your turkey in no time at all!

Looking for a last-minute side dish to grace your Thanksgiving table? Want something different but not over the top crazy? How about Miso Roasted Delicata Squash? Tender and savory with a touch of sweetness, this side dish almost didn’t make my Thanksgiving table! We did Thanksgiving last weekend. My husband and number one taste testerRead more

Salted Chocolate Tart with Roasted Chestnut Crust

Silky smooth dark chocolate is poured into a crust made with roasted chestnuts, topped flaky sea salt is a great alternative to pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving.

If you’re looking for something different for dessert on turkey day, then Salted Chocolate Tart with Roasted Chestnut Crust is for you! Silky smooth creamy dark chocolate is poured into a flavorful crust made from roasted chestnuts before being specked with flaked sea salt. Growing up, a neighbor of ours had a chestnut tree inRead more

Caramel Apple Sangria

Easy to make, Caramel Apple Sangria is a great make ahead beverage for your Thanksgiving meal.

Thanksgiving is just a week away. I’m sure by now you know if you’re having apple or pumpkin pie and you even have your turkey purchased, but what about something to delicious to drink? Caramel Apple Sangria is a make head drink that you don’t have to worry about slaving over. It takes less thanRead more