Roasted Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad

This is the perfect salad for the colder months ahead. It is warm, colorful, delicious, and filling enough to serve as a main course. My favorite way to cook sweet potatoes is to roast them. They caramelize on the outside, but still stay soft and juicy on the inside. The chickpeas have a nice crunch,…

White Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

When I think of Fall, I think of pumpkin everything! Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin soups and especially pumpkin desserts. These muffins are the perfect fall breakfast or snack option. My kids absolutely love these muffins because they are not overpowering with pumpkin flavour, but just enough. Even my husband, who does not really like pumpkin, loves…

Blackberry Sage Moscow Mule

For those of you who have been following the blog, you may have noticed that I love a good moscow mule. I have fun adding interesting flavors to the standard ginger beer, lime juice, and vodka. The sweetness of the blackberries pairs perfectly with the spiciness of the ginger beer and the tartness of the…

Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies

Every holiday season I find myself eating copious amounts of cookies. From the cookie exchange parties to the tins left on my doorstep by loving friends, there is an intense amount of cookies consumed in a short period of time. My go-to cookie this time of year is a chewy gingerbread cookie. I seem to…

Maple Bourbon Bacon Wrapped Apricot Jalapeno Bites

These little bites are packed with flavor. The sweet apricot pairs beautifully with the salty bacon, and the touch of heat from the jalapeno is an unexpected surprise. You can serve them without the glaze, but I love the maple bourbon taste, as well as the shiny finish that the glaze gives the bites. This…

Cranberry Salsa

Living in Texas, salsa is always a must. This holiday version is fresh and delicious. It can be served with crackers or tortilla chips as an appetizer or right along with the turkey as part of the main meal. I like to serve it as is, but it is also delicious served over a block…

Cranberry Rosemary Mule

If I could put the flavor of the holiday season into a cocktail, this would be it. The cranberry, rosemary simple syrup together with the ginger beer and lime give this a sweet, refreshing flavor that is perfect for the season. I like to freeze some cranberries to throw in along with a sprig of…

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad Wraps

I often have leftover cooked chicken. This salad wrap might be my favorite thing to make with it. It is sweet, salty and colorful, making it perfect for lunch. You can also cut it into spirals for entertaining. It is delicious as a wrap but equally delicious served as a salad. Just add more arugula…

Ginger and Honey Glazed Carrots

Growing up, my grandmother would make honey glazed carrots for every holiday. I used to love these sticky, sweet treats and could not believe I was “eating my vegetables”. Then my mother began making them, but with her own personal flair. She added ginger. The combination of ginger, and honey, along with orange juice, gave…