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…

Fall Salad with Apples and Fennel

  This salad combines some of my favourite fall flavours and looks beautiful on the Thanksgiving table. It works well as a light first course, but may also be served as a meal. If I have candied or toasted pecan on hand, I love to add them for a nice crunch. It is delicious with…

Spiked Cranberry Sauce

This is an extremely easy and impressive recipe to make for Thanksgiving. It travels perfectly, so it is one of the easiest things to make and bring over to someone’s house. I add a little alcohol to my cranberry sauce to take the flavour to a whole other level. It can be made a few…