Pumpkin Panna Cotta

I’m participating in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) which means I’m blogging every day of November, 2013! I’ve got a thing for creamy, custard-like sweets. The Italian dessert panna cotta

chocolate mint cookies

Chewy Fair-Trade Chocolate Mint Cookies

Last year around the holidays, I discovered and fell hard for Cooks Illustrated‘s recipe for chewy chocolate cookies. I adored their lovely soft texture and how they contain the perfect

Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrub

As promised, I am back with another DIY holiday gift idea: a homemade Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrub that smooths and nourishes the skin. I’m a total sucker for natural sugar

iced ginger bars

Iced Ginger Bars and NYCookieSwap Recap

The 2nd annual NYC Cookie Swap was held this past Sunday, and it was such an awesome event. It was an afternoon full of great people, beautiful cookies, and delicious

Red Kuri Squash Pie

I planted red kuri squash in my garden this year, and I wish I could say I grew the one below. Sadly, my plant didn’t do well at all, so

4th of July Cupcakes

I was going to tell you about my new honeybees (!) for eco-friendly Friday, but since you might want to make these 4th of July-inspired cupcakes for the holiday, I’ll

Sweet Potato Indian Pudding

The first time I made Indian Pudding was for dessert last Thanksgiving. Because I am serving this pumpkin cheesecake, I decided not to make Indian Pudding again this year. But

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pears

I very much look forward to the appearance of Brussels sprouts in my local markets; they are one of my favorite winter/fall veggies. They are also seriously nutritious, with lots

Sweetly Spiced Sweet Potato Puree

This sweet potato purée is a great dish for the fall. It does not contain a lot of fat or much added sweetener, so there’s no need to save it