SPRITZ COCKTAIL

SPRITZ COCKTAIL

I am hoping that if I keep making Spring and Summer recipes that it will encourage the weather to warm up! I have been interested in making a spritz cocktail ever since it hit Instagram like crazy last year. Unfortunately, I was in the process of moving and adjusting to life in Chicago, so I didn’t get the chance to try it out. I posted a Spritz photo to my Instagram and got several questions about how to make it or what recipe I used. As requested, here is the Aperol Spritz recipe I use.

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GARLIC & HERB-ROASTED CARBONARA

GARLIC & HERB-ROASTED CARBONARA

Now that the holiday season has come to an end, it’s time to settle in because the cold is here to stay for a few months. This recipe has the warm comfort food feeling with all of the flavor you are looking for in the winter. Pasta, especially homemade pasta, is my favorite comfort food. I made this recipe one night for dinner and absolutely loved it. I posted pictures on my Instagram story and got several requests for this recipe.  Continue reading “GARLIC & HERB-ROASTED CARBONARA”

MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS COOKIE

MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS COOKIE

I am finally back to reality, I visited my family over the weekend to celebrate Christmas early. We made tons of cookies, fruit cake, fudge, and so much more. I love baking in the kitchen, put some Christmas music on, fill a glass of wine, and make cookies with some of my favorite people… I don’t know what could be better. Each year, I love decorating sugar cookies and sneaking the occasional piece of fudge but there is one cookie above all that is my favorite…  Continue reading “MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS COOKIE”

FRESH HOMEMADE PASTA

FRESH HOMEMADE PASTA

HAPPY NATIONAL PASTA DAY!

I hope you all enjoy pasta as much as I do, if not you might be reading the wrong blog post. As it is National Pasta Day, a holiday I think we can all get on board with, I decided to make pasta from scratch. I am not an expert by any means, this is harder than it looks and it takes some time, not to mention, the mess! But, it is SO much fun to make your own pasta. This would be a great date night activity or fun to make when you have friends over, just make sure you start early if you want to eat by 7pm. Continue reading “FRESH HOMEMADE PASTA”

WHIPPED FETA & HONEY DIP

WHIPPED FETA & HONEY DIP

As fall approaches, I am spending less time outside and more time at home or entertaining friends. I love to entertain people, it feels good to welcome others and make them feel at home. Drinks are great to keeping the party going, but food and snacks are a must. So, I have been on the hunt for snacks that are moderately healthy and delicious.

I went to the farmers market recently to scope out some snacky ideas, among other fun things, and sampled some amazing fresh goat cheese. Ever since, I have been obsessed with finding fresh feta. I began searching feta recipes, the best kinds of feta, and where to get fresh feta…you get the idea. I came across a recipe that I am in love with!
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