gingerbread whoopie pies and hot buttered rum sauce

Eggnog, gingerbread and peppermint flavors are on the menu this holiday season. Christmas may come once a year, but there are 25 days in December to get your holiday flavor fix. Incorporate festive tastes like eggnog, gingerbread and peppermint into everything from breakfast dishes to DIY gifts, scrumptious syrups and sips with recipes created and inspired … Continue reading gingerbread whoopie pies and hot buttered rum sauce

Tips for finding and cutting the perfect Christmas Tree

Foraging for and cutting your own Christmas tree is a fun, rewarding experience for the whole family. If you have little ones, this can quickly become a new tradition. We have a few tips and tricks for finding the perfect tree this year. Before you go Boots: Dress warm and watch your feet. Once you … Continue reading Tips for finding and cutting the perfect Christmas Tree

Blakely Trettenero’s simple holiday cooking tips

Blakely Trettenero's delicious Mushroom, Herb and Gruyere Puffs pair perfectly with her Cranberry Orange Champagne Cocktail.

Maria Rodale’s Scratch Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner is easier than you think. Maria Rodale shares her thanksgiving menu with tips from her  cook book Scratch, which is filled dozens of home-spun recipes. When Maria Rodale cooks her annual Thanksgiving Dinner, nothing comes out of a can or a box, not even the cranberry sauce. Her menu this year includes tried … Continue reading Maria Rodale’s Scratch Thanksgiving

Bonfire Celebrations and Halloween

Reprint: Originally posted 2016By Karie Engels I have always found it interesting to reach deep inside a custom and pull it up and out by the roots.  When we do this, we have the ability to peer back to into a different age and catch a tiny glimpse of our ancestry. And if we are … Continue reading Bonfire Celebrations and Halloween

Francois Payard’s Apple Honey Cake

We are getting close to setting our clocks back an hour for daylight savings time, and soon the holiday season will begin. Grocer coolers will fill to the top with turkeys and foil roasting pans will find their way to the end of every aisle. Candy canes and Christmas themed M&M's will be artfully placed … Continue reading Francois Payard’s Apple Honey Cake

bourbon peach cobbler

The peach. One of Mother Nature's greatest summer gifts. There's nothing like biting into a ripe, juicy peach. Whether you're eating it whole, slicing it into fresh cream, ice cream, or canning or baking, the smell of the peach reminds us that fall is on its way. Summer's last hurrah. We have paired our late … Continue reading bourbon peach cobbler

Gaea’s Creamy Pumpkin Soup

“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath With autumn on the horizon, we begin to change colors and scents inside our homes to coordinate with Mother Nature’s canvas outdoors. Warmer colors, spicier scents and rougher textures … Continue reading Gaea’s Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Santa Margherita Floral Winesicles

If you're looking for a dazzling dessert to wow friends and family this weekend, we have you covered.   With their powerful and unique flavors, textures and colors, edible flowers have gained popularity as a creative and innovative ingredient for the culinary world ~Wikipedia   This recipe is perfect for your any outdoor party or even packed … Continue reading Santa Margherita Floral Winesicles