Candied Almonds

In Germany, candied almonds are traditionally sold at fairs and Christmas markets. They are made fresh on the spot and packaged in small paper bags, so you can enjoy them while they are still warm and super crunchy. The good news is, you can easily make candied nuts at home in just 20 minutes. All you … More Candied Almonds

Eat More Salads – Three Simple Vinaigrettes

Do you ever feel like you are overindulging a little bit during the holidays? I don’t know about you, but I am just emerging from my post-Thanksgiving food coma. After all those rich side dishes and deliciously decadent desserts, I find myself craving fresh greens. One of the easiest ways to satisfy this hankering is a lightly dressed … More Eat More Salads – Three Simple Vinaigrettes

Mulled Red Wine

I’m back! After battling a pesky cold for the past week, I am finally well enough to put together a new recipe for you guys – and enjoying a cup of this delicious mulled wine is certainly helping me feel better, too. Ever since our neighbors put up their outdoor Christmas lights about two weeks … More Mulled Red Wine

Homemade Butter

  Making your own butter is one of the easiest basics ever, and there are many reasons to give it a try. Maybe you just want to learn/show your kids how butter is made, maybe you ran out of butter, but have some whipping cream at home and don’t want to run to the store … More Homemade Butter

Homemade Vanilla Extract

A couple of years ago, my awesome friend Jess of Petrichor Frames gave me a small bottle of homemade vanilla extract for Christmas (check out her website, she builds the most amazing custom bicycles, how kick-ass is that?). I thought the idea was super adorable, and the extract was so good that I used it all within one month. There … More Homemade Vanilla Extract