I know I’m very late to the Instant Pot train. But I have arrived, and my mind is blown. When it comes to a batch of risotto, there is something quite charming about standing over the stove, stirring, and stirring, and stirring again… But when you arrive home from a full 8-5 stretch, your arms are already sore from early morning boot camp that day, and you are very, very hungry, the Instant Pot version of risotto is not just satisfying — it is miraculous.
Simply stunning and exactly in line with your Christmas decor, here’s my recommended recipe for the holiday. Packed with super foods and just enough sweetness, you’ll be happy you had a salad on the table to balance those desserts!!
‘Tis the season, y’all. Classic cookies prompt nostalgia and pure delight on so many levels, and these gingerbread men fit the bill beautifully. An overnight chill will yield perfect shapes, so try to plan these out if your schedule allows! Cheers.
You wouldn’t believe it, but these Hanukkah latkes are oven-baked and absolutely delicious. You’ll avoid the smell of oil, the clean-up of oil, and the less-than-healthy benefits of oil—which leaves you with all the goodness of crispy golden potato pancakes and a side of applesauce.
Hanukkah is a festive holiday on its own, absolutely; but its typical timing weeks before Christmas causes a hiccup in preparation. Thanksgiving weekend ended just a week ago, and we’re already lighting the menorah?!
Fried pickles, y’all. Believe it or not, I never deep fry in my own kitchen. Yet there was something unique about this weekend’s beautiful autumn weather—crisp and cool yet sunny and inviting—coupled with our crew at the ranch and our timeless, stress-free agenda.
Cheese boards are my essential to any gathering, whether for two or two dozen; and time and time again, I rely on my friends at Murray's Cheese to bring a variety of cheeses and charcuteries to brighten the table and our taste buds.
My friend Mary Conley and I recently sat down for coffee, reflecting on our fast-paced lifestyles of blogging and otherwise — in my case, working full-time at an ad agency, and in her case, working full-time as a mom of two. She has always valued healthy eating and meals, but with two boys running full-speed, it’s tough to pull it all together!
Any guest of mine can expect a cheese and charcuterie board on my buffet or coffee table, no matter the party size. The communal appetizer is standard, and its flavor profiles vary by the season. Yet with Halloween around the corner, I jokingly threw around the idea to replace goat cheese and prosciutto with white chocolate drops and pecan brittle. My classic Halloween party centerpiece was thus founded, thanks to the experts at 116-year-old Dinstuhl’s, whose brittles and barks and all things chocolate created a picturesque board display.
Got plans Saturday? Look no further for your guide to a lively lunch spread for the Cinco de Mayo holiday. Reflective of summer's bold yet reawakening entry, the color palette and fresh menu provide the perfect excuse to sit back, sip a white sangria margarita, and enjoy a sunny weekend surrounded by great company and excellent ambiance.
St. Patrick's Day weekend, notorious for its rambunctious crowds and never-ending pitchers of beer, is less than two weeks away! The holiday shouldn't just defer to green beer (though cheers to that!)—Its Irish heritage and homage to spring's arrival call for an elegant St. Patty's set-up.
Let's be honest; when it comes to "pink," the first word that comes to my mind is "rosé." The trend that--let's be real-- isn't going anywhere anytime soon, rosé symbolizes the perfect unifier for gatherings of all occasions and, especially in this case, for Galentine's Day.