Recipe

Sausage and Kale Pumpkin Pasta

I’ve been craving all of the savory fall flavors! It is hard to get pumpkin off the brain, so when I got this fabulous pasta bowl from Vietre recently, I knew I needed to jump in the kitchen and whip up a new creation! Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 13 oz. Kielbasa Sausage (Roughly Chopped)

  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

  • 17 oz. of Gigli Pasta

  • 3 Cups of Raw Kale (Roughly Chopped)

  • 8 oz Sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms 

  • Salt and Pepper to taste 

  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder

  • 25 oz. Jar of Pumpkin Pasta Sauce or Try this Recipe.

  • Freshly Grated Parmesan

Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Roughly Chop your Sausage into halves and quartered pieces.

  3. Spread out evenly on a lined sheet pan. Bake for 20 minutes.

  4. While your sausage crisps, cook pasta according to package directions - al dente. Drain and run cold water to stop the cooking process, set aside.

  5. In a large sauce pan, combine Olive Oil, Kale and Mushrooms. Sauté for 5-10 minutes until everything is soft.

  6. Add in your jar of sauce, chili powder, salt and pepper. Mix well.

  7. Remove Sausage from the oven and add into the sauce mixture. Mix well ands let simmer on medium low heat for 10 minutes.

  8. In a large bowl, spoon in just some the liquid portion of your sauce. Toss the pasta in sauce.

  9. Then prepare bowls with sauce on the base, pasta (just tossed), and sauce containing Kale and Mushrooms.

  10. Top with grated Parmesan, and Cracked Pepper. Serve!

Banana Nut Bread

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Ingredients:

  • 4 Extra Ripe Bananas

  • 2 Eggs

  • 3 Tablespoons of Honey

  • 1/4 Cup of Sugar

  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Paste

  • 8 Tablespoons of Unsalted Butter (Melted)

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour

  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Soda

  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Powder

  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon

  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt

  • 1/2 Cup of Chopped Walnuts

  • 1/2 Cup of Chopped Pecans

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, mash Bananas until broken down. Add in your Eggs, and mix well. Make sure the yellow is totally combined.

  3. Next, add in melted Butter, Honey, Sugar and Vanilla Paste. Mix well.

  4. In separate bowl, whisk together the Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Cinnamon and Salt.

  5. Next, slowly add in dry ingredients into the wet ingredient bowl. Lastly, add in your Walnuts and Pecans.

  6. Mix until fully combined.

  7. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until brown and a tooth-pick test is clean.

  8. Let sit and cool before removing from pan.


Skillet Goat Cheese Dip

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Skillet Goat Cheese Dip

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. Herbed Goat Cheese 

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

  • 1/2 Cup Yellow Onion Thinly Sliced

  • 1 Cloves of Garlic, Minced

  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, Sliced Vertically 

  • 1 Tablespoon Honey

  • 1/2 Tablespoon Mustard 

  • Toasted French Bread Rounds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. In a small skillet, combine Olive Oil, Tomatoes, Garlic and Onions. Sauté on medium heat, until brown and soft. Add in the Honey and the Mustard. Mix well and reduce heat to low for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. 

  3. In a Medium sized cast iron skillet (16 oz.), OR two small cast iron skillets (8 oz. each) spread Goat Cheese evenly. 

  4. Top with the Honey Mustard mixture. 

  5. Cover top with Cracked Pepper to taste.

  6. Bake for 10 minutes, then broil for 2 more minutes, or until brown on top. Keep an eye out, because it will brown fast!

  7. Serve warm with French Bread Rounds.

Lavender Pound Cake

I had the most lovely wedding last weekend, where we used lavender for the flower girls. I bought a ton, and kept some for myself- I had some yummy recipes in mind… the first is this delicious Lavender Pound Cake! We have a restaurant in town that serves Lavender Pound Cake with strawberries and cream. It is one of my favorites, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. It was successful, I hope y’all enjoy!

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Lavender Pound Cake

ingredients:

Lavender Pound Cake
  • 1, 8 oz. Package of Cream Cheese
  • 3 Sticks of Unsalted Butter, Room Temp
  • 3 Cups of Granulated Sugar 
  • 6 Eggs 
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Lavender Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Dried Lavender 
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Cups of Sifted Cake Flour 
  • 1 Teaspoon Sifted Baking Powder 
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt

instructions:

Lavender Poundcake
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine Cream Cheese and Butter. 
  2. Begin Creaming together the two, and then slowly add in the Sugar.
  3. Once combined, begin mixing in one Egg at a time. 
  4. While liquid ingredients are mixing, sift together, Flour, Baking Powder, and Salt. 
  5. Next, slowly add in the Flour Mixture.
  6. Once fully combined, add in Vanilla Extract, Lavender Oil, and Dried Lavender.
  7. Mix Well, then pour into a fully greased Pound Cake pan.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
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Super Bowl Macaron Hack

I have a fun little hack for all my macaron lovers out there. Let’s add some jazz and make macarons perfect for the Super Bowl. All I’ve done here is, whip up a batch of Royal Icing and grabbed a few fun sprinkles!

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Super Bowl Macarons

ingredients:

Super Bowl Macarons
  • Chocolate and Variety Macarons 
  • 16 Oz. of Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Egg Whites 
  • 1/2 Cup of Room Temperature Water 
  • Zip Lock or Piping Bags 
  • Sprinkles 

instructions:

Super Bowl Macarons
  1. Remove Macarons from packaging, or if you're wanting to attempt making them yourself, I've linked it here! Place on a cutting board or clean flat surface. 
  2. Begin making Royal Icing by combining Powdered Sugar, Water and Egg Whites. 
  3. Mix Ingredients on high until there are no lumps, and icing is thick. 
  4. Separate the Icing, half into a piping bag, and half into a dipping bowl. 
  5. Next you will cut a tiny hole at the tip of your piping bag and begin decorating the chocolate Macarons to resemble a football. Set all chocolate football Macarons on flat surface to dry. 
  6. Next you will begin decorating your sprinkle options. Pour your selected sprinkles into a separate small mixing bowl. Dip the face of your Macaron into the Icing Bowl and slightly rotate to let excess icing settle (this will help from caking on too many sprinkles, and having a chunky look).
  7. After dipping in icing, you will lightly dip in the sprinkle bowl- making sure all face space is covered. Set aside with chocolate Macarons. 
  8. Refrigerate for one hour, then serve!
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Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Ganache

If you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert, I have you covered! Decadent Fudge Brownies covered is a rich Chocolate Ganache. These are easy and irresistable! Scroll to the bottom for some silly Valentine’s Day jokes.

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Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Ganache

Delicious Fudge Brownies topped with Chocolate Ganache, Gold and Rose Petals

ingredients:

Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Ganache
  • 1 Cup of Unsalted Butter (Softened)
  • 2 Cups of Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Large Eggs at Room temperature
  • 3 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract 
  • 1 1/4 Cups Unsweetened Cocoa 
  • 1 Cup of All Purpose Flour 
  • 1 Teaspoon of Kosher Salt 
  • 1/2 Cup of Heavy Whipping Cream 
  • 8 Oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Edible Rose Petals and Gold Dust

instructions:

Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Ganache
  1. Preheat oven to 365 degrees. Next line a Brownie Pan (9x13) with Parchment Paper covering sides. You can trim it down slightly once you've filled with Brownie mixture.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the Butter and Sugar. Next, add Eggs and Vanilla Extract, one at a time. 
  3. Reduce the mixing speed to low. In a separate large bowl, sift together Cocoa and Flour. 
  4. Begin adding sifted Cocoa Flour mixture to the wet ingredients in mixing bowl. Increase speed to medium and add in the salt. 
  5. Once fully combined pour mix into your lined baking pan. 
  6. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. 
  7. While Brownies cool begin making Ganache. 
  8. In a medium microwavable bowl heat Heavy Whipping cream for 1 minute, remove from microwave and add in Chocolate Chips.
  9. Let sit for 2 minutes, then being mixing. Once fully combined and all the lumps are gone, pour over Brownies. Make sure you spread evenly, then scatter your rose petals.
  10. Let Brownies set up for a few hours. Then you can sprinkle with edible gold, I used a clean paint brush and shook overtop. Slice and enjoy!
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  • Did Adam and Eve ever have a Date? -No they had an Apple.

  • What did the toast say to the butter on Valentine’s Day? -You’re my butter half.

  • What did one Watermelon say to another Watermelon on Valentine’s Day? -You’re one in a melon to me.

  • What kind of flowers do you never give on Valentine's Day? - Cauliflowers

  • Roses are grey, Violets are grey, Everything is grey… I am a dog.

  • What did the French chef give to his wife on Valentine’s Day? - A hug and a quiche!

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve never met a cookie I didn’t like… but I’ve really never met a sweet and salty combo I could resist. These Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies are something you write home about! Enjoy, and don’t blame your tight pants on me!

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

ingredients:

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 3 Sticks of Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Cups of Granulated Sugar 
  • 1 Cup of Light Brown Sugar (Packed)
  • 2 Eggs (Room Temp)
  • 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla
  • 4 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
  • 2 Cups of Flour 
  • 12 oz Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • Sea Salt (to taste)

instructions:

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine Butter and Sugars on medium speed.
  3. Cream together, but do not over-mix. 
  4. Once combined, add in the Eggs one at a time and then the Vanilla.
  5. Reduce speed to low and begin adding in Baking Powder and Flour (one teaspoon/cup a time).
  6. Lastly, you will add in the Chocolate Chips. Once fully mixed, stop mixer and scrape sides of the bowl. 
  7. Begin rolling dough into tight two inch thick dough balls. Place on a greased cookie sheet or silpat layer. 
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. 
  9. Remove from oven and begin salting tops of cookies while still hot. Enjoy!
  10. You can freeze remaining dough for one week. 
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