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Polenta Cakes with Mushroom Ragu

These crispy pan-fried polenta cakes are topped with a simple mushroom ragu. Elegant, delicious and easy, they’re the perfect party appetizer. Every year the same thing happens. My imagination conjures up some over the top, sequin studded, champagne sipping, New Year’s eve party. I fantasize about fancy passed hors d’oeuvres on silver platters and wearing …

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Chocolate Dipped Clementines

Chocolate dipped clementines are an easy, delicious snack perfect for winter time citrus that satisfy a sweet tooth in relatively healthy way. It’s Wednesday. Holy flipping hell, I have 4 days to finish Christmas shopping. I think I’ve kind of screwed myself too because now that I finally know what I want to get those …

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Orange Pineapple Smoothie

Ever have a week where you’re itching to get through it because you keep thinking there’s something exciting waiting for you come the weekend but then you realize there’s not and you actually have no plans besides maybe starting your Christmas shopping. No? Just me? I’ve woken up three mornings in a row now “excited” …

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Pomegranate Bark with Almonds

This dark chocolate pomegranate bark with sliced almonds is perfect for a homemade holiday gift or treat. I know what you’re thinking… “Pomegranate?? Didn’t she just talk about how they weren’t worth the effort in those pomegranate chocolate chip pancakes?” I know! I KNOW. I did. And, I lied. Well, not really lied. They totally …

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