Happy Thanksgiving week! Plans and preparations are in full swing around here and we’ve had a blast coming up with a few new fun family traditions this year that have been great for my busy toddler. If you’re still putting the finishing touches on your plans for the big day, consider adding my Sweet Potato Pumpkin Rolls to your menu or throw together a batch of my Pumpkin Spiced Homemade Play Dough for your little ones to play with leading up to the big feast.


This yummy roll recipe that I collaborated with Naomi of Love Taza on, is a fun way to incorporate your toddler into the Thanksgiving meal! You can find the full recipe and post here.


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To combine both cooking and crafting, check out this fun Pumpkin Spiced Homemade Play Dough that Ollie has been loving lately. This was a fun cooking craft to put together for the Land of Nod blog – I always love the opportunity to contribute to their great content. Find all of the details here. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Thanksgiving Resources

Nov 25, 2014

It’s Thanksgiving week! I can’t believe the holiday season is already here. If you’re anything like me, you’re frantically putting together your menu for this week. I’m hosting a large group in my tiny NYC apartment, so it’s all about easy and efficient this year!  I’ve compiled a few of my Thanksgiving posts here for those of you who still need a little help pulling that menu together.


A comprehensive list of my go-to recipes for each dish you’ll be serving at Thanksgiving! 



Mix and Match Thanksgiving Stuffings (4 different recipes!) 




The dish I look forward to most every year at Thanksgiving and a few of my family traditions 




My Mile Pie Apple Pie recipe (along with my perfected pie crust techniques!) 




Have a happy, safe, and delicious Thanksgiving everyone!






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I had the incredible opportunity to work with Dig Brooklyn earlier this summer to create a culinary inspired balcony that made the most of our outdoor space. Moving to an apartment in the city with ANY outdoor space is a huge bonus. I wanted to take full advantage of having this space with a beautiful view and create an area that would be a perfect spot to de-stress on summer nights. I’ve admired Dig Brooklyn’s work for a long time and couldn’t help myself from reaching out to collaborate with them on this balcony project. They are true professionals and helped me to create a space that was manageable and serene with a culinary twist. We planted traditional herbs, cherry tomatoes, and a few crazier varieties like pineapple mint and stevia. It was such a treat to be able to turn to my balcony for some of my cooking needs this summer. They were a dream to work with and there hasn’t been a day that’s gone by since moving here that I haven’t looked out onto my balcony and had my heart flutter a little bit. My sister Kylie made this fantastic video of the install process and there are a few photos below to give you a closer look.



AFTER: With Chuck the Dig Brooklyn master!






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One of my favorite recipes that really got a boost from my balcony the past couple of months was my Peach Salad with Tomatoes, Feta and Basil Vinaigrette. I already miss summer peaches! Beautiful letterpress herb markers via Half Pint Ink Studio. 


Do you grow your own herbs or garden? Do you find that it enhances your experience as a home cook?

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Like so many, we love to go apple picking every fall and always come home with more apples than we can get through. It’s a good problem to have! But I always have a twinge of guilt when I start to see the apples head south. I’ve partnered with the lovely Naomi Davis from LoveTaza to come up with a few out of the box apple recipes that can be used for any meal – breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. These ideas go beyond the expected apple pie or crisp and are a blast to make, especially if you have kids or toddlers who are particularly excited about using up the family’s apple bounty. Head on over to her site to get the recipes and get a sneak peek of the delicious lineup below.

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Oct 02, 2014

I’m finding myself hanging on to the very last bit of summer! Last week actually still felt like summer in NYC, but this week I feel like fall has officially arrived. If you’re like me and not quite ready to move on to fall in the kitchen cooking with ingredients like butternut squash and pumpkin, indulge in these easy S’mores options that will remind you of summer and best of all can be made at home. They’re also a great dessert option for watching the big game with friends on the weekend!


S’mores Pudding Pie

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Smore’s Granola Bites

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S’more’s Bars


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