Cider Glazed Pork Chops with Mascarpone Polenta, Onions and Apples

We celebrated Max’s 1st birthday in the heart of October with this quintessential fall dish!  Creamy mascarpone polenta warms you from the inside out and pork chops are such a fantastic tribute to Harvest Season.  Sauteed onions and apples are luxuriously humble and the cider glaze brings us home.  Wishful thinking as a mother that I have […]

Fall Heaven Cupcakes have arrived!

Pure Olivio olive oil and organic pumpkin puree are the secret to a dream like moist density in this fall spice cake. Topped with a to-die-for Maple Cream Cheese frosting and a little Heath Bar Crunch? Well yes, these are called Fall Heaven Cupcakes for a reason! Tip: I always substitute Pure Olive Oil when […]

Bubbling Black Plum Crisp

Crisp Autumn air is a call to the kitchen for me.  The delightful yet chaotic summer schedule is replaced by a welcomed structure and my little family finds a fresh routine.  My orange clove candles are lit, cider is mulling, the millet is planted at the front door and I’m diggin’ harvest season!   Living on the […]

Macarons~ An Autumn Trio

Let’s face it, macarons are chic little buggers.  How can we even think of calories when something is this adorable and well dressed?  With a few basic tools and a little finesse, macarons are simple to execute.  Below is the my Basic Macaron Recipe.  The recipe provides a solid base structure to customize anyway you […]

“Barefoot or Tux, Everyone Eats” ~ Fable Farm

A crisp fall night, a cauldron of “Stone Soup“, al fresco dining family-style with neighbors and a play in the midst of the sunflowers, apple trees and hay bails… I must be dreaming. AJ and I own a small piece of land in the beautiful Town of Barnard, VT located in the Upper Valley Region […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Walnuts and Gingersnap Crust- Grab your fork!

OK, no sooner did I get off the phone with my mother-in-law to confirm the dishes I will bring down for Thanksgiving this year (PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE at the top of the list!) did I find out that my 3 adorable nephews and niece are each making their own pie for the family.  Soooo cute-  how […]

Tie a scarf like a Hot Italian Woman!