Mulled Wine

We haven’t seen rain in San Francisco for over 2 months. 2 months! And when it did rain 2 months ago, it only rained for one day…it’s so weird and I’m anxiously waiting for some drops so that we can get some snow up in Tahoe. Fortunately for me, I’m running away and heading to the warm beaches of Mexico for a few days this week! Muahaha. But when I get back…I expect rain. :) However, the warm weather has not stopped my friends and I from embracing Fall and enjoying some seasonal festivities (including a Friendsgiving potluck this past Saturday and a friendly game of softball yesterday). In my opinion, the best way to celebrate the holiday season is by chowing down on some delicious food and sipping on tasty drinks. Warm, spiced drinks scream comfort to me. It’s quite possibly my favorite part of the holiday season (besides [Continue Reading...]

Thomas Keller's Classic Roasted Chicken

I officially completed my first half marathon two Sundays ago! It was really hard and I am just starting to feel normal again but it was definitely worth it. The course for the U.S. Half is stunning. You run from Fort Mason in the Marina to the Golden Gate Bridge and then back, with a loop in the Presidio and one giant hill on the other side of the bridge (plus many other hills before that). I ran the race with 3 of my friends and a few work friends. Another group of friends even came to cheer us on and they made me this sign below! It was a complete surprise and I love that they used the blog haha. It was so awesome to see them standing at mile 12, right before the last big hill, and I’m so excited to cross the long 13.1 run off my list!!! [Continue Reading...]

Biscoff Apple Crisp with Biscoff Caramel Sauce

I was recently given the opportunity to work with Biscoff and create a recipe with their ridiculously delicious Biscoff Cookie Spreads. Let’s just say that I’ve been eating this stuff non-stop, and I could eat 10 more jars. No questions asked. I love Biscoff cookies but have never really tried the spreads. I was missing out–this stuff is addicting! I’ve been spreading it on crackers, eating it with apples, and just straight out of the jar via giant spoons. Someone help me. I normally don’t even like to eat too much sweet stuff at one time but what’s not to love about cookies in the form of a spread?! Genius. And I could also make 10 more batches of this Biscoff apple crisp! But wait, it get’s better. Biscoff caramel sauce also happened. And it’s the most amazing caramel sauce ever!!! I hinted about it on Instagram but no one was able to guess that the secret [Continue Reading...]

Split Pea Soup with Smoked Ham

I’ve just discovered the greatness of homemade split pea soup. It’s so simple to make, your house smells like stew, and it’s great to eat on a rainy day. It’s been raining like crazy in San Francisco but it’s ok because that means that there’s going to be a lot of snow in Tahoe this winter! YES! Soooooooo a pound of dried split peas cost me $1.39 at Whole Foods. So cheap. I love it!! The most expensive item in this soup is the ham hock (shank?…what’s the difference??) and it was about $8. So for just over $10 I was able to make a HUGE pot of soup which fed about 8 people…multiple times. MORE IMPORTANTLY: Do you guys remember The Holiday Project last year????? Well this year, it’s back!!! I’ve been keeping it a secret but now it’s time to share because it’s all coming together! I started the [Continue Reading...]

Pumpkin Cheesecake

It’s Friday (TGIF!) so we’re celebrating :) I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW…pumpkin was so last month. But you know what? Pumpkin will never go out of style, no matter what people say. And neither will cheesecake. It’s just the truth. I’m so ready for the weekend! Life has been a little hectic and busy lately. But I guess life has to be crazy every once in a while or else it wouldn’t be any fun, right? I’m excited to grab some dinner with friends tonight and then spend the weekend baking my little heart out. And watching Christmas movies, of course. And listening to this song (I just LOVE it!!). Oh, and I’ll also be channeling all of my strength towards NOT buy everything from Sur La Table regardless of how many sale/find the perfect gift emails and catalogs they send me! You guys, I also have something really, REALLY [Continue Reading...]

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