INTIMATE NEW YEARS EVE

I love creating moods in my home. Whether I’m cooking for 1 or cooking for 12… I love creating an ambiance that makes the night relaxing, fun, and full of good conversation. Since I’ve decided to stay in for New Year’s Eve this year, I thought why not create my very own intimate New Year’s Eve evening; complete with a delicious simple dinner and lots of sweets. If you’re thinking about doing the same thing, then here is some inspiration on how to ring in the New Year with a color palette of silver & gold.
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CHRISTMAS FETTUCCINE

I love eating family style meals for Christmas, but since I ate so much on Thanksgiving, I thought I’d eat just 1 thing during this holiday (laughs). And lately, I’ve been craving Italian food. Since I’ve been busy eating healthy, to work off the pounds I happily piled on (laughs), I still haven’t lost my craving for Italian food.
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2 WAYS TO RE-DO LEFTOVER TURKEY

Every year, I’m always faced with the same dreaded question: “What the heck am I going to do with all this turkey.” I always seem to go overboard and make too much during the holidays. Blame it on my mom and the way she taught me how to cook (laughs). Since I’m stuck with more of this delicious roasted turkey then I expected, it’s time to go into my ‘do over‘ mode.
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DESSERT ANYONE?

thanksgivingdessert14Besides the food, I LOVE a good dessert on Thanksgiving that causes you to close your eyes, smile, and then unbutton your pants to give your tummy a relief when no one’s looking (laughs). When that happens, you know you over ate and had the best time at Thanksgiving (laughs). And with every year, comes more dessert options. read more >