YOUR HOLIDAY TABLE
YOUR HOLIDAY MEAL
Tis’ the season to eat eat eat. I will say, I do love the seasonal spreads we get this time of year, but I usually always tend to walk away with a bloated belly and feeling of distaste. I teamed up with Arie Free and talked about some healthy ways to start a fall day, and not loose the spice of the season.
A simple fall gathering filled with veggies and greens. I know this season is usually filled with roasted birds, gravy and mash -- but this doesn't mean you can't change it up and try out something new.
One thing about the holiday season that NONE of us love is the abundance of carb heavy, sugary foods. I mean, we love them... but our belly's don't. However, that does NOT have to be the case at every dinner. I was in the kitchen again with Miss Chelsey Rose and we wanted to create a dish that was not only pretty impressive, but just all around tasty.
Tis the season to gather. That's what I like most about the fall. Yet another reason to set the table, jump in the kitchen and try out some new seasonal recipes. On this occasion, I spent the afternoon with fitness and health guru Chelsey Rose, browsing the the farmers market, testing out some new recipes and setting a simple sleek fall table. I am overjoyed to be working with this beauty, bringing some simple and healthy , seasonal appetizers your way. The perfect collection of snacks for a weekend gathering with friends.
YOUR HOLIDAY SWEETS
The flavor of this season is what I dream about all summer long, the spiced drinks...cakes... the pure thought of justified pumpkin spice in every single creation ... it's simply perfection. Now I know that Chai is not exactly linked together in the world of fall spice, but it basically is just a variation to it.
Spent some time baking with my sister Nicole while in Florida last month. We decided to make a coffee cake after buying some Stumptown Cold Brew and it was pretty tasty. I love how we decided to decorate this beauty of a cake. It's all about presentation my friends. We shot this on a stormy dark day in Florida, and I love how the images turned out. So perfect for some October feels.
Fall is officially here and you can sure smell it in my apartment. This is my all time favorite part of the year, as I could live off of the sweet taste of cinnamon and sugar. I just spent the last few weeks with my family in florida and whilst I was there, did some good home baking to kick off the season with my sister. Here is our Chai tea Glazed Cinnamon Buns-- watch as Nicole and I create some seasonal goodness.
YOUR HOLIDAY COCKTAIL
Part two of Chelsey Rose Health and our Christmas Morning Menu-- try our homemade Peppermint Chocolate Latte's -- or Peppermint Chocolate milk, for those caffeine free kids. I--- like many other's, absolutely die for a peppermint mocha latte the minute they are available in the shops. So I figured-- why not make one myself to share in the comfort of my own home with my friends and family on christmas.
This year's holiday punch
With the holidays literally at out doorstep, I find myself entertaining the most this time of year. With that comes lots of friends, lots of food and lots of boozing. Which also adds up to lots of dollars. A great way to save and also make something that everyone is a fan of is with sangria. I am a big fan of drinkable -- drinks, ones that are easy, light and can last you the day with only a little bit of tipsy. This is a take on a previous Bourbon-Spiced Sangria from last year, except this time we are using Pear.
As summer is quickly ending and the cool breezes of fall begin to blow, we start to see the seasonal change in our back yards and at the grocery. However, as we still have a good few weeks of warm weather at bay, I have created the perfect exchange of season spritzer that will cool you on a hot September day and help bring in fall.