Fall into the Kitchen

The title of this post is meant to be punny, not literal; though those who know me would say I am clumsy. This post is about welcoming fall cooking to the kitchen, since we just welcomed the fall season last week, and with that I bring and you a fall breakfast and appetizer.

This past Friday I served this gruyere mushroom and caramelized onion bites as an appetizer. I decided on this app because I am always looking for something new that isn’t mainly cheese. Don’t get me wrong I love cheese, its my other half, my best friend, everything to me, but sometimes its not the most creative because it is a typical go to for appetizers. What I loved about this recipe is that the filling could be made ahead so its an easy prep while mingling with people type of app. Also it of course has cheese in it, so its a win win situation. The mushrooms are hearty and the puff pasty is buttery and flaky—its like serving fall on a pillow.

On Sunday I enjoyed these dirty chai muffins with coffee and Netflix (Once Upon a Time is back). These taste like fall mixed with Christmas. I liked these muffins because they weren’t pumpkin spice, so once again something different.

The time is here people—start cooking like it!





Baby is Brewing


On Saturday Kara, Allegra, and I hosted a baby shower for our friend Melissa! I was in my element—I LOVE to host and plan. I get so excited to make all the list; shopping list, mapping out the day by day plan, and hour by hour plan for the morning of the party! I made a cake, fruit tarts, spring rolls, and tomato soup shooters with mini grilled cheese.

It was a day filled with games, we guessed baby food ingredients, and more drinking than expected; Melissa is the first of our Denver friend group to have a baby so the booze were still flowing.

I picked a peaches and cream cake since it is peach season and then made a dark chocolate mini fruit tarts because the mom-to-be loves dark chocolate. The spring rolls and soup were more random picks but I liked them because they were a little different and fun!

The cake toppers, fitting the Baby is Brewing theme, were the homage to Michigan; Bell’s IPA and Michigan State University colored baby bottle.

Peaches and Cream Cake

Dark Chocolate Fruit Tart – I used the shell and custard recipe from this link and then followed this link to make it dark chocolate

Grilled Cheese Tomato Bisque Shooters

Bahn Mi Spring Rolls