Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday Supper // Butternut Squash Ravioli

This is my all time favorite recipe, and for some reason it always tastes better on Sunday's! It's the perfect quick, easy and comforting meal. 
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Sugar Sage Butter Sauce


1 package butternut squash ravoli ( I like trader joes and costo the best! ) 
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
Pinch of salt to taste
Pinch cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage or one teaspoon dried rubbed sage
2 tablespoons milk

*Have all ingredients together as this comes together quickly!

    1. Cook pasta in boiling water 3 mins. 
    2. While pasta cooks, start the sauce. 
    3. Heat saucepan on low/medium heat
    4. Melt butter
    5. Add brown sugar, salt, cayenne and      
    6. Stir until butter is completely melted
    7. Turn off heat and whisk in milk,      
        stirring constantly. 
    8. Add ravoli to sauce and toss lightly. 
    9. Sprinkle with fresh graded 
        parmesan, grab a glass of wine and 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Visions of Valentine's Day

Hope you all had a fabulous valentines day, or like at our house valentines week! Here are some random shots from my iphone of our festivities! xoxo

my favorite valentine's treat :) we bought a dozen this year and it was the best decision ever.

 obsessed with this color of roses :)
 pink treats for our little princess
festive donuts and red nails are a must
table for two :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cupid's Crack & Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Happy Valentines Week! Last night I started the first round of my Valentine's baking. Cupid's Crack and Chocolate Dipped Pretzels are two of my favorite desserts because you can easily change them up for each holiday. All you have to do is switch up the sprinkles and m&m's! Also, they are somewhat healthy :)

First I made the chocolate dipped pretzels. I saved a little bit of the melted chocolate for the Cupid's Crack!

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Valentines Sprinkles

1. Melt chocolate in double boiler
2. Dip pretzels in chocolate and set on silpat lined baking sheet
3. Sprinkle with Valentine's sprinkles
4. Let Dry and serve in airtight container. 

I based the Cupid's Crack off this recipe. I left out the chex this time, but you can really add anything you want - peanuts, chocolate chips ( I think chez it's would be good for a Halloween version!)

Cupid's Crack

1 bag popcorn
1/2 cup m&m's
1/2 cup pretzels - broken up
Valentines Sprinkles

1. Pop popcorn in microwave and spread on silpat lined baking sheet. 
2. Break up pretzels and sprinkle on top of popcorn. 
3. Add m&m's and any other toppings you want!
4. Melt chocolate in double boiler and spoon over popcorn/ toppings. 
5. Top with sea salt and sprinkles!
6. Let dry, break it up and store in airtight container.