Classic Spice Cookies with Vanilla Whiskey Frosting

I love a good pie as much as the next person, but sometimes all I want after the big Thanksgiving meal is a small piece of something sweet. That’s why I’ve been team cookies-on-Thanksgiving for years, and this is one of my favorite recipes! It’s a classic, chewy spice cookie recipe that gets smothered inContinue reading “Classic Spice Cookies with Vanilla Whiskey Frosting”

Buttery Dinner Rolls

When I set out to create a dinner roll recipe, I had a few criterion I needed to hit: I wanted a firm, somewhat crusty outside, a soft interior, and extreme buttery flavor. My mind immediately went to a crescent roll flavor, although I knew that crescent rolls were too soft on the outside forContinue reading “Buttery Dinner Rolls”

Butternut Mashed Potatoes with Sage Compound Butter

Butternut Mashed Potatoes with Sage Compound Butter is my take on a classic mashed potato. I love a good mashed potato, but the combination of skin-on red potatoes with the butternut squash is something like magic. Especially paired with the extremely easy (but wow-worthy) sage compound butter, this dish is perfect for your Thanksgiving table.Continue reading “Butternut Mashed Potatoes with Sage Compound Butter”

Curried Pumpkin Chickpeas with Cucumber Raita

Curried Pumpkin Chickpeas with Cucumber Raita is literally comfort in a bowl. I know you may be thinking, “I’ve definitely seen other food bloggers with recipes for curry chickpeas,” and you’re right! However, none of them are as good as mine. I say that humbly, but also based in fact. Many other recipes I cameContinue reading “Curried Pumpkin Chickpeas with Cucumber Raita”

Gorgonzola-Stuffed Chicken with Delicata Squash

Gorgonzola-Stuffed Chicken with Delicata Squash is a relatively low-effort meal that feels luxurious. If you’ve never cooked bone-in chicken breasts before, this is the perfect recipe to ease you in. Bone-in chicken breasts offer so much more flavor than their boneless, skinless counterparts, and I love saving the bones for making bone broth afterwards. DelicataContinue reading “Gorgonzola-Stuffed Chicken with Delicata Squash”

Apple Bourbon Spoon Cake

Here’s the deal: I call this a spoon cake. In reality, it’s not a spoon cake. It’s more like a crumbly, shortbready, delicious, hard-to-name object that comes out of your oven and tastes amazing. So I settled with spoon cake, because you have to spoon it out of the pan to eat it. Juicy applesContinue reading “Apple Bourbon Spoon Cake”

Shamelessly (Less) Fussy Fall Picks – A Curated List by The Ardent Cook

If there’s anything I’m passionate about, it’s home and kitchen knick knacks. More specifically, I love creating a mood or feeling when serving food to people, and one of the ways I do that is by using different serving platters, utensils, linens, etc. for different seasons. Now let’s be clear: I don’t like clutter, butContinue reading “Shamelessly (Less) Fussy Fall Picks – A Curated List by The Ardent Cook”

Warm Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Warm Roasted Cauliflower Salad is a gourmet take on a traditional vegetable side. The days of steaming cauliflower are over and have been replaced by roasting. I know everyone is probably up to their ears in cauliflower recipes, from cauliflower rice to cauliflower mash to cauliflower Alfredo sauce. Lucky for you, I’m not trying toContinue reading “Warm Roasted Cauliflower Salad”

Apple Spice Smoothie

This Apple Spice Smoothie is the perfect option for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert. It’s loaded with flavor and even has a hidden veggie, so it’s really wonderful if you’re looking to add more nutrients into your diet but don’t want to skimp on flavor. Ingredients needed to make Apple Spice Smoothie The baseContinue reading “Apple Spice Smoothie”