Caper, Shallot and Lemon Schmear

Who doesn’t love a good schmear on their bagel? Or maybe a better question would be– what kind of schmear (a.k.a. cream cheese spread) is the ultimate for your bagel? With Easter brunch menu-planning in the works for everyone over the next few weeks, thought I’d share my favorite toppings, as well as offer you my Caper, Shallot and Lemon Schmear.  It’s the simplest, easiest and *tastiest* of bagel spreads you can serve up at your next brunch or holiday breakfast gathering. It’s so good…it’s sure to be a hole in one (so bad,  I know).  Continue reading

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF)

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF) | whiskandmuddler.com

Pour the milk! While everyone is trying to out do each other with the latest and craziest chocolate sensations for Valentine’s Day, why not keep it simple for your sweetheart (and sweet-tooth!) by baking up a batch of the most adored cookie of all time: the infamous chocolate chip.  Continue reading

Harvest Pumpkin Soup

harvest pumpkin soup | whiskandmuddler.com

It’s pumpkin time! Not only because Halloween is nipping at our heels but also because all the Fall (and soon to be holiday- gulp!) baked goods, savory casseroles and side dishes featuring the mighty pumpkin are making their way to center stage now and over the coming weeks. And to celebrate its versatility and comfort-food qualities, I whipped up the simplest soup you can imagine to share as a contributor post for the oh-so talented and lovely Cooking With Ruthie food blog. This Harvest Pumpkin Soup couldn’t be easier to make. Just two ingredients, a few spices and you’re done. Click on over to get the recipe for this do-ahead appetizer (or meal) that will feed a crowd at any family gathering and warm their tummies on the coldest of autumn days.