Cardamom Belgian Waffles with Spiced Whipped Cream

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This has to be one of my favorite spices. Cardamom is one of those flavors that you know it when you smell or taste it, and you either like it or you don’t. I happen to love it! Cardamom is hard to describe– but its intensely fragrant, slightly peppery and smokey top notes mixed in with a hint of resin and mint bottom notes gives it a taste unlike any other. Continue reading

Harvest Pumpkin Soup

harvest pumpkin soup |

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.

Heirloom Tomatoes, Kale and Rosemary

These are the stars of this quick and easy Garden Vegetable Impossible Quiche. I’m so *excited* to share with you all that I’ve joined the creative team of Cooking With Ruthie as a contributor. I’ll share a special recipe, like this one here, once a month on her delicious blog. Click on over to get the recipe for an “Impossible” Quiche, that’s totally possible—and so simple to make. Enjoy!