The Bloody Rose is what we are calling this Vodka Blood Orange Cranberry Martini which is a delicious fall cocktail drink made with vodka, blood orange liqueur, lime juice, rosewater, and a cranberry “jam” called Cranberries Cooked in Pays d’Oc Wine. You can use any gourmet cranberry preserve. Read on to learn more about blood orange and two other flavors I “pooh-poohed” and then had to take back my words once I tasted the recipe.
The Cherry Vinaigrette Dressing is fruity with small pieces of sour cherry and combined Pumpkin Honey Mustard, Garlic cottonseed oil help to create the perfect balance between sweetness and acidity. Great salad dressing for a salad with seasonal produce from the Autumn season.
Hey Friends. For this week’s recipe, I’m bringing you a traditional dessert recipe from my country, the Dominican Republic, called Arepa Dulce De Maiz (Cornmeal Coconut Cake) but with some Fall vibes. What is Dominican Arepa? This dessert is a moist, dense and sweet cornmeal cake made with coconut milk, whole milk, cinnamon, butter and raisins, but I’m taking this traditional Dominican arepa to the next level with the addition of Fall flavors like brown butter, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice mix. I’m also going with a suggestion from my mother by using a combination of whole milk and evaporated milk along with the coconut milk. Check it out.
This simple, thick and ridiculously creamy pumpkin pasta sauce is a deliciously comforting Fall recipe. This is the most straightforward pumpkin pasta sauce recipe that you will ever make. This rich pasta sauce flavored with shallots and garlic sautéed in black sage honey brown butter lusciously coats the traditional Tuscany spaghetti Pici pasta. Then we add mascarpone cheese, pumpkin puree, and top with crispy Oyster mushrooms or crumble pancetta, and at the end, season with smoked paprika sea salt. This is a perfect quick Fall weeknight dinner.
Spanish Hot Chocolate, “chocolate caliente” in Spanish, is MY FAVORITE HOT DRINK that I always get the second I land in Barcelona, Spain whenever I visit my sister. Super rich, thick (grueso), decadent, authentic Spanish Hot Chocolate. If that’s not tempting enough, this dreamy drink must go with sugary CHURROS. Yes! I made Churros too!
The holidays are time to celebrate and cheer with a special drink that I am calling Caramel Apple Cider Vodka Punch. This spiked punch is sweet, fruity, festive and alcoholic beverage to celebrate the holidays; Hanukkah or Christmas season. Made with Caramel Sauce, this drink is easy to prepare and can be made ahead a time. Perfect for your upcoming holiday party.
Roasted Pumpkin Bisque is a thick vegetarian soup made by roasting real pumpkin along with Greek Woodland Honey with Sage, Eleon Greek EVOO, and Ras el Hanout for an added warm Moroccan flavor. Cooked with apple juice and vegetable stock, this Fall soup recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo friendly.
Black Bean and Avocado Crostini is the ultimate Mediterranean appetizer or snack that deliciously combines the creaminess of black beans and avocado. It’s a terrific snack idea for evenings and a delectably easy appetizer for your parties.
Pumpkin Carrot Bundt Cake is a fall-inspired dessert you will love with a moist and creamy texture. This already rich carrot cake includes additional autumn flavors like pumpkin puree and vanilla maple syrup in the cream cheese drizzle. Perfect dessert to make for Thanksgiving dinner and anytime this holiday season, or all year long.
Pressure Cooker Short Ribs is the most mouthwatering and delicious recipe that you will ever taste. The tender, fall-off-the-bone, short ribs have been “braised” in the pressure cooker / instant pot with brandy and Middle East spices. These short ribs are accompanied by mashed pumpkin-cauliflower seasoned only with Black & Bolyard brown butter, and the dish is topped with a runny yolk fried egg, a tangy pickled red onion, and brightened up with lightly seasoned microgreens and Alfalfa Sprouts. This recipe is perfect for an amazing brunch, lunch or dinner. If you eat for dinner this meal pair beautifully with Cabernet Sauvignon.