orecchiette pasta with pumpkin, pumpkin pasta, pasta recipe

I have been so bad this year with my “12 Weeks of Pumpkin” but I promise, it has been for good reason – life has been moving at such a fast past lately that it has been hard to keep up, much less, slow down to make a recipe or two before sunset.  However, you know I wouldn’t completely leave you hanging + I promise this recipe has been worth the wait. Disclaimer:  Please excuse the photos.  They’re not my… Read more »

foodie soup recipe round up

Check out 10 Fall Soups to Make This Weekend by Fallon Carmichael at Foodie.com The days are getting shorter and the nights longer and with that the temperatures are also getting colder, which can only mean one thing – Fall is in full swing and (dare I say it) Winter is around the corner.  I know, I know, you hate me for even saying that, but the reality is, its gonna happen so lets all join together, and enjoy Fall… Read more »

pumpkin + poppy seed croissants

I have been seriously slacking on my “12 Weeks of Pumpkin” this year, but there are six weeks left and I plan to finish with a bang – starting today! Today’s post features not one, but two pumpkin recipes – that’s gotta count for something, right? Over the weekend, I picked up this pumpkin cookbook from Eataly and was instantly inspired.  The Pumpkin Poppy Crescent Rolls were the first thing that stood out to me, but with only an hour… Read more »

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Check out 12 Summer Seafood Dishes by Fallon Carmichael at Foodie.com Lately, it seems like all I have been doing is eating.  Between trips to New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Cincinnati over the last two weeks, let’s just say I have been staying pretty well feed.  One of the common threads amongst all of the amazing dishes I have had lately is that they have all been sea food.  In New Orleans, naturally seafood was on the menu for basically… Read more »

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Lately, I have been craving savory pies! Maybe it’s the polar vortex that has made a few uninvited appearances here in the North East (expected to return again Monday), or maybe it’s just because I LOVE pie crust. Either way, you will never catch me turning down a savory pie or a sweet one for that matter. Today, I’m sharing 12 Savory Hand Pie Recipes in celebration of National Pi Day, March 14th. Yes, I said Pi, not pie… you… Read more »

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A few weeks back, we made these two appetizers for a Super Bowl party that we attended, along with the Guava Mozzarella Empanadas I shared a few weeks ago.  I wanted to make something Puerto Rican, but with a twist (insert brainstorming sessions here).  The empanadas were an easy addition to the menu, having already made a sweet version, adding a savory option felt appropriate. We went with a traditional picadillo filling, but with ground turkey instead of beef. Now… Read more »

hearty egg drop soup, recipe, sage and sparkle, food blogger

So according to GMA this morning, it hasn’t been this cold in NYC since 1896!  Currently the temps are a whopping five degrees and with the windchill factor, it feels like -18! Yes, that was NOT a typo… there is in fact a minus sign in front of the 18. Yikes! What’s a girl to do?  Well for me, my warm up plan exist of lots of layers, an obscene amount of tea, and this hearty egg drop soup! I have… Read more »


  What a week… but Friday is finally here! One more day of zipping around the bay area for work, first stop San Jose, then I am off to spend the weekend with my family.  Blogging has suffered a little this week, honestly I have just been exhausted.  But know I have tons of content lined up and planned to work on it this weekend and next so that the next couple weeks of crazy travel do not suffer. In… Read more »


  Sunday was the perfect day!  Fabulous weather, a road trip, and apple/pumpkin picking.  Can it get any better?  Why, yes… it can.  All you have to do is follow my lead and start the day off with homemade Pumpkin Sage Scones!  12 Weeks of Pumpkin continues with this delicious recipe, which I alerted slight via. Baker Bettie.  What I loved about Baker Bettie’s post was that she added the reasons behind why she added certain ingredients, based off of… Read more »


In my opinion, ”Taco Tuesday’s” should be mandatory!  Street tacos, chicken tacos, carne asada tacos, fish tacos with picked cabbage, the list goes on, and I love them all, but then you add pumpkin into the mix and I start doing my happy dance.  Now, I know what you’re thinking… pumpkin tacos? ehh, really?  But, hear me out… think of the pumpkin as a sauce of sorts, not sweet, but savory, mixed with sautéed chicken breast and jalapeños, creating an amazingly delicious… Read more »