The Cocktail Lounge

Pumpkin Cupcake Cocktails

The perfect light and sweet cocktail for the fall, before the weather gets too cold for warm drinks. It has just a few ingredients, which makes it a great option to bring to a football tailgate, have for an early fall barbecue, or a festive Halloween night. Serve in rustic mason jars to enhance the… Continue reading Pumpkin Cupcake Cocktails


Pumpkin Pizza with Bacon & Caramelized Onions

We had a version of this pizza at Otto's Pizza in Portland, Maine. I believe their version was served with butternut squash and pomegranate seeds, and I still find myself thinking about it even years later. There is a little bit of everything on this pizza that screams fall flavors- the creamy pumpkin, the thyme… Continue reading Pumpkin Pizza with Bacon & Caramelized Onions


Pumpkin Donuts

This recipe stems from a very fun collaboration that I did with the Boston Herald in the midst of the Red Sox playoff run. One of their editors, Jill Radsken, found me and wanted to collaborate about feeding an athlete and how my interests in food and Ryan's career find common ground. The recipe, which… Continue reading Pumpkin Donuts

Salads and Side Dishes

Root Vegetable Salad with Crispy Parsnip Chips

Thanksgiving is the time for hearty and rich side dishes like mashed potatoes and that sweet potato thing with mountains of brown sugar and marshmallow. If you are looking to mix a little something healthy in under the radar, this might be your ticket. I've combined some of fall's favorite squashes and vegetables with sweet… Continue reading Root Vegetable Salad with Crispy Parsnip Chips