Double Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Fudgy double chocolate crackle cookies — the best of chocolate lava cake meets chocolate chip cookies. This recipe is flourless and doesn't use butter. You will have a decadent, crackle-top cookie with powdered sugar marbling. Visit the blog at kmartinelli.com to get the full recipe card.

2019 Hudson Valley Garlic Festival

The 2019 Hudson Valley Garlic Festival was my first visit to Saugerties, New York. This beautiful fall festival features miles of garlic vendors, farmers, creative foodie entrepreneurs, craft vendors, and live music. This week’s blog shares the amazing vendors I visited, the food I tried, and overall the amazing, sunny Saturday we spent surrounded by garlic (my favorite!)

Raspberry and Fig Thumbprint Cookies

One of my favorite desserts from this time of year, are the Polish jam-filled cookies called kolaczki. We usually have these cookies for Thanksgiving breakfast with our coffee, or for Christmas dessert. So when I found an easy Pinterest recipe recreating this classic holiday dessert, I decided to try it. These Raspberry and Fig Thumbprint cookies are easy, delicious, and a festive fall treat.

Autumn Vegetable Rice Soup

This week I made Gimme Some Oven’s original wild rice soup recipe with my own changes. This hearty Autumn Vegetable Rice Soup is perfect for a one-pot meal. With sweet potato, kale, mushrooms, rice, and rich seasoning, you’ll warm up with cool autumn weather over a bowl of this soup.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

The weather in New Jersey finally broke into Autumn. Evenings and mornings are crisp enough for cardigans and jeans (my favorite). With two PSL’s under my belt for the season, I decided to start my Autumn recipes, starting with these Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting. These cookies are easy and festive. Click to watch the recipe video and download the recipe card.

My Top 7 Food Instagram's to Follow

Inspired by a fellow blogger’s list of lifestyle accounts to follow, I decided to create a blog post that shares my Top 7 Food Instagram’s to Follow. These accounts range from art and travel, to recipes and video content. Some are personal blog accounts and other are large-scale brands. See the countdown to my number one, favorite food Instagram, which you should follow for all the foodie inspiration.

2019 Brook Hollow Winery Clambake

The 2019 Brook Hollow Winery Clam Bake happened on August 3rd — a warm summer day perfect for being outdoors. This was my first visit to Brook Hollow Winery in Columbus, New Jersey. I was excited for our several course meal, bottles of wine to try, and time spent with family and friends. Read about the Clam Bake on the blog, and plan to buy your tickets this time next year!

Vintageville Antiques and Farmer's Market

One of my last adventures in Columbus, Georgia, brought my best friend, her husband, and I to a local farmer’s market. We sampled delicious empanadas, drank coffee, and browsed jewelry and art stands before heading to Vintageville antiques. Next door to Vintageville is ReDesign Time, another consignment shop of unique items for your home. Read my thoughts about my favorite location and see what I bought at the Farmer’s Market.

Longleaf Restaurant

After exploring the Atlanta Botanical Garden, my bestie and I decided to find a restaurant on-site to rest at. A bright and modern cafe across from the floral Phoenix served an affordable and freshly made lunch. Read about the space and what we ordered for this lunch review.

The Atlanta Botanical Garden

Visiting my childhood best friend brought me to Atlanta, Georgia for the first time. After driving through Atlanta, we ended up at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. We walked unbelievable flower displays and a special exhibit which was fate for me to see! Check out my photography and thoughts before reading the lunch review.

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

Inspired by a Pinterest recipe, I decided to tackle a recipe I always think of: Cheesy broccoli rice casserole. If you make weeknight meals using Knorr’s rice packets, then this fresh, homemade casserole recipe is for you. Cheesy, creamy rice with seasonings and diced pieces of fresh broccoli. Check out the recipe video and download the recipe card.

Delish's Crab Cake Poppers

This week #OnTheBlog I'm making Delish's Crab Cake Poppers. These are a light summertime appetizer that's perfect for backyard BBQs. Your friends will be impressed with the crispy fried outside and luscious crab meat inside. Watch the how-to video to see how it’s made and download the recipe cards to try it yourself!

Tastemade's Ritz Cracker Pie

Inspired by a recipe video I saw on Twitter, I researched Tastemade’s Ritz Cracker Pie and decided to test the recipe. Buttery Ritz Crackers, brown sugar, caramel, and coconut — watch my recipe video to see how I made this popular pie, and my thoughts about the overall flavors and texture.