Cinnamon and Red Wine Poached Pears by Alicia of The Lust List, via @sarahsarna.

Hello, it’s Alicia from THE LUSH LIST, here with this month’s recipe to share with you. This elegant dessert is heart-healthy and tastes like winter’s best in a bowl.


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes


5 or 6 pears
1 bottle of red wine
1 cup sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
6 cloves
1/4 c orange juice


  1. Peel pears,

Homemade Spiced Ginger Orange Cranberry Sauce recipe, delicious for the Holiday Season.

Hello from Dallas! This is Alicia from THE LUSH LIST, back to share my monthly recipe with you. I love a good Cranberry Sauce during the Holidays.

Made with fresh cranberries, of course. No creepy, out-of-the-can gelatin stuff for me.

Homemade Spiced Ginger Orange Cranberry Sauce recipe, delicious for the Holiday Season.

Spiced Ginger Orange Cranberry Sauce is my favorite cranberry sauce recipe. A touch of spice and hint of orange. The flavors are especially good when they’ve had time to come together for a day or so.

Hello from Dallas, this is Alicia from THE LUSH LIST, back to share my monthly recipe and table decorating ideas with you. I’ve gotten several request lately for a quick and satisfying appetizer; something super fast to put together, with no prep time. My answer each time? A Cheese and Charcuterie Board.

Charcuterie is just a fancy way of saying meats. It is French and translates as pork meats but can really be any that you choose. 

gluten-free apple pie

Hello, again! Alicia from THE LUSH LIST with one of our fall favorites. All of the beautiful fall apples have me thinking about apple pie. This Apple Galette or Rustic Apple Pie is a family favorite. Our food allergies necessitated a few changes to my baking routine. Gluten-free baking can be intimidating but with the right ingredients, success is possible. Chef Lena Kwak developed Cup 4 Cup Gluten Free Flour in the kitchen of Thomas Keller’s Napa Valley iconic French Laundry.

Sangria Recipes

Greetings, from Dallas! This is Alicia from The Lush List, where I share my vigorously growing lists of Food, Design, Style, and Travel, and I’m very excited to be a new design contributor here on Sarah Sarna. I’ll be sharing my recipes and entertaining ideas with y’all every month, through the end of the year.


I love Summer and I love to Entertain.