Recipes

My Dad’s side of the family always celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve. We’d get all dressed up and head to my Nanny’s home. She was my grandmother’s twin sister who lived just down the block from my grandma. The whole family would descend upon her house for a feast & the opening of Christmas presents. […]

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Christmas morning is a time for sleeping in, then spending your day wearing your pj’s and leisurely opening stockings & presents with your family. I love a good breakfast loaded with lots of goodies, like pancakes or waffles, however that means lots of kitchen time & dirty dishes. Sometimes its nice to have a make […]

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Earlier this year I shared my grandmother’s recipe for super soft, fluffy yeast rolls. They are so good on the side of a good ham, or soaking up the gravy from the Thanksgiving turkey, or as a side to your Christmas dinner. My favorite way to enjoy them is with Texas Cinnamon Butter! This is a […]

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Christmas is almost here! I do all of my shopping really early, then avoid the stores like the plague because they are just so crowded right now. That being said, how much fun is it to browse all of the clever little decorations & gifts at Target?  I definitely need a clever pillow with a deer […]

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One of my favorite dishes is scalloped potatoes. I don’t normally eat potatoes so whenever we have scalloped potatoes, it feels like a treat. I add ham into mine for some protein to make it a full meal. I love the layers of creaminess with the crunch of ham, plus how festive does it look!?! […]

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The holiday season is upon us! It’s time to slow things down & take the time to get together with friends and loved ones for those time honored traditions. Don’t have any favorite traditions? That’s okay, make some new ones! Today I’m sharing my 5 Favorite Family Holiday Traditions, including making Christmas treats and a […]

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One of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes (and post Thanksgiving leftovers) is Cranberry Jello Sauce. The lovely red color can carry this dish well into the December holiday season, making it a favorite make ahead holiday dish as well. It’s simple to make and a fun way bring fruit to the table. I’m sharing this dish […]

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Thanksgiving is next week! While my mom is taking most of the menu heavy lifting, I will be bringing a side dish & appetizers. During this festive winter season, I am always appreciative of Dean & DeLuca because they add a gourmet twist that helps take your meal or party to the next level. The […]

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What’s better than a Chocolate Chip Cookie? A sweet & salty Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie that you can make in 10 minutes! I’m not going super complicated here. Sometimes you just need cookies, and you need them right away! Thanksgiving is next week and then all of a sudden we will be in the fun […]

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What Thanksgiving turkey would be complete without a big bowl of steaming mashed potatoes by its side? I’ve tried variations on traditional mashed potatoes including garlic, Parmesan, and rosemary roasted potatoes, but I keep coming back to the standard. There is a reason that this creamy dish makes an appearance year after year. It’s mild, […]

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