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Cookie Day 3: Pecan Disco Whirls
Happy Monday! We're onto Cookie Day 3 on our holiday countdown and I'm excited to share these Pecan Disco Whirls . Another great cookie from my mother in law, these are a holiday favorite in our family. My sister in law is also a huge fan. A swirl of brown sugar, milk and cocoa with some chopped ...
Cookie Day 2: Chicago Crunch Cookies
We're onto day two of our Holiday Cookie Countdown! Today I'm featuring one of my favorite cookies that my mother in law makes each year. These are her Chicago Crunch Cookies which has a little bit of everything. Each cookie is loaded with texture and flavor from all the ingredients involved. ...
Cookie Day 1: Chocolate 'Vegan' Brownie Cookies
Let's kick off our Holiday 12 Days of Cookies Countdown with chocolate! These Chocolate Vegan Brownie Cookies are pretty amazing. What surprised me the most was that they were vegan! My friend Melissa prepared these cookies and I fell in love with how chewy they were, just like a brownie. The rich
12 Days of Holiday Cookies!
We are just about done with the month of November... and that means the Holidays will be in full force in no time! To celebrate the season, I'll be featuring 12 days of Holiday Cookies starting tomorrow, December 1st. You can expect to find some cookie ideas to get into the spirit, some tips on ...
Cranberry Pretzel Pie
Cranberries are a popular ingredient these days. With Thanksgiving around the corner, most people will use it for the traditional cranberry sauce to serve with turkey. But there are other uses for cranberries, especially when it comes to dessert! This Cranberry Pretzel Pie is a spin off of a ...
Tomato & Pesto Crostini
Before the big Thanksgiving meal, I love indulging in appetizers. In fact, I probably would enjoy a plateful of appetizers over the Thanksgiving meal itself! When it comes to appetizers, I'm drawn to simple bites packed with flavor and color. These Tomato & Pesto Crostini is one such bite that's ...
Sausage & Apple Dressing
One of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes is dressing (aka stuffing). There are so many variations to prepare this popular turkey accompaniment and I recently made this Sausage and Apple Dressing version. Sweet and savory flavors play off of each other with the use of sage pork sausage, sweet ...
Banana Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake
This time of year friends and family are anxiously preparing for Thanksgiving - either as hosts or guests. I'm definitely included and cannot wait to celebrate twice by hosting 'Friendsgiving' and attending our family's annual Thanksgiving dinner as guests. A lot of the focus this season is around
Round Up: Potato Passion!
One thing we always have on hand at our house are potatoes.It's no wonder - my Irish husband feels potatoes are what makes a meal! That said, we've had our fair share of potatoes incorporated into our meals. Sometimes they'll be used as a side, main or even dessert! Here's a round up of a whole lot
Maple Pecan Bars
It's finally November and now that Halloween if officially oven, I can now get into Thanksgiving mode! I've been scouring some ideas for what to serve at our annual Friendsgiving dinner and the biggest challenge is to choose what dishes make it to the table. There are a plethora of recipes I'd like