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Edible Gingerbread House “Glue”

Edible Gingerbread House “Glue”

It’s hard to believe Christmas will be here in LESS than two weeks! December is flying by, as it usually does with all of the fun holiday things everyone has going on. One big tradition in our house is gingerbread house building. We usually make […]

Peppermint Patty Cookie Cups

Peppermint Patty Cookie Cups

If you’re not a fan of York peppermint patties, feel free to skip this recipe. If you love them like my husband does, then these cookies are for you! I stumbled upon these mini peppermint patties when I grabbed the unwrapped mini Reese’s peanut butter […]

Cookies n’ Creme Cookie Cups

Cookies n’ Creme Cookie Cups

Have you guys tried this candy? Cookies n’ Creme Crunchers? They are awesome!! I was in the candy aisle brain storming for cookie cup ideas, pondering different flavor combinations and these caught my eye. Boy am I glad they did!! These cookie cups are one […]

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookie Cups

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookie Cups

It’s no surprise I am a lover of the sweet and salty dessert, so these cookie cups are right up my alley.  Also the crunch of the pretzel not only brings some salt but also adds good texture. And for what it’s worth, according to my […]

Leftover Turkey Bolognese

Leftover Turkey Bolognese

Without a doubt my FAVORITE way to use leftover turkey. Nothing about this dish screams Thanksgiving, it’s a twist on an Italian classic that I actually like more than the traditional beef bolognese. Under 10 ingredients and done in 30 minutes. Perfect for a quick […]

Pear & Sausage Stuffing

Pear & Sausage Stuffing

Call it what you will, stuffing or dressing, but it cannot be Thanksgiving without it. Technically, stuffing comes from actually stuffing the bird with the bread mixture and it cooks that way, whereas dressing is a bread mixture cooked outside of the bird, usually in […]

Cone-Acopias

Cone-Acopias

These are what my kids have for Thanksgiving breakfast every year. They check off all the boxes for a holiday breakfast, cute, delicious and on theme. Let’s be honest, most of us parents are very busy cooking, or getting ready to travel for Thanksgiving dinner […]

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

This dish was never part of my family’s Thanksgiving dinner, however it was in my husband’s family and just so happened to be one of his favorites. The first Thanksgiving he spent with my family I took it upon myself to make it, and it’s […]

Mashed Potatoes 101

Mashed Potatoes 101

I’ve been in charge of this side dish for my family’s Thanksgiving dinner for as long as I can remember. I’ve picked up a few tricks over the years for the best mashed potatoes. So here are my tried and true tips for anyone tasked […]

Movie Night Snack Necklace

Movie Night Snack Necklace

My kids love these! We’ve been making these for years for movie nights or special occasions when we go to the drive in for movies. Not only is it a yummy snack, but also a learning activity in one! Just so you know, I’ve linked […]