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Letter Pancakes

Letter Pancakes

Another snow day tomorrow here on the east coast. Our family started this really silly tradition of having letter pancakes on snow days. This came about when my oldest was first learning to spell her name. I thought it would be a cute fun way […]

2018 Top Recipes

2018 Top Recipes

I’ve always loved these end of year round-up lists. You know the ones ranking the best movies, books, news stories, trends, and events that happened in the year. I figured why not do one myself? I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed looking back […]

Strawberry Almond Candy Cane Danish

Strawberry Almond Candy Cane Danish

I have to give credit for this creation to my middle daughter. She loves to help me in the kitchen and has recently become very into watching those cooking videos that are so captivating! She loves to look at my news feed with me on […]

Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread

This is Christmas morning in our house. I’ve made monkey bread every year for Christmas morning since my husband and I started dating many moons ago. It’s become a really special tradition we’ve gotten to pass onto the kids. Now the kids even request it […]

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 […]