Holiday-Thanksgiving

easy apple pie filling

There’s something so comforting and cozy about this time of year. Apple orchards, leaf peeping, B&B weekend getaways, apple cider floats made with real apple cider, visiting a local vineyard that specializes in amazing pizza, outdoor patios, flannel shirts, campfires… The list goes on and on. One of the very BEST things about Autumn is…

best homemade cranberry sauce with orange zest

This cranberry sauce is sweet and tart and sparkles with the flavors of cinnamon, ginger, cloves and fresh orange zest! It reminds me of a cosmopolitan cocktail. In our house we call these Cosmo Cranberries. They’re so delicious and wonderful paired with whatever holiday goodies you have cooking in your kitchen. And… have you ever…

vanilla pudding pumpkin pie cups

Craving pumpkin pie but also in a hurry and don’t have time to make one? Have no fear. This little dessert will save the day. Just make these in the morning and let them chill while you’re at work. Top with vegan whipped cream (Reddi Wip makes an almond whipped cream and a coconut one!…

greek yogurt cornbread

This was so wonderful with the Mexican posole soup that I made, that I decided to make another pan to go with chili. It’s ridiculously simple to prepare, and fast too! Everyone loves this dreamy, light cornbread that’s slightly sweet, a little tangy, and so tender because of the addition of plain greek yogurt. SO…

grandma’s shortcut pecan pie bars

These bars are super simple to make, so delicious, and they taste exactly like pecan pie! I love how easy they are to transport to potlucks, family gatherings, and picnics. You’re going to love the “shortcut” way of making pecan pie bars! So good! ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ~ 16 oz. box…

ham & cheese stacker

Just like my pork roast stacker, turkey stacker, and diner meatloaf stacker, this isn’t really a recipe. It’s more of a method for enjoying holiday leftovers. This one is particularly good with a little side of your favorite cranberry sauce. If you want, just top your ham with the cranberry sauce before you add the…

cookie crunch sweet potato casserole

As much as we love the classic sweet potato casserole with toasted marshmallows on top, once in awhile we like to change it up a bit. This year I decided to add the wonderful crunch of buttery oatmeal cookies to our sweet potatoes, and OH MY! They were amazing. So good with turkey and ham!…

bourbon peach bbq meatballs

Are you ready for an all new, totally amazing appetizer that’s sweet, smoky, spicy, and ridiculously easy to prepare? These little cocktail meatballs are a bit like the grape jelly cocktail meatballs that your grandma makes (well, I make them too, to be completely honest.) But these are pumped up about 100 notches. I add…

pumpkin pie cheesecake jars

Cheesecake jars are such a fun, easy way to serve dessert. Everyone enjoyed my Blueberry Cheesecake Jars so much, I decided it was time to make a pumpkin pie version. We love these pumpkin pie cheesecake jars for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! They’re delicious and portable, so if you have to travel for the holidays,…

KFC Biscuits {copycat}

If you’ve been looking for a biscuit recipe that tastes exactly like KFC biscuits, then you’re search is over. These taste exactly, I mean exactly, like the original KFC buttermilk biscuits! I worked at a KFC for a summer when I was a teenager, and once in awhile I had to make the biscuits. I…