Holiday-Thanksgiving

stuffed dumpling squash

Here’s a cute, different way to serve stuffing and squash for your holiday meals. Each person gets their own little stuffed dumpling squash. It’s definitely a more elegant presentation, and delicious too! I know this looks pretty fancy, but that doesn’t mean it’s complicated. Level up your stuffing game and give it a try. This…

easy pumpkin spice fudge

Another pumpkin spice recipe! Yep, you heard it. I had to make up a batch of this for the always crazy and amazing pumpkin spice season. This fudge is creamy and pumpkin-spicy. The texture is dense and sort of buttery. The best thing about this fudge is that it’s delicious and ridiculously easy to make.…

pumpkin spice cake bars

Ready for some more pumpkin spice deliciousness? These pumpkin spice cake bars are made from scratch, and perfect for fall. They’re super moist with creamy pumpkin spice frosting, and they’re easy to prepare. Make a pot of coffee or tea, light a fire in the fireplace, get your cozy blankets ready, put on your fuzzy…

apple pie baked beans

Who else loves “doctored” baked beans? We’ve been adding things to canned baked beans forever. It’s such an easy way to make a delicious side dish, and they really are versatile. Our favorite canned beans are Bush’s “Grillin’ Beans” and the Bourbon Brown sugar ones are vegan! So, that’s what we’re doing in this recipe.…

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…