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Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan, Panko, & Pecans

Oven roasting turns plain broccoli into something special…and a crunchy, garlicky, toasty topping takes it to the next level in this Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan, Panko, & Pecans! With Thanksgiving only a few short days away, I realize that it’s a little late in the game for another side dish recipe. However, the good news is that this Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan, Panko, & Pecans would also make a fabulous addition to your Christmas or Hanukkah or New Year’s menu! {Read More}

Pomegranate, Pear, Pecan, & Brie Salad ~ AKA, Thanksgiving Salad

This gorgeous Pomegranate, Pear, Pecan, & Brie Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette is loaded with vibrant colors and flavors and contrasting textures….the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday table! I’m a sucker for a loaded salad. The more contrasting flavors and textures, the better. And if it’s a pretty salad, to boot? Can’t be beat. This time last year, I concocted a festive red-and-green Holiday Honeycrisp Salad using some of my favorite salad ingredients. And, lo and behold, {Read More}

Cran-Cherry Sauce

Sweetened with honey and brightened with citrus, Cran-Cherry Sauce strikes a perfect balance between tart cranberries and luscious cherry preserves, making it the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table! Welp, only a little over a week to go until Turkey Day, friends! Soon I’ll be shifting gears and bringing you Christmas recipes, but not before I share at least one more Thanksgiving dish today…homemade cranberry sauce with a twist! Now everybody knows that homemade cranberry sauce is head-and-shoulders-above the gelatinous {Read More}

Pecan Praline Honey Butter

A scrumptious twist on honey butter, this Pecan Praline Butter is laced with cinnamon and vanilla and studded with toasted pecans, making it the perfect spread for dinner rolls, pancakes, waffles, sweet potatoes, and more! Stop the presses, y’all. Today I’m sharing one of those recipes that’s so easy I almost feel bad calling it a recipe. But, despite its effortless simplicity, it’s one of the best darn things you’ll put in your mouth this holiday season.’ Pecan Praline Butter {Read More}

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole is lightly sweetened with maple syrup and topped with toasted pecans, making it a delicious and effortless addition to Thanksgiving dinner, while freeing up the oven at the same time! Well, November is already flying by at record pace, so I do believe it’s time to start getting serious about Thanksgiving menu planning. Do you already have a set-in-stone menu that you adhere to each year, or do you like trying new recipes? Orrrr do {Read More}

Holiday Honeycrisp Salad

This gorgeous Holiday Salad is full of flavor and texture, with fresh Honeycrisp apple slices, crunchy candied pecans, chewy dried cranberries, salty blue cheese, and a tangy-sweet apple cider vinaigrette! Well, friends…with Halloween behind us and November well under way, the holiday countdown is officially on! Since I’m one of those oddballs who prefers to give each holiday its due before rushing on to the next one, my thoughts are currently on Thanksgiving, thankyouverymuch. ­čśë And this salad, y’all? It {Read More}

Chicken (or Leftover Turkey!) Taco Crescent Ring

A Taco Crescent Ring is a tasty way to use up leftover chicken or holiday turkey, mixed with black beans, corn, & cream cheese, flavored with zesty taco seasoning, and wrapped in flaky crescent roll dough for an easy yet impressive appetizer or main course! This evening marked the first time in several weeks that I didn’t serve a slow cooker meal for dinner…and I have to say, my kids seemed a little excited that I was firing up the {Read More}

Slow Cooker Creamy Cheesy Corn

Slow Cooker Creamy Cheesy Corn is a rich, comforting side dish that’s the perfect addition to any holiday menu…because not only is this recipe delicious, but it also frees up the stove and oven! A few weeks ago, I had the honor of attending a 20th High School Reunion…and, seeing as how time apparently moves at warp speed, that high school reunion was actually mine. Now I’m not sure exactly how this happened. I mean, I remember 4th grade like {Read More}

Cinnamon Maple Roasted Squash

Cinnamon Maple Roasted Squash features vitamin-packed butternut squash coated with coconut oil, maple syrup, and cinnamon, then roasted until tender and sweet for a gorgeous, golden fall or winter side dish! If summer produce is best eaten fresh, fall produce was made to be roasted. Roasting is actually my favorite way to enjoy veggies year round, but I tend to shy away from it during the hotter months, seeing as how it can quickly heat up the whole kitchen, thereby {Read More}

Pumpkin Gingersnap Icebox Cake

Pumpkin Gingersnap Icebox Cake is an easy, no-bake fall dessert of pumpkin, cream cheese, and fresh whipped cream layered with gingersnap cookies that transforms into soft, creamy cake after chilling in the refrigerator! Have you ever enjoyed the wonder that is icebox cake? It’s really quite amazing. What starts out as a whipped cream-based mixture layered with some sort of cookies/graham crackers/wafers turns into a soft, moist, creamy concoction, totally reminiscent of cake. And today, I’ve got a pumpkin variation {Read More}

The Very Best Homemade Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

Adapted from our incredibly popular Homemade Whole Wheat Bread recipe, these 100% whole wheat dinner rolls are soft, pillowy, moist, easy to make, and truly the BEST! Sometimes it takes awhile for the lightbulb to go on. When I decided to share a homemade whole wheat dinner roll recipe with y’all in time for Easter, I experimented with several batches of rolls but wasn’t completely happy with any of the results. I mean, they were fine…but not perfect. I knew {Read More}

Roasted Balsamic Green Beans

Seasoned green beans are roasted until caramelized and then tossed with a balsamic reduction in this flavorful side dish that’s easy enough for a weeknight yet special enough for a holiday dinner! Before I get into too many holiday goodies and cookies and treats and food gift ideas, I thought that today was as good a day as any to bring you a recipe to augment your Christmas dinner. Green beans are a pretty safe bet as far as side {Read More}

Cran-Raspberry Jezebel Sauce

Sweet and spicy Cran-Raspberry Jezebel Sauce, with its bold horseradish kick, is a versatile sauce that can be poured over cream cheese as an appetizer, served alongside holiday ham or turkey, or jarred up for gift-giving! Who’s ready for Thanksgiving? I have yet to decide if I’m more excited about the food, the family, or the football! At any rate, I’m willing to bet that most of you have already planned out and possibly purchased groceries for your Turkey Day {Read More}

Thanksgiving Quote Free Printable ~ “Gather with a Grateful Heart”

I’ve been inundating y’all with Thanksgiving recipes this month…so how ’bout a little break today for a fun, free printable? It’s the quickest, easiest way to add a little decor to your table this Turkey Day! Many of you know that every so often, I enjoy creating holiday and seasonal free printables to share on the blog. Last Thanksgiving, I put together a free 8- by 10-inch Thanksgiving quote printable that ended up being one of my most popular printables {Read More}

Broccoli Cheese Orzo with Chicken (or leftover turkey)

Broccoli Cheese Orzo with Chicken is a quick, simple, balanced meal that comes together in one pot using leftover chicken (or turkey). After the past couple of weeks, y’all were probably starting to wonder if I would ever share a non-Thanksgiving recipe again. Well, today’s your lucky day! Because while I originally devised this one-pot meal as a quick way to get dinner on the table while incorporating leftover chicken, that chicken could be easily substituted for another variety of {Read More}

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan

Simple seasonings boost flavor and roasting brings out the natural sweetness of these easy-to-prepare Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan! For many years, I was a proud member of the Not a Fan of Brussels Sprouts Club. After all, the ones I recalled from childhood originated from a can and were served on an avocado green melamine tray in my elementary school cafeteria. I mean, YUCK. Way to turn impressionable kids on to healthy green vegetables! Anyway, it was many, many {Read More}

Maple-Glazed Turkey with Bacon and Sage Butter + Thanksgiving Recipe Blog Hop!

Juicy, tender turkey is slathered with sage-infused butter, shingled with crispy bacon, and glazed with maple syrup in what just might be the best Thanksgiving turkey you’ve ever tasted! Today I’m setting out to prove that bacon indeed makes everything better! And not only am I sharing this amazing Maple-Glazed Turkey with Bacon & Sage Butter recipe, but a couple dozen of your favorite food bloggers are sharing their favorite recipes as well for a full Thanksgiving menu of delicious {Read More}

Garlic & Herb Stuffing

Garlic & Herb Stuffing is a savory, simple Thanksgiving dressing featuring both French bread and cornbread, and it can be customized with your favorite herbs and add-ins! So last week I brought you Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes and Mini Pecan Pies. This week I’m bringing you this delicious Garlic & Herb Stuffing, a tasty veggie side, and quite possibly the best darn turkey you’ll ever try. ANNND, you do not want to miss the awesome Thanksgiving Recipe Blog Hop happening right {Read More}

Mini Pecan Pies

Mini Pecan Pies are individually-portioned in a muffin pan and fun to eat, featuring a tender, buttery crust (no rolling pin required!) and a sweet, nutty filling. You probably think I’m posting pecan pie because of a certain impending holiday that starts with Thanks- and ends with -giving. Well, that may be so…but the truth is, last weekend, we celebrated my husband’s birthday. And he’s not a big fan of cake but he looooooves pecan pie, so every year I {Read More}

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes are the perfect Thanksgiving side dish, featuring a smooth, creamy filling and a topping of either toasty marshmallows or crunchy pecan streusel. November has arrived and that means one thing…time to start thinking about the ol’ Thanksgiving menu! I don’t know about y’all, but one dish I must have on my Turkey Day table each year would be sweet potatoes. I realize that some people are solidly in the mashed potatoes camp — and don’t get me {Read More}

Easy Creamed Corn with Parmesan

Sure to become a new favorite side dish, decadent creamed corn is topped with a salty layer of Parmesan cheese and baked until golden and bubbly. So raise your hand if you’re ready for Easter? I’m pretty sure I feel prepared to welcome the spiritual side of it. But the egg-dying, basket-stuffing, holiday meal-prepping side of it? Not so much. Good thing I’ve planned a menu of recipes that are make-ahead and/or require minimal preparation on the big day! This {Read More}

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Ham ~ Holiday Dinner from the Crock Pot!

Leave your holiday cooking to the crock pot with this quick & easy, sweet & savory Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Ham! Pineapple juice and a brown sugar rub featuring Dijon, balsamic vinegar, and honey melt into an amazing glaze. Several years ago, I had the epiphany to cook my Easter ham in the slow cooker, and let me just tell you…it’s one of the most brilliant holiday cooking decisions I’ve ever made! You know how when you’re preparing a holiday {Read More}

Scalloped Potato Flan with Gruy├Ęre & Garlic

Thinly sliced potatoes are layered with garlic and Gruy├Ęre cheese, drenched in cream, then baked, overturned, and sliced for an elegant presentation that’s perfect for special occasions and holiday dinners! Well, we’re midway through December and my Christmas to-do list is still a mile long. (Please tell me I’m not alone. I’m not alone. Right?) But one thing that I have checked off my list is deciding on our Christmas dinner menu, and today I’m going to share with you {Read More}

Mini Cheese Ball Bites

Bite-sized cheese balls — studded with dried cranberries and blue cheese crumbles — are rolled in toasted pecans and skewered with pretzel sticks for fun, easy appetizers that are perfect for the holidays or any party or get-together! ‘Tis the season for holiday get-togethers, potlucks, and parties! That means that this time of year, from Thanksgiving right on through New Year’s Eve, there are ample opportunities for delicious and creative appetizers. And today I’m sharing one that’s not only quick {Read More}

Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

Move over pumpkin pie! Fluffy pumpkin cupcakes are moist and flavorful thanks to brown butter and a light, sweet buttercream frosting infused with cinnamon. Okay, y’all…it’s time for me to face the music. November is drawing to a close and this is going to be my last pumpkin recipe of the season (*sniff*)! Now that doesn’t mean that I’m going to stop baking with pumpkin, just sharing it. After all, pumpkin is about to be overshadowed by peppermint and eggnog {Read More}

Creamy Cheesy Corn Casserole

Cream cheese adds richness to sweet corn in this comforting Creamy Cheesy Corn Casserole side dish, with extra flavor from sharp cheddar cheese and (optional) diced jalape├▒os! (And pssst…after you grab the recipe for this Creamy Cheesy Corn Casserole, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post for a blog hop featuring lots of yummy holiday recipes!) Do you love cream cheese as much as I do? Are you still scrounging for a few last Thanksgiving side {Read More}

Savory Herb & Cheese Monkey Bread

This savory monkey bread is quick and easy, thanks to refrigerated biscuits that are dipped in garlic butter and coated in herbs and cheese for a ring of rolls that are as festive as they are delicious. (And pssst…after you grab the recipe for this Savory Herb & Cheese Monkey Bread, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post for a blog hop featuring lots of yummy holiday recipes!) Have I mentioned to y’all that I joined {Read More}

Bacon Green Bean Bundles with Brown Sugar Glaze

Ordinary green beans become extra-special and positively delicious when they’re wrapped in crispy bacon and glazed with buttery brown sugar in these Bacon Green Bean Bundles with Brown Sugar Glaze! Bacon makes everything better. I’ve said it before because, quite frankly, it’s true. I enjoy me some nice fresh green beans regardless of preparation, but this recipe elevates them from good to amazing. Not only do you have a crispy little bacon jacket, but you also have a buttery, garlicky, {Read More}

Thanksgiving Quote ~ Free Printable!

Somehow it’s already November, and despite the haze of a Halloween candy hangover, I do believe it’s time to start looking forward to Thanksgiving! Today I’ve put together a little seasonal printable that, at least for me, captures the essence of Thanksgiving. Let’s take a moment to break it down, shall we? EAT: I am of the opinion that both quality and quantity are important here. On my Thanksgiving table, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, homemade dinner {Read More}

Fool-Proof Flaky Butter Pie Crust

Making a homemade, flaky, all-butter pie crust from scratch is unbelievably easy with just a few tricks and tips…and it’s so delicious that you’ll never want to buy a pre-made pie crust again! Pie crust is one of those things that many people are intimidated to make from scratch. Believe me, I get it…I used to be right there, too, thinking that my best option was to buy a frozen or refrigerated pie crust every time I wanted to make {Read More}