Pecan Pie Bites

Easy Pecan Pie Squares

Pecan pie is a must at many holiday dinners…but my biggest problem is that I can never eat a full piece, especially when there are so many other desserts to try (my family is really big on doing desserts. If there are 12 people at Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner, chances are we have about 9 […]

Eggnog Bread Pudding Recipe

egg nog bread pudding recipe

If, like me, you love the taste of egg nog but your stomach can’t really stand the richness of it as a drink, you are  absolutely going to love my eggnog bread pudding recipe. Sweet enough to be a dessert (especially with the vanilla sauce) or simple enough for a weekend breakfast (just dust with […]

Pumpkin Pie Fudge Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Fudge Recipe

if you are looking for another dessert to add to your Thanksgiving table or to take with you somewhere, you are going to want to try this Pumpkin Pie Fudge recipe! It is so easy to make, and will “keep” a few days and travels well – perfect if you need something to bring with […]

How To Survive Thanksgiving Dinner With Your Family


Thanksgiving Dinner is not supposed to be the time of year for stressing out and watching your blood pressure go through the roof, but for many people it can be exactly that. The stress levels of families across the country can be sky high at this time of year. Thanksgiving is supposed to be a […]

Strawberry, Walnut and Spinach Salad with Homemade Dressing

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Walnuts and Homemade Dressing

You know how we talked the other day about how to grow your own strawberries? Well, my strawberries are already coming in (just picked a few off this morning – delicious!) and this Strawberry, Walnut and Spinach Salad is sure to be on my lunch menu all summer long! The best part about the dressing […]

Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe with Homemade Pie Crust

Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe with Homemade Pie Crust

If there is one thing that we are “serious” about in my family when it comes to holidays, it is our pies (and desserts). They are a big deal with us and we never buy them pre-made – we always make them from scratch. Our Thanksgiving dessert table will likely include a Cherry pie, a […]

Carnitas Recipe | Copycat Chipotle Carnitas!

Crock Pot Carnitas Recipe

When it comes to preparing meals, I like to keep things simple. Sure, some recipes are worth the extra work, but no one wants to spend all evening trying to get dinner on the table on a daily basis. That is why I love recipes like my Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Crock Pot recipe, my […]

Pilgrim Hat Treats For Thanksgiving

Pilgrim Hat Treats for Thanksgiving

Are you looking for another cute treat to make for Thanksgiving, especially one that you can make with your children? If you already made the Rice Krispie Turkey treats and want something else, then you are going to want to make these Reese’s Pilgrim Hats! This is also a great way to use up any […]

How To Bake Potatoes in the Crockpot

How To Make Baked Potatoes In Your Crockpot

I remember the first time that somebody told me that they baked potatoes in their crockpot. Frankly, it seemed like the dumbest idea in the world to me. Why would you take 8 hours to cook potatoes in the crockpot when you could just stick them in the oven for an hour? But once it […]

No-Bake Cranberry Cheesecake Recipe (Recipes In a Jar)

cranberry cheesecake recipe

If you are looking for a fun dessert for your Thanksgiving table, this cranberry cheesecake recipe is for you! It’s easy to make, portion-controlled and will just look so cute on any dessert table! Make a few of these as well as a few of my caramel apple cheesecake and set them out on the […]

How To Make Cranberry Sauce For Thanksgiving

cranberry sauce recipe

Ahh – it’s the great cranberry sauce debate…make it from scratch or open a can? My mom has always made it from scratch, but when my brother-in-law was alive, we also had to have the canned stuff on the table as well – and it had to be placed on the serving plate in the […]

Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish | Easy Weekend Breakfast Idea!

Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish

Like most families with school-age children, weekday breakfasts can be pretty boring. My husband often leaves for work by 5:00am, my boys are up and out the door to middle school by 7:00am and my daughter is the one who gets to “sleep in” because she doesn’t need to catch the school bus until 8:10am! […]