Bacon wrapped dates

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Bacon Wrapped Dates Have you tried these little gems before? If you have, then you know what kind of CRAZY good I am about to talk about. If you have not–well, it is time to jump on this train! The little bites are salty, sweet, chewy, and crunchy. I mean seriously, they create a party… 

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Egg Nog French Toast with Bourbon Glaze

Eggnog French Toast Casserole with Bourbon Glaze

  Eggnog French Toast Casserole with a Bourbon Glaze Shut the front! Did I just say eggnog, french toast, and bourbon together? Did I mention it was perfectly acceptable for breakfast?! Well, Merry Christmas to you and yours! I am serious, this French Toast casserole that is infused with festive notes reminiscent of Eggnog, is… 

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Peppermint Mocha Mousse

Peppermint Mocha Mousse (Vegan)

Peppermint Mocha Mousse What is it about chocolate and peppermint that pair so beautifully with coffee? Whoever put these three flavors together, I just want to say a big fat “THANK YOU!” I typically find myself welcoming in the Holiday Season with a Peppermint Mocha in hand to fuel  one of my many Christmas shopping… 

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Creative but EASY ways to bring a little magic to your food this holiday season.

Easy and Festive Christmas Eats

Holiday Treats Oh you know I am about to do it again…PLAY WITH MY FOOD. I am getting “Corny with it.” That reminds me of Clinton Kelly on The Chew saying he is going to get “Crafty with it.” Yep, it is happening probably as you are reading this and I am probably giggling with… 

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The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe with tips on storing cookie dough and step-by-step directions on how to create reindeer sugar cookies.

Reindeer Sugar Cookies (and The BEST Cut-Out Cookie Recipe)

Christmas Cookies What is it about the Holidays, that cause the majority of us to put on aprons and make cookies by the dozen? I am really not sure and I really do not care what started this baking phenomenon, as it is one of my most favorite things to do with my family and… 

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My Christmas Wish: To Slow Down and Enjoy my blessings while blessing others!

My Christmas Wish: And My Plan to Make My Wish Come True

  Christmas is the most wonderful time of the yea. Well, at least that is what I always say. And while I enjoy the decorations, baking, parties and gift giving, the truth is that at times I forget to slow down and enjoy the season. This year, I want to change that! This year I… 

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New York Strip Roast with roasted root vegetables

New York Strip Roast with Brandy Aus Jus

New York Stip Roast: Our Christmas Tradition   My husband’s favorite tradition at the holidays is dinner at my parent’s. They serve what they affectionally refer to as “THE BEAST.” AKA: A Prime Rib that is large enough to feed a small army, or my family! As the beast is roasting, the men in my… 

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Black Forest Pancakes: Decadent Yet Healthy

Black Forest Pancakes Black Forest Pancakes Well go ahead, kiss me. I have turned your average ho hum pancake into a delicous, decandent treat. Shhh….these pancakes are actually quite healthy! They just TASTE decandent! Black Forest Cakes are rich in chocolate and layered with a juicy cherry compote and high in calories and fat. These… 

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LegendaryTriple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie

Legendary Kitchen Sink Cookies (AKA MY ULTIMATE FAVORITE)

Go Ahead, Drool. I am. I wanted to kick of the Christmas baking with a bang–as in my all time favorite cookie recipe ever! There is nothing better than a freshly baked cookie that is oozing chocolate right from the oven. And this cookie, well let’s just say it has a bit of a story behind… 

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Quesadilla

Thanksgiving Leftover Round-Up

Thanksgiving. It is definitely one of my favorite Holidays. The food. The family. The friends. The food!!! And it kicks off the season to my  absolute favorite Holiday: Christmas! But back to THE FOOD. I look forward to my families classics all year long!!And I am sure to make enough Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes, and… 

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Leftover Thanksgiving Quesadilla

Smoked Gouda & Turkey Quesadilla (with Leftover Thanksgiving Dishes)

Thanksgiving Leftovers I am a HUGE fan of Thanksgiving leftovers. I purposely plan my menu to ensure that I will have plenty of leftovers. And while I love to just pile my plate high with the same fixings I had on Thanksgiving after a long day shopping or putting up my Christmas decorations, I really… 

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