Andes Candy Hot Cocoa

The first snow of the season has fallen, Christmas trees are up, and Santa made his appearance at the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This means that it is officially Christmastime, and Christmastime calls for hot cocoa. Hot cocoa is so easy to prepare, that you should always be making it from scratch. […]

A Simple, Honest Braised Turkey

Brining a Thanksgiving turkey is a lot easier than you might think. Plus, it keeps your turkey moist and adds lots of flavor. I created a simple, no-fail citrus and tea brine that can be put together in just minutes. I brined my turkey for 24 hours using just a mixture of Honest Tea, Simply […]

Roasted Carrots, the Easiest Thanksgiving Side Dish

Carrots are one of those vegetables that almost everyone loves. This recipe for roasted carrots can be pulled together with just five minutes of preparation time, and 45 minutes of cook time. The carrots are slathered in butter, seasoned with pepper, and roasted beside the turkey. The carrots will soak up the turkey drippings, loading […]

What to Bring to a Holiday Party, My Favorite Store Bought Treats

Today I am kicking off a series on what to bring to holiday parties. I’m a food blogger that realizes that not everyone who loves food knows how to make it. With that in mind, today I am talking about my favorite store bought treats to bring to a party. The What to Bring to a […]

Easy and Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thanksgiving is a pop the champagne and break out the china affair. I created an easy and elegant Thanksgiving tablescape that is worthy of my absolute favorite holiday. There are several DIY elements to this tablessacpe that you can mix and match with items you already own. I chose to focus on a neutral palette of […]

Egg, Cheddar, and Bacon Biscuits and Preparing for the Holidays with Aldi

  November is here which means that Thanksgiving (and Christmas!) are just around the corner. I have been working on planning holiday recipes that are easy to prepare for a big group. My parent’s house is always packed with people during the holidays, and with 8 adults under one roof breakfast gets tricky. Inspired by […]

Build Your Own Avocado Toast Bar

   Yes, you read that correctly. On Saturday I hosted Blogging & Brunching and I created a build your own avocado toast bar for my guests. It was a big hit, and it was really easy to pull together. Blogging & Brunching is a monthly get together/co-working session that my blogging friends have, and it […]

Strawberry Mint Lemonade

Lemonade is the perfect refreshing summertime drink. This pretty pink lemonade is made with blended strawberries, fresh mint, lemons, and simple syrup. I made a big batch over Memorial Day weekend and we sipped on it all weekend. At first Charles was reluctant to try this because he thought that it might be sugary sweet. […]

Spring Brunch Recipes

Yesterday we talked about entertaining tips, and today it is time to share the recipes. This brunch menu has a great mix of sweet and savory, and breakfast and lunch – so there is something for everyone. Each dish is easy to serve in small portions so guests can try a little of everything. Recipes don’t […]

How To Host A Spring Brunch

Spring has arrived and it is time to celebrate! Whether you are planning a birthday party, a baby shower, or Mother’s Day brunch with family, these tips will show you have you don’t have to break the bank – or spend lots of time in the kitchen to create a memorable meal and event. The […]

A Man’s Baby Shower

My team at work is 75% women, and several of these lovely ladies have had babies in the past year. Which means that our team has had a lot of baby showers. We have the routine down. But when one of the men on the team told us that his wife is pregnant, we needed […]

Vanilla Sponge Cake with Vanilla Whipped Cream Frosting

Today is my friend Andrea’s birthday! (Happy Birthday!). Our group of friends celebrated at our weekly Sunday Night Dinner, and I made a birthday cake. I used to make birthday cupcakes, but I decided that an actual cake has a more celebratory feel. I also think a cake is easier to frost and transport than […]

Whiskey Chocolate Caramel Cake

This is probably the best cake I have ever made. Everyone at the party was raving about it, and I don’t think that they were doing it just to be nice. One guy even admitted to eating 3 pieces. I made this cake for my friend Adrian’s birthday because he loves whiskey. Although I am […]


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