whipped cream for days

I LOVE HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM!!  Ok there I admit it…I LOVE homemade whipped cream.  The first step is admitting it right??  Well there you go…I admit it…I not only love it but I am kinda obsessed with it a little bit.   My mom would always make homemade whipped cream …

a little something sweet for (almost) everyone

A sweet potato casserole is a MUST HAVE on all of our Holiday tables.  There is just something so wonderful about the rich, creamy and fluffy casserole that makes the Holiday’s something super special.   In the past most of our casseroles have just had a brown sugar crumb topping because some …

never order a ham again

Almost every Thanksgiving my brother-in-law will order a ham from that honey place, but this year I decided I wanted to tackle it on my own…I mean it surely couldn’t be that hard. First I had to decide if I wanted the it to be sweet, more spicy or fruity.  After discussing …

a little punkin butter fun

OK it is no secret that I LOVE pumpkin anything and everything…I love pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pasta, but I especially LOVE pumpkin butter.   My obsession with pumpkin butter started several years ago on a quick trip to Williams Sonoma to pick-up some kitchen towels (they …

Dessert made easy (as pecan pie)

** Making pie can be so intimidating but with these bars are the best of a favorite pie without all the pie crust and intimation factor…love desserts like this!! Growing up my sweet MeeMaw made the best pecan pie.  The crust was flaky and buttery while the filling was sweet …

green beans all bundled up

***If your looking to make your Holiday Green Beans something to remember then these bundles are a MUST MAKE!  I have updated the recipe to reflect a slight change I made the last time I made them…the addition of Worcestershire sauce adds a richness to this already wonderful side (updated …

Turkey Time folks!!!

 *** This is one of my most favorite ways to cook turkey…it comes out super juicy with tons of flavor and the gravy is AMAZING!!  I have made a few slight updates to this tried and true recipe. (updated November 2015) With less than a week until Turkey Day, it is …

simple green beans are AMAZING!

Simple sides are sometimes the best sides.  There is just something so good about letting the vegetable come through without a lot of extra seasoning or technique being used to enhance it and these simple green beans are AMAZING! For me I find that roasting a veggie with a few …

traditional mashed potatoes meet me

As I have said many, many times before I am a HUGE mashed potato fan.  I love the rich, creamy side dish & how they pair perfect with pretty much anything you put with them…I think they really could be the perfect side. Now my go to mashed potato recipe is a …

a little espresso pick me up

Brownies are a HUGE downfall for me!  As I am sure you can tell from my many brownie recipes they are definitely a must have in our family…but I think I have found my most favorite brownie…EVER! Another favorite of mine is coffee and really, really strong coffee (really espresso) …