• Poblano Corn Pasta

    Jump to Recipe A Pasta Dish to remember I don’t know about you but I have been craving pasta and this Poblano & Corn pasta gives me everything I want and NEED right now.  It is rich, creamy, a little spicy and just plain YUMMY!   Grill It Up… One of the things I love most about this recipe is the grilled poblanos and grilled corn.  Now I understand it is not grilling season but no worries you can either roast them or use an indoor grill pan and get just about the same effect. That is what makes this pasta a great option year round… you can grill everything…

  • Cranberry Maple Sprouts

    Jump to Recipe A MUST Make Holiday Side! Need a quick & easy side dish that is not only delicious but also quick & pretty?  These Cranberry Maple Sprouts are the perfect Holiday side.  Even the guests (or kids) who think they don’t like brussels sprouts will love these.  Oh the Maple & Bacon! I am a BIG, BIG fan of brussels sprouts, but I know not everyone is… until now.  These sprouts are roasted to perfection and then tossed in a maple, bacon and cranberry sauce that takes plain sprouts to a  NEW level.   They are just sweet enough, with hits of salty goodness and then some tartness…

  • Iced Sugar Cookies

    Jump to Recipe Iced Sugar Cookies are a classic Holiday cookie.  They are perfect for all your cookie exchanges, parties, family dinners or guests.  Even better get the kids involved and let them decorate the cookies.  SO MUCH FUN! SOOOO Many Options I am a classic vanilla sugar cookie kinda gal, but a lot of my family are almond flavored sugar cookie peeps and that is why I love this recipe.  You can change it up to make it just what you love.   Use almond extract, just vanilla extract, vanilla bean paste, orange or even peppermint.  This is a staple recipe you can use all year long.  Quick Tip…

  • Cranberry Green Beans

    Jump to Recipe Not Your Everyday Green Beans Green Beans are a staple on most Holiday tables.  You can make a green bean casserole, quick skillet green beans or just roasted green beans… OR you could make these Cranberry Green Beans.   Not only are they Christmas ready but they are also SUPER YUMMY! Holiday Table Ready Holiday sides do not have to be hard to look impressive and taste even better.   These green beans are roasted and the sauce comes together super quick in one saucepan and can be served immediately or reheated.  I love a Holiday side I can make ahead… don’t you?   One quick note……

  • Santa’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Jump to Recipe Santa will Thank You! Christmas will be here before we know it and that means it is time to start thinking about what cookies you are going to be leaving for the Big Guy.  Just so you know I have it on good authority, that these are some of his favorites…. he loves the combo of the chips, sprinkles and M&M’s. Load them UP! Let me be clear these are not your normal Chocolate Chip Cookies.   These cookies are loaded with not just semi-sweet chocolate chunks (or chips) but also white chocolate chips, sprinkles and M&M’s.  You could also throw in some nuts (toasted pecans would…

  • Whipped Butternut Squash

    Butternut Squash is NOT just for the Fall… it is the quick weeknight side you never knew you needed.    You will be craving this all year long… not just in the cooler months I promise.    Jump to Recipe Move over Mashed Potatoes As much as I LOVE mashed potatoes (like these Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes) I am an even bigger fan now of this Whipped Butternut Squash.  It is super rich, velvety and only has 6 ingredients… including salt & pepper.  Oh and it is healthy. Can it get any better? Roast It & Whip It! Once you get everything roasted, all you do is throw it all…

  • Homemade Spiced Cranberry Sauce

    I love cranberry sauce with my turkey (like this smoked turkey), but I am not a fan of the can.  This Homemade Spiced Cranberry Sauce is SO MUCH better than the can, and so easy!! Let’s talk about the Spiced Cranberry Sauce Are you a fan of cranberry sauce?  I feel like you either are or your not.  There doesn’t seem to be too many people out there that are in the middle of the cranberry debate.  Well, I was not a fan either until I started making my own cranberry sauce from FRESH cranberries…thats right there are no cans in this recipe. It is all about the FRESH Berries Growing…

  • Sausage Dressing – Thanksgiving Must

    Sausage Dressing is hands down our families favorite dressing.  How do I know??  After 4 dressings, a blind taste test and an overwhelming vote… the winner has been named!!  Changing a Texas Girl’s World  Being a good Texas girl I grew up eating cornbread dressing every Thanksgiving.  The very traditional version of cornbread with onions, celery, and cornbread.  My mom would bake the cornbread days in advance and prep anything she could to make her cornbread dressing.   This Texas girls life was changed though a couple of years ago, I was introduced to bread and sausage dressing and it changed my life.  It was full of flavor, the bread…