• Roasted Rib Roast

    My brother blew it out of the park this past Christmas with the Roasted Rib Roast… trust me you need to make this ASAP! It all starts with the seasoning Having a good crust on a prime rib is everything and this recipe gives you a great crust but with just a few ingredients.  To make the rub it is just Montreal Steak Seasoning and some extra pepper and that’s all.  Seriously, it is all we use and just look at that crust! If you do not have Montreal steak seasoning you can use any all purpose seasoning you have, I highly recommend a course seasoning though for a pretty…

  • Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce

    Are cranberries your thing?  I feel like you either are or you are not.  Well this girl… BIG fan.  A few of my favorite recipes are these Cranberry Bran Muffins & Cranberry Bars.  I  have to say though, this Jalapeño Cranberry Sauce is definately in my top 3 now.  Cranberry Love! There is just something about these tart little berries that I cannot get enough of.  I love them in desserts, as a garnish, in drinks and definately as a side.    They are so easy to use and so festive. In this sauce the cranberries are truly the star but withe a little kick.  The jalapeño and spices bring…

  • Mary’s Flourless Chocolate Cake

    Flourless Chocolate Cake is a must in my family and this recipe is the only one I use now. It started with a flourless birthday party… This past year my sis-in-love found out that she feels best when she does not consume gluten.  Now I am not going to lie this kinda freaked me out when it all first happened, but eventually I decided to embrace it.  My first challenge was finding a delicious, decadent cake for her family birthday dinner and that is when I started working on a recipe for a Flourless Chocolate Cake. After several tries and several taste tests we finally found the RIGHT recipe… and…

  • Gingerbread Muffins

    It is Gingerbread season and I am 100% jumping into it!  First recipe is muffins… nothing like waking up to the hint of gingerbread in the air. Let’s get gingerbread spicy! The secret to anything gingerbread is the spice blend.  Too much ginger and it can be too spicy, too much cinnamon and it drowns everything else out.  Too many cloves and you can’t taste anything else, it is all about balance.   These muffins have the perfect balance of spice and will be the perfect Holiday treat. A little extra crunch… For me a good muffin is tender, moist and full of flavor.  A GREAT muffin has a fun…

  • Cinnamon Roll Bites – Your New Go-To Breakfast

    Cinnamon Roll Bites are the perfect Christmas morning breakfast.  They are quick, easy and bring the wonderful aroma of homemade cinnamon rolls (like these) without all the work. It all starts with Biscuits… These delicious cinnamon roll bites start with canned biscuits.  Yep, you read that right… canned biscuits.  That is what makes this recipe so easy, you cut up canned biscuits.  I used the grands buttermilk biscuits, but you could use whatever you have on hand.   PS…Flaky biscuits would be pretty good I bet. Let’s talk Cinnamon & Sugar (& few little something extras) Growing up I ate A LOT of cinnamon toast and these Cinnamon Roll Bites…

  • Santa’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Cookies are a must make for all the time, but especially during the Holiday Season.  These Santa’s Chocolate Chip Cookies are always at the top of my list. A little bit for Everyone For me a good chocolate chip cookie is a little crispy on the edges, soft in the center and loaded with tons of chocolatey goodness.   My families favorite chocolate chip cookies are these, but let me tell you after they have these cookies they might just change their minds. Not only are these cookies crispy and soft but they are also loaded with tons of yummy.  First I used semi-sweet chocolate chunks and then I threw…

  • Cranberry Shortbread Bars – A Holiday Treat

    Cranberry Shortbread Bars are the perfect Holiday treat!!  They are a little sweet, a little tart and surrounded in a buttery shortbread… it doesn’t get much better! Cranberry Goodness in each Bite I have always been a BIG, BIG fan of cranberries.  I love them dried and use them in lots of recipes, such as this Pumpkin Cranberry Pistachio Bread, but I also love fresh ones.   There is just something about the tartness in each cranberry but then also the burst of sweet flavor you get at the same time.  I use fresh cranberries each Thanksgiving for my Spiced Cranberry Sauce but I also love, love them in pastry.…

  • Easy Shortbread Cookies

    Shortbread Cookies are my mom’s most favorite cookie.  Anytime I ask her what she wants for her birthday or a holiday treat she says shortbread…and these are her MOST FAVORITE recipe. What makes them so special? First thing is the Vanilla Bean Paste.  It adds a true vanilla flavor to these cookies, along with the cute little specks from the vanilla bean making these cookies look a little bit fancier then your typical shortbread.   If you do not have vanilla bean pasta that is ok you can use vanilla extract, but of you can get your hands on vanilla bean extract I would. Secondly, these cookies have less powder…

  • Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I am a cookie fanatic this time of year and these Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies are a must make.  Trust me these will be Santa’s new favorite cookie! A little bit for Everyone For me a good chocolate chip cookie is a little crispy on the edges, soft in the center and loaded with tons of chocolatey goodness.   My families favorite chocolate chip cookies are these, but let me tell you after they have these cookies they might just change their minds. Not only are these cookies crispy and soft but they are also loaded with tons of yummy.  First I used semi-sweet chocolate chunks and then I threw…

  • Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I am a cookie fanatic this time of year and these Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies are a must make.  Trust me these will be Santa’s new favorite cookie! A little bit for Everyone For me a good chocolate chip cookie is a little crispy on the edges, soft in the center and loaded with tons of chocolatey goodness.   My families favorite chocolate chip cookies are these, but let me tell you after they have these cookies they might just change their minds. Not only are these cookies crispy and soft but they are also loaded with tons of yummy.  First I used semi-sweet chocolate chunks and then I threw…