• 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…

  • Smoked Turkey

    Turkey Day (aka Thanksgiving) will be here before we know it (like next week) and it is time we talk smoked turkey!   let’s talk SMOKED TURKEY I know most of us will roast or fry our Thanksgiving turkeys but this Smoked Turkey is the only way my family does it now.  My brother and his Father-in-Law have perfected this recipe and it is just amazing!! To be safe you want to have between 3/4 – 1 pound per person (or more for leftovers).  Also make sure you give it enough time to thaw, We thaw our turkey in an ice water bath in a cooler (still in the plastic wrapping)…

  • 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…

  • Gluten Free Thanksgiving Dressing

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner… like literally AROUND the corner and I have the BEST dressing recipe ever (& it is gluten-free)!  Yep I said… THE BEST! It is all about the gluten free bread… In my opinion what makes this dressing the best is the bread! Surprise, surprise it is made with gluten free bread!  I know I was shocked as well.  The gluten free bread is naturally already drier in consistency and once you toast it to a golden brown it truly does become the perfect bread to carry all the dressing seasonings without getting too mushy. So how did this dressing happen you ask?  Well, last…

  • Cookie Butter Blondies

    Cookie Butter is all you need to take blondies to the NEXT level!  LIKE NEXT, NEXT LEVEL! Cookie Butter Love! Have you had cookie butter?  Are you a fan?  If you are not, I am not sure we can be best friends, but we can be friends… but be warned I will probably try to make you fall in love with cookie butter.    Not sure what I am talking about… no problem.  It is basically speculous cookies (think mild gingersnaps) whipped into a delicious peanut butter/nutella type spread.  There is just something so delicious about the slightly spicy, creamy, gingery, warm yumminess of cookie butter.  I use it on…

  • 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!!  At least one election is for certain in 2020. 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…

  • Cranberry Crumb Muffins – A Fall Must

    Cranberry Crumb Muffins are a new favorite of mine… yes a FAVORITE!!  Trust me when you try these you will love them too! It is Cranberry Season! I am a big, big cranberry fan.  I love dried one, fresh ones, frozen ones, cranberries in drinks, cranberries in bread, muffins, cookies.  Really in most anything.  I just love cranberries. I love the tartness but also the hint of sweet in each bite.  They add just the right little something that makes everything you put them in a little more special.  And yes, you can use cranberries in more than just the sauce at Thanksgiving.  So Much Cranberry! For this recipe I…

  • Pumpkin Cranberry Pistachios Bread

    I am a BIG fan of pumpkin (as I am sure you know), pistachios and cranberries… but I am an even bigger fan of pumpkin bread and this pumpkin bread is AMAZING!!  It is loaded with tons of yum and each bite is like a party in your mouth. PISTACHIOS & CRANBERRIES GALORE! I am all about a traditional pumpkin bread but this loaded pumpkin bread is just so, so good.   I have always loved cranberries with pumpkin but for some extra fun I wanted to add in some pistachios.  Pistachios are a favorite for me with cranberries, as in these cookies.  The cookies are SO GOOD I knew…

  • Pumpkin Dream Dessert Delight

    Your Pumpkin Dream is made of this dessert and you need it NOW!  Layers, Layer & Layers of Pumpkin Dream Delights! It all starts with a buttery and delicious graham cracker crust, baked to perfection.  Next bring on a rich and creamy cheesecake layer, with just a bit of tang in each bite.  Third is the pumpkin “mousse/pudding” layer.  This light pumpkin layer brings everything together to make this the perfect fall treat.  To finish it everything is topped with fresh whipped cream, like this All Day Whipped Cream and some toasted pecans or walnuts.   These layers are everything!   It is not just for Fall… I know, I…

  • Pumpkin Butter

    OK… I have a sad story about pumpkin butter.  As I am sure you know by now I am a BIG, BIG pumpkin fan.  One of my most favorite pumpkin treats is pumpkin butter, but when I went to buy some the other day at Trader Joes they were out!  There was none to be found… NONE!! MY Pumpkin Butter Obsession So it all started back 10+ years a go when I was aimlessly wondering through Williams Sonoma one October day.  This very sweet lady came up to me and asked if I would like to try some pumpkin butter.  I mean she had me at the word pumpkin but…