christmas · cookies · Desserts · valentine's day

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

I realized recently while pinning some Christmas stuff in May (yes, I am sick) that I have a huge board chock full of Christmas recipes, many that I make, but few that I have taken the time to photograph and blog and share with you. Oddly enough, November and December are the two months of… Continue reading Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Breakfast · christmas · cinnamon rolls

Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees

I love fun and easy breakfasts, and these cinnamon roll Christmas trees were too adorable for me to pass up.  They use just 3 things- a package of Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls, with the icing, some green food coloring, and some Christmas sprinkles. I have three cinnamon roll loving, Christmas loving kids and I knew… Continue reading Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees

candy · christmas · cookies · Desserts

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

Okay you guys, how cute are these cookies? I mean, seriously.  Look at the powdered sugar snow and the little tree topper stars.  I die. Not only are these cookies tasty and light as air, they are beautiful, festive, and gluten free to boot. It’s kind of nice to throw in a light, airy cookie… Continue reading Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

Breakfast · christmas

Mom’s Overnight Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole (Strata)

The reason I’m so obsessed with the Christmas season is my mother.  She gets full blame for it, really.  My whole life, Christmas has been a jolly, wonderful, month long celebration with food, decorating, cookies, trees, lights, eggnog, and family time. I remember waking up every year in the wee hours of Christmas morning, way before the… Continue reading Mom’s Overnight Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole (Strata)

dinner · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · Soups

One Pot Lasagna Soup

We have a Halloween tradition.  Our great friends come over.  We have a tummy-warming dinner of soup or chili (I try to make a new one each year) with fresh bread or cornbread and salad, and then we head out with all the kiddos into the (usually rainy) weather for a night of trick-or treating.… Continue reading One Pot Lasagna Soup

christmas · cookies · Desserts

Sugar Plum Shortbread Cookies

I very rarely post a recipe that I would classify as “expert,” meaning you would have to be an adept baker to be able to make it properly without pulling all your hair out.  I like to keep my recipes simple and easy, I always maintain that there is not real art to baking.  It’s… Continue reading Sugar Plum Shortbread Cookies

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · Top Recipe Collections

10 Simple and Delicious Thanksgiving Desserts

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Here is my Thanksgiving dessert round-up! Pumpkin Crunch.  Something about the buttery, crunchy, nutty topping baked into the creamy pumpkin pie filling and topped with whipped cream is simply irresistible. Easy Homemade Blackberry Pie using fresh or frozen blackberries.  So amazing with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Tutorial on lattice crust… Continue reading 10 Simple and Delicious Thanksgiving Desserts