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)

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

Breads · cinnamon rolls · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Pumpkin Caramel Monkey Bread

I very rarely make Monkey Bread around here because it is VERY dangerous. Case in point: I just had to try this pumpkin caramel monkey bread yesterday and I legit gained an entire pan in one day, even though I skipped lunch. Traditional lunch, I should say.  I definitely ate my weight in monkey bread… Continue reading Pumpkin Caramel Monkey Bread


Sugared Cranberries

These sugared cranberries are the most beautiful (and easy!) garnish for a sweet Christmas dessert.  The vibrant berries look as if they are covered in snow.  They are the very essence of Christmas and are ready to use in about an hour. Recipe from Damn Delicious Ingredients: 2 cups sugar, divided 1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries Directions:… Continue reading Sugared Cranberries


Easy Elf on the Shelf – My Greatest Hits

A non-food post, but one worth pinning if you have littles at home and you do Elf on the Shelf.  When it comes to Elf on the Shelf, people usually fall into one of three categories: They (a) hate the elf, think the elf is creepy, think the elf is stupid, think the elf is… Continue reading Easy Elf on the Shelf – My Greatest Hits

chocolate · christmas · Desserts

Festive White Peppermint Fudge

I was recently approached by Brach’s Candy Company and asked to develop a recipe using some of their holiday candies.  Since I use their delicious candies every year around the holidays (starting with their Candy Corn at Halloween) of course, I said “yes!” I was delighted to discover that they make a bag of pre-crushed… Continue reading Festive White Peppermint Fudge

Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breakfast · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Simple Cinnamon Raisin Scones

Many people mistakenly believe that they shouldn’t eat anything for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning.  That they should “save room” in their stomach for the delicious feast they are going to eat later.   I believe this is a mistake.  Just like you stretch your muscles before a run, (not that I’d know anything about that)… Continue reading Simple Cinnamon Raisin Scones