Savory Parmesan Ranch Granola

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This shop, featuring cheesy, snackable Savory Ranch Granola, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Quaker. As always, all opinions are mine alone. #QuakerUp #MyOatsCreation #CollectiveBias Somewhere between the gingerbread men and the peppermint cake rolls, I find myself developing an uncommon affliction--the savory tooth. For most of the year, my teeth are 100% sweet. I [...]

Chocolate Caramel Espresso Muffins

As I stood over the counter impatiently ripping off the liner and biting into these still-warm Chocolate Caramel Espresso Muffins, I made a mental note to myself: Make more muffins. For some reason, the humble muffin always seems to slip off my radar, only to be replaced by pancake stacks and french toast casseroles. But [...]

Gluten Free Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

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These Gluten Free White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies are packed with goodies like dried cranberries and toasted coconut for a soft, chewy, puffy cookie perfect for the holidays or any day! Every year, my mom and I get together for a day of Christmas baking which usually ends in a table covered with half-decorated cut out [...]

One Pot Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

One Pot Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

Show me someone who loves taking pictures of brown food, and I'll show you a person who belongs in the looney bin. While this Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables gave me fits behind the camera, my tastebuds gave it rave reviews. Before I  started blogging, I had two categories of food. Food that tastes good and [...]

Sausage Gravy and Eggs Hash Brown Skillet

Sausage Gravy Hash Brown Skillet

No need to head to the diner to get a hearty breakfast. This Sausage Gravy and Eggs Hash Brown Skillet will keep everyone satisfied through all your holiday celebrations.  Back in September, the Mr. and I spent a long weekend in a cabin in Western Michigan we rented with a few other couples. We arrived [...]

Maple Dijon Roasted Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Squash

This post is sponsored by Harvestland. As always, all opinions are my own. Tangy and sweet, this Maple Roasted Chicken with brussels sprouts and squash is a totally doable, satisfying one pot meal. There was a time in my life when I wouldn't touch mustard with a ten foot pole. But then I married the [...]

Roasted Balsamic Cranberry and Brie Crostini

Roasted Cranberry Brie Appetizer

There's nothing like the fearlessness of a teenager to get you out of your crostini rut. These Roasted Balsamic Cranberry Brie Appetizers are so hip and fun, they might even learn how to text.  A few years ago I had the privilege of teaching an informal cooking class to several young people from our neighborhood. Over [...]

Coconut Pecan Turtle Cream Cheese Pie

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This Pecan Cream Cheese Pie begins with a flaky crust filled with a cheesecake-like center and topped with toasted pecans, coconut, chocolate, and caramel sauce. It's what winning at dessert looks like.  Alright, friends, we're officially in the Thanksgiving red zone. This is it. The turkey is thawing. The rolls are waiting patiently in the freezer. [...]

Apple Pecan Chicken (or Turkey!) Salad #SundaySupper

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Don't know what to do with all that leftover turkey? Whip it up into a creamy, crunchy Apple Pecan Chicken (Turkey!) Salad sandwich. I don't care what anyone says, the best part of Thanksgiving isn't the turkey, the gravy, the buttery mashed potatoes, or the pies. It's the day-after leftovers. It's turkey sandwiches stacked high [...]

Make Ahead Butterhorns

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Flaky, sweet, and buttery, these make-ahead Butterhorns will be the star of your Thanksgiving table. Today I'm going to tell you to make homemade rolls for your Thanksgiving day feast. I know, I know. Like you need one more thing to do on Thanksgiving day. But these butterhorns. Oh friends, these butterhorns. They are the [...]

Fluffy Maple Frosted Sugar Cookies

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These Fluffy Maple Sugar Cookies are sweetened with real maple syrup and covered in a rich maple frosting. It's the perfect fall cookie to add to your holiday tables. I've never considered myself a food snob. We eat well, and occasionally I enjoy going to a really upscale, hoity toity restaurant, but if you give me [...]

Homemade Amish Chicken and Noodles

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Do you have any meals you ate as a child you thought everyone knew about, but then you grew up and realized it was unique to your family? That's what these Amish Chicken and Noodles are for me. These noodles were present at every church potluck and family reunion I can recall. They were made famous [...]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pinwheels

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This classic Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll is a staple on our family's Thanksgiving table. I know it looks fancy schmancy, but this roll is surprisingly easy to make! Last month, I asked the Mr. if there were any foods or recipes he considered essential for Thanksgiving--the things he had to taste at least once during [...]

Johnny Marzetti #SundaySupper

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It's the season for sharing, and this Johnny Marzetti recipe is a simple, satisfying casserole that can feed a crowd! I imagine at this point in our blogging relationship, most of you realize how much I enjoy sharing food with others. It's by far my favorite gift to give. One of my greatest joys is seeing [...]

One Pot Kale, Sweet Potato, and Sausage Soup

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After five years of marriage, I've learned if I want the Mr. to eat kale, I'm going to have to tempt him with something he really loves. In the case of this Creamy Kale, Sweet Potato, and Sausage Soup, I've roped him in with bacon AND sausage. Hook, line, and sinker. This past week I [...]

Amish Apple Fry Pies

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If it weren't for the Mr. I would definitely be the creepy lady on the block passing out homemade Amish Apple Fried Pies to the Trick or Treaters. I know we're taught to give anything that doesn't come in a plastic wrapper the suspicious side eye, but you have to admit, these pies beat out [...]

Chicken and Butternut Squash Biscuit Casserole + Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by Harvestland. As always, all opinions are my own.  When I'm craving comfort, nothing satisfies quite like this Chicken and Butternut Squash Casserole topped with golden biscuits. Ever since the Mr. and I moved into our new bedroom, I've been on the hunt for the perfect comforter. I am that crazy [...]

Grandma’s Easy Drop Biscuits

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Nothing beats Grandma's recipes, and that definitely holds true for these fluffy, tender Easy Drop Biscuits.  I recently searched my Pinterest pins for biscuits and found no less than 20 different recipes I've pinned over the past few months. My search for a good biscuit has been a long and rocky road. I've made decent [...]

Spinach, Roasted Red Pepper, and Feta Turkey Wrap + A Cookie Giveaway

I typically think of summer as the season for sandwiches. It's difficult to beat a classic BLT with fat, juicy, tomatoes and fresh from the garden lettuce. Our gardens may be frost-bitten by now, but that doesn't mean we have to give up on the sandwich, and this Spinach, Roasted Red Pepper, and Feta Turkey Wrap is [...]

Easy Creamy Italian Pasta (with bacon, mushrooms, and cherry tomato)

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This Easy Creamy Italian Pasta is as cozy and familiar as my favorite cardigan. You'll want to eat it all fall and winter long. This past weekend we finally finished up our bedroom remodel and moved all of our clothes over into our new closets. Can I just tell you how amazing it is to have extra closet space? This [...]

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