Holidays

Apple Cider Sangria

Apple Cider Sangria

Apple Cider Sangria is the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving dinner! I always tend to forget about making fun drinks during the holidays, and usually just resort to wine and beer.  And while wine and beer definitely work, it’s not very festive.  At our Friendsgiving […]

Thanksgiving Tip:  Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving Tip: Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Oven and stove space can be hard to find on Thanksgiving, and that can be extremely frustrating.  By planning ahead and preparing, not only will you save time on Thanksgiving Day, but there will be one less pot to worry about keeping warm and then […]

Thanksgiving Turkey Veggie Tray

Thanksgiving Turkey Veggie Tray

All of the kids loved how cute this Turkey Veggie Tray was at Friendsgiving! For some reason, I always forget a veggie tray, so this year, I made sure it was part of my menu.  I didn’t just want to serve a simple veggie tray, […]

What To Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers

What To Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers

There is so much that you can do with Thanksgiving Leftovers; Turkey Soup, Stuffing Waffles, Turkey Sandwiches.  Making something else with leftovers is easy, but figuring out ho to send guests home with leftovers can be frustrating. How do you send leftovers home?  For us, […]

Thanksgiving Planner – Get A Head Start on Thanksgiving Now with FREE Printables!

Thanksgiving Planner – Get A Head Start on Thanksgiving Now with FREE Printables!

Happy Thanksgiving!  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite months!  We always celebrate early with a Friendsgiving dinner with our family friends, and again a second time, just the three of us on Thanksgiving Day.  Most of the time, our second Thanksgiving is just appetizers while […]

13 Easy Super Bowl Appetizer Recipes To Tackle This Sunday

13 Easy Super Bowl Appetizer Recipes To Tackle This Sunday

Fuel up for the Super Bowl tomorrow.  These appetizers will leave everyone cheering for more!  These easy to make snacks will keep you out of the kitchen so you can spend more time eating and watching football. I am so excited for the Super Bowl tomorrow! […]

Make Your Mashed Potatoes Stand Out this Thanksgiving with Simple Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Make Your Mashed Potatoes Stand Out this Thanksgiving with Simple Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Two simple ingredients turn everyday Mashed Potatoes into something special.  I absolutely LOVE mashed potatoes, and Herbed Mashed Potatoes are turning into my favorite way to eat them. I don’t know what it is about it, but by simply adding chives and parsley, my mashed […]

Turkey 101:  How To Brine A Turkey

Turkey 101: How To Brine A Turkey

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and if you’re thinking of brining a turkey this year, follow these tips for a moist, flavorful bird! Brining a turkey is extremely easy, it has a basic ratio of water to salt and sugar that you can […]

Easy Balsamic and Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Easy Balsamic and Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Sweet, savory and full of bacon!  Add these simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic at your Thanksgiving table and watch them disappear – even from the pickiest eaters. In our house, we do Thanksgiving early because of the blog.  It’s usually a FriendsGiving, […]

Sometimes Simple Is best – Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing

Sometimes Simple Is best – Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing

This traditional Thanksgiving stuffing is everything you want it to be and your family will be stuffing themselves. I guess that this recipe is actually dressing as we’re not actually stuffing the bird, but we still call it stuffing.  Usually, I like to make a […]

Try Something New For Dinner – Easy Cheesy Potato Gratin

Try Something New For Dinner – Easy Cheesy Potato Gratin

Potato Gratin will rock your holiday table this year. I think I promised this recipe last month, and to be honest, since Anthony started school, I’ve been a little behind on well, everything.  But I have finally got my groove back, and better late than […]

20 Minute Spiralized and Honey Roasted Rainbow Carrots | #FoolproofThanksgiving

20 Minute Spiralized and Honey Roasted Rainbow Carrots | #FoolproofThanksgiving

We are gearing up for Thanksgiving in our house, and these Spiralized Carrots were a huge hit with a fun twist on a classic – Honey Roasted Carrots. Now, I know that this isn’t the prettiest picture, but boy oh boy are they delicious!  I’m […]

17 Recipes for The Ultimate Cinco De Mayo

17 Recipes for The Ultimate Cinco De Mayo

Plan a Cinco De Mayo fiesta with your favorite tacos, dips, enchiladas and of course, margaritas! If you’re planning to celebrate Cinco De Mayo with homemade food, think authentic.  The 17 recipes below are some of my favorite Mexican and Mexican inspired dishes. What is […]

Get Ready For Easter In 20 Minutes!  Orange Glazed Easter Ham Recipe

Get Ready For Easter In 20 Minutes! Orange Glazed Easter Ham Recipe

I love spring.  The days are longer, the sun is shining, and the weather is warming up and vegetables are starting to become more readily available, and of course, Easter Ham!  When ham hits the grocery stores, I know that spring is upon us.  We […]

Keep Getting Lucky and Use Your Leftovers For These Easy and Delicious Rueben Sandwiches

Keep Getting Lucky and Use Your Leftovers For These Easy and Delicious Rueben Sandwiches

The other day I talked about how Corned Beef and Cabbage was one of my favorites and asked why we only have it once a year, but the truth is, we make Corned Beef and Cabbage for the leftovers and for Ruebens! If you’ve been […]

The Luck Of The Irish Will be With You With This Easy CrockPot Corned Beef and Cabbage

The Luck Of The Irish Will be With You With This Easy CrockPot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! The question that always seems to come up when we eat Corned Beef and Cabbage is, “why do we only have this once a year?”  Is it because we can’t find a corned beef brisket later on?  Is it because we […]