Cakes, Cookies & Other Desserts, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes

12 Days of Christmas – Day 5: Snickerdoodle Christmas Cookies Recipe

On the Fifth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...Snickerdoodle Christmas Cookies!  These easy to make Christmas Cookies are soft and chewy and they turn out perfectly every time! [img] When making Snickerdoodles, cream of tartar is key.  It is what makes the cookies so chewy and perfect.  Also, when making these cookies… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas – Day 5: Snickerdoodle Christmas Cookies Recipe

Christmas, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes

12 Days of Christmas – Day 4: Eggnog Fudge

On the Fourth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... Eggnog Fudge!  It's as easy to make as it is delicious, and it's an imaginative and tasty way to use the vanilla-scented commercial eggnog found in grocery stores across the country this time of year. This is one of the best treats to… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas – Day 4: Eggnog Fudge

Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Vegetables

12 Days of Christmas – Day 3: Christmas Side – Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Bake Recipe

On the Third Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... Cheesy Brussels Sprouts!  Cheesy, creamy, bacon-y... if you didn't like brussels sprouts before, you will after you make this recipe! Ya.. that's bacon you see!  Bacon makes everything better, right? This Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Bake recipe was originally part of my Friendsgiving Menu,… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas – Day 3: Christmas Side – Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Bake Recipe

Appetizers, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes

12 Days of Christmas – Day 2: Christmas Party Appetizers – BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

On the Second Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushrooms!  Oh ya... they are as good as they sound and look!   Stuffed Mushrooms make the perfect appetizer.  There are so many variations (like Italian Stuffed Mushrooms), and these BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushrooms will steal the show at… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas – Day 2: Christmas Party Appetizers – BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

recipe courtesy of the kitchen magpie
Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Tart, Pie & Fruit Desserts

12 Days of Christmas – Day 1: Butter Tarts Recipe, Eh!

On the First Day of Christmas my true love gave to me... Butter Tarts!  Today starts my 12 Days of Christmas!  Throughout the next 12 days, I'll be sharing some of my favorite Christmas recipes.  And, head on over to my Etsy Shop for a different sale each day! Have you ever had a butter tart? … Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas – Day 1: Butter Tarts Recipe, Eh!

winter fruit salad
20 Minute Meals, Appetizers, Christmas, Holidays, Kid Approved, Recipes, Vegetables, Vegetarian & Vegan

Take Advantage Of Winter Fruit and Make This Easy Winter Fruit Salad

Winter fruit is the best!  Combine apples, grapes, clementines and kiwi together with a squeeze of lemon and have a dish that everyone will be coming back for. Living in Colorado, there isn't a lot of choices for fresh produce in the winter, without spending a fortune on it, so I took advantage of all of… Continue reading Take Advantage Of Winter Fruit and Make This Easy Winter Fruit Salad

christmas breakfast frittata
Breakfast & Brunch, Christmas, Holidays, Kid Approved, Make Ahead Meals / Freezer Meals, One-Dish Meals, Recipes

A Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast To Take The Worry Out Of Christmas Morning | Italian Sausage and Spinach Frittata

Christmas morning is crazy!  Coffee is brewing, kids are excited to open gifts from Santa, and if you're anything like us, after being up at the crack of dawn, breakfast seems like a lot of work which is why we're having this simple Make Ahead Christmas Morning Frittata! Frittatas are one of my favorite things… Continue reading A Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast To Take The Worry Out Of Christmas Morning | Italian Sausage and Spinach Frittata

oatmeal scotchies christmas
Cakes, Cookies & Other Desserts, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes

Santa’s Favorite Cookies – Oatmeal Scotchies Recipe

This is another one of D.J.'s Mom's recipes, and one of our favorites. For him it always brings back great memories of Christmas time when he was a kid, and for Anthony and I, we get to embrace the holidays with his favorite Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies. Not only does Santa get these Oatmeal Scotchies for… Continue reading Santa’s Favorite Cookies – Oatmeal Scotchies Recipe

salted caramel cheesecake with gingersnap crust christmas
Cakes, Cookies & Other Desserts, Christmas, Holidays, Kid Approved, Recipes

A Christmassy Spin On Cheesecake – Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bites with Gingersnap Crust

It's hard to imagine a world without sweet caramel combined with salt.  It's quickly become a favorite flavor combination.  The slightly spicy gingersnap cookies with the rich creamy cheesecake and that sweet and salty caramel will make this recipe a favorite at your Christmas party! These Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bites were inspired from D.J.'s Aunt… Continue reading A Christmassy Spin On Cheesecake – Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bites with Gingersnap Crust

grandmas bruschetta recipe christmas appetizer
20 Minute Meals, Appetizers, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Vegetables, Vegetarian & Vegan

An Easy Last Minute Christmas Appetizer – Grandma’s Bruschetta Recipe

Grandma's Bruschetta Recipe always reminds me of Christmas!  The red tomatoes, green basil and mint and then the white from the garlic and onions just screams Christmas.  There is something so special about family recipes - especially around the holidays and this fresh and easy bruschetta recipe that you can whip up in about 10… Continue reading An Easy Last Minute Christmas Appetizer – Grandma’s Bruschetta Recipe