Cinnamon Roll Pancake Bake

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms and Goodrich Farms ambassador.) My family is a bit cinnamon obsessed. Cinnamon rolls are “up there” on our list of favorite breakfast items to have, as are pancakes and waffles. My kids ADORE it when I sprinkle a little cinnamon into their pancake or waffle batter, but THIS? This […]

Gourmet Fudge Crispy Rice Treats

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and recipe are all mine. The holidays are my most favorite time of year. It’s the time for secretly shopping for loved ones, lovely hand-written notes and cards to friends and family, getting together with smiles, gifts, and goodies in hand, all while celebrating over egg nog, […]

Pomegranate Orange Cranberry Sparkling Cocktail (or Mocktail)

We wanted to design a New Year’s Day meal for luck, health, wealth, abundance, prosperity, and so on. We looked up the traditions, and compiled a meal we could not wait to devour and share with our children (more on our New Year’s meal another time). But consuming Pomegranate for abundance had us a little […]

Southern Ambrosia Coconut Apple Pie with Pecan Cream Cheese Topping

I have had dreams about this pie. In fact, I find it hard to believe that it took me so long to dig up the recipe to make this again. How is this thing not in my face daily? I mean, COME ON. Apple pie, cinnamon, coconut, cream cheese, pecans, vanilla, whipped cream.. ALL AWESOME […]

Layered Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Pecan Streusel

I might have decided to go a little overboard for our Thanksgiving desserts this year. Two pumpkin pies, a Southern Ambrosia Coconut Apple Pie with Pecan Cream Cheese Topping (oh yes, recipe forthcoming), a layered ice cream cake (another recipe forthcoming), and this phenomenal Layered Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Pecan Streusel. Ohhhh my! We have […]

Tips for the Perfect Holiday Turkey

When I was a child, watching my mother fix our holiday meals for us with ease, I never realized how daunting it was to attempt to cook a turkey for your family until I became the cook. (And then subsequently screwed it up a time or two. Ahem. And whoops.) Over the years, I’ve done my […]

Romancing the Perfect Holiday Bird and Scrumptious Desserts, Oh My!

Ah yes, it’s finally Turkey Day, and its time to romance the bird. Funny thing, this romancing does, other than make you covered with Turkey gobble-de-gook (no pun intended) is make you really ready for the holidays. Here’s my Turkey recipe for today: Perfect Holiday Turkey   Save Print Prep time 45 mins Cook time […]