Sweet Potato Biscuits

These sweet potato buttermilk biscuits are tender and have just the right level of sweetness that they work as an accompaniment to a variety of dishes. Serve them alongside chili at dinner. For something completely different, try them with pumpkin or apple butter for breakfast! This is going to sound more intimidating than I mean for it to, but there’s a lot of technique that goes into proper biscuit baking. Have no fear, though; it’s all very straight forward. I

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Black Eyed Peas with Spinach and Bacon

Did you know that eating black eyed peas on New Years Day is considered by many to bring wealth and prosperity in the new year? This black eyed peas recipe is a twist on the more traditional southern version (Hoppin’ John), which typically uses ham hocks and collard greens. I’ve tweaked it to include two of my favorite ingredients: spinach and bacon. Well folks, another year bites the dust. It’s hard to fathom, as it seems like only yesterday 2016

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Rum Cake Recipe (From Scratch!)

This Rum Cake Recipe is made completely using from scratch ingredients (no mixes!) and is then SOAKED in a dark rum butter syrup that keeps it incredibly moist and bursting with rum flavor. While it’s perfect for serving all year, this rum soaked cake will be an absolute show stopper at holiday gatherings.  A few years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Bermuda. We were lucky enough to stay at a gorgeous resort called The Reefs, with one of

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Andes Mint Cookies

If you love Andes Mints, you are going to go crazy for these melt-in-your-mouth Andes Mint cookies. They’re full of peppermint and rich chocolate flavor. While excellent for the holiday season, I plan on making and serving these all year long! Several weeks ago, I had the honor of attending my younger cousin’s wedding, which was held at a beautiful and rustic winery. There were sweet touches everywhere. One of my favorite (and literally sweet) details was the “Candy Bar.”

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S’mores Bark

With only THREE ingredients, this amazing chocolate S’mores Bark recipe is going to be a total hit with your holiday guests. Who needs a campfire? Indoor s’mores are where it’s at! I’ll be honest, chocolate bark isn’t always my thing when it comes to holiday desserts. I’m much more of a cookie gal, as you’ve probably noticed. (In case you missed them, be sure to check out my recent posts for frosted eggnog cookies and soft gingerbread cookies with chocolate).

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Frosted Eggnog Cookies

These eggnog cookies are soft and full of flavor! They’re perfect for holiday parties, with a delicate eggnog icing that isn’t overly sweet.  There are many things I love about the holiday season, and most of them involve the kitchen. If this is the season of giving, then baked goods are one of my favorite gifts to share with friends and family. This eggnog cookie recipe combines two of my top holiday loves. Can you guess what they are?

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The Cheesiest Potatoes Au Gratin

This post is a paid collaboration with Borden® Cheese, who I’ve teamed up with to bring you a Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin recipe that’s perfect for celebrating the holidays with family! There’s nothing more important to me than family. While I’d love to experience living in other parts of the world, I settle for traveling when I can. At the end of the day, I’d rather be close to my family so that I can see them regularly throughout the

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Hot Buttered Bourbon

Hot Buttered Bourbon is a new twist on a classic winter cocktail that will keep you warm and cozy during the cold winter months! The first time I heard about hot buttered rum, I was intrigued but also hesitant. I love a warm cocktail in the cold winter months. The name evokes butterbeer and spiked eggnog. However, I still wasn’t so sure. Hot butter and rum? It turns out I love it just as much as spiked eggnog. Butter aside,

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Italian Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

This Italian Sausage Cornbread Stuffing Recipe is flavorful, easy to prepare and perfect for Thanksgiving! Can you believe it’s almost time for Thanksgiving? This year is flying by at warp speed. Every year goes by a little bit faster, and the big 4-0 is now just around the corner. It’s been a tumultuous year in countless ways, but I have a lot to be thankful for right now. A happy, healthy husband and family (and cat… too many close calls!),

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Pecan Pie French Toast Bake

This Pecan Pie French Toast Bake is perfect for holiday breakfast and brunch gatherings! Almost all the prep work can be done in advance! This is the time of year when I start thinking about comfort food and easy entertaining recipes. There’s usually a bit of crossover there. To be honest, some years I do little to no holiday entertaining, so it’s the comfort food aspect that speaks to me. We have a small home that isn’t ideal for parties.

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