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Brown Sugar Pecan Shortbread

While browsing cookbooks looking for new cookie ideas for Thanksgiving, I came across this shortbread.  I knew immediately that I needed to bake these...

Thanksgiving Menu & Preparations 2012

Thanksgiving meal planning With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I figured it was time to share my plans for our menu. To be completely...

This creamy holiday corn is perfect for the season! Simple to make and filled with celery, carrots and herbs! A great make ahead dish!

Holiday Corn

This holiday corn was originally posted in November 2012. The post has been updated as of December 14, 2017 with new photos, text and...

Homemade cranberry walnut bread! Make this store-bought holiday staple at home! Sturdy, soft and chewy, it makes for the best toast! And it’s freezer-friendly!

Cranberry Walnut Bread

This cranberry walnut bread was originally posted in November 2012. The post has been updated as of November 2, 2017 with new photos, text...

This classic thanksgiving stuffing is a staple at our holiday table! Filled with carrots, celery, rosemary and thyme, it bakes up crisp on top and perfectly soft underneath!

Classic Thanksgiving Stuffing

This classic thanksgiving stuffing was originally posted in November 2012. The post has been updated as of November 9, 2017 with new photos, text...

This easy homemade cranberry orange sauce is essential for the holidays! Made with maple syrup, orange zest & orange liqueur, you’ll never want the canned stuff again!

Homemade Cranberry Orange Sauce

This homemade cranberry orange sauce was originally posted in November 2012. The post has been updated as of November 15, 2017 with new photos,...

Caramel Apple Popcorn

I ate way too much of this popcorn over the weekend.  My husband and I both did – and that’s why we sent the...

Trip to California, Part 2

As promised, here is part 2 of our trip to California.  If you missed part 1, you can find it here. After spending a...

Butternut Squash and Gruyere Frittata

And we’re back to normal around here.  We were extremely lucky with the hurricane here in northern Virginia – our power stayed on throughout...

Brownie Sandwich Cookies

Happy almost Halloween!  I was planning on posting these a little later in the week, however with “Frankenstorm” approaching our area, I wanted to...

Chocolate Sugar Cookies (with Spider Web Royal Icing)

Boo!  Who’s ready for Halloween?  I’ve never really been all that into this holiday, especially when it comes to dressing up.  I’m terrible at...

Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Lasagna

This my friends is some major comfort food.  Comfort food with a seasonal spin, that is.  My family has been having a rough week...