Creamy Guilt-Free Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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  3 days....dun dun dun! If you're scrambling for recipes, I've got you covered!   Today's post is going to be short and sweet on words and heavy (pleaseee pass the side dish recipes!) on the food. I've rounded up all of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes from the blog to give you a yummy and foolproof selection of sides, mains, and desserts that will impress your guests and have everyone asking for the recipe! Because we all know that Thanksgiving is about love, family, and … [Read more...]

Fresh Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

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8 days until Thanksgiving...! That means just 8 more days until Santa comes to Macy's, 93.9 Christmas Lite FM, and Starbuck's cute little Christmas cups... o wait. All of that has been up since October.. and I LOVE it. I'm sorry. Judge away. I'm one of those people that scours the radio looking for the first Christmas station. I watched Love Actually on Sunday. And there may or may not be a Christmas ornament sitting on my coffee table....   I'm of the more is better mindset and … [Read more...]

Roasted Butternut Squash Farro Salad with Cider Vinaigrette

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Holy Moly. I have SO many Thanksgiving recipes I want to share this month I don't even know what to do! My desk/kitchen counter/living room floor....probably car floor...jeans pockets...coat pockets...anything with pockets....are stuffed and covered in random scratch pieces of paper with recipe ideas scribbled all over.     Literally this is how I organize my life.   Thank God Facebook keeps track of birthdays for me.     But long story short I was … [Read more...]

Chocolate Heart Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

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  The secret Martha Stewart in me gets so excited for holidays! I love any and every excuse to go a little OCD domestic on some cupcakes. If I had all the time and piping bags in the world, plus a magic pill that negated every cookie I ate...I would be finagling corny baked goods for every holiday on the calendar - Casimir Pulaski to Garbage Day.  Needless to say I couldn't help myself for Valentine's Day...! And I so wish that I could take credit for the adorable design, but I found … [Read more...]

Cookie Almond Clusters and the Winner of my Contest and Giveaway!

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Thank you so much to everyone that participated in mine and Kayle's Christmas Cookie Exchange this year! The exchange is literally bursting with irresistible cookie pics! I've gotten so many fun e-mails from you all talking about which cookies inspired you at home, so sending a big smothering grandma hug to all my lovely readers today! And the official winner of Kristina & Kayle's Christmas Cookie Exchange and a $10 Starbuck's Gift Card is.... Stephie with her "Maureen's Rice Crispy … [Read more...]

Skinny Maple-Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole and Turkey Day Survival Tips

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2... more... days... till THANKSGIVING! The one day of the year that is completely dedicated to food. Literally. We're supposed to give some thanks in there but lets be serious. Its all about the turkey. gravy. pumpkin pie. and SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE! However, us smart, savvy, gorgeous ladies (and you studly guys) also know that Thanksgiving is a day of diet sabotaging land mines that don't just sneak up on you - they're literally put in front of your face. So I decided to call in the … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cream Pie

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So the awesome part about being a food blogger is that I get to eat pie. On a Wednesday night. And its totally normal.   The not-so-awesome part about being a food blogger....is that I get to eat pie. On a Wednesday night. And I think its totally normal.   Haha whoa! 4 pumpkin pie recipes, a zillion tweaks, and a mild sugar coma later - I have the absolute easiest. yummiest. creamiest. pumpkin pie recipe ever. I love how the simplest recipes are always the best. … [Read more...]

Simple Balsamic Roasted Vegetables and a Frigidaire Giveaway!!

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O-MY-Goodness. Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away guys! I swear last week was September. Now I know when we think of Thanksgiving we usually think pumpkin pie... creamy mashed potatoes... stuffing (my favorite!) and any other kind of vegetable with can sautee in butter and bake in cream. Sweet potato casserole! Ugh. Yum.   But there is something so comforting and irresistible about simple roasted vegetables with turkey dinner. Its like when fancy french restaurants give you … [Read more...]