Easy Turkey Tortilla Soup

A fantastic way to turn those Thanksgiving leftovers into a family meal everyone will love.  Turkey Tortilla Soup is easy to make and is loaded with southwestern flavors.  Adjust the seasonings to make it as spicy or mild as you want. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  Everyone in the US, that is.  To all my International friends....Happy Thursday. :-)  Landon has been asking for weeks how many sleeps are left until Thanksgiving....well, I'm thankful that the day has finally arrived so that I … [Read more...]

5 Minute Maple Bourbon Gravy // Video

Forgot the gravy?  This 5 Minute Maple Bourbon Gravy is whipped up with just a few ingredients from your pantry in less than 5 minutes. Don't like bourbon?  Leave it out, this gravy is completely customizable. Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! Who was lucky enough to score the entire week off?  But it's not really a week off if you're hosting dinner on Thursday, especially if you have any family weirdness to anticipate.  Lucky for me, I have a low-key holiday on my agenda and I get to … [Read more...]

Bourbon Roasted Pear Salad with Gorgonzola and Candied Walnuts

Juicy pears are roasted with bourbon and brown sugar then combined with leafy greens, blue cheese and sweet, crunchy candied walnuts for the most memorable salad ever.  Bourbon Roasted Pear Salad with Gorgonzola and Candied Walnuts is dressed with a light and tangy apple cider vinaigrette, perfect for the holiday season. I'm not a big salad eater.  I want to be...I want to be that person that cooly shuns a big, juicy burger blanketed with melty cheese on a big, soft bun for a bowl of raw … [Read more...]

Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate Stirrers

An easy, homemade gift that's simple and so amazingly tasty, you may have a hard time giving them away. Perfect in a gift basket or to serve at your upcoming holiday parties. It's coming...are you ready?  The holiday season is almost here....if you've been to the mall...it may already be here.  In fact, it's so HERE at our mall that there's already been an uproar about the new Santa habitat....is it a habitat?  A display?  Whatever, it looked like the planet Krypton in the movie Superman. … [Read more...]

Chocolate Turtle Coffee Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidaySweetTreats#CollectiveBias Chocolate for breakfast!  Chocolate Turtle Coffee Cake is topped with buttery pecans, smooth caramel and sweet chocolate for the most amazing coffee cake ever. The perfect reason to eat chocolate cake for breakfast.   I'm a chocoholic. From Halloween until January 2....I shovel it in as fast as I can.  Not everyday but if I eat just one … [Read more...]

Easy Candied Walnuts

A wonderfully sweet and salty snack, Easy Candied Walnuts make a great addition to any cheese plate.  Equally amazing sprinkled on salads and perfect for gift giving, you won't believe how simple they are to make. Every year, as the holiday season approaches....the spiced nut carts start popping up around town.  Mainly at the outdoor shopping complexes but wherever they are, I can smell them from a mile away.  I love them.   I go nuts for the nuts, it reminds me of the roasted chestnut … [Read more...]

Apple Cider Gin Fizz

Tart, sweet apple cider is turned into a festive cocktail just in time for the holidays.  This Apple Cider Gin Fizz is bubbly and filled with fall spices for a memorable drink all your guests will love. Holidays and cocktails just kinda go together...don't you agree?  I don't know if it's because it's just a cause for celebration or because of the crazy family members but a cocktail in hand makes the whole experience a billion times better. Unless you don't drink...then maybe you should … [Read more...]

Apple Cider Simple Syrup

A fall staple you didn't know you needed until now.  So easy to make, Apple Cider Simple Syrup will be your new go-to ingredient for all your autumn inspired cocktail and drink recipes.  Three ingredients...that's all you need. I'm not one of those people that glorifies "busy".  In fact, I hate being busy...it's stressful when I have a week packed with appointments, meetings and business travel.  Now, don't get me wrong...I LOVE my job.  It's the best job in the world but it seems like … [Read more...]

Apple Butter Pulled Pork Sliders

Tangy apple butter is paired perfectly with pork in this slow cooker meal fit for a party or tailgate.  Made in the slow cooker, Apple Butter Pulled Pork Sliders are made with just a handful of ingredients to create the most amazing barbecue sandwich you'll ever eat. Happy Monday!  Or is it? :-)  I have a very busy week ahead, lots of stuff on the schedule that are causing me a bit of stress...but you know what?  I'll take it.  Here's to NOT having a case of the Mondays and forging ahead … [Read more...]

Two-Ingredient Everything Parmesan Crisps

These easy appetizers are crispy, salty and completely addicting.  So simple to make with just two ingredients, Everything Parmesan Crisps will be your new favorite snack for absolutely EVERYTHING. I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I returned home from Kansas City on Saturday where I attended my new favorite food blogger conference, Chopped.  It was jam-packed with new learning opportunities and incredibly motivating people.  I started off the conference with an intimate photography … [Read more...]