rosemary spiced pecans

Rosemary spiced pecans are a holiday staple in our house. They are the perfect sweet and spicy snack to have around between meals, or to finish off a holiday cheese board or appetizer spread. I made these at Thanksgiving and they were such a hit! They are deliciously addictive, with the spice from the cayenne…

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eggnog cinnamon rolls

Our tree is up, there is a mess of Christmas decorations all around the house – it seems like the perfect time to break out the eggnog. I can’t imagine a better way to have my eggnog than ooey gooey cinnamon rolls filled with nutmeg and cinnamon swirl and eggnog in the batter and in…

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shop small business gift guide 2018

Happy Small Business Saturday! We have made it through Black Friday, and now, as we should do throughout the holiday season, it is time to show some love to small businesses. It was so fun to put together this gift guide full of items that you can find from small businesses. Some of these items…

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thanksgiving leftovers turkey enchiladas

I’m all about finding fun ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers. In the past I have made Thanksgiving leftovers grilled cheese, with turkey, green apple, cranberry sauce, mustard, and gruyere, post-Thanksgiving biscuit sandwiches on sweet potato biscuits, and most recently, cranberry quick bread. These turkey enchiladas with butternut squash sauce might just be my favorite…

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gifts for the hostess

With Thanksgiving less than a week away and holiday parties right around the corner, I find that I need gifts for the hostess sooner than I need the rest of my gifts. Whether you have a friendsgiving celebration, attend a wonderful holiday party, or visit friends throughout the holiday season, I hope these gifts spur…

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cranberry quick bread

Welcome aboard the Thanksgiving Express! I was going to name this Leftover Cranberry Sauce Quick Bread, but Cranberry Quick Bread had a slightly better ring ;) Unlike some bakers and cooks who love the food-centric day, Thanksgiving is not my favorite holiday. I enjoy spending time with family and relaxing in the midst of a…

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november goals

We are already one-third of the way into the month and I’m just getting around to posting my goals. I have had some of them written down in different places, but am only now putting them in one list. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, work events, and travels for Will’s interviews coming up, I know the next…

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roasted butternut squash dip

It is officially the holiday season, and with that comes festive appetizer spreads! You know how much I love a good cheese board, and warm roasted butternut squash dip makes any fall or winter cheese board even better. I actually made a version of this dip a few years ago for a baby shower I…

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Leftover Halloween Candy Recipe Roundup

Each year many of us face the leftover halloween candy dilemma. We have extra Halloween candy that trick-or-treaters didn’t finish up the night before and are faced with the decision to keep it out for ourselves to eat, or figure out how to get rid of it so it doesn’t taunt us every time we…

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apple cake with apple cider soak, brown butter crumble, and cinnamon frosting

While cake is not my preferred dessert, I love the creativity that comes with making a cake. Each layer and part is an opportunity to create one piece of a greater flavor profile. This apple cake with apple cider soak, brown butter crumble, and cinnamon frosting is the perfect example. Fall and winter are my…

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