gifts for the hostess

It’s gift guide season, everyone! It seems like with all of the sales and online shopping, more and more people are doing a lot of their Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving (or before December) and during Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. I definitely fall into this camp, so I thought I would get started with gift guides…

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cornbread stuffing with herbs and leeks

The countdown is on – only two weeks until turkey day! Is your menu done? Is your shopping list made? If not, have no fear! This cornbread stuffing is delicious, flavorful, and can be made ahead to save you some time and stress on the big day. I think I’m more excited than usual for…

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thanksgiving hosting guide

Can you believe Thanksgiving is only 16 days away?! With it being so late in November I wasn’t expecting it to sneak up so quickly. Thankfully, there is still some time to plan the perfect menu and get your kitchen ready for the big meal. I’ll be popping in with recipes for a side dish,…

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apple crumb cake

Coffee cake is a staple in my family’s brunch meal. We make the same one every time, this delicious one from chef Sara Foster, a local to our area of NC , but this apple crumb cake is so good that it might just replace our classic version this year. The version we usually make…

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november goals

Here we are almost a week into November and I’m just getting around to setting my goals for the month. My parents came to visit this weekend, which was wonderful, but I totally lost track of the dates. With the holidays rapidly approaching and Will’s vacation on the horizon, I am so excited about the…

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halloween houses

Do you decorate for Halloween? We had the classic jack-o-lanterns and a few spooky decorations on Halloween, but didn’t do too much growing up. The houses around here take Halloween decorations seriously. Recently, one of my favorite things to do is walk through the different neighborhoods to see what new decorations have popped up. It…

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buttermilk bourbon pumpkin pie

What better way to meld the end of October and pumpkin month with November and the beginning of friendsgiving and Thanksgiving celebrations than buttermilk bourbon pumpkin pie?! While I’m always sad to see October end (bye, pumpkin month), the end of this month is always met with anticipation and excitement for the holidays in the…

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overnight pumpkin french toast casserole

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, hands down. I could take or leave lunch and trying new recipes or getting together for dinner is fun, but breakfast food is really my true love. This pumpkin French toast casserole is no exception. This overnight pumpkin French toast casserole is a great dish for brunch…

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pumpkin dessert roundup

As we inch closer to the end of October and the start of November and Thanksgiving prep, it seems like the perfect time for a pumpkin dessert roundup. The 15 delicious recipes in this pumpkin dessert roundup is a good starting point to celebrate Halloween next week, wrap up the end of Pumpkin Month, or…

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pumpkin spice chai latte

We are more than halfway through October – do you have your front porch pumpkins yet?! What better way to experience a chilly pumpkin patch than with a hot, homemade pumpkin spice chai latte in hand? I have been amazed at the level of dedication to Halloween decorations around here. I like to take walks…

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