Skip to Content

Thanksgiving

10 Tips for Hosting a Cookie Exchange

A cookie exchange is not just for Christmas.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s day and Easter are also popular times for cookie exchanges. This type of party is a fun way to swap your favorite cookie recipes. December 22 is recognized each year as National Cookie Exchange Day. To celebrate the day, let’s get some tips that …

Read More about 10 Tips for Hosting a Cookie Exchange

Walnut Crescent Cookies – Vanilla Crescent Roll Cookie Recipe

These walnut crescent cookies are very delicate and tasty.  The texture is light and fluffy and the flavor has a lovely hint of vanilla and cinnamon. Bring some to your holiday cookie swap and wait for rave reviews. The holidays are just around the corner and that always gets me thinking of making cookies. I …

Read More about Walnut Crescent Cookies – Vanilla Crescent Roll Cookie Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Cookies – No Bake Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

In case you didn’t notice it, fall is on the way. On social media that means months of everything pumpkin! Today’s pumpkin recipe are these delicious pumpkin spice cookies. They are sweetened with pure maple syrup and contain gluten free oats for a clean eating treat. Making these pumpkin spice cookies Pumpkin spice is something …

Read More about Pumpkin Spice Cookies – No Bake Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip – Creamy Pumpkin Pie Dip with Fresh Puree

This recipe for pumpkin cream cheese dip is easy to make and so delicious. The blend of cream cheese with fresh pumpkin puree has a comfort food feel that is perfect for fall!  I am always looking for easy appetizers to serve at parties. This pumpkin dip recipe with cream cheese is a favorite of …

Read More about Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip – Creamy Pumpkin Pie Dip with Fresh Puree

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bundt Cake

This chocolate cherry cheesecake bundt cake has a rich cherry and cheesecake center surrounded by dark chocolate cake and topped with a rich chocolate and icing glaze. It is the best of worlds – cheesecake and chocolate cake – made in one pan. I love to bake during the holidays and I love cheesecake recipes.  I …

Read More about Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bundt Cake

Crostini Recipes – Easy Crostini Party Appetizers – Crudites Topping Ideas

Entertaining this time of the year can make for a stressful few months if you don’t have a few easy appetizers in your arsenal.  Lucky for me, (and you!) these Crostini Recipes come together in a flash and are perfect for those times when guests show up with little notice. Do you like 30 minute meals? This …

Read More about Crostini Recipes – Easy Crostini Party Appetizers – Crudites Topping Ideas

Fresh Pumpkin Puree – How to Make this Fall Staple

Pumpkin puree is a staple in Halloween and Thanksgiving cooking. From pancakes to smoothies, to fudge and cookies, this creamy part of the pumpkin adds an earthy flavor to all your fall recipes.  You can buy it at the supermarket, of course, but here is one of my latest cooking tips – make your own fresh …

Read More about Fresh Pumpkin Puree – How to Make this Fall Staple

Perfect Mashed Potatoes Every Time – (Step by Step Tutorial) for Creamy Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

The best mashed potatoes are not too airy, seasoned perfectly, lump free, and have just the right amount of butter. These cooking tips will show you how to make the perfect mashed potatoes every time. Nothing says comfort food to me like a bowl of creamy and fluffy mashed potatoes.  Combining this delicious side dish …

Read More about Perfect Mashed Potatoes Every Time – (Step by Step Tutorial) for Creamy Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Carrots Recipe – Parmesan Roast Carrots with Panko

This roasted carrots recipe is a family favorite. The Parmesan roast carrots are topped with grated cheese and Panko bread crumbs for a wonderful flavor and crunchy texture. This dish makes a great side dish and with Easter coming up soon, it’s nice to have an easy to prepare recipe to add to your holiday …

Read More about Roasted Carrots Recipe – Parmesan Roast Carrots with Panko

Pecan Fudge Recipe – Make This Easy Cranberry Pecan Fudge for Thanksgiving

This easy to make cranberry pecan fudge recipe has loads of fall favor & a just a hint of sea salt. It’s perfect for holiday entertaining and gift-giving. The taste is sweet, tart and crunchy, all in one delicious bite! Cranberries and pecans are two of my favorite fall flavors. I use them in sweet …

Read More about Pecan Fudge Recipe – Make This Easy Cranberry Pecan Fudge for Thanksgiving

Caramel Apple Bars – Sweet Apple Oatmeal Bar with Caramel Topping

If you like the taste of caramel apples in the fall, you will love these caramel apple bars. They taste just like the traditional fall favorite but without all the fuss. These apple oatmeal bars are sweet and hearty and so easy to prepare and are perfect for National Oatmeal Day on October 29. Bar recipes are …

Read More about Caramel Apple Bars – Sweet Apple Oatmeal Bar with Caramel Topping

Toasted Pecans – Maple Cinnamon Pecan Snack – Vegan Paleo Gluten Free

These toasted pecans are coated with maple sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and cooked on the stove top until they take on a delightful flavor. They make wonderful Paleo and gluten free easy appetizers and are ready very quickly.  October 22 is recognized as National Nut Day.  Having these toasted pecans is a great way to celebrate …

Read More about Toasted Pecans – Maple Cinnamon Pecan Snack – Vegan Paleo Gluten Free

Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms with Thyme – Savory Roast Carrot Side Dish

It’s time to start thinking ahead to side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner. This roasted carrots and mushrooms dish is flavored with fresh thyme and roasted in the oven to bring out the naturally sweet flavor of the carrots. It’s scrumptious! Using fresh herbs for cooking recipes adds so much flavor. For today’s recipe, the fresh thyme is …

Read More about Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms with Thyme – Savory Roast Carrot Side Dish

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal – Hearty Gluten Free Oatmeal Breakfast for Fall

I seem to be putting pumpkin puree in everything lately. How about you? It seems that, for foodies, this time of the year could aptly be called “pumpkin season.” Today’s offering is a pumpkin spice oatmeal bowl that is hearty, satisfying and full of the flavors of fall. I love using pumpkin puree. It has a …

Read More about Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal – Hearty Gluten Free Oatmeal Breakfast for Fall

Spiced Toasted Pumpkin Seeds – Fun Halloween Snack

Halloween is a super fun time for kids.  Carving pumpkins and trick or treating will have them delighted for weeks. But don’t throw those pumpkin seeds away when you carve the pumpkin! Turn them into Spiced Toasted Pumpkin Seeds by using Pumpkin Pie Spice. This is the time of the year when toasted nuts and …

Read More about Spiced Toasted Pumpkin Seeds – Fun Halloween Snack

Homemade Cookie Day – Celebrate with your Favorite Cookie Recipe

Did you know that many foods have national days in their honor? October 1 is known as National Homemade Cookie Day.  It seems appropriate that the first day of October would be given this honor, since October also starts three months of holiday celebrations where cookies play a big part. There are so many national …

Read More about Homemade Cookie Day – Celebrate with your Favorite Cookie Recipe

Candy Corn Blondies – Fall Sweet Treat with Candy Corn

These candy corn blondies have a rich and chewy texture and are sweetened with brown sugar and a have double dose of candy corn goodness in them. Candy corn is available so readily this time of the year that it’s considered the traditional Halloween candy. I love including it in all sorts of sweet treats …

Read More about Candy Corn Blondies – Fall Sweet Treat with Candy Corn

Pumpkin Nut Butter Energy Bites – No Bake Pick Me Up

It’s time for all things pumpkin! Fall is my favorite time of the year, and I love the taste of pumpkin in recipes. Energy bites are one of my favorite snack treats and these delicious pumpkin nut butter energy bites combine pumpkin pureé with another favorite of mine – sunflower nut butter. No bake treats are …

Read More about Pumpkin Nut Butter Energy Bites – No Bake Pick Me Up

Banana Pumpkin Pie Spice Waffles

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DelightfulMoments #CollectiveBias It’s time for some banana pumpkin pie spice waffles! September is such a great month. For me, it is the start of the upcoming holiday seasons. I have so much fun this time of the year, moving …

Read More about Banana Pumpkin Pie Spice Waffles

Enchilada Recipes – Easy & Flavorful Recipes Featuring Enchiladas

Spicy and flavorful fillings wrapped in a corn tortilla and drizzled with a savory sauce – everyone loves enchiladas. These tasty enchilada recipes are easy to make and will have your family asking for them again and again., Enchilada recipes for dinner anyone? When I go to our favorite Mexican restaurant, I almost always choose …

Read More about Enchilada Recipes – Easy & Flavorful Recipes Featuring Enchiladas