Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggies

Hello readers! I’m back from a few weeks of rest. My grandmother’s recent passing needed some time of reflection and mourning. I’m feeling a lot better and ready to start this New Year with fun new recipes.One of my goals this year is getting better at meal prep during the week so when I’m rushing…

New Years Eve Chicken Teriyaki & Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Phew! Christmas is over. I turned off my Christmas lights, started putting away decorations. Too early? I like Christmas just as much as the next mom, but OMG is it stressful and clutter drives me nuts. I’ve always enjoyed the week after Christmas because I can start planning for the New Year with things like…

Christmas Eve Beef Wellington

I found out some solemn news today about a family member that has my mind soaked in memories of my grandmother and the kind of Christmas’s I had as a child. Before my parents started hosting Christmas Day my grandparents would open their old large historic house in North Seattle. Christmas Eve was the night…

Bacon Wrapped Puff Pastries & Deviled Eggs

I’ve been trying to make Christmas time more memorable for our son. My parents always used to say Christmas time is all about the children. Now with my own son, I understand even more. Sometimes it can get challenging when my two-year-old has a meltdown and I just want to stuff his stocking with coal….

Grinch Cookies

I’ve been making an effort to getting into the Christmas spirit at least once a day. It’s honestly been a little challenging when there’s sooo many Grinches out there or when people make a Grinch out of me even! So continuing the festive spirit, I made what I call Grinch cookies! Sugar cookies with spirals…

Slow Cooker Chili and Flour Tortillas

So I know I said I was going to focus on holiday recipes, but in this house slow-cooked chili is fall/winter tradition. It goes great on football Sundays. You assemble all the ingredients in the morning, set it and forget it…well not forget it. Just set a timer on your phone for 6 hours. It’s…

Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Pie with Toasted Marshmallows

Alright so I know I made pumpkin pie on this blog before, but y’all haven’t seen my Fall themed sweet potato pie with toasted marshmallows! You guys… I have fallen in love with my new pastry cutters. I was walking by a clearance aisle in Fred Myer and they were practically giving away Fall themed…

Cranberry Cheese ball/Cranberry Punch

I’m going to have to admit the early holiday cheer bug has bitten me. I get a little excited when I see holiday decorations for sale, when I see funny ugly Christmas sweaters, and when favorite seasonal produce goes on sale like Brussel sprouts and cranberries. Which brings me to this weeks post. I have…

Buttermilk Cornbread

Now that Halloween is over, I’m going to focus on holiday-friendly recipes. I love the holiday season. Comfort food, toasty fires, foggy cool mornings, warm blankets. This week I bring you buttermilk cornbread. Thick, creamy and an amazing base recipe to play around with. This is an easy side recipe with lots of room to…

Wonton Soup

Hey y’all! I was in hiatus last week. I was exhausted from going 110 miles an hour all October and seriously needed a break from everything. I usually try to enjoy October to it’s fullest but it just didn’t happen. As a result, I got sick which I’m still recovering from. I was craving food…