The Perfect Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving Turkey Figurine With Driftwood Look Great Holiday Centerpiece

Creating the perfect Thanksgiving feast is no easy feat. There are lists to be made. Lots of shopping to do and a lot of planning. There are people who spend weeks or even months preparing for the big day. We thought we would help out by sharing all of the recipes we use each year to create the perfect Thanksgiving feast. We spend a lot of time planning our Thanksgiving menu and then cooking, baking along with everything else has {Read More}

Brown Sugar & Vanilla Popcorn Balls

brown sugar and vanilla popcorn ball

While these Brown Sugar and Vanilla Popcorn Balls would certainly be devoured by children, I created these with sweet toothed adults in mind. A grown up version of a fall childhood favorite – Chewy and sweet with a delicious vanilla flavor throughout. They will be the hit of any Halloween party,add as a treat to the dessert table on Thanksgiving, take them to the office to share, send them to school for the class party, or hoard them in the {Read More}

Peppermint Flavored Sugar Recipe {ALL NATURAL}


This beautifully displayed sugar is delicious stirred into your coffee, hot tea, or hot cocoa. Sprinkle it over sugar cookies, use it in place of plain sugar in recipes or as a sugar rim on your favorite holiday drinks. Use any pretty bottle, canister, or mason jar and dress it up with festive holiday ribbons and a pretty tag. One of the best features of this recipe is that it is inexpensive to make and is a fabulous gift. Take {Read More}

FoodSaver FM2000 Vacuum Sealing System {GIVEAWAY}

FoodSaver FM2000 1

Are you tired of seeing food in your household go to waste? Each year, families throw away thousands of dollars in food, just because they couldn’t eat it before it spoiled. So what is the solution? A vacuum sealer such as the FoodSaver FM2000 is a great option. I recently had the chance to sample the FoodSaver FM2000-000 Vacuum Sealing System in my own kitchen, and I am excited to share my results with you. First, let me tell you {Read More}

Cinnamon Apple Pancakes #WholesomeSweeteners #pancakeparty

Cinnamon Apple Pancakes Wholesome Sweeteners

We all love pancakes in this house. I mean what’s not to love about pancakes? They are easily one of the all-time favorite breakfast foods. However, do you know what is in the syrup you are pouring on that golden stack of deliciousness? I have to confess that I was not always certain what kind of syrup I was using. That changed when I was introduced a few years ago to organic pancake syrup. I wanted to make certain that {Read More}

Almond Joy Brownie Bites {GIVEAWAY} #TruMoo

Almond joy brownie bites (6)

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. We have Almond Joy Brownie Bites for you today! If your house is anything like mine, there is still a little Halloween candy laying around. In our home, the Almond Joy’s are the last to go and I have no clue why because they are my favorite. Every year I always make a recipe centered around using leftover Halloween candy. This {Read More}

Balsamic Glazed Tofurky Roast with Vegetables

Tofurky Vegan Roast

We have something new on our table this year and that is Tofurky. My husband and I have been trying to eat healthier. That means substituting some meats for Tofurky and this has been an easy change. ABOUT TOFURKY Tofurky is an independent, family-owned business with one goal of developing the best tasting and textured product possible. Sometimes that means doing things the “hard way” but they are ok with that. For example, they use real wood chips and an {Read More}

VegOut with Skillet Enchilada Soup with V8 #V8VegOut


This soup is perfect for cooler fall weather, ridiculously easy, and uses just one pan! What’s not to love about a recipe like that? If you love the flavor and textures of traditional beef enchilada’s this soup will become a favorite of the whole household. Customize for your tastes, go hotter if like it spicy, sub in kidney beans for black. You can use corn, flour, or even whole wheat tortilla’s. SKILLET ENCHILADA SOUP INGREDIENTS 2-3 tortillas 1 lb. ground {Read More}

Easy Pumpkin Pie Parfait #ThankfullySweet

Easy Pumpkin Pie Parfait

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. My family is a family that loves desserts. I mean they REALLY REALLY love them. My kids ask for dessert every single night (they don’t get it) and they especially like restaurant desserts, so they pretty much beg when we are in restaurants. We really enjoy making desserts together and I love when I discover a fun way to make something that everyone {Read More}

Crockpot Winter Stew Recipe

Crockpot winter stew

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Frozen Food Foundation for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Did you know that nearly 80 percent of Americans fail to consume the recommended amounts of fruit, with nearly 90 percent failing to meet dietary recommendations for vegetables? Did you also know that fruits and vegetables are major contributors of essential nutrients in our diets, and consuming fruits and vegetables is associated with reduced risk of many chronic {Read More}

Thanksgiving Parties: Ham ‘n Swiss Spicy Ritz Cracker Recipe

Ham & Cheese Spicy Jamwiches 1

We love entertaining during the holidays. We invite family and friends over. We makes lots of things like appetizers and desserts. Holidays are just about small plates and things that people can easily eat. Thanksgiving is no exception (speaking of Thanksgiving, check out my Perfect Turkey Recipe). With Thanksgiving, however we are tasked with having appetizers throughout the day and then snacks for after Thanksgiving. This Ritz cracker recipe featuring ham, Swiss, and spicy jam were so popular when we made {Read More}

White Wine Poached Pear Tartlette Recipe #CleverlyPoached #CleverGirls

What a Pear, tart for two (2)

Fresh pear season is underway, with all 10 varieties of USA Pears being harvested now. In our family, pears are one of our favorite fruits. We buy them but they never last long. We prefer ripe pears and determining if a pear is ripe is easy: apply gentle pressure to the narrow “neck” of the pear with your thumb. If it yields to pressure, it’s ripe. While most people prefer pears perfectly ripe, there are an abundance of uses for {Read More}