Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Slow Cooker Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce

Fresh cranberries and in-season pomegranates make a perfect pairing in this easy slow cooker pomegranate cranberry sauce recipe!

Fresh cranberries and in-season pomegranates make a perfect pairing in this easy slow cooker pomegranate cranberry sauce recipe! * Recipe on

Last year, I really fell in love with fresh cranberries. I put cranberries on baked brie, in orange bars, scones, nothing was safe! In fact, our cranberry sauce last year was just an extra batch of the topping I made for the baked brie. But this year, when I picked up fresh cranberries, I wanted something different. Having just been lured into purchasing a small mountain of gorgeous ruby pomegranates, combining cranberries and pomegranates into a sauce only seemed natural. I’m glad to report that the results are delicious, and with the help of a slow cooker, easy!  (more…)

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

These salted caramel chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and disappear in no time! They’re one of my favorite modern twists on the classic chocolate chip cookie.

These soft and chewy salted caramel chocolate chip cookies are everything! * Recipe on

We’re in the middle of putting a lot of “finishing touches” in our home. Partially it’s because – 10+ years into marriage – we are slowly phasing out the hand-me-down furniture, and in part because many things just didn’t fit when we move into our current house. Darlings, we still had boxes of college textbooks… from our undergraduate years! Kudos to you if you can tell me when I’ll ever use differential equations in my current line of work. I definitely didn’t when making these salted caramel chocolate chip cookies!  (more…)

Mashed Potato Croquettes {Leftover Recipe}

A simple baked mashed potato croquettes recipe is a great way to reinvent leftover mashed potatoes from your holiday meals.

Reinvent leftover mashed potatoes with this easy Baked Mashed Potato Croquettes recipe! *

A few weeks ago I posted a recipe for bacon brie mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes make a fabulous holiday side dish, but leftover mashed potatoes aren’t always a hit with everyone. I personally love leftovers of all kinds, but the Godfather isn’t as much a fan of certain side dishes rewarmed as is. Mashed potatoes are one of those dishes, so we use leftovers in shepard’s pie, mashed potato pancakes, or these baked mashed potato croquettes (croquetas).  (more…)

Samoas Caramel Corn

This fabulous unique caramel corn recipe was inspired by my favorite Girl Scout Cookie, the Samoas (or Caramel D’Lites). The last batch of samoas caramel corn I made disappeared in minutes!

Samoas Caramel Corn - This recipe always disappears in minutes! *

Ever since I whipped up a batch of chai tea caramel corn and realized how easy it was to make caramel corn at home, I’ve had so much fun experimenting with recipes! Last Christmas, I shipped care packages to family with snacks, and included my s’mores caramel corn and this Samoas caramel corn. The recipe didn’t go up last year because the caramel corn I saved for pictures disappeared too quickly. I had to make this recipe at least 3 times to get pictures, everyone loves it!  (more…)

Mid-Atlantic Seafood Stuffing (Dressing)

With a bit of crab and shrimp in each bite, this Mid-Atlantic seafood stuffing (dressing) is a delicious way to bring coastal flavors to the holiday table, or just a great dish to enjoy anytime!

Who says Thanksgiving dinner can't have a coastal touch? This flavorful seafood stuffing is loaded with crab and shrimp but pairs beautifully with turkey. A "must save" for Thanksgiving! * Mid-Atlantic Seafood Stuffing (Dressing) recipe on


I joke that food bloggers think three months in advance for holidays, and normally I wouldn’t be posting the Thanksgiving stuffing recipes in the middle of the summer, but I couldn’t resist. Also, I’m squarely blaming Paige from Where Latin Meets Lagniappe for these shenanigans. Feel free to go thank her after you try this dressing recipe, because I know you probably won’t be able to wait until Thanksgiving either.  (more…)

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