Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

Bacon Brie Mashed Potatoes

Bacon Brie mashed potatoes have all the flavors of a gourmet loaded baked potato with the ease of mashed potatoes!

Bacon Brie Mashed Potatoes - Creamy, indulgent, totally loaded mashed potatoes. * Recipe on

These are, without a doubt, the most indulgent mashed potatoes I have ever served. From time to time, I make cheesy mashed potatoes, or add a bit of bacon, but this recipe felt like a Facebook cooking video come to life. You know, those over-the-top dishes that everyone wants to try after seeing them on social media or Food Network? This is it. I’m a little surprised Guy Fieri didn’t ask if I’d share this on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, except for the part where I’m not a restaurant. Minor detail. But if you’re looking for a loaded mashed potato recipe, this should definitely be a finalist. It’s so creamy, rich, yet balanced, and makes the best cold weather comfort food or rocking holiday side dish.  (more…)

Savory Sweet Potato Waffles

When I have extra mashed sweet potatoes or sweet potato casserole on hand, I like to whip up a batch of these savory sweet potato waffles. Easy to make, and freezer friendly, they’re a fabulous way to reinvent leftovers! 

When I have extra mashed sweet potatoes or sweet potato casserole on hand, I like to whip up a batch of these savory sweet potato waffles. Easy to make, and freezer friendly, they're a fabulous way to reinvent leftovers! *

Sweet potatoes are wonderful, aren’t they darlings? I love to experiment with recipes, but favorites will always include a good sweet potato casserole and basic mashed sweet potatoes. It’s comfort food with a twist, and a great way to use the 3 or 4 potatoes you happen to find *after* you buy more sweet potatoes at the store. Not that this is personal experience speaking or anything. The good news is, should you find yourself with extra sweet potato casserole or mashed sweet potatoes, I have a fabulous leftover remake recipe for you in these savory sweet potato waffles! (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…)

Key Lime Pie

Tart sweet key lime pie is one of my favorite desserts! Make this easy key lime pie recipe the next time you need to find yourself in a Key West state of mind. 

Key Lime Pie is a quintessential summer dessert! Enjoy this easy creamy tart version anytime you need to find yourself in a Key West frame of mind! *

The very first pie I ever made was a key lime pie. I suppose it makes sense given my Florida upbringing and the Godfather’s love of everything key lime. In fact, for our first Valentine’s Day, I gave him a present of key lime treats from an “all things key lime” store near the University campus. I’m not sure that store is still there, but it was like the key lime pie stores you see in Key West. I’m not sure what prompted me to make it since we were living near a Publix at the time, and Publix makes a really good key lime pie. It might have been because a pie wasn’t in our grocery budget at the moment, we may have been hosting a dinner party, or maybe it was our first Thanksgiving away from family? I don’t remember, but I do know we stopped buying key lime pie after I started making it.  (more…)

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