Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes of 2016

Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes of 2016

I love nothing more than seeing what you all loved the most over the year.  I've compiled my Top 10 Reader Favorite Posts based on page views over 2016.  Ya'll really love no bake desserts, chocolate and peanut butter and blueberries!!  You're definitely my kind of people! :) You asked and I delivered!  These ten posts of 2016 were your absolute favorites, based on overall page views from January 1st, 2016 through December 30, 2016.  There was definitely a reoccurring theme - ya'll love anything with cream cheese, especially no-bake desserts, and anything with chocolate and peanut butter was definitely a bonus as well.  Creamy dinner options were also popular, as well as cheesy appetizers! I'm really looking forward to making more delicious recipes for you in 2017! Here are your Continue Reading...

Everything Thanksgiving Stuffing

Everything Thanksgiving Stuffing

This stuffing recipe will be an instant Thanksgiving dinner favorite with everyone at the table!  Loaded with apples, sausage, mushrooms, pecans and more, this dressing is the ultimate side dish for your holiday meal! Can be made in the oven or slow cooker! In my humble opinion, Thanksgiving dinner is all about the sides!  Yes, the turkey is the centerpiece of the meal, and you cannot have Thanksgiving dinner without a really spectacular bird. (By the way, I've got 3 Easy Tips for a Moist and Delicious Turkey that you need to check out!)  But, there are certain sides like good Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, asparagus or green beans, cranberry sauce, and dinner rolls with butter are a must.  Another must: a really awesome stuffing recipe, like my Everything Thanksgiving Stuffing! I Continue Reading...

Roasted Butternut Squash Medley

Roasted Butternut Squash Medley

One of the most flavorful, delicious ways to prepare butternut squash!  Roasted with apples, bacon, pecans and shallots, this savory and slightly sweet side-dish is easy enough for a weeknight meal, and fancy enough to accompany your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner! Have you had butternut squash recently?  As soon as fall rolls around, this delicious and flavorful squash begins to appear in the grocery stores and farmers markets.  It is a fantastic golden vegetable that pairs perfectly with beef, pork and poultry, but especially turkey!  That's right - when roasted with a few other sweet and savory ingredients, this butternut squash becomes an amazing side dish that will be a showstopper on your holiday table. Butternut squash is naturally sweet, and when roasted becomes Continue Reading...

Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes Perfect for Fall

Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes Perfect for Fall

Have you gone Apple Picking yet this season?  Do you have a bounty of apples just waiting for you to turn them into something delicious? We've got 25 delicious fall apple recipes perfect for celebrating National Apple Month this October! I've teamed up with my fellow food bloggers to bring you some seriously amazing apple recipes that are perfect for just about anything that you're craving.  From sweet and decadent to savory and delicious, these apple recipes are some of the best you'll find on the internet.  I've also compiled all of my own apple recipes at the end of this post to give you even more apple inspiration!  How 'bout them apples?!   Whole Grain Apple Crumble from Whole Food | Real Families This individual serving Whole Grain Apple Crumble is always a Continue Reading...

Parmesan Ranch Steak Fries

Parmesan Ranch Steak Fries

These crispy, oven-baked fries will be a new favorite potato recipe with everyone in your family!  Russet potato wedges are coated in Parmesan cheese, ranch seasoning, and a bit of parsley, they come together in moments, and bake to perfection!  Fantastic with anything from sloppy joes to steak and everything in between! Would you consider you and your family to be meat and potato eaters?  Do you love a good steak with a baked potato, and drool at the idea of a juicy burger with a big side of fries?  My family and I are definitely these people!  We love grilling, slow cooking, braising and roasting pretty much any type of meat, and with that always comes a great side - specifically a really good (and easy!) potato recipe. Throwing together some crisp, delicious potato wedges (we Continue Reading...

Creamy Broccoli Salad with Apples and Cherries

Creamy Broccoli Salad with Apples and Cherries

The VERY BEST Broccoli Salad Recipe This Broccoli Salad recipe is a fantastic side dish, loaded with amazing flavor and crunch!  Fresh cherries, apples, celery, red onion, and sunflower seeds, along with the broccoli and a simple creamy dressing make this a great summer salad that can be enjoyed any time of year! With the summer cookout season in full swing, we seem to always have ample amounts of stuff on the grill.  Burgers, chicken, hot dogs, brats, just to name a few - but side dishes sometime seem to be rather sparse.  I've been craving a crunchy, fresh salad loaded with flavor and deliciousness, which is how this amazing Creamy Broccoli Salad with Apples and Cherries came to be. Similar to the traditional broccoli salad recipe, this version has a few differences that set it Continue Reading...

Cherry Jello Pretzel Salad

Cherry Jello Pretzel Salad

A fantastic twist on the classic pretzel salad recipe Amazing as a salad or dessert, this incredible Cherry Jell-o Pretzel Salad is the ultimate side dish for any cookout, potluck or backyard barbecue!  Made with a salty-sweet pretzel crust, a delicious cream cheese filling, and topped with fresh cherries, this jell-o salad recipe is a must for any summer get-together. If you love salty-sweet foods, then you're definitely in for a treat with this amazing pretzel salad recipe!  Many call it a salad, as it is made with Jell-o, but it is certainly sweet enough to be considered a dessert.  The strawberry version of this side is fantastic, but if you love fresh cherries, then THIS version is definitely for you.  Perfect for a neighborhood cookout, pot-luck dinner for summertime block Continue Reading...