Chocolate Caramel Cashew Clusters

Chocolate Caramel Cashew Clusters

Salty and sweet come together for the most amazing gooey treat!  These Chocolate Caramel Cashew Clusters are simply made with just four ingredients, making them the perfect Christmas candy!  Fantastic for gifting, cookie exchanges, holiday parties or anytime you need to satisfy your sweet tooth! I would venture to say that one of my all-time favorite sweet treats is caramel.  When paired with chocolate and nuts, you can stop me in my tracks!  I blame my love of this sweet treat on my father.  Not only does he have a fierce sweet tooth that he lovingly passed on to me, but Dad also loves caramel treats just as much as I do.  I especially love a salty-sweet treat, and these Chocolate Caramel Cashew Clusters do not disappoint! Not only are these sweet treats delicious, they are Continue Reading...

Pomegranate Citrus Champagne Cocktail

Pomegranate Citrus Champagne Cocktail

Want a delicious, classy cocktail that everyone at your holiday party will love?  My Pomegranate Citrus Champagne Cocktail is made with sweet blood orange slices, pomegranate juice and seeds, citrus vodka and topped with Champagne.  This libation is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and fantastic for brunch, too! Pomegranate Citrus Champagne Cocktail Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner, or maybe a holiday party with friends and family?  At one point or another, I've hosted pretty much all of these types of events, with family, friends or a mixing both.  My general thoughts on the success of a party is to have ample amounts of alcohol!  I say this for a few reasons; 1) It's not really a party without drinks (its really just an after-hours meeting); 2) alcohol is typically a Continue Reading...

Everything Thanksgiving Stuffing

Everything Thanksgiving Stuffing

Meet my go-to Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe! This Thanksgiving stuffing recipe will be an instant holiday 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, Continue Reading...

Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie - your new favorite pecan pie recipe! Your favorite pie recipe made even more decadent and delicious!  This Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe is topped with chocolate covered pecans for a show-stopping dessert and is perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas table! My husband is one of the biggest pecan pie fans I know.  Don't get me wrong - I love it too, however, pecan pie is always at the top of Jason's must-have list for Thanksgiving, or any other holiday for that matter.  It is most definitely rich and decadent with a crunch from the roasted pecans that can't be beat.  To give some new life to this dessert, I've taken my mom's classic pecan pie recipe, and added even more richness with some dark chocolate and then topped it with chocolate covered pecans. Continue Reading...

Roasted Butternut Squash Medley

Roasted Butternut Squash Medley

One of the most flavorful, delicious ways to prepare Roasted 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! Roasted Butternut Squash Medley with Apples Bacon & Pecans Have you had roasted 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 Continue Reading...

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

  Pumpkin Meringue Pie - the perfect Thanksgiving Dessert! A delicious twist on the classic pumpkin pie, this his wonderfully simple pumpkin pie recipe is topped with a silky, delicious meringue.  Easy enough to make for a simple holiday meal, and fancy enough for a formal dinner, this Pumpkin Meringue Pie is the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert! As far as I'm concerned, you simply cannot have Thanksgiving without a really awesome pie.  Yes, you can certainly have more than one dessert, especially if you're hosting a big crowd.  My Pumpkin Caramel Cream Cheese Poke Cake is a nice addition.  But to not have pie, particularly pumpkin pie, on Thanksgiving seems to be somewhat of a travesty.  I am definitely a pumpkin meringue pie person.  My husband and mom are all about pecan pie, Continue Reading...

Marshmallow Mummy Pops and How to Assemble a Boo Kit

Marshmallow Mummy Pops and How to Assemble a Boo Kit

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS. All opinions are mine alone. #BOOitForward #SweetSquad #CollectiveBias Let the Halloween BOO'ing begin!  Have some friends, family, or neighbors that you would love to share some Halloween spirit with?  BOO It Forward with these fun Marshmallow Mummy Pops and share them in these fun and simple Halloween BOO Bags complete with lots of MARS® and Wrigley® Fun Size Candy and a card letting them know they've been BOO'd!  You'll start a fun fall tradition that will get everyone into the spirit of the season! We live in a neighborhood where Halloween is a huge deal!  Weeks before the spooky night, you'll see homes decorated with everything from festive fall decor, to the spooky and scary skeletons and ghosts. Continue Reading...

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