3 Easy Steps to a Moist and Delicious Turkey

3 Easy Steps to a Moist and Delicious Turkey

Are you hosting Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or Christmas this year?  Set your holiday table with a gorgeous, flavorful turkey in just three easy steps. I'll show you how to make a brine for your turkey, which is the secret to getting a moist, juicy and flavorful bird every time!   After hosting several Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, I've come to the conclusion that without a really delicious turkey, your holiday dinner can be a bit of a let-down.  Turkey can be moist, juicy and flavorful when you do the right things ahead of time.  Brining your turkey is probably one the easiest ways to add some great flavor and moisture to your bird.  Once you brine a turkey, you'll never go back!  I'm going to show you three easy steps to get that delicious turkey on your table this Continue Reading...

Cranberry Citrus Salad with Goat Cheese & Pecans

Cranberry Citrus Salad with Goat Cheese & Pecans

The perfect side dish for your holiday dinner, this Cranberry Citrus Salad with Goat Cheese Crumbles and sweet Brown Sugar Pecans is flavorful and delicious!  Mandarin oranges, cranberries, goat cheese crumbles and pecans are a cool, crisp partner for just about any meal.  An amazing Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner side dish! I've got a special treat for you!  With Thanksgiving just a couple weeks away, I teamed up with some other fantastic food bloggers to bring you the Ultimate Thanksgiving Recipe Blog Hop.  We've got you covered with ideas for every course of your meal, including Main Dishes, Vegetables, Sides, Potatoes and of course Pies and Desserts!  Below my recipe you'll find links to all of the fantastic recipes for your Thanksgiving meal.  Enjoy! With Thanksgiving just a Continue Reading...

Candy Corn Krispie Cake

Candy Corn Krispie Cake

If you love to munch on candy corn or if you enjoy the classic rice krispie treat, you'll love this Candy Corn Krispie Cake.  Its layered to look like candy corn and drizzled with candy melts, its the perfect fall treat! Do you love candy corn?  Candy corn is one of my son's favorite candies, so since we had a few days off school, I wanted to surprise him with this fun Candy Corn Krispie Cake.  I created this fun, easy-to-make treat by simply adapting the standard rice krispie treat recipe that comes on the side of the cereal box.  If you enjoy the classic rice krispie treats, you'll love this!! Making this fun treat takes just a few simple steps, and simple ingredients that you'll have in your pantry.  You will utilize a bundt pan and layer the rice krispie treat recipe into Continue Reading...

Spring Krispie Cake with M&M’s and Candy Drizzle

Spring Krispie Cake with M&M’s and Candy Drizzle

Cereal treats brought to a whole new, fun, colorful level!  Made in a bundt pan, and loaded with colorful spring M&M's candies, and drizzled with pretty pastel candy melts, this cake is perfect for Easter, or any Spring celebration!  A fun, easy project to do with your kids, and grand kids, too! I don't know about you, but as a kid, I ate what seems to be thousands of rice krispie treats.  Because they are so easy to make, we learned to make them by ourselves pretty early on.  Between my brother and I, we could easily go through a batch in one afternoon!  We eventually discovered the art of putting M&M's in with the cereal - oh, my!  They went from good, to AMAZING!  Have I ever mentioned that M&M's are my favorite candy?   Now that I'm the mommy, I'm Continue Reading...

Dutch Apple Tart with Pecan Crumble

Dutch Apple Tart with Pecan Crumble

Easy as pie, this Dutch Apple Tart is an even easier version of the classic pie recipe!  Sweet, tender apples, and a brown sugar cinnamon pecan crumble are baked to perfection making this tart a perfect addition to your holiday dessert table!  Fantastic for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner! Are you thinking about Thanksgiving yet?  I definitely am, as this is quite possibly one of our favorite holidays - great food, college football, some good wine.  We have much to be thankful for, and this year is no exception.  I will be hosting a few family members, and making the meal again this year.  Since we live quite far from pretty much all of our family, we only get the chance to see them once or twice a year if we're lucky. As many of you know, making a holiday meal requires Continue Reading...