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Family recipes, tried and true favorites for your holiday meals. From salads, sides, main dishes, desserts, drinks and more.

Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding

Okay, first put out of your head that this is a plain ol’ bread pudding, because this easy Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding is ANYTHING but ordinary! Simple, whole food ingredients, turn bread, chocolate, cream and eggs into a rich, gooey, decadent chocolate delight! Make it for a special breakfast or dessert! Think Christmas morning, …

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Nantucket Cranberry Pie {Easy Cranberry Dessert Recipe}

I’m a pie lover, and I love variations on the classics. This Nantucket Cranberry Pie isn’t technically a pie, more of a cake really. It has a  juicy layer of sweet-tart fresh cranberries on the bottom and that crispy, buttery cakey-cookie topping! Whether you make it for Thanksgiving or Christmas or a holiday party, it’ll …

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Make Ahead Thanksgiving Side Dishes for 2021

A list of delicious make-ahead Thanksgiving (or Christmas) side dishes that will make return appearances to your holiday table year after year. These recipes are tried and true, family and kid tested. Updated for 2021. These time saving, some last minute recipes will return to your table year after year! Plus, I’m providing tips on …

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Pfeffernusse Cookies (German Spice Cookies)

Baked with the perfect combination of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and black pepper (or pfeffer), Pfeffernusse Cookies are my family’s favorite traditional German cookies. Bursting with warm, holiday spices, these German spice cookies are tender and warm and the best dunking cookie as they cool! I love the spices of the holidays, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and …

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Potatoes au Gratin (Potatoes Dauphinoise)

Potatoes au Gratin are the best!! This classic French potato side dish is also known as potatoes Dauphinoise. Thinly sliced potatoes layered with a creamy herb and garlic infused sauce, studded with rich and nutty Gruyère cheese; baked to golden, creamy, bubbly perfection! Oh and they are naturally gluten-free! Making a special meal, simply craving creamy …

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Fall Harvest Salad {with Roasted Butternut Squash & Quinoa}

The holidays are fast approaching, along with parties and family get-togethers. This fall harvest salad complements any meal with its sweet and smoky flavors. There are such wonderful colors and produce this time of year, so I love having a go-to fall harvest chicken salad recipe up my sleeve for any event. This recipe is …

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