Hello my friends!
Thank you to everyone who entered the Rodelle giveaway! They are always such a hit, if you didn’t win, don’t worry, I will have more to come! Congratulations to our winner, Ilene, I know you will bake AMAZING things with those Rodelle products!
In todays post I have three brand new recipes for you — an appetizer, a quick side dish and a scrumptious and easy dessert. Plus everything you ever wanted to know about turkey — buying, thawing, roasting, rewarming and more!
As I cram to bring you the last recipes for the holiday season (I feel like my boys with finals week!), I am going to take a step back starting next week through the Christmas and New Year holiday.
You’ll find me wrapping gifts, making cookies, snuggling with my honey, watching Christmas movies, and enjoying every moment with our boys (our oldest comes home from college today!)
But don’t worry, I have a couple new recipes stuffed up my sleeves that I plan on serving up while I’m resting! In the meantime, I would love for you to browse my redesigned home page and my robust recipe index where you can browse by category and ingredient!
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What’s New in the Kitchen
Southern Style Green Beans with Bacon
Are you ready for a delicious AND quick green bean side dish with no canned soup and delicious crisp bacon!
You are going to love this recipe! All the delicious requirements for an amazing green bean side dish, none of the work! And of course, bacon!
3-Ingredient Olive Garden Chicken with Pasta (Crockpot)
3 ingredients, 5-minute prep! This copycat crockpot Olive Garden Chicken is juicy, tender, and packed with bold and tangy flavors! A copycat Olive Garden chicken pasta dish full of true Italian flavors!
Best Cowboy Crack Dip Recipe (Hot or Cold)
Mixed in minutes this Cowboy Crack Dip is cheesy, creamy, savory, and fresh — the perfect appetizer. This crack dip recipe is a classic appetizer ideal for your next party; game day and holiday get-togethers, a clear party favorite!
Best Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches Recipe (Shaved Steak)
30 minutes to the best shaved steak sandwich recipe! Tender, shaved beef, caramelized onions, lots of flavor thanks to Worcestershire Sauce and melty cheese — piled on top of a buttery, toasted French roll. Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches for everyone!
Best Baked Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip Recipe
This easy baked Cranberry Cream Cheese dip is perfect for the holiday season. 4 ingredients to this cheesy, sweet-tart, salty, and savory hot dip. Use homemade or leftover cranberry sauce.
Best Potatoes Dauphinoise Recipe (Potatoes Au Gratin)
Potatoes Dauphinoise or potatoes au gratin is a classic French side dish. Potatoes layered with herb-infused cream and Gruyère cheese, baked to golden, bubbly perfection! Naturally gluten-free! Easy make-ahead instructions!
The Best Make-Ahead Christmas Side Dishes (2023)
A list of the best make-ahead Christmas side dishesfor 2023. These recipes are tried and true, family and kid-tested. These time-saving, make-ahead Thanksgiving sides will return to your table year after year!
Best Easy Honey Baked Ham Recipe (not dry!)
Learn how to cook spiral Ham without drying it out, it is easier than you might think. My copycat Honey baked ham recipe is a perfectly moist spiral ham. With a honey sugar crust, most of the work is done in your crock pot.
Best Turkey Giblet Gravy Recipe without Drippings
A make-ahead turkey gravy without drippings. A silky smooth, flavorful giblet gravy, oozing with turkey flavor! Freezer instructions too!
Easy Vanilla Butter Sauce Recipe
With 4 simple ingredients, this rich, buttery vanilla sauce is ready in less than 10 minutes. While it might seem basic and simple, the flavor is out of this world. Use this vanilla sauce for bread pudding, bundt cakes, regular cakes and it’s rather dreamy over ice cream.
Best No Bake Oreo Pudding Dessert Recipe (No Cool Whip)
With 20 minutes of prep, you will have this No-Bake Oreo Pudding Dessert in the fridge. An Oreo crust, creamy filling, and a luscious chocolate pudding layer, and is garnished with homemade Cool Whip. It’s a delightful treat for Oreo lovers.
Best Tender Crockpot London Broil Recipe
With 15 minutes of prep, you can have Crockpot London Broil in the slow cooker. Fall-apart, tender beef dish smothered in a rich, red wine gravy served with creamy carrots and potatoes.
Easy Bavarian Pretzel Recipe (Laugenbrezel)
This Bavarian pretzel is the perfect German Pretzel recipe. With a crispy outside a soft, bagel-like chewiness, delightful little bursts of saltiness, baked to beautiful brown perfection and gigantic. That is how I would describe these iconic traditional Laugenbrezels.
Healthy Mongolian Beef Recipe
When you need a fast dinner, don’t do “take-out”, this Mongolian Beef made with shaved steak is sure to hit the spot, and healthier too. It has the right combination of sweet and spicy with fresh ginger and red pepper flakes. You’re going to love the Mongolian sauce!
Best Philly Cheesesteak Sliders Recipe
Ready for the oven in 20 minutes, this Philly Cheesesteak Sliders recipe packs all the savory and cheesy flavors of a traditional Philly sandwich into steak sliders! A great recipe for game day, summer BBQ, tailgating, or just a delicious and easy weeknight dinner.
Easy Fall Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas +Video
A simple recipe, plus a video on how to make a Fall Charcuterie Board or Thanksgiving charcuterie board! I’ve got you covered for Fall breakfast ideas and suggestions. Have fun!
Best Easy Crockpot Peanut Clusters Recipe
5 ingredients and one hour is all it takes to make crockpot peanut clusters that are delicious year-round! Decadent milk, dark and white chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips melt with crunchy peanuts for slow cooker candy that the whole family will love.
Best Baked Funeral Sandwiches (Ham and Cheese Sliders)
Best Baked Funeral Sandwiches (Ham and Cheese Sliders)
Easy Homemade Corn Pudding Recipe without Jiffy Mix
This homemade Corn Pudding Recipe without Jiffy Mix is so simple, ready in a jiffy, without Jiffy! Using everyday, all-natural ingredients will become your favorite side dish, too!
Ultimate Green Bean Casserole Recipe (No Mushroom Soup)
The ultimate green bean casserole with no mushroom soup is ready for the oven in 20 minutes! With fresh green beans, Worcestershire sauce with crispy bacon and fried onions or crispy panko!
Traditional Oktoberfest Food Ideas (German Recipes 2023)
More than 46 Oktoberfest food ideas, broken up into appetizers, main dish, sides and desserts. Great German party food ideas and inspiration. Plus, the top 10 Oktoberfest celebrations in the U.S.
Easy Creamy Chicken Poblano Pepper Soup Recipe
You will love how easy this chicken poblano soup recipe is chock full of veggies, and tender chicken in a light and creamy broth. A naturally gluten-free, low-carb soup that will have your family screaming for more! A cream of poblano soup if you will.
Easy Creamy Bow Tie Pasta Recipe (Farfalle Pasta)
This light and creamy Bow Tie Pasta recipe is easy enough for everyday, elegant enough for company. A restaurant-quality pasta dinner; in a light Italian Cream Sauce, loaded with flavor. Ready in about 20 minutes using your Instant Pot or stovetop this easy pasta recipe is ready in minutes.
Best Pumpkin Muffin Recipe with Streusel (Panera Copycat)
Easy Panera Pumpkin Muffin recipe, a one bowl simple muffin recipe. Make regular or jumbo pumpkin muffins topped with buttery brown sugar crumb topping and a dusting of powdered sugar.
Best Pink Lemonade Vodka Cocktail Recipe (+ Mocktail)
A simple, 5-minute pink lemonade vodka cocktail! With a few simple ingredients, this fresh and all-natural pink lemonade vodka drink will become a summer favorite! This easy cocktail recipe can be made by the glass or pitcher! Mocktail instructions too!
Best Peach Cobbler Pound Cake Recipe
An easy show-stopping peach cobbler pound cake recipe. Who doesn’t love peach pound cake? Plus easy adjustments for high altitude, this peach cobbler cake comes together in minutes but looks fancy.
Best Orange Scones Recipe (Panera Bread Copycat)
Light, tender, moist, and flaky Orange Scones are a spot-on Panera Bread orange scone recipe! Cream scones are made with fresh orange juice and zest, bursting with bright citrus flavor. Glazed with fresh orange vanilla butter icing, tastes like spring!
Best Easy Italian Lemon Ricotta Cake Recipe
Indulge in the exquisite flavors of our Italian Lemon Ricotta Cake. Savor the perfect blend of Italian cheesecake goodness in every bite. The essence of Italy is in this delightful ricotta cake. Easily adapt to be gluten-free and low-carb!
Easy Classic Irish Coffee Recipe (4 ingredients)
This easy Irish coffee recipe is a classic Irish coffee cocktail that is ideal for chilly nights. It is a delightful blend of coffee, whiskey, sugar, and cream, perfect for warming you up on a cold night…
Easy Traditional Irish Soda Bread Recipe (4 Ingredients)
You are going to love the simplicity of this 4-ingredient Authentic Irish Soda Bread! A traditional Irish soda bread that is an easy from scratch recipe. A dense, crusty, hearty quick bread with a delicious tang. Gluten-free…
Pumpkin Custard Pie Recipe (Costco Copycat)
Looking for a traditional pumpkin pie, that is extra creamy? This pumpkin custard pie recipe is spot-on for a Costco pumpkin pie recipe! With a buttery crust, creamy custard filling; this is the best pumpkin pie, perfect…
The Best Christmas Morning Chai Recipe (Dutch Bros)
This holiday season enjoy this copycat Dutch Bros Christmas Morning Chai recipe. Spicy chai tea mixed with half and half and swirled with white chocolate syrup, for an amazing holiday chai latte. Delicious iced or hot. Make…
Authentic German Goulash Soup Recipe (Gulaschsuppe)
This Authentic German Goulash Soup recipe is so stinking good! It’s comforting and has complex flavors that balance out one another, like sweet, savory, sour, and subtle spices. Warm and meaty, it’s the perfect comfort food for…
Best Mud Pie Recipe (Ice Cream Cake)
Outrageously delicious, this Mud Pie recipe is the best! Mile High Mud Pie is a dynamite ice cream cake with layers of rich and creamy coffee, chocolate and vanilla ice-creams, ribbons of fudge sauce, cookie crumbles and an…
The Best Festive Holiday Christmas Salad Recipe
For a beautiful Holiday Salad Recipe this year, add a healthy punch of bold flavors to your holiday menu. Simple greens, fruits, and veggies topped with goat cheese and crunchy nuts — it is a festive Christmas…
Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie Recipe
One piece of this Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie Recipe will not be enough, you will be hooked! The rich buttery brown sugar flavors mixed into a creamy homemade butterscotch pudding nestled in a flaky pastry crust. Heavenly! The…
Best Baked Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe
Enjoy this traditional Baked Corned Beef recipe this St. Patrick’s Day! By slowly roasting salty and sour corned beef with a head of cabbage and some earthy leeks, potatoes, and carrots, all of their flavors meld and…
Lucky Charms Bars
These Lucky Charms bars are a super silly quick cereal treat bar, with only 4 ingredients. Browned butter and vanilla bean paste will transform ho-hum into YUM! Cereal bar heaven! And these are not just for St….
Best Gooey Cinnamon Rolls
These gooey cinnamon rolls are so very simple, before you know it (with a little patience), you’ll have a sweet, soft bread with buttery, cinnamon, with ooey-gooey centers topped with an amazing, fluffy Cinnabon frosting; a clone of…
The Best Key Lime Pie Recipe (Award-Winning)
Describe your BEST Key Lime Pie…is it citrusy, sweet-tart, creamy — with the perfect sweet to-pucker ratio; light and easy with a crisp not-to-sweet graham cracker crust? Look no further…you found it!
Fresh Fridays, February 23
You are going to LOVE this week’s new recipes; one is an old family breakfast recipe that I have finally gotten on the blog; plus a one-pot, 10-minute prep, hearty and flavorful soup and the perfect salad to go with it! I’ve gotten tons done this week while on a trip with my husband, spending a lot of alone…
Got Turkey? Everything you need to know!
A few weeks back I gave you the handy Turkey Buying & Roasting Guide printable — but really wanted for you to have a place to go and get even more detailed questions answered, like…
- Can you cook a frozen turkey? (yes, by the way!)
- How much turkey to buy when you WANT leftovers and you don’t want any?
- Can I cook turkey in my convection oven?
- And much more answered!
Pistachio-Crusted Goat Cheese with Fig Preserves and Hot Honey
That’s a mouthful, but goat cheese appetizer sounds kinda boring! And this 5 minute appetizer is anything but boring!
This would look stunning at your holiday gathering!
Best Pumpkin Pie (Dump Cake!)
With a quick and classic pumpkin pie mixture, dumped into a casserole pan, then topped with spice cake mix and buttah!
This pumpkin pie comes together so quick and is a crowd-pleasing dessert.
Did you print your Thank you Delivery Drivers Sign?
It’s not too late to download your own Thank you Delivery Drivers sign, I keep our snack station up most of the winter, you can just cut off the Merry Christmas if you want.
Isn’t it lovely!? If you didn’t get the printable last week, here you go! PRINT HERE!
**If you print the sign from the post, it will ask you to put your email info in again, but don’t worry, unless you give me a new email address you will only get one email.**
Staub Bakers | Set of 2
I asked for these Staub Ceramic Bakers a couple Christmases ago and I love them.
The larger one is slightly smaller than a 9×13, these are perfectly sized for rewarming meals, baking a yummy appetizer, or use the larger one in place of a 9×9 pan.
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I hope you are able to start slowing, doing the things you love to do during the holiday season — and I realize that this time of year can be so very hard for many of you. Know that I am praying for you! I may not know your name, but our mighty God does!
I leave you with these beautiful words from my advent devotional this week;
“Jesus, the Gift, comes to give you freely through His passion what every other god forces you to get through your performance.
And you let everything go. And kneel. Kneel here and behold Him — the only place where you can receive the gift of acceptance, so the gods of acceptance have no hold on you.
O come, let us adore Him…
The notes burning like a fire in the heart.”– Ann Voskamp, The Greatest Gift
With gratitude and rest,
P.S. Be sure to browse through last weeks Fresh Fridays for more great recipes!
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