• Turkey Day Desserts
  • Holiday Classics Everyone Should Make

Turkey Day Desserts

It seems like yesterday that I was standing in the kitchen next to my Grandma as she taught me “how to make a Thanksgiving feast.” It took 2 days of long hard work. Grandma is very detailed oriented. She makes all of her own pie crusts, fillings and hand cuts every herb and spice. In […]

Holiday Classics Everyone Should Make


If you live in fear of preparing the “meats” for Thanksgiving then let me help you! First of all…get a Schwab’s Spiral Sliced Honey Ham or a Smoked Turkey. That way they are pre-cooked and really takes the fear of total failure out of your meal. The second hint is that with a little “dolling […]

Thanksgiving Side Dish Stars


Ahh..the poor side dishes. Growing up we had the same things year after year on our Thanksgiving meal. Mom never branched out and tried new things. Well, I am a little like her but then I like to introduce a new dish every year. I have had some big hits and other have been epic […]

Frozen Holiday


I know we are getting ready to go into a deep freeze but I am here to share with you some delicious recipes that will warm you up! The secret is Braum’s Holiday Ice Cream! I know…how can that be? Well, yesterday morning I woke up, made my coffee and then realized I was out […]

Classics Redone

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Every winter in fall we all suffer from the same food ruts. Those are the dishes we make week after week. The same way over time simply because we do not know any other way to fix our favorites. I grew up where my Mom brutalized stew. It was the greasiest worst stuff ever! In […]

Candy Making 101


Halloween is the ultimate candy holiday. I remember as a kid trick or treating for hours all so I could fill my plastic pumpkin to the top with CANDY! I also have many fond memories of making candy with my Mom. Popcorn balls were a staple around the holidays and learning how to make them […]

Sweetest Breakfast Ever


Year ago while working in Savannah, I came across candied bacon in a bar. Yes, a bar. Instead of beer nuts they had mason jars filled with sticks of candied bacon. I am not a drinker but I did belly up to the bar and order a Diet Coke just so I could nibble on […]

Creepy Halloween Treats


Spicy Zombie Dogs 1 package Schwab’s jalapeño cheddar smoked sausage 1 can refrigerated pizza dough Preheat oven to 425 degrees. To make the zombie: cut a 1/4 inch wide slit down the side of each sausage for the arms. Then cut a 1 1/2 inch slit down the center of the sausage for the legs. […]

Classy Halloween Dinner


It seems like all of the Halloween foods are so gross right now. All of the pictures I see on Pinterest and in magazines is of bloody fingers, wormy foods and even jiggly brains. Now, I love that but sometimes you want to host a less grotesque version of a Halloween dinner. Here is my […]