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Friendsgiving prep is underway! Pro tip: make your dessert in advanced! Many holiday desserts, such as galette or pie can be made the day before. Stay stress-free this holiday season with these little entertaining tricks! ☺️
It’s time for the great debate! Are you team marshmallows or no marshmallows on your sweet potatoes this Thanksgiving? Personally, I vote for both. Have you ever wondered why sweet potatoes and marshmallows were a thing? It tastes great, but where did this idea come from? Let’s dig in! Today, I’ll share my go-to Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe and share the history, of this tasty Thanksgiving side dish. Find this recipe by searching ‘Sweet Potato Casserole’ on my website.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and if you’re like most people you’re probably a little stressed. My number one tip this year is to streamline your Thanksgiving meal planning with easy side dishes, like these Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts. They’re under six ingredients (four if you don’t count salt and pepper) and are done in under 30 minutes, including prep time. How easy is that? Find the recipe on my website by searching ‘Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts’.
If you missed yesterday’s post, it’s all about Thanksgiving sides this week on and today I’m sharing an absolute must have – Grandma’s Dinner Rolls. These buttery homemade dinner rolls are really something special. Perfect for the upcoming holidays or when you’re feeling ambitious in the kitchen. These warm, buttery rolls only take a little hands-on prep (the yeast does all the work), and they will fill the house with the most delicious aroma. This is one of those posts that I wish had a scratch and sniff option… I can’t be the only one who can smell them through the screen! Find this recipe by searching ‘Grandma’s Dinner Rolls’ on my website.
This week on, I’m sharing my go-to recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes. Thanksgiving side dishes never get enough credit. Sure, a whole roast turkey looks impressive, but sides are what turn Thanksgiving from "that one day a year when everyone eats turkey" into a full-fledged, feast. I’m kicking off the week with my absolute favorite mashed potato recipe. These creamy potatoes are filled with caramelized shallots and topped with lots of butter, for a simple side, that can be made in advanced. Find this recipe on my website by searching ‘Caramelized Shallot Mashed Potatoes’.
Anyone else doing some baking this evening? What type of pies are you making this year? I always make pumpkin, apple and pecan. Do you make or buy your crust? Honestly, I do both... but homemade crust is SO much better! 😋🍂
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 🎄 Anyone else SO excited for the upcoming holiday season? I am, and I’m also excited to share with you my latest collection of holiday cocktail napkins! Rule number one for being the best house guest possible: never show up empty handed. Say thanks to the friends and family who make you feel at home with this fabulous hostess gift idea! Shop the pre-sale today and take advantage of the free shipping offer! 🎅🏻
Just when you thought I was done with the pumpkin recipes! This Pumpkin Hummus is full of flavor and a healthy hors d’oeuvre for an upcoming holiday party. If you’re one of those people who like to prepare recipes the night before, hummus and fresh crudités is a fabulous option. Holiday parties are typically filled with heavy bites, so balance things out with a healthy dish. Find this recipe on my website by searching ‘Pumpkin Hummus’.
It’s an indisputable truth: A beautiful presentation gives everything a little extra flavor, and your Thanksgiving dinner is no exception. Go fun and glitzy or dark and sophisticated with a gorgeous tablescape your guests will gush over. But whatever you do... go all out! Comment a 🦃 if you have planned your Thanksgiving tablescape already!
The perks of waking up an hour early because of the time change. 😋 If you need me, I’ll be curled up with a giant coffee and a slice of this deliciousness. Who else didn’t sleep in today? 💕
Kicking off November with these scrumptious Pumpkin Spice Donuts! 🍂 OMG are they fantastic! These fluffy, cake like donuts have the perfect amount of sweetness and that signature pumpkin spice flavor. They’re delicious on a chilly fall day with a cup of piping hot cider. 🍎 Find the recipe by searching ‘Pumpkin Spice Donuts’ on my website. 😌
Happy Halloween from the cutest mermaid I’ve ever seen! 🧜‍♀️🍭