Easy Corn Spoonbread

Delicious Moist Corn Spoonbread

This recipe is easy, tasty and moist. If you like cornmeal or cornbread, you will probably like corn spoonbread a.k.a. corn pudding. There are many variations of corn spoonbread or corn pudding. This recipe has a sweet and moist bread like texture. Some corn puddings are a bit more creamy, and have the consistency and taste of savory puddings similar to that of Yorkshire pudding. Corn spoonbread pairs especially well with chili and ham. It tastes great alongside BBQ pork and roasted chicken too. If you’ve never tried corn spoon bread, give it a try. It is quite simple to […]

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White Chocolate Cranberry Cannolis

White Chocolate Cranberry Cannolis with Craisins and white chocolate chips

Cannoli have become quite popular over the years and are a long time favorite of mine. The sweet cheese-filled center with crusty exterior shell dipped in semi-sweet chocolate chips is enough to make me devour the whole thing in one minute and contemplate eating another one before my brain tells me “Stop right there! You’ve had enough.” They originated from Sicily and are made with ricotta cheese, candied fruit, sugar and chocolate chips. They are delicious! Although, I’ve had trouble making them with ricotta cheese so, I make them with cream cheese and they are equally good. I wanted to […]

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BOURBON Chocolate Pecan Pie

BoBourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

This Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie is featured on Foodgawker! Jack Daniel’s flavored chocolate pecan pie anyone? I just love chocolate pecan pie and adding a little bourbon to it takes it to a new dimension. The alcohol cooks out so, the pie is just left with the bourbon flavor. This recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations because it is so easy to make and bring along to gatherings. I made mine ahead and froze it for Thanksgiving. For those of you unfamiliar with Pecan pie, it is one of the easiest pies you can make for […]

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Lemon Ginger Cranberry Relish

Lemon Ginger Cranberry Relish Recipe

Cranberry relish tastes so good with roasted turkey.  I believe it is because of the tangy tart from the cranberries mixed with the sweetness of the sugar and citrus flavor along with other choice seasonings, such as lemon zest and fresh ginger. Juicy turkey breast adorned with fresh, flavorful cranberry relish gives the turkey a little extra goodness! The deep, rich red color  is so festive for the holidays too. Add a little herb stuffing (or as they say in the wonderful south-dressing) on your plate with sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, a little pumpkin pie and you’ll have yourself […]

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Pumpkin Alfredo with Egg Noodles

Pumpkin Alfredo with Egg Noodles

A creamy, pumpkin flavored Alfredo sauce mixed in with wide egg noodles is the perfect rainy day, autumn comfort food! Pumpkin recipes are so popular this time of year and this is a good way to use the pumpkins you’ve displayed as fall decorations as you start replacing them with Christmas or Hanukkah decorations. A Slightly Lighter Alfredo Sauce Other Pumpkin Alfredo recipes use a lot of heavy cream and butter. Although that may taste really great and rich, it packs quite a lot of calories considering just one tablespoon of heavy whipping cream has 50 calories and 5 grams […]

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5 Easy and Cheap DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas

Tis the season to decorate! Turn on your favorite Christmas music, make some peppermint flavored coffee and pull out those Christmas decorations! I love decorating for Christmas and celebrating the season with friends and family. Seeing the multicolored and white lights in our home at night is cozy and uplifting. Although decorating can be expensive, it doesn’t have to be. After Christmas is a great time to get decorations for a fraction of the retail price. I try to go shopping every year on the morning after Christmas. I stock up on gift wrapping essentials and always peruse the Christmas […]

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Tiramisu Eggnog Cocktail

Tiramisu Eggnog Cocktail

*Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links and I will receive a commission from purchases. This Tiramisu Eggnog has been featured on Foodgawker.com and TinyPrints.com 10 Tasty Christmas Party Snack Ideas If you like Tiramisu and eggnog, you are sure to like Tiramisu Eggnog! For years, I never cared for eggnog but, knowing that it is such a traditional Christmas drink and hearing it referred to in popular Christmas songs, one day, I decided to give it another try. I liked it! Now, every year around Thanksgiving, I can’t walk by eggnog in the dairy section of the grocery store without picking […]

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Antipasto Tortellini Pasta Salad

Antipasto Tortellini Side Dish or Pasta Salad

This is a great party side dish! It is tummy filling and easy to prepare ahead. I served it at my husband’s birthday party using the  Easy Roasted Red Peppers pictured below, made for the antipasto appetizer, which are very easy to make and taste much better than the jarred store bought kind. My husband and I love antipasto and so do most of our family and friends. Italians do not consider pasta a side dish as Americans may. In America, pasta may be considered a main dish or a side dish depending on the menu or recipe ingredients. This Antipasto […]

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The Less Stress Thanksgiving Planner

  Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday in which we give thanks for all of our blessings but, if you are hosting Thanksgiving, it can be more stressful than waiting until Christmas Eve to start Christmas shopping! I am a proponent of planning events early in order to minimize my own stress levels on the holiday. Do you really want to be running around like a chicken with its head cut off (sorry for the gory vision) on Thanksgiving afternoon doing the tasks you could have done weeks ago or, would you rather be sipping on some wine while the turkey […]

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