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Blackberry Brie Bites with Pecan Sage Topping

These Blackberry Brie Bites with Pecan Sage Topping are the perfect simple, fast and delicious appetizer recipe for the holiday season. Crisp puff pastry with sweet blackberries and creamy brie nestled inside, then topped with crunchy pecans and sage is the perfect little bite of happiness you need in your life!

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The holidays are here! If you are anything like me you have planned out the turkey, the sides and the desserts, but may have overlooked the appetizer. This recipe is one of those that people think you spent a lot of time and effort on, when in reality it is a breeze. This recipe is super simple, fast and has a short-cut to make it even simpler. These Blackberry Brie Bites are the perfect last-minute holiday appetizer recipe that will save you time and your sanity all while impressing your guests. All you need is 20 minutes, a few key ingredients and the ability to cut square shapes (or in my case rectangles). Continue Reading…

Appetizer

Prosciutto Wrapped Breadsticks with Gouda Cheese Dip

This grown-up version of pigs in a blanket is sure to please both kids and adults! These Prosciutto Wrapped Breadsticks with Gouda Cheese Dip is the perfect holiday or game day appetizer recipe.

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Thanksgiving is nearly here with Christmas right on it’s heels! Appetizers are perfect for the holiday season and some of my favorite recipes to create and eat. I love that this Prosciutto Wrapped Breadsticks with Gouda Cheese Dip recipe is simple, fast and a play on a classic. The entire dish is ready in about 20 minutes making it perfect for a last minute appetizer. This recipe will stand out among the tired and boring cheese and crackers plate, and please all your young and not so young party guests.

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Snacks

Gooey Butter Cake Cookies: Holiday Cookie Recipe

The best, simple holiday cookie recipe! These Gooey Butter Cake Cookies are sweet, buttery and perfect for the Christmas cookie season.

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These Gooey Butter Cake Cookies are the BEST holiday cookie dessert recipe! These St. Louis style cookies are made with cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar. These sweet treats are perfect for baking during the holidays and sharing with friends and family.

The Holiday season finally among us! The time of year where we gather with friends and family to catch-up, make memories, laugh and of course eat. I also love the holiday season, because no matter what there is always room for dessert. These Gooey Butter Cake Cookies are a St. Louis classic that are so simple to make. They are ready in less than 30 minutes and work perfect as a last-minute holiday treat. This recipe combines butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar for the perfect buttery and sweet cookie.

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Main Dish

Herb Butter Roasted Turkey with Classic Pan Gravy

This Herb Butter Roasted Turkey is crazy moist and flavorful. The perfect addition to any Thanksgiving table. Don’t forget the finishing touch: gravy! The Classic Pan Gravy is simple, fast and the perfect compliment to the turkey. Enjoy!

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The best Herb Butter Roasted Turkey for your Thanksgiving holiday! This turkey is moist, simple, most importantly delicious! In is baked slow in the oven with butter and herbs upside down! Finish with a classic pan drippings gravy to complete your meal!

It is nearly November which means that Thanksgiving is right around the corner! My entire family and I gather for multiple Thanksgiving celebrations throughout the week and by the end I am beyond stuffed with delicious food. Since my husband is in the Navy, we travel and move often. This means that we can not always be home for Thanksgiving. Through the years I have done many Thanksgiving dinners completely on my own. I have had some major fails along the way, but like to think I have some things figured out. One of those being is this herb butter roasted turkey with classic pan gravy. The turkey is moist, flavorful and the prep and cooking is straightforward and simple. No more basting people!

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Side Dish

Southern Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping

My grandma’s Southern Classic Sweet Potato Casserole has been a family favorite for over 70 years! This recipe has stood the test of time and has been a staple at every single Thanksgiving my entire life. The pecan topping is crisp and sweet while the sweet potato filling is smooth and creamy!

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The BEST Southern Sweet Potato Casserole recipe with Candied Pecans topping. This dish is the ultimate classic Thanksgiving side dish made with pineapple, pecans and love. This dish can also be made ahead to save on prep time. #Thanksgiving #sidedish #SweetPotatoCasserole

This Southern Sweet Potato Casserole with Sweet Pecan Topping recipe has been in my family for my entire life. The recipe came from my Great Grandma Merritt, my grandma’s mother. While she was living in Georgia she needed a recipe to take to her husband’s dinner party. Her neighbor at the time shared this recipe with her and it was a hit! Ever since then this recipe has been made every single Thanksgiving with little deviation. My Great Grandma passed away many years ago, but a piece of her lives on through this dish. My great grandma taught it to her daughter, who then taught her daughter who then taught me. I love that I get to carry on the tradition and share it with my family.

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