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Main Dish

Crockpot Beef Short Ribs- Fall off the Bone Tender

These simple Crockpot Beef Short Ribs pack a big flavor and make the perfect holiday main dish or celebratory meal. Trust me, these are worth the splurge.

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The BEST easy Crockpot Beef Short Ribs dinner recipe for the holiday season, Christmas, Valentines Day, date night, or an anniversary. Wonderful combination of bone in short ribs, thyme, carrots, red wine and mushrooms for the perfect fall off the bone tender meat. #dinner #holidays #Christmas #ValentinesDay #Datenight #shortribs

Okay, I am finally putting out a new recipe that isn’t a sweet. These Crockpot Beef Short Ribs are crazy easy and delicious. The prep work is about 10 minutes, then the crockpot does all the hard work. The result is super tender meat, a herby and wonderful sauce and vegetables you will actually want to eat. This recipe screams fancy Christmas dinner without having to spend all day in the kitchen prepping and preparing. So for everyone out there that wants to be fancy and show off on a holiday or anniversary, but doesn’t want to do the work, this recipe is for you.

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Snacks

Gingerbread Truffles with Spiced Sugar Topping

A wonderful, festive and simple holiday treat. These no-bake Gingerbread Truffles are perfect for any holiday gathering.

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These Gingerbread Truffles are the best treat for the holiday season! This no bake dessert is ready in about 15 minutes and combines gingersnap cookies, golden Oreos, chocolate and spiced sugar. This fun food is perfect to share with friends and family at Christmas parties or as a gift. #gingerbread #dessert #Christmas #holidays #truffles

Would it even be Christmas without some gingerbread?! Technically, sure it would, but you know in your soul you would be missing out on one of the season’s best flavors. Instead of making the same ole gingerbread cookie I decided to mix it up and combine gingerbread and the delicious truffle. Enter these Gingerbread Truffles! The perfect combination of ginger, chocolate and topped with a spiced sugar. Bonus is that there is no baking required and these are ready to eat and share in about 15 minutes! 

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Snacks

Christmas Chocolate Bark with Peppermint and Candy

Two Layers of Chocolate, Candy and Peppermint!? Yes, this Christmas Chocolate Bark has it all!

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This Christmas Chocolate Bark recipe is perfect for the holiday season! It combines two layers of semi sweet and white chocolate and is topped with peppermint, M&m's and candy. This recipe is easy and makes the best gift for friends, family or to keep for yourself. #Christmas #Homemade #Gift #Chocolate #Recipe

Welcome to another addition of: I Love Sweets During the Holidays, Here is  Some Chocolate. Okay, I promise there will be other recipes besides sweets, but this is all I want to make and share right now. 12This Christmas Chocolate Bark is so simple, tasty and makes a great last minute gift for friends and family. This recipe is also customizable. Feel free to go nuts with the toppings and flavors! ‘Tis The Season after all!

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Appetizer

Ritz Bites with Ham, Brie and Cranberries

Looking for a fast and simple party appetizer? Here it is! These Ritz Bites with Ham, Cranberries, and Brie are ready in about 10 minutes and require no cooking.

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These Ritz Bites with Ham, Brie and Cranberries are the best bite-size appetizer recipe for the holiday season! Easy and ready in about 10 minutes these require no baking and are perfect for both kids and adults. Make you Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years Eve perfect with these goodies! #appetizer #Christmas #Holidays

The holidays are here and that means lots of parties and get-togethers with family, friends and co-workers. Also, that means shopping, kids off school, decorating and all the hustle and bustle of the season. These Ritz Bites with Ham, Brie and Cranberries are the perfect fast and simple appetizer recipe for any party this holiday season and beyond. No cooking required, ready in about 10 minutes and kid and adult friendly?! Yeah, they are that great. Although these are super simple they do not lack flavor and look pretty cute on a plate to boot!

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Breakfast/Brunch

Chocolate Glazed Donut Recipe: 15 Minute Donuts

The best chocolate glazed donut recipe! These donuts are fluffy and make the perfect weekend treat of Christmas morning breakfast. Simple and ready in only 15 minutes these will be your new go to snack.

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This Chocolate Glazed Donut Recipe is easy and ready in 15 minutes! They are fried using Pillsbury Grands Biscuits and topped with dark chocolate and sprinkles. The perfect treat for parties, holidays, families, Christmas morning breakfast or brunch for kids and adults. Enjoy this fun sweet recipe! #sweets #donuts #holidays #Christmas

I know, another holiday sweet recipe. I can’t help it I am loving this time of year and want to just bake all the time. This Chocolate Glazed Donut Recipe has been a Christmas tradition in my family for years. They are very simple, tasty and perfect for a fun holiday treat. These donuts are light and fluffy in the middle and topped with dark chocolate and sprinkles. This recipe uses canned biscuit dough for the perfect shortcut without sacrificing that fried to perfection donut flavor. I hope you love this fast, minimal ingredient 15 minute holiday donut recipe!

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Snacks

Chocolate Cake Cookies with Peppermint Sprinkle

The perfect Christmas cookie! These Chocolate Cake Cookies with Peppermint Sprinkle are simple enough for kids to help with, ready quickly and have all your favorite holiday flavors including dark chocolate, white chocolate and peppermint.

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These Chocolate Cake Cookies with White Chocolate Peppermint Sprinkle is the perfect Christmas cookie recipe. These cookies use a boxed cake mix, cream cheese, butter and of course dark chocolate chips for the best flavor combination. You will love this easy baking recipe for the holiday season! #holidays #Christmas #Cookies #recipe #baking

Who is ready for Christmas?! I’ll answer first: ME! Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love decorating the Christmas tree, watching the snow fall, seeing the lights and consuming so many sweets! These Chocolate Cake Cookies with Peppermint Sprinkle combine all of my favorite holiday flavors: dark chocolate, white chocolate and peppermint. These are the perfect indulgent treat and pair perfectly with some hot cocoa or a glass of milk. These cookies are ready in about 30 minutes, simple and fun for kids to help with, and of course super tasty! Happy Holidays and enjoy this cookie recipe.

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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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Appetizer

Homemade Soft Pretzels with a Twist

A classic and perfect combination! These Homemade Soft Pretzels pair perfectly with my Pretzel Cheese Sauce Trio! These pretzels are soft on the inside and crisp and golden on the outside. Give this perfect party appetizer a try!

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This Homemade Soft Pretzels recipe combines amazing flavors, super easy, and goes perfect with cheese dip and cheese sauce! These pretzels are the best appetizer for game days, holidays, and parties! The pretzels go perfectly with beer cheese, chipotle queso, and classic american cheese sauce! #softpretzels #homemade #appetizer #pretzelswithcheese #pretzelrecipe

Homemade soft pretzels and cheese sauce are the perfect party combo! This recipe works perfect as an appetizer for game days, holiday parties, and get-togethers with friends and family. This pretzel recipe is easier than you think and paired with simple and diverse cheese sauces ensures everyone will find something they love. All you will need is a little prep work and patience and you are well on your way to that perfectly salty and soft pretzel we all know and love. I hope you enjoy the best Homemade Soft Pretzels and Cheese Sauce!

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