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Appetizer

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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These Blackberry Brie Bites with Pecan Sage topping are the best simple, fast holiday appetizer recipe. Ready in 20 minutes and easy to hold size makes this Thanksgiving and Christmas recipe the best. #appetizer #recipe #holidays #Thanksgiving #Christmas

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…

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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Breakfast/Brunch

Crispy French Toast Recipe with Buttermilk

The perfect sweet breakfast or brunch for the entire family! This is the best Crispy French Toast Recipe featuring cornflakes, buttermilk and cinnamon! Add your favorite toppings for the perfect finish!

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This is the BEST Crispy French Toast Recipe for breakfast and brunch! Featuring cinnamon, buttermilk and cornflakes making it unique, easy and delicious. This homemade crunchy french toast is a twist on a classic that you will love! Add your favorite toppings like whipped cream, maple syrup, strawberries, blueberries or your own for the perfect finish! #breakfast #frenchtoast #best #brunch #crunchyfrenchtoast #video

Out of all the meals throughout the day breakfast/brunch is my favorite. I love it so much that I will eat the foods for any meal at any time of the day. One of my family’s favorite breakfasts is this crispy french toast recipe! It is very simple, requires no special kitchen tools, and it is loved by both kids and adults. I also love that this is a classic recipe with with a classic flavor profile, but has a few changes to make it special and unique. Finally, the prep work is simple and this recipe is ready in under thirty minutes making this a perfect fast and simple go-to breakfast recipe!

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Main Dish

Chicken Puffs Recipe: Enchilada Style

An amazing Mexican and American cuisine fusion meal perfect for family dinner! Packs a ton of flavor all wrapped in buttery crescent rolls and topped with cheese. Add your favorite fixings for a perfect finish.

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This Chicken Puffs Recipe: Enchilada Style is the best Mexican and American food fusion dinner recipe! Mexican flavors all wrapped in Pillsbury crescent rolls and topped with cheese! Top with your favorite salsa, guacamole or sour cream to finish it off! The perfect combo for an amazing easy family meal! #MexicanFood #crescentrolls #dinnerideas #dinenrrecipes #easymealideas

This is one of my husband’s favorite recipes I make! It is also one of the not so pretty ones, but that is okay because what these lack in beauty they make up for in flavor! This chicken puffs recipe has changed and evolved through the years and grown along with my tastes. It is also versatile and can be made vegetarian, so this is a 2 for 1 recipe. This is a very simple meal that is perfect for the entire family for dinner. Bonus is that this makes a large amount so you will have leftovers all week! I hope you love this ugly ( but delicious) Chicken Puffs Recipe: Enchilada Style!

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Main Dish

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits

Creamy cup of cozy! This easy and delicious crockpot meal is perfect for a Fall family meal!

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The BEST, easy, fast weeknight crockpot meal! This Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits recipe is filled with vegetables, grands biscuits, milk and chicken for a creamy combination. The flavors of homemade comfort food made easier! #comfortfood #chickenanddumplings #crockpot #chickenrecipes #easydinner

Fall is officially in full swing! Here in Wisconsin it went from cool to cold basically overnight. My family and I have broke out the long sleeves, boots, and my favorite, the crockpot! Once the leaves start falling and the air turns crisp I immediately start craving hearty soups, stews and all the warm comfort foods. One of our favorite of those foods is this Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits. I love how simple, filling, and tasty it is. This makes a perfect weeknight meal with little prep work, and the best part is that the crockpot does most of the work. Get yourself a big blanket and curl up on the couch and enjoy a big bowl of creamy deliciousness!

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Main Dish

Sweet and Spicy Chili Mac and Cheese

The absolute BEST Chili Mac! Amazing combo of sweet and spice makes this one tasty meal.

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Two small bowls of stirred sweet and spicy chili mac and cheese. The bowls are white and on a marble table. The top bowl has a silver spoon in it.

Growing up in the Midwest chili was a cold weather staple in my home. One of the most requested meals from my brother and I when snow was on the ground was mom’s chili. My brother and I would spend hours out in the cold building snowmen, injuring ourselves on sleds, and attempting to build igloos. My absolute favorite part of those chilly, pun intended, days was coming inside and smelling my mom’s chili on the stove simmering away. We would impatiently wait until dinner time when we could get our cold hands on the warm bowl of chili and chow down. Now, many years later, my mom’s chili recipe has evolved into the best Sweet and Spicy Chili Mac and Cheese! Some of the ingredients have changed but the soul of this chili is still the same.

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Appetizer/ Main Dish

Vegetarian Flatbread Pizza with Fresh Rosemary

Delicious appetizer featuring a cheese trio, mushrooms, and rosemary!

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This vegetarian flatbread pizza recipe is healthy, easy and fast! The pizza works great as a dinner recipe or as an appetizer. This pizza has three types of cheese, an olive oil based sauce and mushrooms and fresh rosemary!

Whenever I am in a hurry, or trying to think of something delicious my mind immediately goes to pizza. As a family we eat A LOT of pizza, at least once a week. Therefore, I have come up with a number of delicious and creative pizza and flatbread recipes over the years. This Vegetarian Flatbread Pizza with Fresh Rosemary is one of my personal favorites. When coming up with this recipe I wanted something (semi) healthy and vegetarian. Also, I wanted something fast and versatile that could work as a meal or as an appetizer.

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