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Holidays

Holiday recipes, foods, and ideas to make those days even more special.

Oven Barbecued Pulled Pork

Oven Barbecued Pulled Pork

Oven barbecued pulled pork has all the luscious flavors you love in the slow-smoked or grilled pit-style pork, but without all the work. A homemade dry rub and fruity barbecue sauce add tons of flavor for a tropical twist your family will love! I like Read More..

Easy Succotash

Easy Succotash

This Easy Succotash recipe is a great way to add vegetables to your family’s meal that they’ll actually eat and love. This dish pairs perfectly with grilled or roasted meats and also makes a satisfying light meal on its own. I like serving Easy Succotash Read More..

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a retro dessert that should (and is) making a comeback.  What could be better than moist, almond-scented cake topped with buttery, caramelized pineapple and cherries?  It’s as pretty as it is delicious and sublime with a cup of hot tea Read More..

Red Pepper Jelly Easter Ham

Red Pepper Jelly Easter Ham

This red pepper jelly Easter ham will delight your family with its fruity, spicy-sweet glaze. It’s sure to be the centerpiece of your holiday table! I like to serve this ham with Oven Asparagus Risotto,  Sauteed Green Peas, Southern-Style Cole Slaw, and a Pineapple Upside-down Read More..

Quick And Easy Hot Cross Buns

Quick And Easy Hot Cross Buns

Quick And Easy Hot Cross Buns are a delicious Easter tradition made simpler by using frozen bread dough.  Perfect for your Easter holiday meal. I serve these for an Easter brunch that includes a Russian Breakfast Cheesecake, Classic Quiche Lorraine, Candied Bourbon Bacon, Decadent Southern-Style Read More..

Irish Bangers And Mash

Irish Bangers And Mash

Irish Bangers And Mash is the kind of belly-warming comfort food that makes St. Patrick’s Day something to look forward to!  Sausages in a caramelized onion and Guinness gravy are served over fluffy mashed potatoes, with a side of garlicky sauteed peas to combine all Read More..

Dutch Oven Irish Soda Bread

Dutch Oven Irish Soda Bread

Dutch oven Irish Soda Bread makes the perfect St. Patrick’s Day breakfast.  With only six ingredients and one hour, you can make this tender, delicious loaf.  Serve it warm with butter and jam for a treat your whole family will love.  It’s also amazing with Read More..

Lemon Pistachio Pound Cake

Lemon Pistachio Pound Cake

Lemon Pistachio Pound Cake is a moist cake with a bright, fresh lemony flavor and a hint of ginger.  Perfect for a springtime brunch or dessert, this cake won’t hang around very long. I love the flavor of lemon.  I love it in savory dishes, Read More..

Individual Bananas Foster

Individual Bananas Foster

This classic New Orleans dessert is perfect for your Mardi Gras celebration. Who wouldn’t love their own individual bananas foster full of buttery, rum flavor?  Grab your favorite vanilla ice cream to serve with it. It’s also incredible served over pancakes for brunch. History Of Read More..

Spicy Chili Lime Margarita

Spicy Chili Lime Margarita

This spicy chili lime margarita is a sweet and hot twist on a classic margarita.  Fresh lime juice and a homemade jalapeno simple syrup give this cocktail a bright and unique flavor.  It’s perfect to celebrate National Margarita Day or to serve on any given Read More..

Cincinnati Chili

Cincinnati Chili

What Superbowl Party would be complete without a steaming hot bowl of Cincinnati Chili with all of the fixings?  This regional favorite is a much-loved dish that can be served on spaghetti or hot dogs. Complete your Superbowl party menu with Ridiculously Good Fried Pickles, Read More..

Quick And Easy Pizza Rolls

Quick And Easy Pizza Rolls

Just in time for the Super Bowl, these quick and easy pizza rolls make for a delicious and filling appetizer.  Using refrigerated pizza dough allows this recipe to come together in a snap!  They’re ready in about 20 minutes, so you can whip them up Read More..

Ultimate Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Ultimate Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Ultimate Carrot Cake Cupcakes – these are everyone’s favorite desserts.  They’re moist, full of warm spice flavor, and topped with big mounds of luscious cream cheese icing.  These cupcakes make a lovely springtime dessert for bake sales, potlucks, or Easter. If you read this blog, Read More..

Fig And Goat Cheese Tart

Fig And Goat Cheese Tart

This Fig And Goat Cheese Tart is a delicious and impressive-looking appetizer or a light lunch that is different and interesting enough to serve for a cocktail party or as part of a bridal or baby shower menu. I’ve served this at a friend’s baby Read More..

Chocolate And Nut English Toffee

Chocolate And Nut English Toffee

This classic chocolate and nut English toffee candy is buttery, rich, with a sweet caramel flavor.  Utterly delicious! The milk chocolate and toasted nuts make this dessert even better. This candy recipe makes a great gift and is a lovely way to recognize National English Read More..