Holidays

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

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..

Old English Sticky Toffee Pudding

Old English Sticky Toffee Pudding

Old English Sticky Toffee Pudding is an indulgent, moist, date-infused sponge cake and covered in a rich toffee sauce.  It’s an impressive dessert that’s easy to make.  It’s sure to become a family favorite. How many times have you sung “We Wish You A Merry Read More..

Sauteed Green Peas

Sauteed Green Peas

With a few simple ingredients and about 30 minutes, you can whip up an elegant and delicious holiday side dish that your family will love. Our favorite Christmas dinner is serving the sauteed green peas alongside Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Creamy Scalloped Potatoes, and a bright Read More..

Boozy Jamaican Eggnog

Boozy Jamaican Eggnog

It’s that time of year when we can begin sipping on cool, creamy eggnog in pretty little cups and celebrate the decadence and beauty of the holiday season.  My Boozy Jamaican Eggnog is thick, rich, and delicious.  It’s made with both Jamaican rum and bourbon, Read More..

Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Roasted Beef Tenderloin is an elegant holiday main course that’s sure to impress your family and friends.  Tender and juicy, this tenderloin is full of melt-in-your-mouth flavor and easier to prepare than you think.  But nobody really needs to know that, right? Making a beef Read More..

Couscous Stuffed Acorn Squash

Couscous Stuffed Acorn Squash

Couscous stuffed acorn squash is a sweet and savory side dish that is great as a vegetarian entree or healthy side dish.  It goes wonderfully with grilled or roasted meats, making it a lovely addition to your holiday meal.  I like to serve this with Read More..

Chai Spiced Snowball Cookies

Chai Spiced Snowball Cookies

Chai Spiced Snowball Cookies are tender, buttery tea cakes that are flavored with the warm spices found in your favorite Chai tea.  They’re a delightfully different addition to your holiday cookie tray and sure to be a family favorite. So far this year, my cookie Read More..

White Holiday Margarita

White Holiday Margarita

Sip a bit of the tropics this holiday season!  This White Holiday Margarita has the flavors of the islands – coconut, lime, rum.  It’s creamy and refreshing.  It also packs a punch with three types of alcohol. Here in Florida, we decorate palm trees and Read More..