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Jumbo Piggies with Honey Mustard

Pigs ‘n a Blanket are one of my all time favorite appetizers. I mean, who doesn’t naturally gravitate toward these cute little weenies wrapped in dough?? My bestie and I had to be watched as teenagers whenever these were served at any parties. At first, we would work together hoarding them onto our plates. Next thing you know, I’m stealing some off her plate because I finished mine and then she’d stab me with her fork. That is true friendship. (more…)

Fruit Crumble

Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Plant-Based

Sometimes it’s hard to find healthy breakfast options that don’t taste like you’re grazing fresh grass, especially if you like something a little on the sweeter side. This is one of my favorite ways to start the day, especially since it’s packed with all kinds of nutrients like fiber, protein, and healthy fats that hold me over for a few hours. Between my 6 year old son, my parents, and me, a batch of this gets polished off within a matter of days.  (more…)

Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

I don’t know about you, but I am obsessed with cheddar biscuits. Whenever our family went to Red Lobster for dinner back in the good ole days when I didn’t have to pay for my own food, I wolfed these biscuits down like I hadn’t eaten in three weeks. Let’s be honest though, that’s not a surprise considering I was a food-obsessed teenager with the metabolism of a tri-athlete. Those days are gone, and I’m limited to the amount of biscuits I can eat. (more…)

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

I’ve heard of Dulce de Leche a million times, but never actually used it in a recipe until now. When I was looking at different ideas for cheesecakes, this one popped up. My husband asked, “What is Dulce de Leche?” His question made me realize that I didn’t know exactly what it was, so off to Doctor Google I went.

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Smothered Mashed Potatoes

Gluten-Free

If you’re looking for a little twist on a classic side dish that’s perfect for social gatherings, you have come to the right place. I can’t think of many people who don’t like mashed potatoes (do they actually exist??), so when you load them up with extra goodness, it comes as no surprise how delicious they turn out. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this is a fantastic time to try it out on unsuspecting friends and family. (more…)

No-Bake Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Have you seen the insanity going on with the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pies for Thanksgiving?? So, it turns out that only a certain number of these over-sized peanut butter cup pies were made. They sold out almost immediately, and now people are re-selling them for HUNDREDS of dollars. Well, how about we save you some money by making one at home for yourself?  (more…)

Thanksgiving Showstopper Cheesecake

Gluten-Free

Everyone seems to have their own designated responsibilities when it comes to Thanksgiving. My sister-in-law, Tracy, is a fantastic hostess and loves to cook. She usually makes the turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, and whatever side dishes that she grew up with in New Jersey. I believe cranberries are one of those, “It’s not Thanksgiving without this dish” kind of ordeals. My husband swears up and down that it’s not Thanksgiving without Sweet Potato Casserole. After one year of not having that at my family’s gathering, he was disappointed. So, I promised to make that for him when we didn’t go to his family’s house for Thanksgiving. Spoiled hubby. (more…)

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Gluten-Free

I was first introduced to Chocolate Pecan Pies about five years ago while working in the restaurant industry as a pastry chef. The restaurant where I worked sold these pies in bulk since they were a huge hit, so to save time they bought the pre-made pie crusts to be filled up with this delightful pie. After playing with the recipe, it just didn’t seem like there were enough pecans. It’s supposed to be a pie packed with nuts, right? My thoughts exactly, so I ended up doubling the amount of pecans used in that recipe.  (more…)

Apple Cider Donut Muffins

Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free

For my daughter’s science project this year, we picked a muffin topic. How do different types of flour affect the consistency and density of muffins? When she and my husband were reading over different topics to choose from, I about jumped out of my skin with excitement. “Let’s do THAT one!!” I cried. My daughter giggled, hubby said, “How about we let her pick?” Thankfully, her love of food runs deep and she chose this topic. Score. (more…)

Pumpkin Oreo Brownies

Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free

A few years ago, I made a match of Pumpkin Blondies, and it gave me just another reason to look forward to Fall Baking. When I started experimenting with this recipe again, the original batch had chocolate chips. The second batch had cinnamon chips. Although they were both incredible, it hit me like a ton of bricks that OREOS could so easily be added to these babies…and who doesn’t love Oreos?! (more…)

Banana Nut Bread with Honey Butter

Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free

My kids go through bananas like you wouldn’t believe, so I grabbed some extra while at the store on the last trip. The good thing about having extra bananas laying around is how my brain starts to work when I notice them browning. Ohhh, what can I bake with those ugly brown bananas to create something blissful? Ladies and gentlemen, exhibit A. (more…)