Holiday Leftovers Enchiladas: Three Ways

Here are three amazing recipes for your holiday leftovers… Holiday Leftovers Enchiladas are the best! Ah… holiday leftovers! It’s always fun to create some amazing dish with the remnants of the feast! More often than not, I make turkey and sausage gumbo. But this year, I was having a dinner party for 20 family members the day after Thanksgiving, and I decided I wanted everything to fit on one plate. I contemplated what to do with my turkey and quickly decided {Read More}

Crowd-Pleasing Cajun Cornbread Stuffing

One of my favorite holiday menu items is my Cajun Cornbread Stuffing. I’m not much of a stuffing fan in general, but this… THIS I can eat all by itself. It’s SOOOOO good. But what recipe that calls for both spicy sausage and yellow cornbread (not the sweet kind!) wouldn’t be amazing? To reduce cooking stress on the holiday itself, I get as much of this recipe done as possible a day or two beforehand. I cook the cornbread and {Read More}

Pepitas! How to Make Perfect Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I can remember when growing up that we would make roasted pumpkin seeds after we carved our jack-o-lanterns. I also remember it was a lot of work, but that we loved them! So this week, after gutting my pie pumpkins and making homemade pumpkin puree, I decided to treat Tom and me to the yummy seasonal treat of roasted pumpkin seeds! I was surprised at how interested my dear husband was in this little project! Before roasting, you do need to {Read More}

Homemade Pumpkin Puree for Scratch Pumpkin Pie

Learn how to make pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie from scratch! A few years ago, I was part of a fresh produce co-op in San Antonio. The week before Thanksgiving, my delivery included a couple of pie pumpkins. Now mind you, I don’t think I had ever made a pumpkin pie, even from a can. The local grocery store, sold delicious pies, and that’s where mine came from. But I’m always up for a challenge, plus I hate to waste {Read More}

Our Family’s Favorite Holiday Side: Spinach Madeline

I’ve been eating Spinach Madeline for every single holiday as long as I can remember. In fact, a holiday isn’t a holiday in our house without this amazing dish! Spinach Madeline is best described as a creamed spinach with a slightly spicy southern twist. Except I wouldn’t touch creamed spinach, but I can devour this stuff like there’s no tomorrow. That’s how good it is! One caveat about this dish is that it is decidedly not as healthy as the average dish I {Read More}