Chocolate Peppermint Parfait Made Easy

This Chocolate Peppermint Parfait recipe is SO easy to make and really delish! Chocolate Peppermint Parfait During the holidays, I love making desserts that look both festive and enticing. AND I also love making desserts that are quick and easy so I can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with my family. We all love chocolate, and so I came up with this simple recipe that tastes like there’s nothing simple about it. My secret? I started with delicious {Read More}

Seriously Delicious Holiday Champagne Punch

This Champagne Punch is festive, delicious and so pretty, too! This recipe may be the most amazing treat to my taste buds in all year. Yes, it’s a holiday champagne punch, and I kid you not… it is SERIOUSLY delicious! Plus it’s easy to make in large quantities or small, depending on the occasion. I definitely plan on serving it at our holiday party and again on Christmas Day. Holiday Champagne Punch Ingredients 3 cinnamon sticks 4 whole cloves 1 cup water 1/2 {Read More}

The Incredible Edible Christmas Tree

This Edible Christmas Tree Appetizer Is the Perfect Alternative of a Veggie Tray During the Holidays! One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is entertaining. I love gathering around the table with dear friends to enjoy good wine, yummy appetizers and the magic of Christmas in the air. When entertaining during the Christmas season, I like to serve appetizers that are easy to make but that look like they took a lot of hard work. A few years back, I {Read More}

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}