Post Thanksgiving Buttermilk Waffles {made w/dressing!}


I have a massive amount of dressing leftover from Thanksgiving as the recipe I made serves about 12. I think between my dad and myself we maybe ate 1 serving on Thanksgiving day. I’m not one to throw out leftovers. I need to share them or eat them. I’ve given one of my friends and…

Pumpkin Butter Oatmeal Pie


I am not a fan of pumpkin pie. I love pumpkin. Love pumpkin coffee drinks, pumpkin scones, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin mac and cheese, pumpkin bread. I love everything pumpkin. Except pumpkin pie. So you can imagine my conundrum during Thanksgiving when pumpkin pie is the central dessert on everyone’s table? So I started my own…

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes and Fontina Cheese {with Thyme}


When I stumbled upon this recipe on Better Homes and Gardens I knew I wanted it to grace my table on Thanksgiving. I love sweet potatoes. And I love fontina cheese. And I love the idea of a more savory flavored sweet potato because I tend to gravitate toward recipes that mitigate the natural sweetness…

Classic Sage and Sausage Dressing


Do you know the difference between dressing and stuffing? There’s very little. It depends on how you cook it but people use the term interchangeably unless you are in the South. Then apparently it’s “dressing” no matter how you cook it. Stuffing is dressing that’s “stuffed” into the turkey and cooked. Dressing is cooked in…

Basic Roast Turkey


In sifting through my “Thanksgiving” recipe cache I keep, I chose this recipe for turkey because it was so simple. I’ve made an herb-roasted turkey. I’ve done a dry-brined kosher turkey. I made roast turkey stuffed with herbs and veggies and brined beforehand. I overcooked some turkey legs in a crock pot one year. I baked a…

Perfect Mashed Potatoes {pioneer woman}


If I could chose only one side dish for Thanksgiving it would likely be mashed potatoes. I always pile a large amount on my plate. They are the best thing ever. Truly. Thanksgiving and Christmas are normally about the only time I make them so to me they are an extra special treat. Which naturally…

Creamy Stove Top Mac and Cheese


There’s this debate raging about Mac and Cheese and whether it is considered a must-have Thanksgiving dish. I’m here to settle that debate. The answer is a resounding YES. At least in my house. Nearly every year that I’m hosting Thanksgiving dinner I serve Mac and Cheese. I normally serve it at Christmas too. In…

Cornmeal Buttermilk Biscuits


There is nothing more Thanksgiving to me than cornbread. I like to have it on my table every year or some sort of cornmeal or corn dish as a substitute. I didn’t have any clear idea of what I wanted to do this year with the cornbread. Last year I didn’t make cornbread because I…

Roasted Garlic and Brie Pull-Apart Bread


A few weeks ago I bought some Brie cheese to re-make a pie I made a few years ago. For some random reason, I bought two triangles of cheese and only needed one for the pie. So when my Thanksgiving day meal planning was in its dawn, I contemplated what type of appetizer I could…

Four Cheese Strata {with bacon}


Part of what’s great about the holidays is kicking the day off with an indulgent breakfast you wouldn’t normally make any other time of the year. Sometimes I make something sweet, like these lemon sticky rolls I made one Christmas, but normally I gravitate toward some sort of cheesy-eggy dish (gouda corn pudding; sausage, bacon and…

Sweet Potato Pancakes {paleo, GF}


There are all these weird grain free pancake recipes floating around the Internet. I cannot even conceive how the ingredients make a pancake. So that’s why I am ecstatic to bring you the below recipe. It not only looks like a fairly normal-isn pancake recipe, it also produces a normal pancake. Sometimes when you are…

Caramel Chocolitas


As the holidays grow near I find myself yearning for all things holiday (like being off work, food and Christmas cookies). I go back and forth between being very festive and not festive at all. This year I’m feeling festive. Which means I will take the holiday by storm with food. For some people, Black…

Greek Yogurt Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes


If you’ve seen a lot of banana posts recently it’s because I have bananas that I need to get rid of before they totally spoil. After making some cookies, I was toiling with what other dishes I could make to use up the four bananas sitting on my counter. The obvious banana bread/muffins came to…

Pumpkin Pancakes {paleo, GF}


Updated 11/19/2017 I previously wrote: So I’m going to warn you that this is not the most technically sound recipe for pancakes. I based this recipe off of one that is vastly different than mine only because when I tried following the recipe it just didn’t make sense. So I kept adding things until I…

Maple Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts


There was a time when I despised Brussels sprouts. I had a roommate about 10 years ago who loooooved Brussels Sprouts. She would microwave them until they were hard tiny balls and pop them into her mouth. I hated the smell. That was my first foray with Brussels sprouts; I wouldn’t touch them with a…

Tangy BBQ Sauce {paleo}


The fact that I even made this sauce is a bit comical to me. It didn’t occur to me until I was almost done stirring all the ingredients together that I actually do not really like barbecue sauce. It’s one of the last condiments I would try if there were a condiment buffet in front…

Microwave Breakfast Soufflé


I am obsessed with what I call Breakfast Souffle. Call it what you’d like. Breakfast cake. Cake in a jar. Mug cake. Microwave banana bread. I guess any of them would fit. I like to call it breakfast souffle because it’s so versatile I don’t want to pin down a specific flavor. I’ve had pumpkin,…

Spicy Dry Rub


It’s hard to judge the tastiness of a rub because it’s not like you just … eat it. You know? But after using it on a pork butt roast, I am fairly confident that I can accurately judge the taste. And I would categorize it as awesome. I patted this rub all over my pork…

Twice Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Honey Butter


I ripped this recipe out of a Bon Appetit magazine a year or two ago and had been wanting to make it ever since. Somehow I never got around to making it until today. The magazine describes the recipe as “easy” but I find it a bit putzy. Still, usually putzy recipes translate to worth…

Crab and Bacon Savory Pie {grain free}


I’ve nearly stopped buying bacon altogether instead favoring bacon ends and pieces. It’s rare that I eat bacon for the sake of eating bacon (like with eggs or pancakes). I’m usually buying it for a recipe with bacon as the star of the show or even a side act. Bacon ends and pieces are significantly…