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  • Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe
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    Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

    I love pecans, and I love chocolate. My pecan pie is one of my absolute favorite pie recipes. Up until my first pregnancy, I was allergic to nuts. Once I discovered that my immune system had changed enough and I had outgrown my allergies, I began cooking with pecans galore! For Thanksgiving this year, I […] More

  • Parmesan Creamed Onions Recipe
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    Parmesan Creamed Onions Recipe

    I love onions. Luckily for me, my oldest hates onions, so I never have to share with her. I will sometimes roast an entire onion just to snack on. For Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, I often make homemade seasoned stuffing with a white onion. While reading about the history of Thanksgiving before the holiday this […] More

  • Apple-Zucchini Crisp Recipe
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    Apple-Zucchini Crisp Recipe

    I love baking crisps, especially during the fall. During the summer I often make peach crisp, but fall autumn means apples. With two apple trees in my front yard, I have plenty of apples come autumn. My mom also gave me a zucchini from her garden this year. I therefore decided to create a new […] More

  • Chocolate Pie Recipe
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    Chocolate Pie Recipe

    I always make at least two pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Two of my holiday favorites include pumpkin pie and pecan pie. For Thanksgiving this year, my daughter asked me to make her a chocolate pie. As a chocolate lover myself who had never made a chocolate pie from scratch before, I granted her request. […] More

  • Simple Food Ideas for Hosting a Thanksgiving Party
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    Simple Food Ideas for Hosting a Thanksgiving Party

    Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday of the year! Unfortunately, the day to give thanks often gets overshadowed by the Christmas season, which seems to start the day after Halloween, if not sooner. Although I do start putting up some Christmas lights at the beginning of November (especially outside when the autumn weather is still […] More

  • Whipped Pumpkin Recipe
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    Whipped Pumpkin Recipe

    My kids and I absolutely love pumpkin. With cool fall weather finally here, I have been serving a lot of pumpkin dishes during meals. I recently made a simple whipped pumpkin using cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg. My daughter devoured the dish and even asked me to make some for Thanksgiving. I happily obliged and have […] More

  • Cranberry Relish Recipe
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    Cranberry Relish Recipe

    Cranberries are one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving. I always whipped up a yummy batch of orange cranberry sauce for the big meal. This year I am adding a super simple cranberry relish to my Thanksgiving day menu. Ingredients 12 ounces of cranberries 15 ounces of mandarin oranges 1 cup of white sugar Directions […] More

  • Dairy-Free Rolled Sugar Cookies Recipe
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    Dairy-Free Rolled Sugar Cookies Recipe

    I love baking. I especially love baking cookies during the holidays. For the first time ever, I am hosting a Thanksgiving party in a few days for my homeschooling groups. In addition to baking, I also love tweaking my recipes. To accommodate the children in my groups with dairy allergies, I have modified my classic […] More

  • Almond Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Cake Cookies Recipe
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    Almond Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Cake Cookies Recipe

    I love taking my kids out trick or treating on Halloween. This year my two children got enough candy to last us through next Easter! In addition to the pieces that I have simply eaten, I have also started coming up with some clever recipes in which to use some of the leftover Halloween candy. […] More

  • Pecan Pie Recipe
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    Pecan Pie Recipe

    Pecan pie is a new holiday staple in my house! Up until the middle of November, I had lived under the assumption that I was still allergic to pecans. However, having outgrown a number of my food allergies during my pregnancy with my daughter, I decided to find out if I had outgrown any more […] More

  • Maple Pumpkin Dip Recipe
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    Maple Pumpkin Dip Recipe

    I love pumpkin, especially during the cooler fall months of the year. I also love maple syrup. My children and I will eat pumpkin puree straight from the can with a little maple syrup drizzled on top. For a delicious sweet dip perfect for autumn through the holiday season, try my simple recipe for maple […] More

  • Blueberry Cranberry Sauce Recipe
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    Blueberry Cranberry Sauce Recipe

    I love making cranberry sauce for the holidays. I usually make orange cranberry sauce, but I have also made blueberry cranberry sauce before. The sweet flavor of blueberries pairs well with the tart flavor of cranberries. The maple syrup adds an additional touch of sweetness. Ingredients 12 ounces of fresh cranberries 1 1/2 cups of […] More

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