Scenes from a Gingerbread House Decorating Event + Secrets to Building a Gingerbread House that Won't Collapse

SCENES FROM A GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING EVENT + SECRETS TO BUILDING A GINGERBREAD HOUSE THAT WON'T COLLAPSE

LONGEST. BLOG. POST. TITLE. EVER. Last weekend, I hosted a little gingerbread house decorating event for a school that I love, Frassati...

Glazed Cranberry Almond Bars

GLAZED CRANBERRY ALMOND BARS

While I typically choose chocolate over any other flavor, I'm not so sure why. There's something about tangy and sweet, like these...

 
 
 
Creative Ways to Use Applesauce

CREATIVE WAYS TO USE APPLESAUCE

A few weeks ago, I shared a recipe for homemade Instant Pot applesauce. It's so yummy that I was actually eating it for dessert. Well,...

WAY BACK WEDNESDAY: DECEMBER 4, 2019

This week's look back over 12 years of recipes puts us smack dab into the holiday season. Lots of Christmas spirit here! From 2011,...

 
 
 
The Perfect Recipes for Decorating Christmas Cookies

THE PERFECT RECIPES FOR DECORATING CHRISTMAS COOKIES

It's here! It's here! DECEMBER! The peak of the cookie decorating season! I'm here to tell you FIRST and FOREMOST that your cookies...

Sweet on Trader Joe's Sunday: Mini Cheesecake Cones

SWEET ON TRADER JOE'S SUNDAY: MINI CHEESECAKE CONES

Did everyone survive Thanksgiving? Have we stopped eating leftovers yet? Are you ready for a new Trader Joe's review? This week, Mr....

 
 
 
Way Back Wednesday: November 27, 2019

WAY BACK WEDNESDAY: NOVEMBER 27, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving Eve, y'all. I hope this blog post finds you well and not about to run to the store for a forgotten ingredient or...

Fruitcake Cookies

FRUITCAKE COOKIES

Chewy, sweet, and nostalgic...these cookies are fruitcake without the bad reputation. *this recipe was created for Imperial Sugar All...

 
 
 
Sweet on Trader Joe's Sunday: Ginger Snowball Cookies

SWEET ON TRADER JOE'S SUNDAY: GINGER SNOWBALL COOKIES

We're not ones to toot our own horns, but Mr. E and I did a public service at Trader Joe's yesterday. We were in line, I'd say minding...

Instant Pot Applesauce

INSTANT POT APPLESAUCE

I had NO IDEA that applesauce could be this delicious. I'm not kidding, you guys. I started eating it FOR DESSERT. And before you think...

 
 
 

WAY BACK WEDNESDAY: NOVEMBER 20, 2019

Hey! Hey! It's Wednesday! Time for another trip down 12 years of memory lane. Let's see what was happening this week...and what recipes...

Gobble, baby!

GOBBLE, BABY!

This post isn't exactly what I'd envisioned. I made these cookies last year...just before Thanksgiving and never had a chance to post...

 
 
 
Notre Dame Football Cookies

NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL COOKIES

By now, you know that I love a Notre Dame cookie set. Case in point: set 1 , set 2 , and set 3. A football-themed set has been in my...

WAY BACK WEDNESDAY: NOVEMBER 13, 2019

This edition of Way Back (fun fact: every time I try to type "back," I type "bake") Wednesday has definite fall vibes. I'm feeling...

 
 
 
Salted Double Chocolate Chewies from Midwest Made

SALTED DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHEWIES FROM MIDWEST MADE

Sweet on Trader Joe's Sunday: Chocolate Covered Lebkuchen Cookies

SWEET ON TRADER JOE'S SUNDAY: CHOCOLATE COVERED LEBKUCHEN COOKIES

Well, here we are at 7:47pm on a Sunday night because someone *cough, me* forgot to write the Trader Joe's post earlier today. We had...

 
 
 
Way Back Wednesday: November 6, 2019

WAY BACK WEDNESDAY: NOVEMBER 6, 2019

Ooooh...are there some goodies in the archives from this week, including three of my all-time favorite recipes!!! Let's dig in! (Click

How to Make Frangipane

HOW TO MAKE FRANGIPANE

Y'all, my latest post for The Pioneer Woman Food & Friends was 100% inspired by the Great British Baking Show. Not only is frangipane...

 
 
 
Sweet on Trader Joe's Sunday: A Flock of Milk Chocolate Turkeys

SWEET ON TRADER JOE'S SUNDAY: A FLOCK OF MILK CHOCOLATE TURKEYS

Well, there is no way you can pass by a box of these turkeys and not add them to your cart. Go ahead, I dare you! Apparently, they...

Blueberry Ricotta-Goat Cheese Crostini from The Pioneer Woman Cooks, The New Frontier

BLUEBERRY RICOTTA-GOAT CHEESE CROSTINI FROM THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS, THE NEW FRONTIER

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Chicken Picatta

Chicken Picatta

A simple pan sauce made with capers, butter, white wine, chicken stock and lemon juice envelop chicken cutlets in the traditional Chicken Piccata recipe made in episode 101 of... Read more ...

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers sizzling on the grill is the definitive sound of summer in America. Hamburgers with 80 lean meat and 20 fat, that are featured in this video, makes juicier, more... Read more ...

Beer Bread Tasting with Grandkids - FUNNY!

Beer Bread Tasting with Grandkids - FUNNY!

This is a tasting from the end of my Italian Beer Bread episode where I have two of my grandchildren tasting the bread with me. This is my favorite tasting! I've never... Read more ...

Cranberry Lime Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Cranberry Lime Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Lime custard, cranberry curd, and a hazelnut-gingersnap crust are a celebration of flavors in this cheery holiday pie. This tart winter pie is made up of 3 key components... Read more ...

When Should You Take Your Christmas Tree Down?

When Should You Take Your Christmas Tree Down?

When the holidays wind down, one conundrum you might have in is when to take down your Christmas trees. The task of removing the decorations and hauling a live tree to the... Read more ...

Saturday Stuff, edition 49

Saturday Stuff, edition 49

After a long hiatus, I am bringing back “Saturday Stuff” which is filled with all the stuff going on this week in my life or that I want to share with you. I am very happy to... Read more ...

Healthy Meal Plan {Week 119}

Healthy Meal Plan {Week 119}

Eating light this week balances out all of those holiday treats! Week 119 of my Healthy Meal Plan has plenty of easy dinner ideas for the week ahead. I'd like to say that all... Read more ...

Scenes from a Gingerbread House Decorating Event + Secrets to Building a...

Scenes from a Gingerbread House Decorating Event + Secrets to Building a Gingerbread House that Won't Collapse

LONGEST. BLOG. POST. TITLE. EVER. Last weekend, I hosted a little gingerbread house decorating event for a school that I love, Frassati Catholic High School , in north... Read more ...

Dyson Ball Multi Floor Upright Vacuum Giveaway

Dyson Ball Multi Floor Upright Vacuum Giveaway

Dyson Ball Multi Floor Origin High Performance HEPA Filter Upright Vacuum Fuchsia - Corded When it comes to keeping my house clean, there is no better product than a Dyson... Read more ...

Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening 15-Pc. Cutlery Knife Block Set Giveaway

Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening 15-Pc. Cutlery Knife Block Set Giveaway

Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening 15-Pc. Cutlery Knife Block Set A good knife set is key in any kitchen, they make food prep quicker and easier. I love that this block has... Read more ...

All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet Giveaway

All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet Giveaway

All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet - Black I really would be so lost without my Fire tablet! It's perfect to take with my when i'm travelling instead of taking my laptop with me. It's... Read more ...

Home Gifts From Amazon Under $50 Your List Will Love

Home Gifts From Amazon Under $50 Your List Will Love

A gift for the home is always the right answer. If you're on a limited budget, a cool decor score or a little something extra to jazz up one's abode is super simple to buy, and... Read more ...

Secrets Of A 3-Michelin-Star: Georges Blanc Of Vonnas, France

Secrets Of A 3-Michelin-Star: Georges Blanc Of Vonnas, France

Chef Georges Blanc needs no introduction A legacy spanning more than 100 years, when Georges Blanc's grandparents started their humble Auberge in Vonnas, France - the story and... Read more ...