December is just a few days away and I am in full on holiday mindset already! There is something that happens to my brain right after Thanksgiving and I suddenly just want to bake holiday treats, watch Christmas movies, and sit by the tree sipping hot cocoa all day everyday! I know that this is very unrealistic and work has to be done, along with mom duties, and other responsibilities, but I always have to try extra hard to be focused in the month of December! Can you relate? Well either way, I have a must make holiday treat for you that you are going to want to make all holiday season long! My peppermint dark chocolate s’mores bars are super easy to make, are so festive, and delicious that I know you are going to love them so much!
love the process of baking, but I’d be lying if I said that’s where my natural abilities are. The exact measuring, preciseness, and all that comes with baking is sometimes too much for me! Whenever I bake something you can be sure of a couple of things; that it is really tasty, and that ANYONE can do it too! With Thanksgiving less than a week away, I knew that I wanted to share this tasty pie with you that is so simple I promise you can do it too while still wowing your guests for the holidays! My spiced purple sweet potato pie with a ginger graham crust is a great twist on a classic sweet potato pie and is out of this world in the flavor department!
Thanksgiving is officially less than a week away and I am sure you are in full on menu planning mode by now! I know the traditional roasted turkey is usually on everyone’s menu plan, but this year I have a new method for cooking your turkey that will free up oven space and have your turkey ready from start to finish in under an hour! My citrus herb butter grilled turkey is so full of flavor and makes for a stunning presentation for any holiday table!
The holidays are upon us, and I don’t know about you but it truly is my favorite time of year! Family and friends gathering, crisp air, yummy food, and toasts to be made about the past year are just a few of the reasons that the holidays are so fun for me. With Layer Cake, throwing the perfect holiday gathering can be simple and beautiful! I love to entertain and truly believe that nothing brings people together more than eating and drinking together. And the good news is, entertaining doesn’t have to be stressful when you have a few tricks up your sleeve to make the day of the party a breeze!
Can someone please tell me where September went? Honestly I can’t believe that October is next week and my baby boy turns 3 on Monday! This year is going by at a scarily fast pace, don’t you think? I love this season of cozy foods and all that comes with it and want to savor it while its around! (Time slow down please.) While I may not be getting to wear my fall favorites, because Texas fall doesn’t like to allow for flannels and sweaters, I am embracing fall flavors in the kitchen! This fall chicken salad with pepita granola and a pumpkin vinaigrette is going to knock your socks off in the flavor department and is the perfect fall salad to make all season long!
Memorial Day is right around the corner and no matter what your plans are, one thing is for sure, good food is a must! Whether you are hosting a party, are at the beach, or hanging by a pool somewhere (jealous if thats the case), you need to have a yummy spread to serve up to your guests! That's why I've gathered up some of my favorite Memorial Day recipes that are crowd pleasers and perfect for any type of gathering and even just hanging at home!