Category: Christmas

My mom's traditional dressing-- my absolute favorite part of Thanksgiving, is updated into a recipe for Make-Ahead Stuffing that can be made in advance for a delicious jump start on the holiday.

Make Ahead Stuffing

At first glance it may seem unnecessary, but trussing a chicken for roasting ensures delicious, evenly-cooked poultry that looks as good as it tastes. Here I’ll show you how to truss a chicken using twine, to make your best roast chicken yet. 

How to Truss a Chicken

A classic, homemade applesauce recipe is super easy to make and can last for a long time by freezing or canning. This version is flavored with a touch of sugar, but added ingredients such as cinnamon, cranberries, or ginger add a super rich bite that can’t compare to any store bought variety. Add it as a side to your next pork dinner or simply serve it to the kids as a healthy, afternoon snack!

Applesauce Recipe

This simple recipe for roasted root vegetables is the best way to eat the rainbow! A variety of good-for-you veggies laid out on a baking sheet and roasted at a high heat leads to golden brown perfection. A sprinkling of rosemary and thyme is added to balance the sweet, caramelized sugars produced during roasting. 

Roasted Root Vegetables

If you’re looking for the best Pumpkin Cheesecake, all recipes are not created equal. This beautiful pumpkin cheesecake with a graham cracker crust is rich, smooth, and made from scratch using a few indispensable tips I’ve learned along the way. For a pumpkin pie cheesecake lover, Thanksgiving can’t come too quickly!

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Vegetable Casserole

Calling all coconut and chocolate fans (you know who you are)! This recipe for German chocolate cake turns up the dial on the chocolate and then gets slathered in a luscious homemade frosting that’s loaded with pecans and shredded coconut. This may be the best layer cake of them all.

German Chocolate Cake

My Grandma calls these no-bake Peanut Butter Bars “Almost Reese’s” for good reason—they’re as close to the real deal as I’ve ever tasted. They come together in 10 minutes with only 5 ingredients and they’re naturally gluten-free; the only hard part is trying not to eat them all.

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

This fantastic lamb chops recipe uses whole garlic cloves which caramelize in the skillet alongside the chops. Once the lamb is cooked, the cloves become a part of a quick pan sauce with lemon juice, herbs, and a pinch of red pepper. A sophisticated dinner in minutes, not hours, for lamb enthusiasts everywhere.

Lamb Chops Recipe

Duchess potatoes (pronounced “du-chess”) make an outstanding accompaniment to any holiday meal or buffet. They have the pillowy softness of a twice baked potato with a crunchy baked exterior from shapes you pipe right on the baking sheet. But don’t let their ornate look fool you— these potatoes are as easy to prepare as they are elegant, and can be made well ahead of the party and frozen, to be baked as needed.

Duchess Potatoes

The epitome of traditional comfort food, scalloped potatoes seem to feed the stomach and even the soul-- maybe it’s because so many grandmas in the world made them for their loved ones! I’ll walk you through how to make a creamy cheddar cheese sauce for this casserole that's simple and completely satisfying. I guarantee this will be the first empty dish at any potluck.

Scalloped Potatoes

Carrot cake lovers, rejoice!  This is the carrot cake of your dreams, complete with a swoon-worthy cream cheese frosting. Make a towering layer cake, a batch of cupcakes for a bunch of little rabbits, or a bundt cake for your next book club!

Carrot Cake

Need a fool-proof recipe for a crowd that will make everyone happy, no matter who’s coming to dinner? Look no further than this classic recipe for the juiciest baked ham ever. All you need to do is make your own glaze with two ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now. 

Baked Ham

This easy Deviled Eggs recipe is my family's most trusted and the only one you'll ever need. They are creamy, delicious, and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!

Easy Deviled Eggs

For mushroom lovers, these Mini Mushroom Quiche are your new favorite brunch item! Make ahead/freezer friendly and so easy thanks to store-bought pie crust.

Mini Mushroom Quiche

When one kind of ginger isn’t enough, add another! These Double Ginger Cookies bake up soft, chewy, and flavorful with no dough to roll out!

Double Ginger Cookies

Cowboy Cookies have a fantastic chew from oatmeal and coconut plus whatever mix-ins you choose. Try my classic combination of chocolate chips and walnuts!

Cowboy Cookies

To make these easy Snickerdoodles, just roll sugar cookie dough in a cinnamon-sugar mixture before flattening and baking. These are great all year round!

Snickerdoodles

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