I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of One 2 One Network. All opinions stated are my own. I've really been looking forward to being at home and welcoming family and friends over this holiday season since we did absolutely zero holiday entertaining last year. Long story if you're not familiar with it. I don't ... keep reading!
Is there anyone on this planet who doesn't like mashed potatoes? I don't think so. Along with turkey, mashed potatoes are a must on the Thanksgiving table. Of course plain mashed potatoes are irresistible on their own, but these have heightened flavor form roasted garlic and bacon. Next to cooking mashed potatoes in a crockpot, these ... keep reading!
Easy Brunswick Stew is a thick and hearty mix of pulled pork, chicken (or turkey), vegetables, seasonings, tomato sauce, and BBQ sauce. It has an ingredient list that is a little on the long side, but it's really just a dump and heat recipe that doesn't take long at all. Traditional southern home-cooked Brunswick Stew typically ... keep reading!
Jalapeno Beer Bread with cheddar cheese has a thick, crisp and buttery crust and a tender, moist inside. This bread is quick, easy, and delicious. A little sweet and a lot spicy, it pairs well with a bowl of chili or Brunswick Stew. If you have any leftover, it tastes good toasted for breakfast. There's ... keep reading!
During the holiday season the thing I look forward to the most, besides spending time with family, is taking the time to do lots of baking from scratch. I find the process relaxing and the results are obviously rewarding. Homemade rolls and pecan pies are two foods I really look forward to baking this ... keep reading!
Chicken Pot Pie. It's one of my favorite southern comfort foods. A buttery pie crust covering a creamy chicken filling with peas, carrots, and maybe some potatoes. Food doesn't get much better than that. And if you can eat it with your hands, it REALLY doesn't get much better than that. When you get right down to ... keep reading!
Bananas Foster Cupcakes with a moist banana-flavored cupcake, a rich buttercream frosting, and a praline sauce drizzled on top are a delicious cupcake version of the classic New Orleans dessert. With mashed banana in the cupcake batter and frosting and banana slices in the praline sauce, this is a triple threat banana cupcake. A box of ... keep reading!
Crock Pot Turkey Breast cooks up tender and full of flavor with minimal effort. A tasty gravy from the cooking juices can be made in just minutes. Do you start to crave a Thanksgiving-style meal before Thanksgiving? I do. Most years, Thanksgiving is the only day of the year I cook turkey. But that's going to ... keep reading!
Caramel Frosted Brown Sugar Cookies consist of a soft, cake-like cookie topped with a rich caramel frosting and pecan pieces. There are little bits of crunchy pecan in the batter too. This is a recipe that I've adapted somewhat from Nancy Baggett's The All-American Cookie Book. I love the contrast between the soft cookies with their ... keep reading!