Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away and, thankfully, I think I’m off the hook for preparing dinner this year. It’s my first year close to Josh’s family and I was fully prepared to be the one hosting everyone in our rental house, which would have been less than ideal. But Josh’s aunt saved the day and invited us over to her place. Not sure I’ll get so lucky next year though. 😉 If you’re in charge of dinner prep for your family’s thanksgiving festivities this year, I’m sure you’re on the hunt for the perfect table setting and all of the yummy recipes. But one detail that often gets overlooked is the butter. It’s something simple, but with the easiest little entertaining trick you can turn it into a showstopper. In today’s post, I’m showing you guys how to make shaped butter, which is SO simple, but can really elevate your Thanksgiving table!
Skip the take and bake and make some homemade pizza from scratch! It’s a lot easier than you think and this spicy chicken sausage pizza recipe is a great place to start 😉
The dough and sauce can be make ahead of time, which means less time in the kitchen. And another great thing about this pizza is that you bake it in a sheet pan! No fancy pizza pan needed!
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I’m a huge fan of semi-homemade meals. I can remember watching Sandra Lee on the Food Network when I was younger and I still love the idea of using some store bought items and some homemade ones, to get dinner on the table quickly. With the holiday season coming up and busy schedules on the rise, getting a meal on the table that doesn’t involve going through the drive thru first, is a challenge in and of itself. Plus, when the weather gets colder outside, I crave easy, warm dinners that don’t require a lot of effort on my part. Today, I’m sharing an easy meal idea, that’s perfect for the family and also includes a recipe for easy focaccia bread sticks too!
This fall zucchini soup recipe is the perfect way to enjoy those chilly evenings and it’s delicious and easy too!
Last week I was sitting under palm trees on a sunny, warm beach in Maui listening to the ocean waves and this week I’m been welcomed back to reality with chilly 50 degree mornings and pumpkins galore. (I will be sharing some more details about my Maui trip soon!) Not that I’m complaining, I’m definitely team pumpkin and fall is my very favorite season of the year, but it’s still a little rough 😉
With chilly weather, comes soup season! I don’t know what it is about curling up with a warm bowl of soup that’s so comforting, but the fact that it’s also fairly quick and easy to make doesn’t hurt either! Today, I’m sharing an easy Zucchini soup recipe that is the perfect way to usher in the fall season. Creamy goodness, that’s chock full of yummy fall veggies. You won’t even know you’re eating zucchini 😉
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This time of year might just be my favorite. It’s still warm and sunny during the day, but you can start to feel fall creeping in a little bit in the evenings. Outdoor grilling and picnics are still in full effect, but tailgating, nights around the fire, and family dinners are starting to make the rounds. I’m always looking for easy recipes that can transition from summer to fall and today’s yummy recipe does just that! (Because who doesn’t love a good taco all year round?!) It’s easy, great for a crowd, and full of flavor! These pork tenderloin tacos upgrade a basic dish to something unique and scrumptious.
This week, I’m tackling a lot of those dreaded Thanksgiving hosting questions, and today is no exception. You’ve planned the menu, designed a tablescape to impress everyone in the family, and have the liquor cabinet stocked, but what about the playlist? Have you given any thought about what to turn on in the background while you’re enjoying all of that other Thanksgiving goodness? If not, I’ve got you covered! I’m sharing a printable Thankgiving dinner playlist that is a jazzy retro turkey dinner dream. (Yes, I totally just described a playlist that way).
This playlist features the classics like Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and so many more. It’s a classic. Just trust me on this one guys.
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I’m always on the hunt for healthy, quick, and easy dinner recipe ideas. Don’t get me wrong, I do like taking the time to prepare a fancy meal here and there, but during the week, after work, the last thing I want to do is spend hours in the kitchen slaving away over dinner. Especially with Summer here, I’d much rather be outside in the sunshine playing! Since I’m all about a yummy recipe, I figured it was only fair to share one of my very fave quick meals with you guys! (Trust me…you’ll thank me later!)
This recipe for chicken rice bowls is so easy to make, healthy, filling, delicious, and the perfect quick meal to prep in the Summer (or anytime!) when you just want to get outside! [Read more…]
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Cooking dinner for two is hard. For some reason, it doesn’t seem any easier than cooking for an entire family. It still takes a lot of time to prep, but I usually end up spending more time figuring out what to do with all of the leftovers, or spend more time trying to figure out how to not end up with 2 weeks worth of leftovers in the first place. And throw in the fact that the hubs hates leftovers, and I’m even worse off.
Around the holidays, it seems to be even harder to find a festive meal to make, because an entire turkey dinner just doesn’t make sense for two people.
Today, I’m sharing a recipe for wild rice and bacon stuffed cornish game hens that will make cooking dinner for two a whole lot easier. Not to mention that you’ll look like you definitely know your way around the kitchen and spent a lot more time whipping up this dish than you actually did. No need to pick up take out and put it into your own dishes, claiming it as your own anymore! 😉