Green Bean Casserole From Scratch

Green Bean Casserole From Scratch - A holiday classic made fresh. No canned beans or soups required. Creamy and full of traditional flavors!

Green bean casserole from scratch is a holiday classic made fresh. No canned beans or soups required. Fresh green beans give it a much more lively pop of fresh vegetable flavor. The mushroom sauce/soup from scratch lets you control the salt and herb additions. It’s fairly quick and easy to make. Creamy, delicious and full of traditional flavors! Green Bean Casserole From Scratch Cook the green beans in salted water for 5-7 minutes. Remove to an ice bath, cool and drain. Blanching for a minute or two doesn’t cook them long enough for our taste. If you prefer them still crunchy then, by all means, just blanch about 2 minutes. Saute...

Easy Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

top with toasted pecans drizzle with the caramel topping

Easy pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling will be a show stopper during Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Simple to make using a spice cake mix with a spiced cream cheese and whipped cream filling. I call this a filling and not a frosting because it’s not the typical cream cheese frosting. It’s lightly sweet with a touch of pumpkin spice. Topped with nutty toasted pecans and drizzled with caramel. Easy Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Filling Mix the spice cake mix with the pumpkin, milk, oil, eggs and pumpkin pie spice. Bake in 2 round 9″ cake pans. Remove and let cool completely before frosting. Beat the cream cheese until...

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce - Smooth, creamy, jellied homemade cranberry sauce. Super easy recipe with only 5 ingredients!

Homemade cranberry sauce is easier to make than you think.  Plus it tastes one million times better than the canned jellied cranberry sauce from the supermarket. You can make it chunky or smooth and creamy. I will also show you how to make it in the shape of a can to fool those skeptics that think they ONLY like canned. This is the best homemade cranberry sauce, it never disappoints. I’ve been making it for years since I realized you can make it at home and how easy it is to do. Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe Place the cranberries, sugars, and water in a medium saucepan. Over a medium-high heat...

Easy Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini

Easy Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini - From scratch, no canned soup! Use those turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving and Christmas in this easy, delicious, creamy noodle dish.

Easy creamy turkey tetrazzini is the perfect way to use leftover turkey.  Don’t know what to do with all the turkey leftover from Thanksgiving or Christmas? This is the leftover turkey recipe for you!  No canned soups in this turkey tetrazzini, it’s all from scratch. Tastes 100 times better! Easy Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe First, chop the leftover turkey into bitesize pieces and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350º.  In a large pot of salted water boil the spaghetti al dente. Saute the onion until soft. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the turkey...

Soft and Fluffy One Hour Dinner Rolls

Soft and Fluffy One Hour Dinner Rolls - Easy, fast, amazingly soft, fluffy, light and flavorful! Warm, buttery rolls on the table in 60 minutes.

Soft and fluffy one hour dinner rolls will be a hit with any meal you serve. Easy, fast, amazingly soft, fluffy, light and flavorful! Warm, buttery rolls on the table in 60 minutes, now that’s what I call a success. I’ve been searching and experimenting with numerous roll recipes to find one that is actually light and fluffy. Finally hit the jackpot with this recipe. A few minor adjustments to meet our taste and voila! I can relax and call it quits on the research. And so can you. Soft and Fluffy One Hour Dinner Rolls Rapid rise yeast is the key to having soft and fluffy one-hour dinner rolls on...

Cider Ginger Beer Sangria

Cider Ginger Beer Sangria - Bring those cozy flavors of fall to your cocktail hour. Crisp and refreshing Fall in a glass.

Cider ginger beer sangria brings those cozy flavors of fall to your cocktail hour. Crisp and refreshing Fall in a glass. The sparkling hard cider and ginger beer will make your taste buds dance. So simple and quick to make you will be enjoying this sangria in less than 5 minutes. Cider Ginger Beer Sangria Choose your favorite hard cider and ginger beer. Wash and slice the apples and oranges. Toss the fruit and the cinnamon sticks into a large pitcher. Pour in the hard cider, ginger beer, fresh apple cider, and brandy. (see the recipe below for make-ahead instructions) Give it a gentle stir. Add a few extra pieces...

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake - Simply the perfect cake for fall. Moist, tender and loaded with pumpkin spice flavors!

Pumpkin spice bundt cake is simply the perfect cake for fall. Moist, tender and chock full of pumpkin spice fall flavor. This cake is so simple you will be baking it all season long. Start your Fall cooking with this pumpkin spice bundt cake, then move onto this pumpkin cinnamon swirl bread! Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake Prep the bundt cake with baking spray or butter and flour. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl and set aside.  Mix the pumpkin, buttermilk, and vanilla in a large measuring cup, set aside. Cream the butter and sugars together until nice and fluffy. Add the eggs until incorporated. Alternate in thirds...

Simple Succulent Dry Brined Roast Turkey

Simple Succulent Dry Brined Roast Turkey - You will never use another method again! Dry brining will give you a phenomenally moist, tender, deep flavor filled turkey.

Simple, succulent dry brined roast turkey is what Thanksgiving dreams are made of. Dry brined roast turkey is my new and forever method of cooking a turkey. Dry brining will give you the most phenomenally moist, tender, deep flavor filled turkey. Flavored all the way through the meat. I was tired of filling a large bucket with a brining solution, making room in the fridge and making sure that stupid bird stayed submerged. Simple Succulent Dry Brined Roast Turkey Last year I started experimenting with this method of dry brining. It’s absolutely BRILLIANT! I will never wet brine again.  I used it here with our Homemade Cajun Turkey Deli Meat. I’m...

Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Apple Cider - Oh, so fall fabulous! Fresh apples, orange, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and brown sugar make this cider irresistible.

Slow cooker apple cider is a must make for those cool fall days! Easy, homemade, warm and delicious. Not to mention the aroma that lingers in your home. Oh, so fall fabulous! Fresh apples, orange, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and brown sugar make this cider irresistible. Perfect for parties, just keep it warm in the slow cooker and let everyone serve themselves a cup garnished with a cinnamon stick or orange slices. Slow Cooker Apple Cider Wash the apples and orange thoroughly. Slice into quarters and place the crock of the slow cooker. Toss in the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, dark brown sugar and water. Set to high for 4 hours (or...

Ranch Party Mix

Ranch Party Mix - The quintessential party favorite! Warning: Highly Addictive

Ranch party mix is so easy to make and always the party favorite. If you can keep your hands out of this ranch party mix there should be plenty to serve your guests.  I warn you yet again this stuff is HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!  It’s almost as addictive as our Spicy Oyster Crackers.  The minute I pull this out of the oven if I’m not diving in, hands are flying around behind me to get a quick hot grab. Ranch Party Mix No need for prep pics for this one. Pour the oyster crackers, rice Chex cereal, cheese crackers, Bugles, peanuts, and pretzels in a large roasting pan and gently toss....