This recipe has been in my family for over 40 years and has since become a staple for SO many of you during the holidays!   It was long overdue for a little make-over so here you go.  If you’ve never made this amazing dish, it’s incredibly quick and easy, and can even be made a…

Flashback Friday: Candied Coconut Sweet Potatoes
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Mashed potatoes.  I feel like they’re kind of like chocolate chip cookies in the way that everyone has their  version of perfection.  Some like them smooth, some like them chunky, some like skins, others are horrified by the skins (#teamskin, for the record). Then you’ve got a plethora of add-in options like garlic and cheeses, herbs,…

Pressure Cooker & Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
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I’m excited to be teaming up with Crisco®, as a Crisco Creator, to help inspire home cooks with new recipe ideas and cooking and baking tips. Ever since I was a kid, I have been a sucker for chocolate and peppermint (more specifically, together.) Cookies? Good. Ice cream? Good. Brownies? Absolutely. I will happily eat…

Peppermint French Silk Pie
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So.  I’ve told you lots and lots of times that while I am obsessed with pumpkin things (case in point) I don’t actually love pumpkin pie.  In fact, I’ve never made a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, ever.   But I always love to try recipes that are similar to pumpkin pie (to please the pumpkin-pie…

Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Cobbler
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So I’ve lived in Louisiana for almost 9 years and one of the most consistent requests I get is more information about New Orleans–where to go, where to eat, is it safe. The truth is that I’m not that close to New Orleans (by the way, it’s New OR-lunz, just in case you’ve ever wondered), but…

Our Best Bites Travel: New Orleans Weekend
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I know I’m known for being pumpin-obsessed during this time of year, and we also give apples a lot of love.  But you know what the most overlooked flavor of fall is?  The pear.  Make something with apple and it’s homey, casual, and nostolgic.  Make that same thing with pears and it’s fancy, decadant, and…

Chocolate and Custard Pear Tart
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So Halloween is over and now I feel like we’re kind of in the calm before the storm that is Thanksgiving-the New Year. I’m in the mood for home-y comfort meals, especially if I can make them in my Crock Pot! This Crock Pot Apple Cider Pork Roast totally fits the bill–a little sweet, a little…

Crock Pot Apple Cider Pork Roast
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With most people still on a sugar-high from Halloween, you would think I’d be sharing a light, wholesome, vegetable-packed dinner recipe, but no.  I’m sharing a butter-packed, cookie-bottomed, creamy-pumpkin-cheesecake recipe.  Because there are only so many days before Thanksgiving for me to get in all of the amazing baked goods I prepped for you guys!…

Fall Pumpkin Dessert: Pumpkin Cheesecake Oatmeal Cookie Bars
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Happy Halloween, everyone! While a lot of parties have already gone down, tonight is the big night, so if you’re still looking for last minute eats and treats, we’ve got you covered!  1. Ghosts in the Graveyard     2. Apple Spice Cake with Brown Butter Frosting     3. Banana Nutella Mummies     4. Apple Fritters  …

Our Best Halloween Picks!
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Happy Friday!! It’s almost Halloween! Is anyone else as exhausted as I am?? I feel like the week leading up to Halloween is busier, crazier, and more stressful (but less expensive) than Christmas. All the costumes. All the candy. All the parties. A new theme every day for Red Ribbon Week.  If you’re still looking…

Flashback Friday: Chewy Almond-Coconut Chex Mix
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Baked Potato Soup is my love language.  Also Bacon.  If you’re a sucker for comfort food you can top with candied bacon and smoked cheese and sip with a spoon, then keep reading.  This has everything you love about traditional Baked Potato Soup, but with sweet and savory fall flavors.   We’re going to start…

Baked Sweet Potato Soup
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I’ve talked before about how I don’t really love pumpkin spice, that I’m much more of an apple girl myself when it comes to fall flavors. I guess it’s not entirely  true–there are pumpkin-y things that I like (or even love). But I’m not Sara. I remember a time when there were pumpkin rolls and pumpkin…

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Tarts
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