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easy holiday side dishes, mashed potatoes, roasted garlic baby potatoes, baked acorn squash, sweet potato bread

Hosting a holiday dinner got you stressed? The main dish is usually easy to decide – ham, beef roast, or turkey. But the holiday dinner side dishes may be a little trickier. Maybe you are lucky enough to have family recipes passed from generation to generation, but if you don’t and need some inspiration try Read more

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Buttery Garlic Mashed Potatoes

bowl of mashed potatoes topped with dried parsley

It’s the time of year for all things comfort food, and what is more comforting than a steaming pile of buttery garlic mashed potatoes? Well, if you’re one of my kids, then apparently lots of things. #saywhat? Seriously…I have no idea how I did it, but I’ve managed to raise two small humans who don’t Read more

ginger snap cookies on white plate

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” You just started singing that in your head didn’t you? I’m not one to bake cookies very often, but the holidays have me throwing all the rules out the window. One of my absolute favorite cookies to make is the classic ginger snap. This recipe is amazing Read more


Disclosure: Contains affiliate link. All opinions are mine.  Seasons Greetings!  I assume it’s the November/December Seasons Greetings, but maybe Seasons Greetings, for you, means July or August.  To each his or her own.  For me, I’m sticking with the November/December Holiday Season. Whatever the situation, a free printable will help.  And, more than that, chocolate Read more

creamy scalloped potatoes

The Holidays are my favorite time of year because I get to see all my family and eat delicious food. We always have the traditional meal with ham, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, egg nog and of course, scalloped potatoes. I’m going to share my husband’s recipe for the creamiest, cheesiest, most delicious Read more


Favorite Holiday Recipe – Tortilla Roll Ups!

Just like the Ranch Snack Crackers, these guys are great at all kind of events that usually surround the holidays.  Maybe you’ve just eaten a big ham dinner the day before and want something small for lunch.  Maybe you’re looking for a simple appetizer for a New Year’s Eve party or even a Mexican Fiesta!  Read more


You know those cute little pretzel rings that come out this time of year?  I hate ‘em.  Okay, not really.  But I really dislike baking with them.  I don’t know if they’re making them bigger these days, but I can’t ever seem to get the “melt a piece of candy inside the ring” recipe to Read more


Favorite Holiday Recipe – M&M Cookies!

M&Ms!  I love to bake with them.  They’re just easy to work with and great in cookies, cookie bars and Rice Krispie treats.  And since you can get them in holiday-specific colors, they take an “any day” dessert and automatically turn it into a “holiday” dessert. And I love that you can make cookie dough Read more


These little ranch snack crackers are great for bringing to a potluck or a football party. Maybe for the Day-After-Thanksgiving when you’re watching the Huskers play? Or, at your holiday table as an appetizer while the main dish is cooking? Or, New Year’s Eve when you’re ringing in the new year? I like them because Read more