Monthly Archives: December 2015

Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies

Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies might just be the most delicious cookies ever created! The recipe is simple, unique and totally scrumptious!

Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies

Y’all, these are seriously the best cookies ever!

Like, salty, sweet, chewy, caramely, best cookies ever, that I’m totally obsessed with!

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Roasted Turkey Breast with Blue Cheese Mushroom Gravy

Adding blue cheese to mushroom gravy makes a creamy and flavorful gravy recipe that’s perfect on top of sliced roasted turkey!

Roasted Turkey Breast with Blue Cheese Mushroom Gravy Recipe

In my family, we love to prepare a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey at the holidays.

We have a small family, only 6 of us for Christmas dinner, so making a turkey breast gives us the perfect amount of turkey for everyone!

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Caffe Mocha Martini

Coffee liqueur, chocolate, cream and vodka, combine to make this delicious Caffe Mocha Martini recipe, perfect for a post-dinner cocktail!

Caffe Mocha Martini Recipe

Today’s post is sponsored by Daily’s Cocktails!

Whether hosting a dinner at home for friends, or Christmas dinner with my family in Oklahoma, when it comes to entertaining for the holidays, I love to serve an after dinner cocktail.

Two of my favorites are chocolate martinis and espresso martinis, because who doesn’t like a little dessert or a little coffee after a delicious meal?! 😉

Today I combined both martinis to create this Caffe Mocha Martini recipe with the help of the brand new line of Cream Cocktails from Daily’s Cocktails!

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Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookies

Mashed sweet potatoes add a delicious creaminess to this recipe for Double Chocolate Cookies, the perfect dessert for chocolate lovers!

Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Last night, I was invited to make a guest appearance on Tonight In San Diego, a fantastic variety show featuring local San Diego talent.

During my appearance I talked about holiday entertaining and showed them a few of my favorite holiday recipes including Mini Buffalo Chicken Tostadas for an appetizer, Grapefruit Ginger Spiced Rum Punch for a cocktail and these “Secret Ingredient” Double Chocolate Cookies for dessert.

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Cranberry Pear French Toast Bake

Fresh cranberries and pears add a tart, sweet burst of flavor to this deliciously simple french toast bake recipe, that’s perfect for breakfast or brunch!

Cranberry Pear French Toast Bake Recipe

If you’re a fan of a little sweet, a little tart and a lot of delicious, then this is the holiday breakfast of your dreams!

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Cream Cheese Stuffing Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers are the perfect appetizer for holiday or Super Bowl parties & a great way to use up leftover stuffing!

Cream Cheese Stuffing Jalapeno Poppers

It’s holiday party season people! And what says holiday spirit more than Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers?

That’s right, I added stuffing to Jalapeno Poppers!

The original idea came after Thanksgiving when I still had Thanksgiving leftover recipe ideas on my mind, but then as my annual holiday party came closer last weekend, I started to think that they would be the perfect appetizer for my party.

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Sweetpotato Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Mashed sweet potatoes and ricotta cheese make up a flavorful, creamy filling in this recipe for vegetarian stuffed shells! 

Sweet Potato and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

When brainstorming new recipe ideas for the blog, pasta is always a go-to favorite. My thought process is basically, “how can I make lasagna, manicotti or stuffed shells just a little bit different so that I can eat them over and over again?” 😉

While I’ve posted recipes for Mediterranean Stuffed Shells, Mexican Stuffed Shells & Buffalo Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells on the blog, I’ve never posted a vegetarian stuffed shells recipe. That is until today!

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Mini Buffalo Chicken Tostadas

Mini Buffalo Chicken Tostadas are a quick and easy appetizer recipe to whip up for a party that is sure to be a crowd favorite!

Mini Buffalo Chicken Tostadas

When it comes to entertaining around the holidays, I’m the hostess with the mostest!

Since my birthday happens to fall in the same month as Christmas, Hanukkah, Chrismukkah and New Years Eve, I throw one epic birthday/holiday party to celebrate everything!

That party just so happens to have been this past weekend, and quite the party it was! From champagne toasts, to visits from Santa, to exhilarating games of Cards Against Humanity and Heads Up! But let’s be honest, the most exciting part of the party was the food!

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Nutella Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls

This Nutella Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll Recipe is so easy to make & so scrumptious, perfect for weekday breakfasts or weekend brunch!

Nutella Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll Recipe

If the name alone didn’t give away how delicious Nutella Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls are, hopefully the picture will!

Seriously though, if cinnamon rolls weren’t already scrumptious enough, I added Nutella and cream cheese, making them the best cinnamon rolls ever created! 😉

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Pancetta Pear Pizza

This easy pizza recipe is topped with pancetta & pears, a delicious combination of salty & sweet, perfect for dinner any night of the week!

Pancetta Pear Pizza Recipe

On my adventure to Seattle back in August, I ate at a great little pizza spot called Serious Pie on Pike Street.

Their special of the day was Pancetta Pear Pizza. It sounded delicious, so I gave it a try! And delicious it was!

Of course, I had to come home and recreate the recipe. Today I’m sharing my version of their serious-ly delicious pie!

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