Monthly Archives: November 2018

Cranberry Brie Ham Sliders

Ham sliders are served on Hawaiian rolls with brie cheese & cranberry sauce, then baked in the oven for a fun & easy recipe made in under 30 minutes!

Ham sliders on hawaiian rolls with cranberry sauce, on wood cutting board with fresh cranberries on the side and red spatula in the background

Around the holidays I’m always looking for entertaining recipes that I can make for a crowd that require 6 ingredients or less.

My go-to’s are Buffalo Cheesy Sausage Balls, Nutella Muddy Buddies and this Caramelized Pear and Baked Brie Bread Bowl. Now, adding these Cranberry Brie Ham Sliders to the list!

I’ve already made these twice when hosting friends and family, once for brunch and once as appetizer, and each time they were a huge hit! Best part is, they’re so simple and only require 4 ingredients and 25 minutes to make!

Read the full recipe here!

Garlic Herb Bacon Wrapped Brie

Bacon wrapped brie is an easy, savory recipe that combines delicious crispy bacon with warm melty brie, creating the perfect party appetizer!

Baked brie cheese melted out of bacon wrapped brie with fresh herbs on plate and sliced baguette, with black cheese spreader

There’s no recipe more popular during the holiday season than this Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast! It’s got everything you could want, tons of flavor, crispy bacon and juicy turkey!

While planning my upcoming Birthday/Christmas Cocktail Party, I was inspired by this popular turkey recipe and used that inspiration to create this Bacon Wrapped Brie.

There’s no denying my love for baked brie. Whether it’s covered in salted caramel, baked in a bread bowl with caramelized pears or topped with delicious tomato basil bruschetta, there’s no such thing as “too much baked brie” in my life, ever!

Read the full recipe here!

Buffalo Turkey Grilled Cheese

Buffalo Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are the perfect way to use up those Thanksgiving Leftovers in a totally delicious and easy recipe!

Buffalo turkey grilled cheese sandwiches, sliced in half diagonally, stacked up on white plate with fresh parsley in the background

Turkey sandwiches just got a whole new kick of delicious with the addition of buffalo sauce and pepper jack cheese!

After indulging in a huge Thanksgiving feast, it’s time to pop down on the couch and watch football all weekend. And what better to enjoy the game than with a Buffalo Turkey Grilled Cheese sandwich!

Everyone knows that I love to add buffalo sauce to everything from cheesy pastas, to cauliflower tacos, to tater tot casseroles, so of course I had to add my favorite sauce to my Thanksgiving leftovers!

It’s a tradition on the blog that I share delicious new Thanksgiving leftover recipes every year. These five recipes are the most popular from past years:

  1. Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry
  2. Turkey Tostadas with Pomegranate Guacamole
  3. Cream Cheese Stuffing Jalapeno Poppers
  4. Sweet Potato Pierogies
  5. Mushroom Turkey Quiche with Stuffing Crust

This year, in addition to this Buffalo Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich, I also introduced this Instant Pot Turkey Soup with Stuffing Dumplings and Instant Pot Turkey Stock.

Just a few more ways to turn boring leftovers into delicious new dishes!

Read the full recipe here!

Instant Pot Turkey Soup with Stuffing Dumplings

Put that leftover turkey to good use in this easy recipe for Instant Pot Turkey Soup with Stuffing Dumplings! Also easy to make in a crockpot!

Instant Pot Turkey Soup with stuffing dumplings in white and orange crocks with yellow onion, celery, wood cutting board and red and white striped towel in background

After the turkey comes the turkey stock, after the stock comes the turkey soup!

The turkey party don’t stop on Thanksgiving y’all! Keep it going throughout the weekend with this delicious Leftover Turkey Soup with Stuffing Dumplings!

Over the years, I’ve found several ways to use up leftover turkey, without just putting it on a sandwich. These Turkey Tostadas with Pomegranate Guacamole are always a hit and give the leftovers a fun Mexican twist. This Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry is a delicious brunch recipe, that’s both easy and impressive!

This Turkey Pot Pie with Puff Pastry Crust is a great dinner recipe and perfect for using up leftover turkey and veggies in one recipe!

Now there’s this Instant Pot Turkey Soup with Stuffing Dumplings, another great way to use up leftover turkey and stuffing in the same recipe!

Read the full recipe here!

Instant Pot Turkey Stock

Use the leftover turkey bones from Thanksgiving dinner in this easy Instant Pot Turkey Stock recipe, then use the stock to make a scrumptious soup!

Mason jar of homemade instant pot turkey stock on marble tray with sprigs of fresh thyme and sage

As soon as you carve up the Thanksgiving turkey, don’t throw out the bones and carcass! Instead, throw them straight into an Instant Pot with celery, carrots, onions, garlic and water to make a delicious homemade turkey stock!

It’s honestly that simple and you’ll be so happy you took the extra 5 minutes to toss this turkey stock together, because then you’ll have it on hand to make a seriously delicious Slow Cooker Turkey Soup with Stuffing Dumplings (recipe coming tomorrow!)!

Read the full recipe here!

Orange Bourbon Crock Pot Turkey Breast

Fresh squeezed orange juice & bourbon make a delicious glaze on this super easy crock pot turkey breast recipe, great for Thanksgiving or dinner any time of the year!

Slices of turkey breast on a white plate, with a side ramekin of orange bourbon glaze with sliced orange in background and fresh parsley bunch

Two simple ways to make cooking a turkey so much easier:

  1. Cook a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey.
  2. Make it in a slow cooker!

This is seriously the easiest turkey recipe you’ll ever make! You can simplify your Thanksgiving dinner by making this recipe, add it to your Christmas menu, or prepare it anytime of the year for a delicious and simple dinner.

I love using my army of slow cookers to help me prepare Thanksgiving recipes, from Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stuffing to Crock Pot Pumpkin Apple Monkey Bread for breakfast, to this Crock Pot Turkey Breast for the main course.

The “set it and forget it” nature of a crock pot is so helpful on Thanksgiving and not to mention, it frees up a ton of space in the oven!

Read the full post here!

Pumpkin Spice Apple Crumble

 This super easy apple crumble recipe is given an extra burst of fall flavor by adding a pumpkin spice mix to the crumble topping! It’s also easy to make gluten free!

Pumpkin spice apple crumble in casserole dish with wooden spoon and drizzle of caramel syrup, with small ceramic pumpkins in background

It’s day 4 of Thanksgiving week on the blog and so far this week I’ve shared recipes for Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese, Salted Caramel Pecan Baked Brie and Oven Roasted Turkey with Maple Apple Reduction.

Today, I’m excited to share my new twist on an Apple Crumble, it’s so simple, but really takes this dessert from delicious, to absolute fall perfection! The new twist? Adding pumpkin spice to the crumble!

Pumpkin spice does not actually contain pumpkin, it’s simply the spices combined to make a pumpkin spice mix, which includes cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspice.

It’s easy to make a mason jar of homemade pumpkin pie spice and keep it on hand for delicious recipes like this apple crumble!

Read the full recipe here!

Oven Roasted Turkey with Maple Apple Reduction

Apple reduction is made by reducing apple cider and maple syrup into a delicious sauce, perfect for serving over oven roasted turkey!

Sliced turkey breast on plate with small white bowl of apple reduction, large fork and fresh rosemary and thyme sprigs, on white and green cloth towel

Thank you to my friends at Jennie-O for sponsoring today’s post!

It’s Thanksgiving Week on the blog! A week that I look forward to every year, where I share new recipes for the upcoming holiday!

This years line-up includes:

If you’re totally scared to make a whole turkey for Thanksgiving, then you definitely need to read this post!

I’m sharing my secret for the easiest way to cook a whole oven roasted turkey, plus how to make an easy maple apple reduction to go with it!

Read the full recipe here!

Salted Caramel Pecan Baked Brie

Salted caramel & pecans top this deliciously easy baked brie recipe, which is perfect served as a party appetizer in the fall or as a Thanksgiving dessert!

Salted Caramel and pecans on top of baked brie round on plate with cheese spreader and apples, graham crackers and sliced baguette in the background

OMG y’all, this recipe is EVERYTHING!

Salted Caramel + Baked Brie = a match made in heaven!

The best part is, this recipe is totally easy and can be served a number of different ways!

  • Can you serve it as a party appetizer? Oh yes, you can!
  • Can you serve it as dessert? For sure!
  • Can you serve it at a brunch? Hand me a mimosa, I’m in!
  • Can you serve it on a Saturday night sitting at home in your PJs watching Netflix? I would highly recommend it!

My love of baked brie has taken me down a path of creating baked brie recipes for every occasion and every season. From Caramelized Pear Baked Brie Bread Bowls, to Tomato Basil Bruschetta Baked Brie and Strawberry Balsamic Baked Brie Bread Bowls, I just can’t get enough of the delicious melted cheese with various scrumptious toppings!

Read the full recipe here!

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

 Vegetarian butternut squash mac and cheese is the creamiest, most velvety, delicious mac and cheese ever, it’s so easy to make and kids will love it!

Butternut squash mac and cheese in orange crock with copper spoon, with white crock of mac and cheese in background and fresh parsley

It’s officially Thanksgiving Week on the blog! My favorite week of the year, where I share delicious new appetizers, sides, drinks, desserts and turkey recipes to make for the big meal!

This is my 8th year of sharing Thanksgiving recipes on the blog and with so many fan favorites, I began compiling a list every year of the Top 15 Most Popular Thanksgiving Recipes.

Rosemary Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast and Cranberry Apple Sangria are a few of my personal favorites!

This year, the line up includes:

The menu this year includes so many easy, delicious recipes, I can’t wait to share them all this week!

Read the full post here!

Slow Cooker French Onion Meatball Soup

Delicious pork & beef meatballs are added to a crockpot with caramelized onions, herbs & beef broth to make this amazing French Onion Meatball Soup recipe!

Meatballs and egg noodles in french onion soup in large white bowl with sprigs of fresh thyme and a sliced baguette in the background

One of my favorite things to do is combine two foods I love into one amazing new recipe creation!

Buffalo Taco Spaghetti, Mexican Street Corn Mac & Cheese and Philly Cheesesteak Frito Pie are just a few of my favorite recipe mash-ups!

Today I have a delicious new recipe mash-up to share, combining meatballs and french onion soup. Together, they make the best meatball soup ever!

The meatballs can be served with the broth, soup style, tossed with egg noodles, or spooned over mashed potatoes.

I tried each version so that I could give my honest feedback on which way to serve it and honestly, I couldn’t pick just one! You seriously can’t go wrong with any of these options!

Read the full recipe here!

Top 15 Thanksgiving Recipes

From Cranberry Glazed Turkey Breasts to Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stuffing, these are the Top 15 Thanksgiving Recipes on the food blog!

Next week will mark the fifth annual “Thanksgiving Week” on the blog. A week dedicated to delicious new twists on classic Thanksgiving recipes!

I’m so excited for what’s to come next week, with everything from Salted Caramel Pecan Baked Brie and Butternut Squash Gratin, to Roasted Turkey with Maple Apple Sauce and Apple Crumble, but first I wanted to share some of the most popular Thanksgiving recipes from the past 7 years of blogging!

I rounded up the Top 15 Thanksgiving Recipes by page views, and with everything from turkey to gravy, and stuffing to sangria, you’ll be able to plan your entire Thanksgiving menu on just this page!

Read the full post here!