Mint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Hey there! I’m Jessica. I think that motherhood should be savored, like a good piece of chocolate. But sometimes it feels like more duty than delight. Am I right? I’m working to change that. Read more about me here and this blog here. Enjoy melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness with these Chocolate Minty Melts, mint chocolate crinkle cookies […]

Continue Reading »

How to Make 12 Different Christmas Cookies Without Going Insane

Want to serve several different Christmas Cookies this year? No problem. Here are some tips for you to blitz through the process and keep your sanity. Don’t you love the tradition of Christmas Cookies? There are so many memories attached to cookies. Whether it’s a memory of baking them with your gramma or mom or […]

Continue Reading »

Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie

Ditch the frozen pie crust and boxed pudding mixes. You can make a┬áHomemade Chocolate Cream Pie without breaking the bank. OK, who’s ready for dessert? I am a big believer in homemade pies. Homemade pie crust. Homemade filling. Homemade whipped cream. Sure, it’s easy enough to buy a few cans and boxes of stuff from […]

Continue Reading »

Baby Greens Salad with Turkey, Cranberries, & Blue Cheese

Enjoy a restaurant-quality entree salad at home with this Baby Greens Salad with Turkey, Cranberries, and Blue Cheese. Super easy, simple, and delish! I’d like to make the case for salad. You see, salads are pretty much happiness in a plate. You can mix so many different flavors, colors, and textures into a salad, that […]

Continue Reading »

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes for the freezer is a great recipe to save time, money, and kitchen clean-up. Stir up a few batches for comfort food in the bank! Mashed potatoes are one of life’s ultimate comfort foods. There’s nothing like creamy, smooth mashed potatoes alongside a roast chicken and vegetable dinner. Although, truth be told, […]

Continue Reading »

Really Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Can the canned cream soups. Make a homemade green bean casserole from scratch! It’s tastier; it’s healthier; it’s so much better than the fake food version. In years past, I’ve always been stunned to look into my holiday grocery shopping cart. While I try to feed my kids mostly real food the rest of the […]

Continue Reading »

Cinnamon Roll Turkeys

Turkey is tradition for Thanksgiving Dinner, but have you ever considered having it for breakfast? These Cinnamon Roll Turkeys will wow your kids! Many moons ago, I was a postpartum mess at Thanksgiving. My father-in-law, bless his heart, brought home packages of cinnamon rolls for me to bake for breakfast. He meant well. But, with […]

Continue Reading »

Planning for Thanksgiving

You don’t need to freak out or go broke when planning for Thanksgiving. Keep your priorities and these planning tips in mind so you can host a great feast. Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving is one of the few days when folks across the US take a break en masse to spend time with friends and […]

Continue Reading »