Wednesday, November 25, 2015

How to Make an Orange Pomander Centerpiece

Every year, I make a mental note to make some of those beautiful orange pomander balls studded with cloves, and of course, every year I forget. But this year, I'm trying to be a lot more organized, and I did something I've never done before -- I made a list. Yep, I made a list, checked it more than twice, and today, the kids and I made this incredibly fragrant orange pomander centerpiece!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bourbon Balls

So, I've been going through my grandma's old recipes, and I came across one for Bourbon Balls. She used to make these every Christmas, and even though I don't drink the stuff, I just had to give this recipe a try. I guess I was feeling sentimental, but I'm so glad I made them because these little holiday treats are incredibly good!

Monday, November 23, 2015

DIY Wood Pallet Christmas Tree

It's that time of year when I like to craft and decorate as almost as much as I love to cook. And, I did a little bit of both this weekend -- yea! I love those pallet trees that are so popular now, but since I don't have any pallets, I had to get creative. This DIY wood pallet Christmas tree was actually a toddler bed in a former life, but with a little cutting, gluing and painting, it's a Christmas decoration now!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Eggnog French Toast with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

One of our favorite drinks to enjoy during the holiday season is eggnog, and when it starts popping up in the grocery stores, the kids get super excited. So I thought I'd give the kiddos a treat for breakfast today, and I made some Eggnog French Toast with Cinnamon Whipped Cream. If you're looking for a special breakfast for the holidays, this is it!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Easy Unstuffed Peppers

The holidays are right around the corner, and it's such a busy time of year that the last thing I want to do is make dinner every night. But, we have to eat, and I still want to serve my family relatively healthy meals. So, I love quick and easy meals that can be reheated for leftovers -- like Unstuffed Peppers. It's a mix of beef, pork, bell peppers and quinoa, so it's healthy, quick, gluten free and tastes great too!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Peppermint Brownies

How do you improve a rich, thick, chocolate-filled brownie? You dress it up for the holidays by adding a layer of chocolate frosting and flavoring it with plenty of peppermint, of course! You can whip up a batch of these amazing frosted Peppermint Brownies in a matter of minutes. This recipe is so easy that you can make a second batch to give away as gifts!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Support our Troops with the Comforts from Home

The holidays are coming up, and most of us are making plans to celebrate them along with our family and friends. But for many of the brave men and women in the U.S. military, spending the holidays with their loved ones isn't possible. So, I'm partnering with Marie Callender's today to talk about an easy way to bring the comforts of home to our troops overseas.