Stove Top Potpourri

The Thanksgiving weekend flew by! It was packed full of family, food and festivities. Now, I’m beat! I took Sunday as a day to relax and put the house back together. While I was cleaning, I decided to make a stove top simmer to add a holiday scent to the house. The great thing about…

Cranberry Fluff Salad

Tis the season for everything cranberry. These tart little guys make a starring appearance in this delicious retro salad. For years I’ve love Watergate salad (Ever since my MIL served it years ago) and this is very similar, but a little more festive. It’s sweet and tart; the mini marshmallows and homemade vanilla whipped topping…

Pumpkin Pie

“But their eyes got filmy, watery, misty when we handed them a slice of pie. Pie was memory. Nostalgia. Pie made people recall simpler, maybe happier times.” -Judith Fertig Food is wrapped up in memories; it has the power to bring you back to a moment in time where your senses go into overdrive. When…

Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving week has arrived! I cannot wait to spend the better part of this week with those who are near and dear to me. I’m certainly grateful for a short work week and enjoying my favorite meal of the year. What are your Thanksgiving plans? I made this traditional cranberry sauce which is a wonderful…

Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie

I think any time is right for pie, but Thanksgiving is the quintessential occasion for it. There is something comforting about pie- perhaps it’s the time and effort poured in. You can imagine the work it took to create such a fine dessert. Fall produce are abundant and I thought apple and cranberry would pair…

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Dried Cranberries

It wasn’t until a couple years ago that I actually tried Brussel sprouts. Something about those tiny cabbages didn’t sit well with me, but the older I get, the more adventurous I become with food. Roasting veggies is my favorite because the caramelization adds a wonderful sweetness to any variety of vegetables. Brussel sprouts pair…

Sweet Potato Casserole

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving will be here next week. Have you started meal planning the big feast? I’m in charge of dessert this year, but I wanted to share a few side dishes this week. The sides are my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. My mom and aunt always feature an assortment of…

Lucketts Holiday Open House & Winter Market

For the past several years, my family has had the tradition of heading to Leesburg to attend the Lucketts holiday open house. If you are unfamiliar, Lucketts is a wonderful store full of vintage/antique home decor finds. It serves as a lovely place to gather inspiration and ideas. They always decorate the grounds and create picturesque…

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia 

Raise your hand if you are a fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines from the popular HGTV show, “Fixer Upper”. Over the years, I’ve become hooked on their brand because they have a similar design aesthetic to my own. When I heard that they had created a line just for Target, I was super excited….

Chicken & Biscuits

Hello November! Comfort foods are on the dinner table and this is a spin off from the pot pie recipe I shared the other week. The filling is exactly the same- I just opted to make parsley biscuits instead of pie crust.  Sometimes when you present a meal in a new way it feels fresh….