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Pesto Mashed Potatoes
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Christmas Donut Cookies
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Soft Gingerbread Cookies
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Russian Tea Cakes
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Easy Sugar Cookies
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Homemade Sugar Cookies
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Creamy Mashed Potatoes
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Chocolate Pretzel Cookies
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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole
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Rocky Road Brownies
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Halloween Punch
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Easy Chicken Pot Pie
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Blueberry Bread Stuffing Recipe
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Carrot Souffle
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Potato Kale Stuffing
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Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe
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Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
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Jalapeno Mac and Cheese
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Amish Potato Stuffing Recipe

Pesto Mashed Potatoes

You’re going to love these creamy pesto mashed potatoes.  This easy recipe combines the best mashed potatoes with fresh basil pesto to make a delicious side dish.  Save this recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Sunday dinner. 

You're going to love these creamy pesto mashed potatoes.  This easy recipe combines the best mashed potatoes with fresh basil pesto to make a delicious side dish.  Save this recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Sunday dinner. 

I’m all about the side dishes during holiday meals.  Stuffing? Check. Carrot Casserole? Check. Green Beans? Check.    And now these Pesto Mashed Potatoes?  Yes! Load up my plate!

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Christmas Donut Cookies

Easy to make Christmas Donut Cookies recipe.   Each sugar cookie is decorated with icing and sprinkles to look like a donut.  If you’re looking for the cutest homemade Christmas cookie recipe – this is it! 

Easy to make Christmas Donut Cookies recipe.   Each sugar cookie is decorated with icing and sprinkles to look like a donut.  If you're looking for the cutest homemade Christmas co

These are really some of the cutest Christmas cookies I’ve ever seen.  I’m sorry, I can’t control myself, look at how cute they are!

Each vanilla sugar cookie is decorated with red and green icing and then holiday sprinkles are added on top.  They look just like Christmas donuts but in cookie form.   These cookies make a major WOW factor when decorated and they’re surprisingly simple to make.  I admit I’m not very good at decorating cookies, so I was pleasantly surprised by how great these turned out!

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Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Soft Gingerbread Cookies with a sprinkle of powdered sugar over the top are the perfect festive treat! These cookies are so soft and chewy and this easy recipe doesn’t require you to chill the dough, so they’re quick and simple to make! Don’t let the holiday season get away without baking up a batch!

Soft Gingerbread Cookies with a sprinkle of powdered sugar over the top are the perfect festive treat! These cookies are so soft and chewy and this easy recipe doesn’t require you to chill the dough, so they’re quick and simple to make! Don’t let the holiday season get away without baking up a batch!

These soft gingerbread cookies are some of my favorite Christmas cookies to enjoy during the holidays. We always make my homemade sugar cookies, chocolate pretzel cookies and these delicious gingerbread cookies with a dusting of powdered sugar sprinkled on top!

They have that classic gingerbread taste that everyone craves, especially around the holidays. I’m not very good at decorating gingerbread men with icing, so instead I went the easy route of sprinkling powdered sugar on top, which makes such a pretty cookie.

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Russian Tea Cakes

These Russian Tea Cakes are so easy to make and they are my absolute favorite Christmas cookie recipe! They’re made with pecans and then rolled in powdered sugar after baking for a light, tender cookie you’re sure to love. I always make a few batches to hand out for gifts around the holidays and everyone always loves them.

These Russian Tea Cakes are so easy to make and they are my absolute favorite Christmas cookie recipe! They’re made with pecans and then rolled in powdered sugar after baking for a light, tender cookie you’re sure to love. I always make a few batches to hand out for gifts around the holidays and everyone always loves them.

These buttery, melt-in-your-mouth cookies have so many names. What do you call these cookies? I’ve heard a variety of different terms for classic Russian Tea Cakes. Some call them snowball cookies or Mexican Wedding Cakes, and I’ve even heard some call them butter balls.

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Easy Sugar Cookies

These super easy sugar cookies are soft, light, and they simply melt-in-your-mouth with each bite. These are one of my family’s favorite Christmas cookies!

These super easy sugar cookies are soft, light, and they simply melt-in-your-mouth with each bite. These are one of my family’s favorite Christmas cookies!

Pop one of these light and fluffy little guys into your mouth and it will melt away with the most wonderful sweet flavor! These cookies are just like biting into a cloud – so puffy and delicious. These cookies are simply irresistible! 

Every year around the holidays, you can find me in the kitchen baking up all of our favorite Christmas cookies. And these easy sugar cookies are at the top of my baking list. A must-make every year.

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Homemade Sugar Cookies

Easy to make homemade sugar cookies that are only 51 calories each.  This simple recipe makes light and airy sugar cookies, perfect for dessert and Christmas cookies!
Easy to make homemade sugar cookies that are only 51 calories each.  This simple recipe makes light and airy sugar cookies, perfect for dessert and Christmas cookies!

These light and airy Homemade Sugar Cookies are going to hit the spot just right. You guys know I have a thing for super soft cookies and these ones definitely fit that category. This is a classic sugar cookie recipe, but these are so light and moist inside. And even better, they’re only 51 calories each. That means you can eat 10 of them, right? Ha! Just kidding.  (maybe). 

Homemade sugar cookies are a classic recipe that never goes out of style! They are great year round, but I especially crave them around the holidays.
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Creamy Mashed Potatoes

The best creamy mashed potatoes recipe made with cream cheese.  Easy to make, no hand mixer required! This is my #1 requested dish at Thanksgiving dinner!

This is my go to, make you weak in the knees, mashed potatoes recipe.  I started making these a few years ago when I wanted to try a new mashed potatoes recipe for Thanksgiving.  Now I make them all the time for Sunday dinner (usually a pot roast) and every holiday dinner. 

The best creamy mashed potatoes recipe made with cream cheese.  Easy to make, no hand mixer required! This is my #1 requested dish at Thanksgiving dinner!

Why These Mashed Potatoes Are The Best

  • They’re made with cream cheese which makes them extra creamy. 
  • There is no hand mixer involved in these potatoes.  What?  There is no hand mixer involved in these potatoes.  Seriously.  How do they get so creamy then?  Next point..
  • You boil these potatoes for a pretty long time until they’re almost ready to fall apart.  This makes a hand mixer not necessary, as just a spoon and a potato masher makes them blended pretty quickly.
  • You can make these ahead of time, no problem.  For holidays I usually make these the night before so the actual holiday cooking is a little more relaxed.  I just throw them in the oven 30 minutes before we’re ready to eat.  

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Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies is a easy to make Christmas Cookie recipe.  They taste like soft chocolate sugar cookies in a cute pretzel shape.  Coarse sugar is sprinkled on top.  Recipe makes 20 cookies.

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies is a easy to make Christmas Cookie recipe.  They taste like soft chocolate sugar cookies in a cute pretzel shape.  Coarse sugar is sprinkled on top.  Recipe makes 20 cookies.

Classic Sugar Cookies Recipe

These are one of my all time favorite cookie recipes. They taste just like Sugar Cookies with a classic chocolate spin to them.  You taste a moist cookie with each bite that just melts in your mouth.  After eating a couple cookies, I make my husband take these from me or I will eat them all. I absolutely love them!

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are thick, chewy and loaded with chocolate! These cookies are made from scratch and you’ll love how EASY the recipe is! Live dangerously with these irresistible, softest chocolate chip cookies that have a dash of sea salt on top!  One of our favorite homemade cookies to make around the holidays or anytime. 

 Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are thick, chewy and loaded with chocolate! These cookies are made from scratch and you’ll love how EASY the recipe is! Live dangerously with these irresistible, softest chocolate chip cookies that have a dash of sea salt on top!  One of our favorite homemade cookies to make around the holidays or anytime. 

On snowy days I crave these Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. As a kid, Mom would always make me cookies or hot chocolate when I came in from a day of sledding. As an adult, there’s nothing better than a cookie and a cup of tea on a chilly day, especially when it’s a snow day. 

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Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole is delicious and only takes 10 minutes to prepare! This loaded casserole recipe is made with Cheddar and Parmesan to make it extra cheesy!  My family declares it one of their favorite side dishes on the holiday table! Low carb friendly. 

Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole is delicious and only takes 10 minutes to prepare! This loaded casserole recipe is made with Cheddar and Parmesan to make it extra cheesy!  My family declares it one of their favorite side dishes on the holiday table! Low carb friendly. 

Ok, we have the 3 C’s here.  Let’s talk about them.

Cheesy – who doesn’t love cheesy dishes (hello Cheesy Green Beans)?  Mozzarella, Cheddar and Parmesan are my favorites for recipes.  And this recipe includes 2 cheeses!
Cauliflower – beautiful cauliflower, fresh from the garden, I love you.  You can’t go wrong with cauliflower, you just can’t!
Casserole – I love casseroles.   You put them inside the oven and magic happens.  That’s the only way I can describe it.

We love this casserole, especially when we can pick the cauliflower straight from the garden.   We love this dish as a meatless Monday meal with crusty bread on the side.   But you can also serve the casserole as a side dish,  it’s perfect to pair with a meat at the holiday table.  

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Rocky Road Brownies

These Rocky Road Brownies are rich and fudgy bars loaded with walnuts and a layer of marshmallow fluff. A decadent treat that’s easy to make and perfect for feeding a crowd.

These Rocky Road Brownies are rich and fudgy bars loaded with walnuts and a layer of marshmallow fluff. A decadent treat that’s easy to make and perfect for feeding a crowd.

You can never go wrong with Rocky Road desserts, I find that sweets such as Rocky Road Ice Cream and Rocky Road Cheesecake are always a hit! With the ooey gooey marshmallow, crunchy nuts and chocolate deliciousness, I always get rave reviews when I serve them at parties.

Brownies are amazing on their own, but when you add a hefty dose of marshmallow fluff to the mix, you end up with a unique and decadent dessert that people go crazy over! I brought these brownies to a party the other night and they disappeared in minutes.

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Halloween Punch

Halloween Punch with funny eyeballs is made so easily with just orange sherbet and 7UP. This spooky drink recipe that kids and adults will love is the perfect addition to Halloween parties! Non-alcoholic. 

Halloween Punch with funny eyeballs is made so easily with just orange sherbet and 7UP. This spooky drink recipe that kids and adults will love is the perfect addition to Halloween parties! Non-alcoholic. 

Halloween is my favorite time of the year! And I can’t believe it’s already right around the corner. If you’re hosting a Halloween party this year or if you’re in charge of bringing the punch to a Halloween get together, I’ve got you set! 

I make different varieties of this punch depending on the occasion, including Halloween, baby or wedding showers, graduations or anytime you need an easy, fun drink to satisfy a crowd.

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie

This recipe for easy chicken pot pie is a creamy mixture of chicken, vegetables and mushroom soup that is topped with a Bisquick flaky crust and baked to a golden brown perfection.

Chicken pot pie is comfort food at its finest, and this version features the most delicious flaky topping made so easily with Bisquick.

This recipe for easy chicken pot pie is a creamy mixture of chicken, vegetables and mushroom soup that is topped with a Bisquick flaky crust and baked to a golden brown perfection.

Chicken pot pie is one of those classic dishes that seems to never go out of style. It also happens to be kid friendly, which of course is always a bonus in my book. This easy chicken pot pie is my version of the classic. The filling is savory and rich, while the simple pie crust is flaky and cooked to perfection.

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Blueberry Bread Stuffing Recipe

Blueberry Bread Stuffing! Traditional homemade vegetarian bread stuffing with sweet blueberries added in! This comes from a Grandma’s vintage cookbook, so you know it’s going to be the best! It’s easy to make and you can even make it ahead of time to freeze!

Blueberry Bread Stuffing! Traditional homemade vegetarian bread stuffing with sweet blueberries added in! This comes from a Grandma’s vintage cookbook, so you know it’s going to be the best! It’s easy to make and you can even make it ahead of time to freeze!

I’m back with another stuffing recipe! So many of you have loved my Amish Potato Stuffing recipe, so I decided to share with you another favorite, Blueberry Bread Stuffing! It obviously does not need to be Thanksgiving to make this stuffing, but it is the perfect Thanksgiving side dish!

This is the perfect side stuffing to accompany a main meat, like chicken or turkey. It’s also the perfect vegetarian side dish because it doesn’t involve any meat products or broths (it’s made with vegetable broth).

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Carrot Souffle

If you’re looking for a stunning dish to serve this holiday season, look no further than this carrot souffle. Carrot souffle has a light and airy texture that almost melts in your mouth. It works as a side dish paired with baked ham or turkey, but it’s also sweet enough to serve as dessert.

If you’re looking for a stunning dish to serve this holiday season, look no further than this carrot souffle. Carrot souffle has a light and airy texture that almost melts in your mouth. It works as a side dish paired with baked ham or turkey, but it’s also sweet enough to serve as dessert.

If you’ve never tried Carrot Souffle, you’re seriously missing out! This dish is surprisingly delicious and so perfect for your next holiday get together.

Carrot Souffle is a unique side dish that many people have never tried, but trust me on this one, it’s incredible! In my opinion, Thanksgiving just isn’t complete without Carrot Souffle. I’m OBSESSED. 

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Potato Kale Stuffing

This Potato Kale Stuffing is a comfort food recipe that goes perfect with a turkey, chicken or pork chops. It’s simple to make because it’s made with instant potatoes! Potato Kale Stuffing is also always requested at Thanksgiving! The perfect hearty side dish for your holiday meal.

This Potato Kale Stuffing is a comfort food recipe that goes perfect with a turkey, chicken or pork chops. It’s simple to make because it’s made with instant potatoes! Potato Kale Stuffing is also always requested at Thanksgiving! The perfect hearty side dish for your holiday meal.

Today we’re talking about stuffing, because Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! The possibilities are endless with stuffing and I’m such a huge fan of it. I love playing around with stuffing recipes and creating new and tasty versions. I’ve shared my Amish Potato Stuffing and Cheesy Broccoli Stuffing Casserole before, but I wanted to share with you my current favorite side dish, Potato Kale Stuffing.

This recipe uses my Amish Potato Stuffing as a base, but I threw in kale to add some greens. Since the dish has a whopping 4 cups of kale in it, you don’t even need to make an extra vegetable to serve at dinner. 

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Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Bringing you the best, most fresh, easy pumpkin pie recipe! This homemade pumpkin pie recipe is easy to make with a delicious pumpkin filling that’s surrounded by a buttery, flaky crust and baked until warm and golden. Don’t forget the whipped cream topping for decoration and extra deliciousness! This is always the most requested of all Thanksgiving desserts!

Bringing you the best, most fresh, easy pumpkin pie recipe! This homemade pumpkin pie recipe is easy to make with a delicious pumpkin filling that’s surrounded by a buttery, flaky crust and baked until warm and golden. Don’t forget the whipped cream topping for decoration and extra deliciousness! This is always the most requested of all Thanksgiving desserts!

My Favorite Thanksgiving Desserts

I love pumpkin pie. Actually, I don’t just love it, I LOVE it! When I think Thanksgiving, I think about this delicious creamy sweet pie. It’s really the only time of the year I make a full pie and eat the entire thing. Okay, I lied about that part, I do it more than once a year.

So with us picking so many pumpkins from our garden, I decided to make my favorite pumpkin pie from scratch.   You’re going to love how delicious and fresh this easy pumpkin pie recipe is! It will become one of your favorite Thanksgiving desserts to make (and eat)!

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Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

These Pumpkin Dinner Rolls are so soft and fluffy and easier than you might think! You’ll love how delicious they are with just the right amount of pumpkin flavor. They are my go-to fall dinner roll recipe and they are perfect for Thanksgiving and other holiday dinners.

These Pumpkin Dinner Rolls are so soft and fluffy and easier than you might think! You’ll love how delicious they are with just the right amount of pumpkin flavor. They are my go-to fall dinner roll recipe and they are perfect for Thanksgiving and other holiday dinners.

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

I’m obsessed with Pumpkin Dinner Rolls! If you follow me on social media you might know I have a thing for baking bread. This past summer I started to get really into it, especially sourdough bread and slow cooker bread. I keep my sourdough starter in the fridge, bringing it out weekly to feed and bake something delicious with it.

With so many garden pumpkins on the counter, I made a big batch of fresh pumpkin purée to freeze for later use. Craving some pumpkin bread, I came up with these soft and fluffy sourdough pumpkin dinner rolls.

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Jalapeno Mac and Cheese

This extra cheesy Jalapeño Mac and Cheese with Pumpkin is a creamy, slightly spicy dish that your family will love! It’s pure comfort food, perfect to enjoy this fall season! The ultimate macaroni and cheese recipe!

This extra cheesy Jalapeño Mac and Cheese with Pumpkin is a creamy, slightly spicy dish that your family will love! It’s pure comfort food, perfect to enjoy this fall season! The ultimate macaroni and cheese recipe!

Mac and cheese is one of those classic comfort foods that people always enjoy. It’s fun (and tasty) to mix up the traditional dish from time to time by adding different flavors, like in this pumpkin jalapeño mac and cheese. I’ve simply added in some spice and pumpkin purée to take things up a notch, while still maintaining all the creamy and cheesy goodness.

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Amish Potato Stuffing Recipe

 A delicious potato stuffing recipe, just like the Amish make it in Pennsylvania Dutch country. You’ll love how easy and authentic this Amish Potato Stuffing is!

Amish Potato StuffingA delicious potato stuffing recipe, just like the Amish make it in Pennsylvania Dutch country.

When I was a kid we would always hit up the weekend markets.  These markets were a mixture of flea markets outside with regular food vendors inside.  I come from near Amish country in Pennsylvania so on the way there it wouldn’t be strange to pass a horse and buggy going by.

Once at the auction first you would browse the treasures outside ($2 rainbow ceramic pie pan!) while working up a appetite.  Next stop would be the Amish stands outside where you could buy fruits and vegetables at discounted prices (hello 4 for $1 corn on the cobs).

Finally you’d go inside and grab lunch or head to the butcher to buy meat for dinner that week.    There was a popular place inside one of these markets that sold a chicken breast stuffed with potato stuffing.

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