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Hot Buttered Rum Recipe -- perfect for Christmas, New Year's Eve and cold winter days.

Looking for an adults-only beverage that is perfect for chilly winter nights? I’m happy to be sharing my hot buttered rum recipe. As one of my neighbors said when I served her a steaming mug, “It tastes just like Christmas!” Flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg, it smells like Christmas, too! Make up a batch of […]

Casual Holiday Dinner Party Ideas for Friends and Family with Marie Callender's pot pies

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Read my full disclosure policy here. #EasyAsPotPie #CollectiveBias One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is the chance to entertain family and friends, when we get to slow down from our busy workaday lives and make […]

Nutty Salted Caramel Chocolate Sauce Homemade Gift #TasteTheSeason #cbias #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here. #TasteTheSeason #CollectiveBias Wouldn’t you like to be my neighbor? For Christmas, mine are getting this delicious homemade nutty salted caramel chocolate sauce. I like to call […]

Top a winter fruit salad with nutty fried brie, pomegranate seeds and a citrus vinaigrette dressing

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Read my full disclosure policy here. #GoNutsForNuts #CollectiveBias Today’s recipe is a twofer. The first recipe, nutty fried brie, is a perfect party appetizer. Nutty, warm, oozing with deliciousness. Then, be sure to save yourself a few wedges […]

Lemon Oatmeal Lacies Cookies

Stop! Before you read any more, go ahead and grab yourself a cookie to go along with your morning coffee. Or, if you’re trying to avoid the temptation of sweets this holiday season, you may want to move along. Today, I’m partnering with some of my favorite foodie bloggers for a virtual Christmas cookie exchange. […]

Easy Pumpkin Pie Milkshake Recipe

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This post may contain affiliate links. #CollectiveBias  Every fall, my favorite local bakery offers a limited edition pumpkin pie milkshake. But like the crisp cool days of fall and gorgeous autumn leaves, it is gone too soon. […]

Holiday Baking Essentials at World Market and Homemade Food Gifts

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by World Market, but all opinions are honest and my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. It’s no secret I love holiday baking. Whipping up treats in the kitchen for homemade food gifts, holiday parties or fireside snacking is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. Homemade […]

Cheesy Green Chile Cornbread Recipe

Recent text message from my husband: “Do you want to win a chili cook-off?” Yep, we’re competitive. We’re confident. We’re brash. And with a recipe like my sweet and spicy chili, we can’t lose! Especially if we bring a skillet of this cheesy green chile cornbread to serve with it! (I play to win!) Now, […]

Make up a batch of this yummy lemon curd recipe for homemade holiday gifts. Give it along with blueberry scones and a coordinating tea towel. Find the recipe, printable jar and package labels and an iron-on transfer pattern at AttaGirlSays.com

I love giving homemade treats to neighbors, friends, family and teachers at the holidays. Today, as part of this month’s Crafty Hangouts series, I’m sharing one of my favorite holiday food gift ideas. It’s part homemade, part store bought with a little crafty DIY element. This month, the live craft video hangouts are sponsored by […]

If love North Carolina barbecue, do yourself a favor and try this slow-cooker, make-at-home version. You'll find recipes for Eastern style and Lexington style sauce. Make your favorite, or try them both, and decided which you like best.

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Smithfield®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PutPorkontheMenu http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Read my full disclosure policy here. Sometimes I feel like I’m living in enemy territory. In North Carolina, a culinary divide runs through the middle of the state, […]