Tag: holiday

twelve practical holiday gifts for anyone

This post contains affiliate links.  The holiday season is almost here!  I have a love/hate relationship with the holidays.  ( when is it acceptable to start listening to Christmas music?)  I love the gatherings, the cookie decorating, the music, the lights and all of the family memories ( doing jigsaw […]

Lemon French Toast Casserole

  Today’s post is sponsored by The Iowa Egg Council.  All opinions are entirely my own.   Guys? can I tell you something?   I have kids who love eggs. Like- they really don’t eat them because they’re supposed to, really loves everything about them, asks-for-them all-the-time, and will eat them for […]

Chicken Cordon Bleu Ham Cups

  #cheeselove Christmas Eve at my parents house is perfect.  I look forward to it every year.   Sometimes they have a big crowd, sometimes it’s a quiet gathering.  It doesn’t matter which way it goes.  I love it all. My dad plays the perfect Christmas playlist- one that he usually […]

Crispy Oven Potatoes with Leeks and Thyme

  Today’s post is sponsored by Simply Potatoes® #simplypotatoes Next week, I am hosting Thanksgiving for a whole bunch of my favorite people!  When I get to prepare a spread of food for people I feel completely in my element.   The foodie in me has been thinking about new an […]

30 Amazing Mashed Potato Recipes

In a few weeks, I am hosting Thanksgiving for about 25 people!  I love finding new ” Pinteresting” recipes every year!  Can I tell you a little secret?  I can actually take or leave the Thanksgiving turkey.   What I really love are the side dishes! Mashed Potatoes was always my […]