cranberry sauce

Cranberry Pear Sauce

Cranberry sauce is a tradition at the holidays. There's just something about the festive red hue that makes the dinner table complete. The sauce is sweet and tart which helps balance the rich and decadent dishes usually served at Thanksgiving and Christmas. With a few fresh ingredients you can whip up a bowl of homemade cranberry sauce that everyone will be impressed with. I've added pears, orange zest, a hint of cinnamon and vanilla to add texture and another layer of flavor. The best part is that you can make this up to a week in advance. Just store in an air tight container in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.
pumkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin is a classic fall flavor and great to serve at Thanksgiving. One of the best ways to enjoy pumpkin is in a cupcake with a generous helping of cream cheese frosting. These pumpkin cupcakes moist and smell amazing while baking in the oven! The aroma from the cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice fills the house with a scent that is warm and comforting. It’s exactly what Thanksgiving should smell like!
sweet potato pie

Sweet Potato Pie

Recipe for Sweet Pototo Pie, a true Southern tradition. It may look a lot like pumpkin pie, but it's completely different. It's a bit denser and has a great depth of flavor. The cinnamon compliments the sweet potato filling but doesn't overpower it. I pair this pie with a cinnamon whipped cream - which is probably not very Southern, but a little heavy whipping cream makes everything taste better.
jalapeno and corn casserole

Jalapeno & Corn Casserole

Recipe for a jalapeno & corn casserole is so easy and good. The cream cheese and evaporated milk adds creaminess and the jalapenos and green chiles add just enough kick to the dish. It's the perfect side dish for game day or other get togethers such as Thanksgiving or Christmas. You can make the jalapeno and corn casserole in advance and bake it the day of. It will definitely be a crowd pleaser.