King Ranch Mac n Cheese

Have you ever had King Ranch Casserole? I think it might be a Texas and/or Southern thing? This King Ranch Mac n Cheese is a variation of the typical King Ranch Casserole, but with a twist. This dish is easily reheated and can be made in advance, placed in the freezer, thawed, and then baked. […]

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Brown Sugar Cookie Butter Cookies

Here in Europe they have these little cookies during the holidays called spekulatius cookies. They’re basically spekuloos or cookie butter cookies with a cinnamon twist. However, these are soft-batch style instead of the traditional dry ones that need to be dunked in coffee. Ingredients 1 cup cookie butter spread 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter, room […]

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Gingerbread Pancakes

During the holidays, I’d eat just about anything gingerbread flavor and these pancakes are no exception. They’re the perfect amount of spicy, sweet, and everything you could want in a pancake. Try em for yourself! Ingredients gingerbread spice mix 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 […]

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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

It is winter and hot chocolate season, but really is it ever a bad time for hot chocolate? The flavors of rich chocolate and marshmallow go hand-in-hand and are a favorite of many. This cupcake recipe is quite extraordinary and I am obsessed with them. So is Summer, my golden retriever. I ran to the […]

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Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls

Looking for the perfect Christmas morning breakfast? Look no further! These eggnog cinnamon rolls are light, fluffy, and flavored perfectly of all the warm eggnog flavors that you know and love. Ingredients rolls 3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour + more for dusting 1 package or 2-1/4 teaspoon instant yeast 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/4 […]

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hot chocolate pancakes

Hot chocolate pancakes. Need I say more? No. These things are basically a good reason to have dessert for breakfast, but hey, it’s the holidays. Who is keeping track of calories this time of year anyway? Ingredients topping 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup heavy cream mini marshmallows pancakes 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 […]

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Christmas Monster Cookies

These are traditional monster cookies with a twist! There are a little bit of everything inside these babies and are absolutely festive with the addition of Christmas M&Ms. You have got to try these! And of course you could make them anytime of year with regular M&Ms. Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature […]

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Pasta alla Norma

Since being in Europe, I would really love to integrate more traditional European dishes. Whether it is German foods, Italian, or Austrian, I would love to share these recipes with all of you guys! Pasta alla Norma is a traditional Sicilian pasta dish that is made with grilled eggplant and topped with cheese, typically ricotta […]

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Roll and Cut Gingerbread Cookies

Need a fool-proof soft and chewy gingerbread cookie? Look no further! These gingerbread cookies are soft, cut out easily, and are the perfect cookie to eat this holiday season. Ingredients 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed 3/4 cup molasses 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1 egg 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour Instructions In […]

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