Turkey Tamale Pie

When I think of hearty, warming winter dishes, this one is definitely on the top of my list. There is something about that hearty turkey chili layer topped with a thick layer of cornbread that just says comfort to me. I’m totally not into making a bunch of side dishes on a weeknight, so the…

Frosted Cranberry Moscow Mule

I’m kicking your normal mule up a notch with the holiday flavors of sugared cranberries and fizzy ginger beer that’s both festive and refreshing. Did you know that if you’ve overindulged in the holiday sweets, the ginger in this drink can actually soothe your tummy? Of course, you have to use ginger beer with real…

Grandma Monkey’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

You’re not seeing things. That’s a full sized Reese’s Cup in the middle of that cookie. Why? Why not? The first time I laid eyes on this cookie was at a family Christmas at my husband’s grandma’s house. I soon came to know these cookies as a staple at Willis family holiday gatherings year after…

Candy Cane Cookie Ice Cream Pie

This post is in partnership with MI-DEL®. All concepts and content are my own. Is it ever too cold for ice cream? And all the people said…NEVER! Especially when that ice cream is chocolate and vanilla layered with hot fudge, cookies, and candy canes, in the form of a PIE. It takes a little planning ahead,…

Spiked Gingerbread Boba Oatmilk Macchiato

So I’ve talked about boba here before, but holy cow. I think I struck GOLD with this drink. It has creamy oatmilk, kahlua, espresso, and boba and tastes like a gingerbread cookie! I can’t guarantee this will give you a holly jolly Christmas, but it sure doesn’t hurt. Spiked Gingerbread Boba Oatmilk Macchiato Ingredients: 1/2…

Pomegranate Lemon Curd

There are two types of people. Those that love lemon desserts and those that don’t. I used to be a lemon dessert hater until I tried Alton Brown’s recipe for lemon curd. I think up until that time, every other lemon dessert I had ever tasted was made from bottled lemon juice and had artificial…

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Raise your hand if you’ve only ever had hot chocolate from a packet. That was me up until several years ago when I decided to try out making my own. How hard could it be? Just mix cocoa powder, sugar, and milk, right? It turns out it actually IS that simple. After adjusting my recipe…

Chai-Spiced Pear Pie with Gingersnap Crumble

This post is in partnership with MI-DEL®. All concepts and content are my own. “This chai-spiced pear pie with gingersnap crumble will fulfill all of your family’s desires.” At least that’s what my nine year old daughter said when I told her I was feeling a little uninspired to write a post about pie this morning….

Bacon and Pumpkin Chipotle Turkey Chili

Growing up, we always ate our chili with peanut butter sandwiches and saltine crackers on the side. I can still see the halves of peanut butter sandwiches on white bread cut into triangles piled up high in the middle of the table. I would always end up eating one plain and dipping one in my…

Curry Caramel Popcorn with Cashews and Coconut

I’m slightly obsessed with popcorn, and while I’m definitely a fan of regular buttered popcorn, don’t you just love a good sweet + salty popcorn? This recipe includes ALL of those flavors and textures we all love in a popcorn snack and the flavor combo is slightly addictive! Sweet buttery caramel, a little salty, slightly…