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Sage Turkey Meatballs with Cranberry Dipping Sauce

I love sage. Fresh or dried, it’s one of my favorite herbs and I love using it in nearly all of my recipes for Thanksgiving. I tend to go really heavy on the sage in recipes because I think it adds such a great flavor. Fortunately, my family doesn’t seem […]

Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

I had to start off the week right and add another cranberry sauce to my recipe collection. Once I found out how easy it is to make homemade cranberry sauce and how much more I liked it compared to the canned version, I’ve been trying out new options ever since. […]

Apple Cranberry Jam

#CranberryWeek is almost over! 🙁 I can’t believe how quickly this week has gone by. Have you checked out all of the recipes the other cranberry-filled recipes the other bloggers have made? Canning is not really something I feel confident about. I bought all of the supplies to do it […]

Edible Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Disclaimer: I receive free products to use in my recipes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Edible cookie dough is like the new biggest thing. For years people have been sneaking hunks of traditionally prepared cookie dough, ignoring the warning that you’re not supposed to eat it, and now […]

Peach and Hatch Chile Quick Jam

As soon as I received ingredient suggestions for this year and paired them together, I instantly knew what I wanted to make for this month’s ingredients – peaches and peppers. Before Wegman’s came around, I had never heard of a hatch chile before, but after their annual events where they […]

Spiced Apple Cranberry Sauce

For years I have made my pear honey cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving. I chose the recipe because of the addition of pears and honey helped to tame the tartness of the cranberry sauce and my family is not a fan of tart cranberry sauce. This year I intended to try […]

Crock Pot Dulce De Leche

If you are a fan of caramel, you absolutely must try dulce de leche. It’s a thicker, sweeter version of caramel that almost but not really adapts the chewy texture you get from eating a soft caramel candy. There are a ton of recipes that call for using dulce de […]

Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey BBQ Sauce

I have a bit of a thing for honey whiskey. I think it’s one of the greatest things ever and love finding recipes I can use it in. A while ago I had the idea to make a homemade honey whiskey barbecue sauce and started looking around on the internet […]

Honey Lemon Apple Jam

Around this time last year the cookbook, Food in Jars, was highly recommended to me. I added it to my wishlist on Amazon and ended up getting it for Christmas. I looked through it immediately and flagged a bunch of recipes I wanted to try. And then the cookbook went […]