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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!


Boursin Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Boursin Mashed Potatoes are a recipe I've made over the years but I just never got around to posting here. Wait no longer! These creamy potatoes are luxurious and delicious, combining buttery mashed potatoes with Boursin cheese and sour cream. Great for Thanksgiving and easy enough to make year round. Enjoy!

Cranberry Apple Orange Raspberry Pineapple Relish

My goodness, that is quite the name, isn't it? As so you can see, this Cranberry Relish recipe is packed with all sorts of fruits. It is a wonderful blend of sweet and tart, with a bit of crunch from the apples and smoothness from the raspberry gelatin that binds it all together.


I typically make a new cranberry sauce recipe every year for Thanksgiving, but I think this one is going to be a staple from here on out. A taster of this recipe noted that it was delicious enough to eat all on its own. Cranberry Relish is wonderful with roasted turkey and chicken. It can be made two weeks ahead of time which is great for those of us who like to get an early start on holiday cooking.

The original recipe from Amanda's Cookin' calls for 1 cup of chopped pecans which I omitted to suit our tastes. If you choose to add those, add them just before you add in the raspberry gelatin and stir to combine. Enjoy!

Classic Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole is a favorite at our house. I have no shame in posting this delicious recipe that uses not only canned cream soup but also French-fried onions. It is delicious and Thanksgiving just isn't the same without it. Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Table 2016

Cherry Almond Cream Cheese Cookies

Cherry and almond are a classic flavor combination that I happen to adore. These chewy Cherry Almond Cream Cheese Cookies would be adorable on any cookie tray and as a bonus, they are super simple to make.


I opted to use an easy melting vanilla almond bark for the topping just to simplify things. I love using almond barks as they are almost impossible to scorch in the microwave. Besides that, if you are dipping things such as Cherry Oreo Truffles, the melted bark stays melted for a long time, unlike actual chocolate.


Enjoy! If I am not able to post again this week, I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Cherry Snowball Cookies

Cherry Snowball Cookies are melt in your mouth morsels with a bright red cherry in the middle. They remind me quite a bit of traditional Snowball Cookies as both melt in your mouth and are rolled in lots of powdered sugar.


To get the best coating of powdered sugar you need to roll the cookies twice in powdered sugar. I usually roll them once and wait a few hours then roll again for a pretty top coat of the powdered sugar.


Delicious cherries tucked inside tender cookies, what could be better? I used a concentrated no-taste red icing gel by Wilton to make them a pretty pink color, but you can skip the food coloring if you prefer. Enjoy!

Sweet Cornbread Pudding

Let's catch up friends. I've been slowly working on the blog again after quite the hiatus the past few months. Life has been busy, but good. My two kiddos starting public school has been a big change to our routines. The kids love traditional school, but with public school has come all sorts of stomach bugs, fevers and fatigue for everyone in the house since school started in September. I am hoping it ends soon, but who can tell. Everyone is trying to get rest and recover, but it has been slow going.

As of late my degenerative eye disease seems to be getting worse, but I am doing the best I possibly can when it comes to photographing food. It is frustrating for sure when almost everything looks terribly blurry, but I am still able to make it work, which I am thankful for.

Behind the scenes at the blog I have been working on making improvements to older recipes, making print friendly options for recipes, as well as making improvements when pinning my posts to Pinterest. (Do yo…