3 New Mashes to switch up your Potato Game

No one loves Mashed Potatoes more than my son, my 5-year-old can scoop it out of the serving dish, directly into his mouth any time of day! But I like to mix things up, especially for the holidays when I’m always looking for ways to reinvent the classics we love. Here are three new versions to give a try, mashed Cauliflower, Sweet Potato and Rutabaga. Let me know if you […] Read Full Post

How to Thaw and Cook a Turkey

You can thaw a turkey, and cook it, all in the same day! (And it will taste delicious, I promise!) Here is the step-by-step. 1 12-15 pound turkey 1 stick of unsalted butter ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup dried Herbes de Provence ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley handful of fresh thyme, destemmed 1 stem of rosemary, destemmed and chopped 2 lemons twine handful of whole fresh herbs […] Read Full Post

Pine Cone Cheese Ball – A New Holiday App

Turn a classic holiday appetizer, the cheese ball, into an even more festive dish, by shaping it into a pine coke and adding smoked almonds. Here is the recipe below, would love to hear if you try it this holiday season! Smoked Almond Pine Cone Cheese Ball 8oz. cream cheese 5oz. Roka Blue Cheese 5oz. Cheddar Pub Cheese 1 shallot, diced very fine 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1 package smoked, […] Read Full Post

Last Minute Halloween Costumes and Decorations

Halloween is a week away and you haven’t even thought of a costume or decorated the house. I have some easy ideas for last minute decorations and costumes. I’m not the least bit crafty, so if I can come up with this, Im sure you can pull it together too! I made a Mummy Door with a few simple things, white streamer, tape, white and black cardboard and the lid  […] Read Full Post

Quick Tips: Foods that Naturally Cool Body Temp

Fall is almost here, but the summer heat is still lingering here in the South. Here are some foods that have natural cooling properties to bring your body temp down when you’re feeling overheated.
  • Watermelon: It’s 92% water, plus it keeps you fuller, longer, so you’re less likely to reach for salty or sugary foods that can dehydrate you
  • Fennel Seeds: Soak them in water overnight, then strain out the
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