Baked, Happiness is homemade, Holidays, Recipes

Homemade Cornbread

Sweet cornbread! Honey, butter or both? Fluffy, slightly sweet & dangerously good with melted butter or drizzled honey on top : )  A perfect side for holiday meals or barbecues. My Grandmom was a southern lady who loved her some cornbread.  I've made several cornbread recipes over the years --- this particular recipe includes honey.… Continue reading Homemade Cornbread

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Maple Bourbon Candied Pecans

Oh Nuts! Sweet bourbon roasted pecans ….yes please : ) A great snack, topping for ice cream or add to a salad. If you have never made roasted nuts, you should. They're simple to make and so much better than the pre-made store package. I'm a huge sweet n' salty fan --- this recipe will… Continue reading Maple Bourbon Candied Pecans

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Mashed Potatoes, Homemade

Mash em' up! These homemade mashed potatoes are a staple side dish on my family's Thanksgiving table. Simple, creamy, buttery --- a delicious (devoured) dish. Great on their own or a perfect side for dinner : ) This is one of my son's absolute favorites & most requested. He swears they're the best (sweet kid… Continue reading Mashed Potatoes, Homemade

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Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls with the perfect amount of sweetness! My favorite part is the ooey gooey center of course. Super fluffy, perfect for breakfast and coffee : ) This was my first time making cinnamon rolls from scratch and they were amazing! A sweet dough similar to brioche. Yes! You all know how much I love… Continue reading Cinnamon Rolls

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My Chili Recipe

A little chili! Chili aka con carne --- a simple yet hearty meal. Chili is a perfect Autumn or Winter dish to cozy up to! One reason I love chili, making extra to freeze for another day. The leftovers taste even better! Thick, chunky, flavorful without being too sweet or spicy … definitely not the… Continue reading My Chili Recipe

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Glazed Rainbow Carrots and Green Beans

Rainbow carrots : ) Have you tried them? I think there's a subtle difference in flavor. Fun facts --- one person consumes over 10,000 carrots in their lifetime. Carrots are the second most popular type of vegetable after potatoes. I've made brown sugar glazed carrots in the past and wanted to try something new. Balsamic… Continue reading Glazed Rainbow Carrots and Green Beans

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Gruyere Thyme Rolls

Easy homemade dinner rolls! I purchased crab legs (one of my favorites AND a big thanks to Labor Day sales)!! I wanted to add a little something on the side. So, I baked up these guys.  I couldn't resist dipping a couple of pieces into the butter & it made the roll extra yummy. If… Continue reading Gruyere Thyme Rolls