Happiness is homemade, Holidays, Recipes

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Spread on the cran! Simple & delicious... sweet & tarty cranberry sauce.  Are you a cranberry can-fan? I was until this happened : ) Homemade! The aroma! Fresh cranberries need sweetness --- add a variety of vanilla, brown sugar, pomegranate, orange juice or a cinnamon stick. I chose this recipe with cinnamon to share with… Continue reading Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Baked, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes

Bourbon Pecan and Pumpkin Custard Pie

Here for the pie! What is your favorite pie? I originally posted the bourbon pecan pie recipe in 2017. I never enjoyed pecan pie --- it was either too dry or too sweet & skipped it at gatherings or parties. Then Dinner at Tiffani's Holiday Special aired... I immediately printed the recipe. OMG, delicious! The… Continue reading Bourbon Pecan and Pumpkin Custard Pie

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

Baked, Brunch, Home Cooking, Recipes

Egg and Croissant Brunch Bake

Brunch is always a good idea! Cheesy goodness surrounds this delicious brunchable dish. I tried this amazing egg, ham, cheese & croissant mash up months ago at a quaint corner restaurant. Their recipe is hush, hush 🤫 ... I searched & found a similar match --- wanted to share this recipe with breakfast & brunch… Continue reading Egg and Croissant Brunch Bake

Autumn, Baked, Happiness is homemade, Recipes

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

Autumn, Baked, Dessert, Holidays

Apple Pie with Decorative Crust

Bake on! Apples, cinnamon, nutmeg ….the sweet aroma filled my kitchen. One year ago, I made a salted caramel apple pie. The flavor was amazing, the presentation was not. I was disappointed and knew it could be better. As much as I love to bake, making decorative décor is a challenge. That should be a… Continue reading Apple Pie with Decorative Crust

Happiness is homemade, Home Cooking

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