12 Christmas Gift Ideas for Home Cooks

Christmas Gift Ideas

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Leftover Mashed Potato Waffles

Leftover Mashed Potato Waffles

Hey guys! I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends! It was a beautiful day here in Texas. If you hosted Thanksgiving at your house, then you might have a few leftovers hanging around. When I was testing out recipes, I certainly had plenty. […]

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Small Batch Cornbread Dressing

Small Batch Cornbread Dressing

My favorite dish at Thanksgiving has always been dressing. My mom makes the best chicken and dressing of anyone I know. It’s always perfectly moist and well seasoned. Up until the time I started testing this recipe, I had never made my own cornbread dressing before. […]

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Skillet Cornbread

Skillet Cornbread

Growing up, cornbread was something that we ate really often. A big pot of pinto beans, fried potatoes and hot cornbread was one of my favorite meals. Of course, my mom would usually add some green veggie like canned mustard greens to it and ruin what was an otherwise perfect meal. Ha! I’d usually try to get those out of the way so that I could […]

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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Well, here it is! The recipe that changed my opinion on brussels sprouts. Up until I made these, I hadn’t eaten them since I was a kid. My memory of having to eat these yucky tasting, cabbage mini-me’s was not a good one. I know I’m not alone in this. It seems people either love or hate them. My husband loves them, so I decided to give them another shot. […]

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Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips with Toasted Garlic

Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips with Toasted Garlic

Mashed potatoes are a classic Thanksgiving side dish. They are also one of my favorite comfort foods. The parsnips add a hint of sweetness to the potatoes. The toasted garlic is an idea I got from an America’s Test Kitchen cookbook, and trust me, it’s worth taking the extra step to make it. […]

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Fresh Cranberry Sauce with Rosemary

Fresh Cranberry Sauce with Rosemary

Growing up, the only cranberry sauce I remember eating was the kind from a can. I can still recall the sound it made as it fell out the can. My mom would cut the canned-shaped jellied sauce into quartered slices, and it was served on the same glass dish each year. I now have that glass dish, which will always make me think of that jellied cranberry sauce from a can. […]

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Easy Mexican Rice

Easy Mexican Rice

Mexican rice or Spanish rice is usually one of my favorite parts of dinner at Tex-Mex restaurants. I’ve had several different variations of it and like it both with the vegetables and without. Recently, I decided that I wanted to see just how easy it was to make a version at home, and boy, it is super simple! […]

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One Pot Mexican Macaroni Skillet

One Pot Mexican Macaroni Skillet

Today’s recipe is one of my new favorite dishes. I mean, what’s not to love about macaroni, cheese and beef? Am I right? Mix in some Tex-Mex flavors, and you have got one delicious dish! One that is sure to become a family favorite of adults and kids alike. […]

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Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

Is there any other side dish that is as tasty and comforting as roasted potatoes? Pretty sure there isn’t. I made these Roasted Baby Red Potatoes last year for Thanksgiving. Last year, my husband and I stayed home and had a Thanksgiving for two dinner. The weather was just plain miserable that week. […]

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