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Creamy Chicken with Cranberry Pecan Wild Rice

Creamy Chicken and Cranberry Pecan Wild Rice

Delicious creamy chicken with cranberry pecan wild rice is one of our favorite meals.  I have a feeling it will become one of your favorites, too! Do you ever feel like you’re in a rut with your meal planning?  I know I do! That’s when I know it’s time to dig through my recipe folder and come up with a […] Read more…

Perfect Classic Roast Chicken Recipe

Perfect classic roast chicken recipe. Easy and delicious

I know it’s easy to pick up a rotisserie bird from the supermarket deli, especially when you’re short on time and/or ideas. Believe me, I’ve done it myself many times! But what if I told you that making perfect roast chicken at home is incredibly easy?  In fact, your hands-on prep time is less than five minutes.  Dinner doesn’t […] Read more…

10 Simple Winter Decorating Ideas for After Christmas

10 Simple Winter Decorating Ideas for After Christmas

Happy new year!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  Now that the tree has come down, it’s time to move on to winter decorating! The new year is the perfect opportunity for fresh starts, including refreshing our living spaces. For this year’s winter decorating I tried to hold on to the coziness of the holidays while still […] Read more…

25 Beautiful and Inspiring Holiday Table Setting Ideas

Beautiful and Inspiring Holiday Table Setting Ideas

Are you hosting Christmas dinner or another holiday gathering this year? As you start to plan your menu and what you’ll wear, why not give some thought to how you’ll dress your table as well?  By putting just a little extra effort into your holiday table, you can create a special and memorable experience for your friends and family […] Read more…

Celebrating the Joys of the Season: my (mini) Holiday Home Tour

My mini holiday home tour

Christmas is just around the corner, and although it seems like our home changes on a daily basis, I thought I’d share a mini holiday home tour with you, highlighting a few of the simple touches I’ve added to our home this Christmas season. I absolutely love decorating our home for the holidays. This year, I planned […] Read more…

Gingerbread Almond Biscotti

Gingerbread almond biscotti - perfect for holiday dunking!

Are you looking for the perfect cookie recipe for the holidays? I think you’ll love this lovely gingerbread almond biscotti! Biscotti, or cantuccini (coffee bread), are Italian cookies which are baked twice (in fact, biscotti means “twice baked”) to make them extra crispy and perfect for dunking.  But don’t let the double-baking part scare you off– biscotti […] Read more…

Holiday Giving Challenge: 18 Gift Ideas that Don’t Cost a Cent!

Holiday giving challenge: giving from the heart that doesn't cost a cent

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” –Steve Maraboli. The Christmas season is a great time to begin a wonderful practice: a daily holiday giving challenge.    You can give of your time, talent, or treasure. The fun part of the challenge, though, is that the giving can’t involve buying anything. Following are 18 simple ideas for holiday giving from the […] Read more…

Amazing White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies (so quick and easy!)

White chocolate cranberry blondies

Today I’m reviving one of my favorite recipes: white chocolate cranberry blondies. I want you to keep this recipe handy, because not only are these blondies amazingly delicious and easy to make, but with their white chips and red cranberries they’re the perfect dessert or snack for the holidays! I came up with the idea for these blondies a couple of years ago when I wanted […] Read more…

15 Stylish Holiday Gift Ideas for the Home (all from Target!)

Stylish Christmas Gift Ideas from Target

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday–I love gathering with family to give thanks for our many blessings. But I also look forward to the day after Thanksgiving–or Black Friday–and the official arrival of the holiday shopping season. In preparation, I’ve been gathering Christmas gift ideas for friends and family. (Let’s be honest–I found a few things for myself, too!) This year will […] Read more…

Autumn Walnut Pear Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Moist and delicious walnut pear sour cream coffee cake

Buttery pears, fat walnuts, and rich sour cream.  Is your mouth watering yet? Then you need to make this amazing walnut pear sour cream coffee cake! The warm and comforting tastes of autumn burst from this tender, moist, golden cake. Tucked inside, you’ll find lovely autumn pears along with an inner swirl of butter, walnuts, and cinnamon.   This moist […] Read more…

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