Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole

I’m going to be busy in the kitchen cooking up a storm preparing for the “Big Day”! I’m sure I’ll have prepared way too much food and the refrigerator will be stuffed with leftovers. When we’re tired of Turkey Sandwiches, and reheated Turkey dinner…I’ll whip up this delicious comforting Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole. The addition of White sauce and Swiss Cheese changes it up just enough to make all those leftovers new and exciting…

Holiday Desserts

Still not sure what your serving for dessert on the “Big Day”! No worries…I’ve put together a collection of my Nest’s favorite holiday desserts. From fancy to simple and everything in-between. Whether you’re a first time baker, or a pro…my step-by-step instructions and recipes will help. They’re all here and waiting for you to come pick your favorite…

Cranberry Orange Cake

This time of year is the BEST time to bake! The smells that come wafting out of your kitchen are magical! Cinnamon, Clove, Allspice, Cranberry, Orange, Pumpkin…the list is long my friends! I’ve taken this classic Cranberry Orange Cake and updated it by adding an amazing Warm Buttery Orange Sauce! Serve this cake warm, with a healthy drizzle of that warm buttery orange sauce, and WOW your guests this Holiday Season…

Cranberry Orange Jello Salad

Not to sound like a broken record…but…the side dishes make the meal! Seriously! What is Turkey without stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, candied yams, homemade buttery rolls, and all your favorite holiday salads? It’s just a big awkward bird sitting in the middle of your dinning table! Oh sure…the “Turkey” got an honorable mention in “Scrooge”…but only because this salad wasn’t on menu! If it was…he would have leaned out the window and asked the boy to go “Fetch” him the pan of Cranberry Orange Jello Salad! Then even that crabby miser could have won my heart…

Brined Turkey Breast

Are you tired of dried out bland Turkey every year at Thanksgiving? So was I! I had had it! I’ve spent the last 4 years perfecting my Turkey recipe. I did it too! I have the BEST recipe for Turkey. I promise if you’ll follow my steps you’ll have the perfect Turkey this Holiday Season too. It’s so tender you can cut it with a fork, and it’s so moist it melts in your mouth…plus, it’s so flavorful you’ll swoon! Kinda like the Turkey did when he saw the farmer coming with that really big knife…

Chicken Enchilada Soup

This time of year life seems to speed up with holiday activities. (Like from zero to 110 in one point one second!) It’s hard to keep up with everything AND have a delicious warm meal when dinner time rolls around. Don’t fill up on all that fast food. It’s the perfect time to utilize your slow cooker! This creamy flavorful soup is perfect for those busy winter weeknights…

Halloween Caramel Chocolate Pretzels

There’s still time to whip up a last minute Halloween Treat! Like these ultra easy and fantastically delicious caramel chocolate dipped monster pretzels! They’re like a magical spooky candy wand. Careful! They may put a spell on you…

Spinach Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Roll Ups

I love this time of year…I truly do…but I think we can all get burned out on Chili, Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, and all things pumpkin spice. We still crave comfort food, and filling hot dishes…we just yearn for something different. I know I do. Which was why I looked at the container of Ricotta cheese sitting in my refrigerator and thought “I’ve got something big planned for you little buddy! No red sauce tonight. We’re kicking things up around here!” So we did…I think you’re gonna love this new recipe as much as the folks at this Nest did…

Corn Dogs

Who loves the crisp golden Corn Dogs at the fair, or the mall? I do, I do! It was one of my favorites as a kid. I still love a good corn dog with a healthy dose of mustard. The key word there is “good”! I recently had a little friend over to visit and all he wanted was a “corn dog”. So I dusted off my family cookbook and whipped up a batch of homemade corn dogs. He declared them “good”! I couldn’t agree more. Plus…They’re the perfect Halloween night snack…

Honey Buffalo Ribs

If you love Ribs year round like we do…have I got a recipe for you! Seriously some of the BEST ribs that have ever passed by my lips. I can’t take credit for the recipe. This recipe hails from Jen over at Carlsbad Cravings…one of my favorite food bloggers. I’m not sure I would have thought to combine honey buffalo sauce with ribs…so I’m glad I stumbled onto her delightful combination. I made a few adjustments to suit our tastes…but I give all the credit to Jen for these babies! You’re gonna want these in your life…