My sweet Grandma used to make loads of these apple pies around the holidays. So does my Aunt June. My mom and I decided to make a bunch this year. With a few calls to my Aunt June and my mom’s memory of her mom making these, I think we got these exact. This apple pie is simple and perfect in every way. We have several in the freezer for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. I can’t wait to dig in…
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie(Slow Cooker Version)
This chicken pot pie would be perfect to serve on Thanksgiving if you are only 2 or 4 people, especially if you swapped the chicken for turkey. You don’t need a big assortment of food, just a dish like this made with love.
Thanksgiving 🍁 Menu
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. The weather in Florida has finally cooled down. We can keep the windows and doors open so the fresh air flows through the house. Once we start cooking, the familiar smells waft through the air. There really is so much to be thankful for.
I regularly make Whole Wheat Banana Muffins. They are healthy and delicious. We eat them for breakfast and can easily pack them in the lunchbox for school. But when the season of fall arrives I like to switch them up a bit and make Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins. We all love them just as much as the banana muffins and it gives us all the feelings of fall.
I have been waiting to get my hands on my mom’s old cookbook. It was in storage for a couple of years while they got settled here in Florida. Now that I have it, I may not give it back.
Weeknight Chili 🌶
I call this weeknight chili because it is super quick and easy and perfect for a busy weeknight meal. But this would be a perfect comfort meal on a Sunday night as well.
This is the item that will never be removed from our Thanksgiving menu. This has been on the Thanksgiving menu in our family for generations. They are amazing. We devour them that day and they are even better leftover. I have to make 50-60 mushrooms for about 8 people! These are also great to serve on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. They look fancy and everyone will love them!
Grandma’s Simple “Italian”Cookies
These Simple “Italian” Cookies were my mom’s favorite when she was a kid. I absolutely LOVE 💗 that these are also my kid’s favorites! How sweet is that? These may not be “Italian” at all, but my mom named them. 🤣 According to her, everything is Italian!
Make Ahead Holiday Eggnog
This Make Ahead Holiday Eggnog is creamy, delicious and sweet! You literally throw the ingredients in the blender and store in the fridge until ready to serve. It makes 3 quarts and is perfect to bring to someone’s house for the holidays. It can be served at a Christmas tree decorating get together, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and even New Year’s Eve. This is one of those recipes you should be filing away…
Holiday Baked Ziti
This recipe is for my basic holiday baked ziti that is far from basic. It is just perfect and when it is cooking you know there will be family around and memories being made. I’ve made this for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, big family get togethers and also for an average Sunday dinner. Sometimes all you need is a nap and baked ziti to get you ready for the week ahead.
Mita’s Avocado 🥑 Salsa
The other day I was minding my business when I got a text from Mita with her recipe for her Avocado 🥑 Salsa scribbled on paper along with a pic. I wonder what other recipes she is keeping from me…
Escarole and Beans
Escarole and Beans is one of those meals I grew up on. My mom always made this. It is simple, healthy and delicious. It can be served as a soup or tossed with pasta, which is how we like it. One of the reasons I love pasta is that it can be paired with so many things. All you need is a little pasta and you’ve got Sunday dinner…