Magic Bars

If I had to rank my favorite Christmas cookies, Magic Bars would definitely be towards the very top of my list. They are so simple to make, but I just adore that graham cracker crust topped with sweetened condensed milk, coconut, and chocolate chips. It’s just a dreamy combo! ...more

Tortilla Soup

I’m loving the chillier weather we are getting in Orange County lately. It’s been in the mid-60’s during the day and pretty chilly at night. I know a lot of you have been getting a lot of snow ....more

Gingerbread Fudge

Although I’ve barely bought any Christmas presents, we are totally in the Christmas spirit in my house. We went and bought our tree this weekend and it’s the first live tree I’ve had maybe since I was a baby. Growing up, my brother is really allergic to real trees so we’ve always had artificial trees ....more

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Chicken

This time of year always means lots of baking and parties. I always struggle with dinners because I feel like we are so busy and that I have too many other things to cook or bake. Quick and easy dinners are an absolute must! ...more

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

It’s December! Christmas is almost here! I’m sorry I haven’t been posting, we were in Cleveland for an extended trip for Thanksgiving and I decided to truly enjoy our time with family and do as little work as possible! ...more

Thankful: A Special Announcement

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season, I thought today would be a good day to share a secret that I’ve been hiding from you all for quite some time… I’m so excited to announce that we are expecting Baby #2 this April AND it’s a girl! This pregnancy has been much rougher on me than my first pregnancy. I spent most of the first trimester getting sick just about every day ....more

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

I’m not sure what it is, but this time of year just makes me want to make cheese balls and more cheese balls. They are just so perfect for holiday entertaining! And seriously, who doesn’t love cheese?! ...more

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I’ve got another Thanksgiving side dish for you guys! When it comes to Brussels sprouts, I have to admit that they have not always been a favorite vegetable of mine. I’m not sure what it is, maybe the texture, but they just haven’t done it for me…until this recipe, that is! ...more

Easy Cornbread Stuffing

Stuffing! Let’s be honest, it’s the best side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Come on, you know it’s true! ...more

Apple Gruyère Tarts

Thanksgiving appetizers. It’s a thing, right? Sometimes I think that seems crazy because most of the time, I try to eat as little as possible early on Thanksgiving so I can save space for that glorious dinner ....more