The Blond Cook

I'm the writer behind the food blog, The Blond Cook.  I cook and blog from a tiny kitchen on the coast of North Carolina.  My cooking style is influenced by my small town roots and love of comfort food.  In my spare time I enjoy outdoor photography, boating, fishing and running.

Vanilla Mint Nog Cocktail

‘Tis the season! ...more

Green Bean Casserole

Creamy, cheesy, crunchy and full of green beans, this Green Bean Casserole is so easy to make… and it doesn’t use any canned soup! Sign up for my...more

Holiday Sangria

I’ve never been a big wine drinker, but this recipe just might change things. ...more

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Sometimes I stop and really wonder about myself. ...more

Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix

Whenever there is any kind of event or holiday celebration with my family and friends, there is always some kind of Chex Mix served! ...more

Pineapple and Rum Glazed Ham

Today’s recipe is sponsored by 100% DOLE® Canned Pineapple Juice. All opinions shared are my own!...more

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Simply delicious, these Roasted Brussels Sprouts are...more

Pineapple Casserole

It’s so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is less than 3 weeks away! ...more

Spiced Nog Coffee Cocktail

The holidays are upon us and I’m so excited to share with you this festive cocktail: ...more

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Sometimes you come across recipes with ingredients that you wouldn’t think would be “compatible”. ...more