Thanksgiving

Southern-Style Slow Cooker Candied Sweet Potatoes

Southern-Style Slow Cooker Candied Sweet Potatoes

It’s crunch time for Thanksgiving menu planning, shopping, and cooking. We’re only one week away, so let’s get right into it: we’re talking candied sweet potatoes today, y’all. A lot of us call them candied yams but there’s actually a difference between yams and sweet […]

Tips for Hosting Your First Thanksgiving

Tips for Hosting Your First Thanksgiving

Today, we are talking Thanksgiving–specifically hosting your first Thanksgiving. I’ve cooked and hosted my family’s Thanksgiving dinner for the past few years and have picked up a thing or two along the way. I previously shared my general entertaining tips on the blog and try to answer […]

What to Bring to the Table: Thanksgiving Desserts Roundup

What to Bring to the Table: Thanksgiving Desserts Roundup

Do not, I repeat, do not show up to Thanksgiving dinner with a store-bought dessert! Not even a Patti Pie. It’s just bad manners, y’all. Now, Ms. Patti is everyone’s favorite celebrity auntie so please don’t think I’m trying to shade her. She is my girl (in […]

Southern-Style Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie

Southern-Style Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie

With only 10 days until T-Day, we’re continuing with Thanksgiving foods around these parts. Last week, I shared how easy it is to make a caramel apple pie and today we’re getting into another classic: sweet potato pie. Southern-style bourbon sweet potato pie, to be exact! […]

What to Bring to the Table: Thanksgiving Sides Roundup

What to Bring to the Table: Thanksgiving Sides Roundup

Are you in need of a contribution for Thanksgiving dinner with bae’s family? Maybe you’re hosting this year? Or maybe, you’re taking something to the office potluck? Whatever your current situation, I’ve got you covered with this little roundup of side dishes! Each one is […]

Easy Caramel Apple Pie

Easy Caramel Apple Pie

Thanksgiving is coming, y’all. Don’t be the person serving Patti Pies at your table or the guest bringing a sad, store-bought dessert to the potluck. Don’t get roasted by your friends and family. Don’t have your coworkers talking behind your back after the office potluck. […]

Crispy Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

My mom has been a brussels sprouts fan since I can remember but we didn’t eat them much growing up. Now that I’m a full-grown adult with sprouts-loving palate, I mourn all the years spent not eating them. I first made these for Thanksgiving last […]

Perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake

Perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake

It’s November, y’all! Some may say “Where did the year go?!” and, while I agree that it has flown by, this is my favorite time of year. I’m a summer baby and enjoy the warmth of the season but the end of the year is […]

Spicy Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Spicy Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts

A sweet and spicy veggie dish that comes together in 20 minutes with just five ingredients

Nutty Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding with Maple Vanilla Cream Sauce

Nutty Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding with Maple Vanilla Cream Sauce

So, I may have created something to rival my famous sweet potato praline bread pudding, y’all. I like to try at least one new dish each Thanksgiving, and this nutty apple cranberry bread pudding was a brand new dessert recipe I came up with last […]

Black Food Bloggers Virtual Thanksgiving Feast

Black Food Bloggers Virtual Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is not only a time for family and gratefulness–it’s also the ultimate foodie holiday. I tapped an amazing group of 19 black food bloggers to share their best Turkey Day recipes and inspire your feast. In black American households, certain things are staples at […]

6 Easy Bottle Gift Ideas for Your Host

6 Easy Bottle Gift Ideas for Your Host

Elevate your next host or hostess gift with affordable product recommendations and relevant recipe inspiration.

Brown Butter Roasted Garlic Mac & Cheese

Brown Butter Roasted Garlic Mac & Cheese

A classic mac & cheese recipe elevated with two flavorful twists

How To Tackle Thanksgiving Menu Planning

How To Tackle Thanksgiving Menu Planning

This post was sponsored by AT-A-GLANCE as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I’ve made Thanksgiving dinner for my family for the past few years now but this year marks the first since […]

50+ Sweet Potato Recipes for Thanksgiving and Beyond

50+ Sweet Potato Recipes for Thanksgiving and Beyond

The sweet potato is one of the hallmarks of modern Thanksgiving meals. Pie is what automatically comes to mind (like Grandbaby Cakes’ Sweet Potato Chess Pie, pictured above and linked below) but there’s more you can do with this versatile root. Here is a roundup […]

Bourbon Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Bourbon Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Two classics meet with a touch of bourbon for the perfect Thanksgiving pie.

Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Spiced Crust

Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Spiced Crust

An easy classic cheesecake filled with bits of roasted sweet potato and surrounded by a spiced graham cracker crust

Pumpkin Apple Spice Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Apple Spice Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

A deliciously moist spice cake with apples and pumpkin–topped with maple cream cheese frosting!

Easy Classic Apple Pie

Easy Classic Apple Pie

Pies seem like a must around this time of year. I’ve shared a few pies with y’all over the years (grapefruit & ginger, apple with brie, roasted strawberry) and thought it was time to add another one to the mix. This easy classic apple pie […]

Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

A light, chewy, and addictive remix of the classic cookie recipe that’s perfect for Fall.

Simple Southern Praline Sauce

Simple Southern Praline Sauce

A simple southern praline sauce made in a flash with just 4 ingredients. It’s like eating a liquid praline and makes a great topping for anything sweet.

Thankful

Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! If you’re reading this on the day of, you’re probably a.) impatiently waiting for the food to be ready (It’s never on time.) or b.) full of good food and fresh off a post-turkey nap. Either way, I thank you for visiting on […]

Veggie Rose Tart

Veggie Rose Tart

A simple and savory appetizer made with sliced squash arranged in the shape of rose petals on top of an herbed, all-butter crust

Cranberry Apple Spice Mules for Thanksgiving

Cranberry Apple Spice Mules for Thanksgiving

Cranberry Apple Spice Mules are perfect for Fall and any holiday gathering. They’ll make you feel warm & fuzzy with just a few ingredients!

Easy Roasted Root Veggies

Easy Roasted Root Veggies

Make these easy roasted root veggies–carrots, red and white potatoes, and beets with just a few other ingredients– for your next Fall dinner.

Turkey Pot Pies + Thanksgiving Leftovers Roundup

Turkey Pot Pies + Thanksgiving Leftovers Roundup

Today is Black Friday, which elicits images of long lines wrapped around mass retail stores full of people chomping at the bit to get inside and spend their money on “unbelievable” deals. Today is like the Olympics of shopping for some and possibly the worst work […]

Deluxe Mac & Cheese

Deluxe Mac & Cheese

Are y’all tired of cheese-related posts yet? If so (which I don’t understand), don’t fret. This is the last one…for a while. 🙂 This deluxe mac & cheese incorporates a bit of the French mimolette cheese I was introduced to at the Cheeses of Europe […]

Sweet Potato Praline Bread Pudding

Sweet Potato Praline Bread Pudding

In the world of Thanksgiving desserts there is a divide between those who eat pumpkin pie and those who eat sweet potato pie. I grew up in a sweet potato pie household and only ever saw the pumpkin version at school functions and on TV. I […]

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Brie

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Brie

When I reflect on famous childhood villains, Scar from the Lion King, Freddy Krueger, and the Leprechaun had nothing on brussels sprouts. They were the bane of every TV kid’s existence. I counted myself lucky that my mother never served them to us. I thought my siblings and I were […]

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This little recipe here is tried and true, y’all. I can make it with my eyes closed. That might be a bit of an exaggeration but I do feel I’ve gotten the hang of mashed potatoes and consider these a go-to family recipe. And don’t […]

Rosemary Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Rosemary Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

I love making and serving roasted red potatoes. They are a beautiful addition to any meal, especially a holiday table, and always look like they required more effort than I actually put into them. I typically keep them simple with just garlic, onion, and spices. […]

Garlicky Green Beans & Mushrooms

Garlicky Green Beans & Mushrooms

Have you ever come across a #struggleplate on social media? One thing that pops up on many posts associated with this hashtag is a pile of canned green beans. Don’t get me wrong–I’m sure I ate canned green beans as a kid, when both my parents worked […]