That time of year is right around the corner - crunchy leaves, sweaters, spiced cider, cinnamon candles, costume shopping, feast planning, pumpkin patch visiting...fall! My very favorite season! And with fall comes pumpkin everything! I adore pumpkin cookies, bread, steamers, pie...I could go on forever. Whenever I say the word pumpkin I feel like I should say it 'punkin.' When I was dating my husband we had this strange experience where we say a black jetta on several occasions with . . .
During our first "oh so meeting" in the beginning days of the blog - a friend who used to blog with us, Anna, brought over her beef bourguignon to photograph and later share on the blog. I remember loving that recipe when we all took a bite. When Holland House® asked if we wanted to try some of their cooking wines, I knew this recipe would be the perfect fit. I've made a few tweaks to Anna's original recipe, but this hearty beef stew is a classic. Family Tradition She told a story of when . . .
I love dip. I feel like everything is better with a little dip...veggies, chips, fruit, french fries...pretty much everything! So naturally - with pumpkin season upon us, I had to throw a pumpkin pie dip into the mix. Pumpkin Pie Dip For Your Holiday Spread This pumpkin pie dip is a PERFECT appetizer for your Halloween or Thanksgiving spread this year! It pairs perfectly with apple slices, pear slices, and my personal favorite - gingersnap cookies! We have a stellar ginger cookie . . .
We love potatoes, all of us, in my house. We have Idaho roots, so how could we not? One of our favorite potato sides to make are these CHEESY POTATO FRIES but they can take a while to make. Potatoes take a long time to bake! and when you don't have an hour to make dinner you turn to your instant pot. One sunday I tried a variation of these cheesy potato fries using the pressure cooker and it worked PERFECTLY. Pressure cooker cheesy potatoes need to be on your menu THIS WEEK! How to pressure . . .
My children love steak. A favorite is to marinate and grill skewers. Its fast, easy and perfect for families (because they're already to serve in bite sized pieces when done!). We are always looking for new and different ways to cook and season our skewers. Marinade are perfect! We especially love this P.F. Chang’s® Home Menu Mongolian Style BBQ Sauce for our BBQ beef skewers and veggies bowls. This post has been sponsored P.F. Chang's® Home Menu. All thoughts and opinions are my . . .
Every year when we carve our pumpkins, pull out the pulp, make silly faces in the jack-o-laterns I love to bake up some roasted pumpkin seeds for a fun crispy snack. I really love them! Mild, buttery flavor with a pinch of sea salts and its so satisfying! In the recent years I've come to really appreciate good seasonings. I did use to think salt was salt, seasoning salt was seasoning salt, bullion was bullion. HECK NO. These things can and do make a huge difference in the outcome of . . .
Halloween is my verrrrrrry favorite holiday!!! I love the decorations, the costumes, and the food! Today I want to share a treat that whipped up for our little Halloween Party. I call it Candy Corn Popcorn - but really it is a twist on our Marshmallow Popcorn Recipe. Find the recipe HERE, or check out the Halloween version below. Candy Corn, Love It Or Hate It In all reality, I hate candy corn. There are candy corn lovers, and there are candy corn haters. I fall into that hate . . .
Did you grow up drinking ice cold smoking homemade root beer at your halloween parties? I loved it every year when we would have it. A delicious sweetness, with a light fizz. Such a fun treat. As a mom, I love making it for the holiday. My kids love it also and feel it is so magical! ROOT BEER The beauty about homemade root beer is how EASY it is. The tricky part can be finding the items. So I have a few tips! Look for your supplies a head of time. I checked several stores that did . . .
I have a fluffy buttery breadstick recipe that is one of my family's all time favorite. We love to make them with soups, salads, pastas (never too many carbs baby!) It's so easy to turn the breadstick recipe into witch fingers!! These witch fingers breadsticks will be the hit of the party!! The original breadsticks recipe I like to make them thick and fluffy, but for these witches fingers I make them skinny. I also like to cook them a little bit longer so that they are a little more . . .
October and Halloween always make me crave chili. My Grandma always makes this at Halloween time and now we make it every year on Halloween. Grandma's Secret To Delicious Chili My Grandma's chili is always the best...so many years ago I called her up and asked her for the recipe. She was very matter of fact in her response - "always double your meat, and always use tomato juice instead of tomato sauce, the sauce is too sweet." I've stuck to those rules and came up with this EASY tasty . . .