Classic White Russian

 Winter has arrived and a Classic White Russian is the perfect way to take the

chill out of the air.

Classic White Russian

Winter showed up a little early this year, and I’m not happy about it.  We are on track for a record cold November, and that’s not something to brag about. Especially since I’m (admittedly) still a little bitter from last winter. But fortunately the holiday season is starting, which means I can hang with family by the fire and sip on a Classic White Russian and pretend that the wind really isn’t howling outside.

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Open Face Fried Egg & Spinach Sandwich (1 of 3)

Open Faced Fried Egg and Spinach Sandwich

Get your greens right away in the morning with this Open Faced Fried Egg and Spinach Sandwich! Healthy eating is such a struggle this time of year, especially when you are a food blogger, and holiday candies and cookies are literally covering EVERY surface in the kitchen just waiting to be photographed. You won’t hear…

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#GWL5Faves 4th Edition - hostess gifts

#GWL5Faves 4th edition

 Don’t show up empty handed on Thanksgiving! Check out some of favorite hostess gifts in this 4th edition of #GWL5Faves.  Holiday gatherings are just around the corner, and whether it’s an informal cocktail party or a daylong celebration, you don’t want to show up empty-handed. In our 4th edition of #GWL5Faves, Lisa and I rounded up…

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Arugula Salad with Blackberries and Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing (1 of 2)

Arugula Salad with Blackberries and Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing

Juicy berries are the star of this Arugula Salad with Blackberries and Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing! Charlie has always been my salad eater. Unique for a 9-year old, no? He requests salads for school lunches and even ordered one for dinner when we went out for pizza with his flag football team! (How many little boys turn…

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Taste of Home Cooking School Online

Holiday Gift Giving with Taste of Home Cooking School Online

Need a unique present for someone special on your holiday shopping list? Give them the gift of online cooking classes from Taste of Home! Who remembers the Sears toy catalog? The arrival of that catalog in our mailbox was a big deal in our house. My brothers and I would pore through that sucker every…

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Overnight Fireman's Breakfast Casserole (1 of 2)

Overnight Fireman’s Breakfast Casserole

You may start hosting brunch more often once you get a taste of this easy and flavorful Overnight Fireman’s Breakfast Casserole.  Pat’s family is from Minnesota, and my family is from Nebraska, so rather than dividing our time between the two states for holidays, we alternated Thanksgiving and Christmas with our families after we were…

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fall book club menu

Fall Book Club Menu

Hosting book club this month? We’ve got you covered with our Fall Book Club Menu!  We’re back, as promised, with our fall book club menu. Do you guys remember how this all started? Our friend, Rachel, who used to be in our book club (but has since moved away) was persistent with her requests to “Just…

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Spicy Roasted Squash with Goat Cheese

Spicy Sweet Roasted Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese

Fall side dishes don’t get much easier (or more delicious) than this Spicy Sweet Roasted Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese! You know those foods that you love to eat, but they are too much work to prepare? Butternut Squash is the perfect example of that for me. I swear I’m going to slice my hand off…

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Wild-Blueberry Cranberry Pie (1 of 2)

Cranberry and Wild Blueberry Pie

Move over pumpkin, there’s a new pie in town. Cranberry and Wild Blueberry Pie is a delicious addition to the Thanksgiving meal. What’s one of the foods that always reminds you of your childhood? For me, it’s pie. My mom used to (and still does) bake us amazing pies, just because. We were one of…

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