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    French Toast Bake

    So incredibly yummy! I had a half loaf of sourdough bread left and took a shot at making something with it. As you can see the pan is small so if you make more increase eggs and milk. Hope y’all enjoy! Ohh and the music is a great pick me up! Lil Zac Brown! If you prefer to read and print the recipe see below. Print Recipe French Toast Bake This French Toast is so incredibly easy to make and is my go to meal in the mornings. I can prep and pop in the oven while getting ready for work. My family loves the syrup fruit mixture that I…

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    The Gift Of Awesome!

    I struggle every year with what to get my nieces and nephews for Christmas. They are all fortunate that if they have a need it is fulfilled so gift giving tends to be well, boring. So now I am in the search for unique gifts that will hopefully wow vs. a gift card blah. Here are a few I have come up with! Kidstir– Teach your child to cook with this monthly subscription box that includes kid-sized cooking tools, kid-friendly recipes, a cookbook binder to keep all the recipes, and more. This subscription box is more affordable than some others, and you can turn the cooking into a fun family…

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    The Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu Plan

    Thanksgiving is a BIG deal at my house and since I love to cook, I say bring on the appetites! With only two weeks to go I will be doing a lot of shopping this weekend and the next. I have discovered a few great recipes over the years that I am now sharing with you. The dishes are a mix of family recipes handed down and some tried and true from other fine cooks. I make a lot of my side dishes the night before so I am not going absolutely crazy in the kitchen Thanksgiving day. I also have a double oven which is a lifesaver and I…

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    Bourbon Pecan Pie

    I absolutely love Pecan Pie and it is a huge hit in my house. Add bourbon of course and it is even better! You can always omit the bourbon of course but it’s the holidays so why not!   Print Recipe Bourbon Pecan Pie Prep Time10 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time50 mins Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanKeyword: bourbon, pecanpie Ingredients3 large Eggs At Room Temp1 cup Sugar1/2 tsp Salt1 cup Karo Syrup3 tbsp Butter At Room Temp2 tbsp Bourbon 1 tsp Real Vanilla Extract1 cup Chopped Pecans1 Prepared Deep Dish Pie Crust I blind bake mine for a bit while making mixture. InstructionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium mixing bowl…

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    Bourbon Whipped Cream

    Pair this wonderful whipped cream with your pies! I don’t have a specific bourbon I cook with but there are so many local distilleries these days why not support one of them! Enjoy y’all! Print Recipe Bourbon Whipped Cream Prep Time5 mins Course: DessertKeyword: bourbon, whippedcream Ingredients1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream2 tbsp Powdered Sugar1 tsp Real Vanilla extract1 tsp Bourbon InstructionsIn a chilled bowl combine all the ingredients and whip with a hand mixer until peaks form.

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    Deviled Eggs

    Deviled eggs are a must and I tend to make a crazy amount because they don’t make it to the table if I don’t! Again super easy and can make ahead.   Print Recipe Deviled Eggs Recipe is for a dozen but you can definitely make more! Ingredients6 large Eggs2 tbsp Olive Oil Mayo1 1/2 tbsp Sweet Pickle RelishWhite Vinegar Just a splash1 tsp Yellow MustardSalt & Pepper To tasteSmoked Paprika Garnish InstructionsPlace eggs in a single layer in a saucepan, add water covering eggs. Bring to a boil, cover, remove from heat, and let stand 15 minutes. Rinse under cold water for about a minute. I use a tablespoon…

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    Corn Casserole

    Super easy and a great side dish! There are a ton of variations out there but I like to keep mine simple.   Print Recipe Corn Casserole Prep Time8 minsCook Time55 minsTotal Time1 hr 3 mins Course: Side DishCuisine: AmericanKeyword: corncasserole, thanksgiving Ingredients1 15oz Can Corn Drained1 14oz Can Creamed Corn1 pckg Corn Muffin Mix I use Jiffy1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt Can sub Sour Cream1/2 stick Butter1 cup Shredded Cheddar InstructionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cans of corn, corn muffin mix, yogurt, and melted butter. Pour into a greased 9 by 13-inch casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes, or until…

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    Bacon Green Bean Casserole

    Yes I said bacon! I mean how else do you make an already great dish perfect! I don’t use canned green beans either and am thankful my hubby doesn’t mind breaking beans! Print Recipe Bacon Green Bean Casserole Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins Course: Side DishCuisine: AmericanKeyword: sidedish, thanksgiving Ingredients2 lbs Fresh Green Beans Snapped, trimmed and blanched2 cans Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup1/2 cup Milk1 1/3 cup French Fried Onions I use French's Salt & Pepper to taste6 slices Bacon (prepared & crumble) I use applewood InstructionsPreheat oven to 350° F and grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Stir the soup, milk, salt, pepper, crumbled bacon, 2/3…

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    Mashed Potatoes

    Being Irish the potato is a staple in my house! I love them cooked any way possible especially mashed! Enjoy this super creamy easy recipe. Print Recipe Mashed Potatoes Ingredients2.5 lbs Potatoes I love Russett or Yukon Gold3.5 cups Water for boil1 1/2 tsp Salt To taste1 1/2 tsp Pepper1 1/2 sticks Butter1 cup Milk I use almond for my allergy people InstructionsIn a large pot place peeled and diced potatoes and cover with water. Cook on high heat and boil about 10 minutes and medium heat another 20 minutes. Remove pot from heat and discard water. (Save the water and sip on for a potassium boost) In a mixing…

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    Simple Cranberry Sauce

    There are only a few of us that enjoy cranberry sauce so I don’t make a lot. This is a super quick and easy recipe that you are sure to enjoy! Print Recipe Cranberry Sauce Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins Course: Side DishCuisine: AmericanKeyword: thanksgiving Ingredients1 pckg Cranberries1 cup Sugar1 cup Orange juice InstructionsIn a medium saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice. Stir in the cranberries, and cook until they start to pop (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat, and transfer to a bowl. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.