Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies

Appetizers, Holidays, Pies, Recipes, Tutorial

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Smithfield®. The opinions and text are all mine. There are two types of holiday guests… turkey people and ham people. And if you’re hosting this year’s holiday meal like I am, then you know what a pain this can be. Seriously, who wants to …

Easy & Cheesy Jalapeño Cheddar Pigs in a Crepe Blanket

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The holiday season calls for adding a bit of whimsy and creativity to your meals. During the season wine transforms into a warm spiced punch, bread has stone fruits added to the mix, and sausage is wrapped up in a warm blanket of scrumptiousness. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year for …

Sherry Date Meat Pie with Holland House Cooking Wine

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There are certain must-haves during the holiday season: Sugar cookies. Hot cocoa by the fire. A delicious slice of honey-baked ham. And in my house, meat pie! Meat pie is a wonderful staple from our lovely British friends across the pond. Despite its name, it is actually a surprisingly sweet dish. This year my friends …

Holiday Homestead Buns with Southern Kitchen

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Special thanks to Southern Kitchen for sending me this lovely skillet to play with and sponsoring this recipe post! I moved to Houston, Texas a little over a year ago and officially became a Southerner. It immediately became clear that a few things came along with that status. Southerners are unfailingly polite. They are heartwarmingly …

Mincemeat Almond Pie with Bourbon Glaze

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Tis the season for pie! And since I am personally obsessed with all things British, I am going to subject you to a traditional English recipe once again. But fear not, for as always I have added a unique twist to the classic recipe. Because who likes messing with a good thing? I do! With …

Christmas Pork Patty Sliders

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This post is written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc.. All opinions are entirely my own. There is a meal that gets neglected every year on Christmas day… lunch. Think about it. With the unwrapping of presents, breakfast is often a decadent smorgasbord of homemade cinnamon buns and sizzling bacon slices. Then, the …

Pomegranate Rosemary Bread Wreath

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Christmas is just around the corner, so you know what that means? It is baking season, my friends! Sure, receiving gifts and celebrating with loved ones is nice and all, but the true joy of the season for me is baking. Yes, I am very specific and fickle with my standards for happiness. During the holiday season, …

Honey Roasted Cardamom California Walnuts

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One of the many perks of being in charge of a test kitchen is that I get to constantly challenge myself. Whether its looking a salmon (literally) in the eye or attacking a creme brulee with an blow-torch, I am always quite happily stepping out of my comfort zone. As I say time and time …