Thanksgiving Recipes to Make-Ahead and Freeze

mashed potatoes in a glass dish with spoon

Preparing a Thanksgiving feast can be difficult work. Make it a bit easier by choosing Thanksgiving recipes to freeze in advance and lighten your load. If you’re not already a big fan of freezer recipes, you should be. It’s pretty remarkable. You can make a double or even triple batch of something and stash it in […]

Slab Apple Pie with Easy Crumb Topping

slice of slab apple pie on plate next to apples

This easy-to-prepare Slab Apple Pie takes just minutes to assemble. It’s delicious and simple, and a huge hit for fall. Bake one for now and stash an extra in the freezer. Apple pie is almost a perfect food. What with its buttery, flaky crust, sweet filling, and crunchy, nutty topping, an apple pie makes an […]

How to Make a Relish Tray Just Like Mom’s

table set with drinks candle and relish tray

A relish tray is a great dish to add to the appetizer or dinner table. My mom’s recipe is super simple with veggies, olives, and pickles. Holiday appetizers can get so complicated. We fool ourselves into thinking that we need to make a big froofroo spread before the bigger froofroo spread we call the holiday […]

Easy Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup for Cooking

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup is a wonderful, flavorful, healthy alternative to commercial canned cream soups. It’s easy to make and freezes beautifully. Ditch the can, man! What’s a staple canned good that most of our grandmothers and mothers regularly kept on hand? What’s the base of many a casserole, soup, and sauce recipe? What’s […]

How to Make Hot Cocoa from Scratch

hot cocoa in red mugs on tray with toppings

Morning hot cocoa is only about five minutes away and contains just five ingredients. Enjoy a hot cup of this easy, affordable chocolatey goodness. Full day of skiing and sledding? Camping trip? Just a cozy day at home? A hot chocolatey drink is just the ticket on many a day. When we want a sweet, […]

Homemade Onion Dip with Just 4 Ingredients (no mix!)

hand dipping potato chip in onion dip

Onion Dip is a great feature on your appetizer table at the holidays, parties, and other get-togethers. This recipe will help you make Sour Cream Onion Dip easily and without any packaged soup mix. Everyone loves a good dip. Am I right? Dips make football games more exiting. Dips make backyard BBQs more fun. Dips […]

Pat in Pan Pie Crust

Making pie crust from scratch is like kid’s play when you use my Gramma John’s Pat in Pan Pie Crust recipe. It’s simple and delicious and easy for kids and adults alike! intro   Do you see how HAPPY that child is? He just made his first pie crust. He’s so incredibly proud of doing […]

Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce & Cream Cheese

Enjoy Gingerbread with lemon sauce and cream cheese. While the cake bakes, mix up the tasty toppings for a traditional dessert that can’t be beat. Christmas is one of those occasions when you bust out some of your favorite traditional recipes. You know the ones, the ones that bring back special memories, the ones that […]