Tips for Hosting a Holiday Brunch on a Budget

citrus salad, bread, and breakfast casserole

Are you hosting a holiday brunch this season? Feeling a little overwhelmed. Here’s the 411 on how to make it simple as well as delicious. Citrus Salad, Instant Holiday Brunch Kit With the winter holidays ahead of us, we’re in for a ton of fun. Or stress, depending on where you fall on the Holiday Planning Continuum. […]

How to Cook a Turkey the Easy Way

Wondering how to cook a turkey? We’ve got you covered with these easy tips that result in a delicious roast turkey. I’m hosting Thanksgiving, but I don’t know how to do it. I’m not sure how to cook a turkey. What in the world am I going to do? Don’t panic. We’ve all been there. […]

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 […]

Freezer Cooking for the Holidays

Whether you’re preparing part or all of a holiday meal, baking bulk batches of cookies, or simply putting up some easy dinners, freezer cooking at the holidays can help you enjoy the season more and save time and money. Pictured: Orange Cinnamon Rolls It’s a known fact that freezer meals can help you in your […]

Tips for Budget-Friendly Holiday Meals

jar of money with christmas tree in background

As the holidays approach, you may be tempted to pull out all the stops. Your budget may not agree. Enjoy a festive season without overspending with these tips for budget-friendly holiday meals. Pictured: Ham in the Slow Cooker Yep, the holidays they are approaching. You’ve seen the displays in Costco and Walmart. You can read […]

Make-Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Put your feet up this Thanksgiving with this Make-Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Side Dishes freezer cooking plan. Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away! After years of doing all the cooking, I was so thrilled to go to start heading to my in-laws’ house every year for Thanksgiving. They have a lovely, spacious home with lots of […]

Brie Baked in a Bread Bowl is a Must-Make!

Brie baked in a bread bowl gets gooey and melty and utterly delicious.  It makes for a fantastic appetizer or party dish with very little work. Years ago I edited a small community fundraiser cookbook. I had a newborn baby and had taken a sabbatical from my job teaching high school. Who knew that it […]