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. […]

Bulk Batch Herbed Stuffing with Onion and Sage

turkey dinner with stuffing in the center

A classic side dish for roast chicken or turkey is a bread stuffing, or dressing. This Herbed Stuffing with Onion and Sage is a major crowd-pleaser and very freezer-friendly. I never understood why Laura and Mary couldn’t agree. One insisted that Ma make the dressing with onion. The other demanded sage. The debate was so […]

Mushroom and Onion Gravy Recipe for the Freezer

Let bottled and dry mix gravy be relics of the past. This recipe for Mushroom and Onion Gravy stirs up silky and delicious. It’s also super freezer-friendly. I was raised to think that making homemade gravy was difficult. It wasn’t some plot by my mother to get me to like canned gravy. But, it really […]

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce for People Who Think They Don’t Like Homemade

spoon dipped in bowl of cranberry sauce atop red checked cloth

Ditch the can this holiday season. Cranberry Sauce is incredibly easy to make yourself and it tastes amazing. It also freezes beautifully! I have always loved cranberry sauce. For years though, my preferred variety came in round slices with ridges. Oh yes, yes, it did. The FishFam was Team Jellied for quite some time. I […]

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. […]

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 […]

Budget Recipes for Thanksgiving

thanksgiving dinner plate with turkey and all the fixings

Are you planning for a Thanksgiving feast? Need some fresh inspiration? Here are some of the best budget recipes for Thanksgiving you must try this year. Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away. That one meal, while special and festive, can add to a pretty pricy dinner tab. Too pricy for the month’s budget. […]