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closeup photo of baby back ribs on a wooden cutting board with bbq sauce and a cleaver

Slow Roasted Baby Back Ribs

As much as I enjoy eating baby back ribs, I never order them in restaurants. Ever. I just can’t seem to bring out my cannibal cave-woman side in public.

At home, however, all bets are off, and you can find me gnawing on bones with the best of them.

Two pumpkin spice martinis on a tray with pumpkins and leaves

Pumpkin Spice Martini

The first time I’d had a pumpkin spice martini was on vacation while we were spending a little time at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California.

After my initial sip, I knew it was something I wanted to recreate upon returning home. 

The result is my version of a Pumpkin Spice Martini, and it’s a good one.

A bowl of Greek meatballs appetizers on the right and a small bowl of tzatziki dipping sauce on the left.

Greek Meatball Appetizers

These Greek appetizer meatballs will be the hit of any party or gathering.

They’re easy to make, too, and can be made in advance to help take some of the stress out of entertaining.

Or if you’re the one bringing them to a party they’re easy to transport and reheat.

Fried Rosette Cookies

Part of the fun of eating a Fried Rosette Snowflake Cookie is the dusting of confectioners sugar that inevitably snow down the front of your shirt as you crunch into these crispy little holiday treats.

There’s no way around it so just give in and let it snow!

A bowl of fireball apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a spoon.

Fireball Apple Crisp

When you’re looking to up your apple crisp game, look no further than this recipe for Fireball Apple Crisp.

It’s everything you love about a traditional apple crisp…but with a grown-up kick, and it’s soon to become your flaming desire!

A horizontal photo of a yellow casserole dish of cheesy horseradish mashed potatoes casserole with a spoon.

Make-Ahead Horseradish Mashed Potato Casserole

Take some of the stress out of serving a big holiday meal to a large group of people (or any meal for that matter) by preparing this cheesy horseradish mashed potato casserole in advance if desired.

Then about an hour before dinner, let the oven do all the work. Now it’s time for you to relax and enjoy! You deserve it.

A beautifully browned roasted turkey on a platter with grapes, carrots, and greens.

Balsamic and Herb Roasted Turkey

When it comes to Thanksgiving turkey, skip the brining, people! It’s messy, time consuming, and simply not necessary.

This recipe for Balsamic and Herb Roasted Turkey will beat the pants off of a brined turkey with absolutely no fuss, and no muss! And, it CAN BE MADE IN ADVANCE! Find out how…