pecan cheesecake sugar cookie squares

You guys! I have just been eating, eating, and eating! Of course we had turkey and all the trimmings, then Sir Dave made a great prime rib dinner, then we had a wonderful, rich French dinner out with the mother-in-law and today just for reference I had a bagel, a Reese’s peanut butter cup, nachos…

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thanksgiving sides: creamy mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, bacony brussel sprouts + herb stuffing

I typically don’t love experimentation on Thanksgiving (it’s all about yummy traditions, isn’t it?!) so I didn’t stray too far from my typical menu this year. However, I was able to try out some easy variations to my normal turkey day routine that I (and Sir Dave) ended up really loving – so I’m excited…

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herb brined thanksgiving turkey with easy peasy gravy

Woo-woo! It’s my favorite time of year! I’ve put up my twinkly lights and my 9-foot tall Christmas tree, the stockings are hung above the fireplace and I’ve already watched National Lampoons Christmas Vacation TWICE. Go big or go home is my holiday mantra. Here’s my annual tree hugging moment: And yes, I do go…

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