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Pig Pickin Cake Roll

This Pig Pickin’ Cake Roll is the perfect summer dessert! It starts with a cake mix, is loaded with mandarin oranges, pineapple fluff, coconut, and chopped pecans. The perfect addition to your next summer cookout.  My birthday is right around the corner and I know you are all chomping at the bit to celebrate with …

Spiced Rum Pecan Cheesecakes

Spiced Rum Cheesecakes are little 4-bite treats laced with spiced rum and smothered in a homemade boozy caramel studded with pecans. This dessert is perfect for dinner parties, holidays, and for all the spiced rum lovers in your life. CLICK HERE TO PIN THIS RECIPE AND SAVE FOR LATER Remember that time I made Spiced …

Banana Oat Pancakes

Fluffy oatmeal pancakes are sweetened with ripe bananas and topped with toasted pecans. This easy recipe for Banana Oat Pancakes is healthy, filling, and a major weekend favorite in our house. It’s been awhile since we made pancakes, right? Today is the first day of school over here (where does the time go?!!?) and since …

Peach Crumble Pie Bars

Buttery pie crust is layered with cream cheese and fresh peaches, and then topped with crumbly oats, pecans and brown sugar to make the most fun pie you can eat with your hands! Peach Crumble Pie Bars are one of our favorite ways to use fresh peaches! And so my fascination with peaches continues. In truth …

Raspberry Chipotle Cheese Balls

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Tabasco Holiday #SeasonedGreetings and #CollectiveBias. All opinions, photos, and the original recipe are mine alone. Cream cheese, sharp cheddar, raspberry preserves, and the smoky spice of Tabasco Chipotle sauce make these Raspberry Chipotle Cheese Balls into the most delicious party food! This crowd-pleasing …

Chocolate Pretzel Party Bites

Little pretzel rounds filled with dark chocolate and your choice of happy toppings! You can cover Chocolate Pretzel Party Bites in sprinkles, pecans, crushed peppermints, peanut butter chips, M & M’s — the fun possibilities are endless! These make great gifts and are perfect for setting out at parties.  Sooooo… this barely qualifies as a …

Pomegranate Quinoa Salad with Orange Maple Vinaigrette

This easy Pomegranate Quinoa Salad is tossed in a fresh and citrusy Orange Maple Vinaigrette to make a completely healthy and delicious side to any meal. Pomegranate arils give this dish a festive look that would work beautifully on a holiday table! When I was going over our Thanksgiving menu with my mom and sisters …

Crisp Apple Pecan Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

A celebration of apple season! This Crisp Apple Pecan Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette is loaded with fresh, tart apple slices, toasted pecans, feta cheese, and quinoa, and then tossed with a delicious apple cider vinaigrette. Welcome to my lunch every day for the past week. Everyday I said I was going to make something …

Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Fluffy buttermilk pancakes loaded with fresh shredded zucchini, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Zucchini Bread Pancakes are a perfect summer breakfast and a great way to use up some of those garden veggies! I can’t think of a better way to start a Saturday. Hot fluffy buttermilk paNCAKESSSSS!!!! [<<Oprah voice] You guys know how much …

Cranberry Pecan Banana Bread

Cranberry Pecan Banana Bread is slightly sweet, a little tart, and deliciously nutty. This easy quick bread works well with fresh or frozen cranberries and has a pretty glaze on top that makes is perfect for company! Or yourself. You can totally keep this all to yourself.  Update January 2018: I had a reader leave …