Sparkling Cranberry Mint Iced Tea

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Sparkling Cranberry Mint Iced Tea

Looking back on my childhood, it’s easy for me to see how important meals were in bringing my family together to be the tight-knit group that we still are today. Friday nights at my obachan’s house were always reserved as a special time to look forward to throughout the week. There was always the anticipation of getting to see and play with all of my cousins and eat delicious homemade food while the parents chatted. While we’ve all grown up and are scattered with our new jobs and college, we all still make a point to reserve holidays for reconnecting together around the table for good food and even better conversations and laughs. Holidays are a time when we all pour into one house to enjoy the company of family and friends and detach from the busy world around us. It grounds us in the most perfect way and I’ve found that my most cherished memories happen when the table brings us together!…

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The Perfect #GiftsThatWorkout

And just like that, we’re through November and on our way to the holidays! This time of year gets crazy as we all try to balance work, friends and family, taking care of ourselves, and gearing up for the perfect madness that makes up these next few months of giving and holiday cheer. Has anyone else been feeling like time is absolutely flying by? I feel like the older I get, the more quickly the months go, by whereas when I was younger, these months used to drag on. That Christmas anticipation felt like it could have lasted months and months on its own, and now I’m looking at my calendar and starting to worry about finding enough time to get all my Christmas shopping done!

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Glazed Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs

Glazed Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs- so easy and so addictive! Perfect for any potluck!

One of the absolute best parts of the holiday season is the rekindling of relationships. Everyone seems to slow down during the holidays and put aside our busy lives to get back to their roots of family and friends for holiday parties filled with good cheer, food, and drink. It’s a beautiful thing and I’ve got the perfect recipe to help get you into the spirit!

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Salted Caramel Apple Pie Slabs

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Slabs

Let’s be real, the biggest reason why I came up with this recipe is because I wanted to have another excuse to make one of my favorite foods!

Apple pie, I love you.

Specifically this recipe since it’s based off of the best apple pie recipe in da world: Grandma Ople’s. I randomly found the recipe while prepping for Thanksgiving years ago and it’s been a staple at every family gathering since. I think I’ve probably made her pie well over 50 times and it comes out perfect every time! The secret is making your own caramel and pouring it over the apples to bake into them. I’ve added the very small (but notable!) addition of a bit of sea salt to give the recipe the last bump it needs to be out of this world.

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15 Minute Lightened-Up Creamed Corn

15 Minute Lightened-Up Creamed Corn- a healthier version of the holiday favorite that's just as decadent tasting!

Who else is majorely preparing for all the holiday eats that are about to hit our homes? Thanksgiving is coming up next week (!) and Christmas will follow shortly after. Gimmmmeee allllll the comfort food! Slow cooked meat, fluffy mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and so much more!

One of my favorite holiday side dishes has always been creamed corn. It’s so easy to make and really enhances all of the savory-ness going on with the main dishes with a little sweet! The one downside is all that butter and heavy cream that goes into making is taste so decadent. That’s why I came up with this lightened-up recipe that is done in just 15 minutes and pretty much undistinguishable from the full fat version! That way, you can save up extra room for dessert ;).

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