Orange Honey Pheasant

“Bring me some pheasant, keep it on the bone” Pheasant stuffed with earthy rosemary and sage, juicy orange, and spicy garlic cloves get an orange-honey butter treatment to up the flavor profile. This delightful fowl recipe is made even better when served with champagne beurre blanc! I learned how to cook pheasant for my SIX the…

12 Must-Bake Christmas Cookies

Looking for awesome recipes for your Christmas cookie plate? You’ve come to the right place! Here are twelve must-bake Christmas cookies. Fiori di Sicilia Sugar Cookies The sugar cookie to end all sugar cookies! This delightful orange-vanilla treat is as fun to decorate as it is delicious. They’re super soft and “fancy” tasting, according to…

Bailey’s Fudge

This is the best fudge I’ve ever had. It’s creamy, it’s chocolatey, and it has the perfect Irish Cream flavor. Plus it takes five minutes to make! One of the best things about this fudge is its shelf life. It easily keeps for two or three weeks. I make fudge every year for Christmas because…

Maple Gingerbread Men Cookies

For people who don’t like gingerbread  I’ve always wanted to decorate gingerbread men but there’s one problem: I don’t really care for gingerbread. I think it’s the cloves. Or the molasses. Or the powdered ginger (which tastes nothing like delicious real ginger). This year I baked gingerbread men using maple syrup instead of molasses with a…

Andes Creme de Menthe Cookies

Super soft chocolate cookies with Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips These chocolate pillows of mint heaven are easy to bake and so delicious! They’re quite minty even though the only mint in them is the Andes baking chips. I saw a bag on the shelf months ago and grabbed it to play with on…

Dark Chocolate Bûche de Noël

‘Tis the season for an impressive Christmas classic! Is anyone else in the mood for a yule log? If you’ve never heard of it, a Bûche de Noël is a cake roll decorated to look like a log. A classic Bûche de Noël is vanilla sponge or genoise with chocolate buttercream, but the sky’s the limit…

Disney Dinners: Snow White

A German menu served in an enchanted forest A Snow White-themed dinner party could go so many different ways. Many of my friends lobbied for this Disney Dinner to be a spring party, due to the flowers and woodland creatures. I originally wanted to have it in October because of the poison apple angle but…

Enchant Christmas

Exploring the world’s largest Christmas light maze I could not have been more excited to get an invitation to review Enchant Christmas. I saw photos last year and was mesmerized by its beauty. I took my friend Morgan and had the most incredible time getting into the Christmas spirit! Follow me into a world of pure…

Why I Love Nordmann Fir Christmas Trees

Can’t decide what kind of tree to get? Read this! First of all, let me start by saying that I am a real Christmas tree advocate. Can one advocate for real Christmas trees? Because if so, that’s me. Once when I lived in Fort Worth, I stuffed a seven foot tree in my little four-door…

The Best Homemade Cranberry Sauce

You need this recipe, trust me. Cranberry sauce is really satisfying to make. You start with a bag of whole berries and in just a few minutes, it’s an elegant sauce. It looks like magic as the ruby jewels burst open one by one. This is the ultimate cranberry sauce recipe, combining freshly squeezed orange…

A Whole New World Cocktail

A delightful pomegranate champagne cocktail This is such a drinkable cocktail! I came up with this for Disney Dinners: Aladdin and was so pleased my guests’ reaction. It’s such a pretty drink with pomegranate arils bouncing around from the champagne bubbles and it’s actually fairly good for you! Pomegranate juice, lime juice, and ginger are all…

Russian Teacakes

This is a very special Christmas cookie to me. Growing up I always disliked Russian Teacakes because I needed chocolate in all of my sweets but we baked them for my grandpa, who adored them. The year after he passed away, my mom pointed out that we didn’t need to make Russian Teacakes anymore. I’ve…