20 Chocolate Recipes Perfect For the Holidays


Holiday Chocolate

  1. Peppermint Fluff Bundt Cake
  2. White Chocolate Covered Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats
  3. Make Peppermint Bark
  4. Chocolate Chip Orange Drops
  5. Mint Chocolate M & M Moon Pies
  6. Peanut Butter Toffee Chocolate Eclairs
  7. French chocolate tarte with dark chocolate ganache
  8. Christmas OREO Cookie Balls
  9. Christmas “Crack”
  10. Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Recipe!
  11. Peanut Butter Frosting The Chocolate Way!
  12. Magic Cookie Bars Recipe
  13. Chocolate Rolled Cookies
  14. Chocolate Covered Spoons
  15. 15-Minute S’mores Bark
  16. Chocolate {Peppermint} Brownies
  17. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe
  18. Insane Brownie Chocolate Cake
  19. Colorful Snickerdoodle Cookies
  20. Dark Chocolate-Milk Chocolate Meringue Cookies

25 Sweet Potato Recipes

Thanksgiving may be over but your entertaining may have just begun. I love to have family and friends over all the time and I love to have different recipes to try. Here are 25 Sweet Potato Recipes that might be perfect for anything between now and Christmas.

sweet potato recipes Sweet potato recipes

  1. Maple Vanilla Bean Sweet Potato Chips
  2. Sweet Potato Pie Recipe and Tutorial
  3. Sweet Potato Salad Recipe
  4. Sweet Potato Chili
  5. Thai Sweet Potato – Coconut Spread
  6. Rosemary Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  7. Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  8. Baked Sweet Potato Fritters
  9. Sweet Potato Casserole Cinnamon Marshmallows and a Pepita Streusel
  10. Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Pineapple Salsa and Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
  11. Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  12. Roasted Sweet Potato & Turkey Sausage Breakfast Casserole
  13. Curried Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew
  14. Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe
  15. sweet potato snickerdoodle cookies
  16. Sweet Potato Biscuits with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Butter
  17. Sweet Potato Casserole
  18. Rosemary-Orange Sweet Potatoes
  19. Mashed Sweet Potatoes (that actually freeze well)
  20. Sweet Potato Puff
  21. Meatloaf "Cake" with Sweet Potato "Frosting"
  22. Overloaded Sweet Potatoes Recipe
  23. Sweet Potato Casserole Nibbles
  24. Sweet Potato and Leeks with Honey
  25. Tortilla Espagnola – Spanish Tortilla

The Best Ways to Prepare Green Beans: 40 Green Bean Recipes

To me green beans are a part of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Actually they are a staple for quite a few meals and they can be made so many ways for lunch or dinner. Fried green beans is one of my favorite.  Here are 40 different green bean recipes.

40 green bean recipes Green been recipes

  1. Szechuan Green Beans with Ground Pork
  2. Fried Green Beans with Lime Aioli Dipping Sauce
  3. Roasted Green Beans with Herbs and Scallions
  4. Roasted Green Beans w/ Pistou
  5. Cranberry Pecan Green Beans
  6. Cracker Barrel Copycat Country Style Green Beans
  7. Vegan Green Bean Casserole – Gluten Free, Grain Free and Paleo Friendly
  8. Fresh Green Bean Walnut Feta Salad
  9. Roasted Green Beans with Onion Garlic
  10. Ejotes con Huevo {she made, ella hace}
  11. Simple and Satisfying Green Beans
  12. Green Beans with Red Onion, Pistachios, and Herbs
  13. Green Bean and Gouda Crescent Bundles {Back to School Blog Party}
  14. Balsamic Citrus Green Beans
  15. Toasted Coconut Green Beans
  16. Green Beans with Bacon and Onions
  17. Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Cherry Tomatoes
  18. Vegan Thanksgiving Green Beans & Glazed Pecans
  19. 20 Minute Meal: Spicy Asian Green Beans and Shrimp
  20. Green Bean Fries Recipe with Spicy Fry Sauce
  21. Garlic Basil Carrots and Green Beans
  22. Green Bean Casserole with Onion Rings
  23. Roasted Whole Green Beans Fries
  24. Green Beans with Sherried Mushrooms and Fried Shallots
  25. Chinese Green Beans with Ground Turkey over Rice
  26. Lebanese Green Beans (Lubee)
  27. Black Bean and Toasted Walnut Green Bean
  28. Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Green Beans
  29. Ramen Noodle Recipes: Green Bean Mushroom Casserole!
  30. Sausage and Green Bean Casserole
  31. Green Bean Salad Recipe with Cucumber, Cubanelle Pepper and Tomato
  32. Cranberry Sriracha Green Beans
  33. Sautéed Green Beans with Smoky Shallots
  34. My Nana’s Famous Green Beans
  35. Lemony Green Beans
  36. Lemon Green Beans Amandine
  37. Oven Roasted Parmesan Green Beans
  38. Eat In Recipe: Roasted Balsamic-Parmesan Green Beans & Mushrooms
  39. Almond Green Beans with Caramelized Onions
  40. Beet & Bean Salad Crostini (Plus Giveaway!)

Truvia Salted Caramel Brownies Recipe #TruviaBakingStar

This is a partnered post as part of my Truvia Ambassadorship.

We created a really great recipe using the Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend and the Truvia® Baking Blend, it’s a Salted Caramel Brownies Recipe. We also wanted to share the TruviaBakingStar.com website with you because there you can find more amazing recipes to use this Holiday Season.


Salted-Caramel Chocolate Fudge Brownies


1 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup Truvia Baking Blend  
1 cup Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1 cup wheat germ
1 cup flour
½ cup ground flaxseed
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons heavy cream, divided
1 cup caramel bits
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt


1. Preheat oven to 350oF. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish.

2. Combine the melted butter, sugars, salt, and vanilla in your Kitchen Aid stand mixer bowl using your whisk attachment.

3. Drop in an egg and then flour allowing to thoroughly mix into the batter. Drop in second egg and wheat germ and mix into batter. Drop in third egg and flaxseed and mix. Drop in last egg and cocoa thoroughly mix into the batter.

4. Pour chocolate chips and 1 Tablespoon cream into microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, and stir until combined and liquefied. Add chocolate to batter and whip together.

5. Bake in preheated oven of 30 minutes.

6. Combine caramel bits and last Tablespoon of cream into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, and stir until combined and liquefied. Pour caramel on top of brownies can cut through top batter and caramel with a knife to swirl them together. Continue to cook for 15 more minutes.

7. Immediately add coarse salt. Cool for 10 minutes. Cut! Remove from dish to cooling rack. Continue to sit until completely cooled or serve warm. Do not stack or store until completely cooled.

We also wanted to share the winner of the Baking star competition, the Truvia Baking Star winner, Kristi Webb.


speaks at Truvia Baking With The Stars Event on November 19, 2014 in New York City.

To keep up with Truvia on-line follow them on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter and www.truvia.com/baking

Make the Best of Corn: 30 Amazing Corn Recipes

I feel like the best of the Holidays is food, so I wanted to share 30 Amazing Corn Recipes with you!

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  1. Homemade Cornbread Recipe
  2. Creamed Chili Corn!
  3. Corn, Edamame and Quinoa Salad with Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette
  4. Thai Coconut and Corn Soup
  5. Sausage Gravy Corn Chowder Broccoli Soup Recipe
  6. Shrimp Corn Tomato Salad with Pesto
  7. Kale and Corn Fried Rice Recipe Inspired by P.F. Chang’s Goodness of Fall Contest
  8. Hot Corn Dip
  9. Rainbow Avocado Salad Recipe
  10. Striking Liquid Gold with a Cheesy Corn Chowder Recipe
  11. Corn, Cucumber, & Radish Tartines
  12. Crockpot Corn Casserole
  13. Eat Elote, Mexican Grilled Corn!
  14. Zucchini and Sweet Corn Saute Recipe
  15. Cornbread Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream Frosting
  16. Skillet Corn Recipe
  17. Zucchini Corn Casserole
  18. Grilled Corn on the Cob with Parmesan Cheese
  19. Old Fashioned Corn Pudding
  20. Zesty Corn and Black Bean Salsa
  21. Esquites (Mexican Corn Salad)
  22. ABC Cob Salad Recipe:
  23. Chicken Corn Soup
  24. Herbed Corn for a Crowd
  25. Black Bean and Corn Salsa Recipe
  26. Vegetable Soup Recipe
  27. Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes Over Shaved Corn
  28. Corn and Cheese Chowder
  29. Chicken Chili with Kale & Sweet Corn
  30. Chicken, Corn and Potato Chowder

The Best 20 Leftover Turkey Recipes


What are you going to do with your leftover turkey? I love using turkey for other things. I mean of course you have the classic sandwich but there are so many other things you can make. Here we have 20 recipes for you for after Thanksgiving day!

20 recipes for leftover turkey

Thanksgiving leftover recipes

  1. Easy Crock Pot Turkey Chili
  2. Turkey Chowder
  3. Turkey Gumbo
  4. Thanksgiving Leftover Remake–Poutine?!
  5. Leftover Turkey Casserole with Rice
  6. Double Dave’s Thanksgiving Pizza
  7. Thanksgiving Shepherd’s Pie
  8. Turkey Wraps!
  9. Turkey Pesto Olive Feta FFF-a-boli, Thanksgiving Leftover Remake Pizza Night!
  10. Turkey Spinach Lasagna Rolls
  11. Cranberry and Pecan Turkey Panini with Bacon Spread
  12. Slow Cooker Recipe: Pumpkin Black-Bean Turkey Chili
  13. cranberry relish crostini
  14. Thai Turkey Cold Busting Hot and Sour Egg Drop Soup
  15. Turkey & Apricot Sliders
  16. Turkey and Dumplings
  17. Turkey Pot Pie Recipe
  18. Cream Cheese Turkey and Vegetable Soup Recipe
  19. Turkey Picante Pie
  20. Turkey Stuffing Soup – Thanksgiving in a Bowl
  21. Turkey Crescent Bites

The Best 20 Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

And today we have 20 different recipes for dessert that all include pumpkin. Here are our 20 Pumpkin Dessert recipes.

20 pumpkin dessert recipes Pumpkin dessert recipes

    1. Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins with White Chocolate Chunks
    2. Gluten Free Paleo Pumpkin Bars
    3. My first Libby’s Pumpkin Roll
    4. Amanda’s 4 Layer Chocolate Dappled Pumpkin Cake
    5. Fall Harvest Cake li>Pumpkin Pie in a Jar
    6. Yummy Pumpkin Bars
    7. Pumpkin Pie Spice Thumbprint Sugar Cookies
    8. Pumpkin Martini Cookies
    9. 3 ingredient Pumpkin Donuts
    10. Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
    11. Easy Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes
    12. Softest Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
    13. Pumpkin Spice Bread with Maple Cheesecake Layer
    14. Pumpkin Crisp
    15. Perfect Pumpkin Pie Recipe
    16. Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
    17. Pumpkin Tiramisu
    18. Four Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Dip
    19. Pumpkin Mini Cakes with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

    The Best Ways to Prepare Potatoes: 35 Potato Recipes

    To me potatoes are a part of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Actually they are a staple for quite a few meals and they can be made so many ways for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Here are 35 different potato recipes.

    Potato Recipes

    1. Roasted Balsamic Rosemary Potato Salad
    2. Hearty Cheeseburger Potato Soup
    3. Cheesy Potato Pizzas
    4. Horseradish Crusted Tilapia & Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes
    5. Potato Salad Puerto Rican Style
    6. Cheater Breakfast Potatoes
    7. Mash Up Potato Skins
    8. Roasted Red Potatoes With Panko Bread Crumbs
    9. Loaded Mashed Potato Bacon Cups Recipe!
    10. Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato Recipe
    11. Tangy Fried Potatoes Recipe
    12. Twice Baked Potatoes
    13. Healthier Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe
    14. Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
    15. Rosemary Garlic Potato Wedges
    16. Buttery Diced Potatoes Side Dish!
    17. loaded scalloped potatoes
    18. Mashed Potato Cupcakes
    19. Homemade Baked French Fries
    20. Autumn Roasted Veggies
    21. Muffin Tin Mashed Potatoes
    22. Parsley Potatoes
    23. Breakfast Salad
    24. Classic Potato Latkes
    25. Hasselback Potatoes
    26. Twice Baked Potatoes
    27. Garlic & Herb Oven-Roasted Potatoes
    28. How To Bake Potatoes in the Crockpot
    29. Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes
    30. Warm Green Bean and Red Potato Salad Recipe
    31. Campfire Potatoes
    32. Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Casserole
    33. Bacon Hash Browns
    34. Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe
    35. Ranch Potato Burritos

    15 Savory Pumpkin Recipes

    Sweet or savory that is the question. Pumpkin is usually thought of as pie, break or cookies. Well we found 15 savory pumpkin recipes for you to enjoy.

    15 savory pimpkin recipes Pumpkin savory recipes

    1. Pumpkin and Black Bean Pizza on Roasted Pumpkin Dough
    2. Roasted Pumpkin Penne with Autumn Pesto
    3. Pumpkin, Chickpea and Lentil Stew
    4. Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe
    5. Pumpkin Waffles
    6. Pumpkin Perogies
    7. Beef and Cheddar on Pumpkin Pizza Dough
    8. Pumpkin Applesauce
    9. Turkey, Pumpkin and Black Bean Burritos (with Turkey-Pumpkin Filling Recipe)
    10. Pumpkin Chili Recipe
    11. Roasted Pumpkin and Eggnog French Toast
    12. Creamy Tomato & Cheese Pumpkin Lasagna
    13. Roasted Winter Squash Tacos
    14. Pumpkin Mascarpone Ravioli
    15. Pumpkin Soup with Cinnamon Marshmallows and Pepitas

    Maple Bacon Doughnut Recipe #HormelFamily

    This is a recipe I found on Hormel’s Pinterest page. The Hormel family of products has an excellent Pinterest section with so many fantastic recipes, this particular one was on the Bacon page. YUM!


    maple bacon doughnuts


    Maple Bacon Doughnuts Recipe


    • 1/3 cup water, heated to 105°F. to 115°F.
    • 1 (1/4-ounce) package dry active yeast
    • 3/4 cup plus 1/3 cup milk, divided
    • 1/3 cup butter
    • 1 tablespoon maple flavoring or vanilla extract, divided
    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 12 slices HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® Maple Flavor Bacon, cooked
    • Canola oil, for deep-frying
    1. Place warm water in small bowl. Sprinkle yeast over water; let stand 5 minutes.
    2. In small saucepan, heat 3/4 cup milk over medium heat until warm; remove from heat. Add 1/3 cup butter; stir until melted. Stir in 2 teaspoons maple flavoring.
    3. In large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar and salt; make well in center. Add yeast mixture, milk mixture and egg. Mix until smooth dough forms. Turn out onto floured work surface. Knead 5 minutes or until smooth dough forms. Or use dough hook of electric mixer until smooth dough forms and pulls away from side of bowl.
    4. Brush inside of medium bowl with oil. Place dough in bowl; cover. Let stand in warm place 1 hour or until dough is doubled in size.
    5. On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 10×5-inch rectangle. Cut dough into 10 same-size bars; cover. Let stand 10 minutes.
    6. Cook bars in batches in 350°F. oil 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown; remove to paper towel to drain.
    7. To make maple icing, in small bowl, combine powdered sugar, remaining 1/3 cup milk, the melted butter and remaining 1 teaspoon maple flavoring, adding more milk if needed to make smooth consistency. Spread icing over warm doughnuts. Top with bacon before icing sets. Let stand 5 minutes or until icing is set.