Category Archives: Recipes

Tips for a No-Stress Holiday Season // Harry & David

October 22, 2018

Easy Gourmet Holiday Food

Easy Gourmet Holiday Food

Every year I say I am going to slow down and enjoy the Holidays. Then, in one way or another things get busy, the stress sets in, and I am back to feeling overwhelmed.  Well, not this year!  I plan to enjoy the Holidays, simplify and let go of the things that don’t matter as much!

While I absolutely love being in the kitchen creating and cooking, during the holidays I find myself so busy with all the extra activities, and fun. 

Easy Holiday Food with Harry & David

I love that Harry & David Gourmet offers gourmet options created for everyday entertaining with elegance and ease when you need to take the stress out of bringing amazing food to the holiday table. I love that you can have items in the freezer ahead of time for when a holiday event pops up, and you can have confidence that you are prepared and have options at a moments notice.  I put together a dinner party complete with a create your own ham and turkey feast, the ultimate charcuterie and cheese board, a maple pumpkin layer cake.


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Soft Thick and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies // Santa Bruce

September 21, 2018

Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

You may be thinking, wait? What? Christmas?  But, I’m telling you, it will be here before you know it!  We are back partnering with Disney Book Group on this sponsored post to introduce you to their newly released book, Santa Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins!

This adorable book is about a bit of a grumpy bear named Bruce who gets mistaken for Santa Claus by his forest neighbors. But, that doesn’t stop the whole forest from lining up to give him their Christmas wishes when he becomes the victim of mistaken identity.

It was fun to see my kids cuddled up to read about poor Santa Bruce who just can’t catch a break!  And, now of course my kids have Christmas on their minds and are all ready with their wishlists for Santa in September, ha!  Like I said, it will be here before we know it!

One thing I do love the most about the upcoming season is the Holiday traditions!  We love to bake treats, and hand them out to friends and neighbors spreading holiday cheer! The kids of course, always leave a plate out for Santa Claus, making sure to stay on the nice list.

I’ve been working on perfecting my gingerbread cookie recipe over the past year, and I think I’ve done it!  They are thick, flavorful, soft, and chewy!  Just the way I like them!  The kids love helping, and I love our time in the kitchen together!


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Savory Ham and Cheese French Dinner Crêpes Recipe

December 20, 2016

Savory Ham and Cheese French Dinner Crêpes Recipe

Savory Ham and Cheese French Dinner Crêpes Recipe

This is sponsored advertising content from Sargento Foods. The opinions stated are my own.

As someone who is a total food lover, certain foods provide such wonderful memories for me!  Food isn’t just something we have to consume.  Food is love, food is time, food is tradition, and recipes are passed down from generation to generation with love and care.

My dad comes from the Brittany region in France, home of the French crêpe.  Every Christmas since I can remember, my family makes these savory ham and cheese dinner crêpes from a recipe that was passed down to my mom from my grandma (or Mamy).

Crêpes are often thought of as a sweet dessert, but savory crêpes are equally as good, and they are a perfect dish to add to your holiday table!

Traditional Christmas Ham Cheese and Mushroom Filled Savory French Crepe Recipe

Holiday Table Dinner Spread

My family has made these savory dinner crêpes for special holidays as long as I can remember, it really isn’t Christmas unless our favorite dinner crêpes are served!

Sargento Artisan Shredded Swiss Cheese

The recipe has a beautiful béchamel sauce with ham, onions, mushrooms, and is completed with some Sargento Artisan Blends Shredded Swiss Cheese, as well as a little sprinkling on top!  They are savory and scrumptious, and I could never bite into one without thinking of all those family Christmas’ over the years!   I love bringing this tradition from my childhood to my little family’s Christmas table each year, and I hope you will too!

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