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Holiday Recipes

Cranberry Orange Dutch Baby

Take advantage of fresh cranberries and wake up to this Cranberry Orange Dutch Baby – a simple, delicious, and festive brunch for the fall and holiday season! Pin this Recipe This post was sponsored by The Cranberry Institute as part of an ongoing partnership. I only work with brands and organizations that I believe in and as always all opinions…

Roasted Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Soup

Smooth and creamy roasted butternut squash sweet potato soup is the perfect way to start your Thanksgiving meal!   Pin the Recipe With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it was time to update the photos and recipe for my favorite fall and winter soup. This roasted butternut squash sweet potato soup came about six years ago when I received winter squash and…

Pomegranate French 75

Celebrate the holiday season and ring in the New Year with a bright and festive Pomegranate French 75 cocktail with less added sugar. Pin this recipe This post was sponsored by SPLENDA® Brand as part of an ongoing partnership. I only work with brands and organizations that I believe in and as always all opinions are my own. The holiday…

Roasted Delicata Squash Apple Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Enjoy the flavors of fall with this pretty and delicious Roasted Delicata Squash Apple Salad. A perfect side dish or starter salad, especially for the holidays.   Pin this Recipe It’s not news that gut health is a hot topic in the nutrition world and beyond these days, but what you may not know is that your immune system relies…

Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Cider Dijon Vinaigrette

 Add a burst of color and flavor to the holiday table with this nutritious and delicious Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberry Quinoa Salad. Pin this Recipe This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. You may recall last week when I shared my Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Glaze that I mentioned I had another holiday recipe on…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Glaze

Roasted Brussels sprouts are tossed with a sweet pomegranate maple glaze and topped with pomegranate seeds in this simple and delicious side dish perfect for the holiday season and beyond. Pin the Recipe This recipe originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian Magazine. I was compensated for writing the original article, “Brussels Sprouts: Little Cabbages with Big…

Lightened-Up Sweet Potato Carrot Casserole with Maple Pecans

Lighten up a Thanksgiving classic with this naturally sweet and creamy Sweet Potato Carrot Casserole that’s full of flavor and nutrition. Topped with sweet and crunchy maple pecans, I promise you won’t miss the marshmallows! Pin the Recipe This recipe originally appeared in the November 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian Magazine. I was compensated for writing the original article, “Sweet…

Healthier Pumpkin Pancakes

This fall, wake up to a stack of these healthier pumpkin pancakes made with whole grains, aromatic spices, honey, and 100% pure pumpkin puree.  Pin this Recipe This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. What would autumn be without all things pumpkin?! Now that fall is officially here, it’s time to start cooking and baking with…

Cinnamon Apple Noodle Kugel

Passed down for generations, Cinnamon Apple Noodle Kugel is a sweet and comforting side dish the whole family loves, especially with my healthier twists! Pin the Recipe This page also contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. It should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed me here that I love to cook, but when people…

Valentine’s Dark Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie

Dark chocolate, creamy greek yogurt, and sweet strawberries are the perfect combination in this frosty, heart-healthy Valentine’s Day Dark Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie!   Pin the Recipe  Raise your hand if you love chocolate covered strawberries… Are you raising your hand? If so, you’ll love this Dark Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie! I’m definitely a believer that chocolate makes just about everything and…

Menu Plan Monday: December 14, 2015

Get ready for the holidays with lots of holiday gift and recipe links to love and a pared down menu plan Monday!   Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend and is staying calm and stress-free as the height of the holiday season gets closer. I can’t say I’ve been doing the best job at this, but it’s a work in…