Saturday, November 21, 2020

Thanksgiving Recipes - What to cook for Thanksgiving

Happy Saturday friends! Since there are only a few days left until Thanksgiving, I'm sure most of you already have your Thanksgiving Menu planned out. If you don't, no worries because this post is filled with my favorite Thanksgiving recipes that I have posted in the past. Whether I'm cooking for a crowd or just the family, I like to serve Turkey and Ham, and a variety of sides and dessert choices. 

I have several Thanksgiving recipes on my site, but I have narrowed down my favorites to share with you. Several of these dishes are make ahead recipes just look for the * in front of the recipe title (just remember to assemble and freeze those dishes unbaked). Hopefully, I included something for everyone! 🍁 🍂 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Pecan Pie Cake

This scratch Pecan Pie Cake is rich, moist and filled with toasted pecans. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. 
If you love Pecan Pie , you'll love this simple Pecan Pie Cake! Pecan pie is my absolute favorite holiday dessert, so I was super excited when I came across this recipe. This cake is baked in two different layers, but trust me, it's definitely worth the extra steps. 

What I love most about this recipe is that it's totally made from scratch and filled with toasted, sugary pecans. This cake is like eating a pecan pie, except you're eating a delicious cake! This would be wonderful to serve for Thanksgiving, but I've made this cake for several different occasions and it's always the first to disappear. 

I hope you'll give this recipe a try for the holiday season. Let's get started on this simple Pecan pie cake. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Instant Pot Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

This rich and creamy Instant Pot pumpkin swirl cheesecake is a delicious Fall treat.    
It's definitely fall in here North Texas! The leaves are changing and the air is finally cool. Today I'm sharing a cheesecake recipe just in time for pumpkin season! This easy Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake has just the right amount of pumpkin and is perfect for Fall. 

This is actually my third cheesecake I've made in the Instant Pot and each one has turned out perfectly. I adapted this recipe from a New York Style Instant Pot Cheesecake recipe, but
included a pumpkin swirl for a whole new version. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Amish - Mennonite Barbecue Meatballs

Simple Meatloaf style meatballs smothered in a sweet and tangy, barbecue sauce. 
These Amish Barbecue Meatballs are my absolute favorite recipe that uses ground beef. These meatballs are simple to make and taste similar to meatloaf, but in meatball form and smothered in a tangy barbecue sauce. 

These meatballs are also made without breadcrumbs, but use oatmeal as a binder instead. I've never used oatmeal in meatballs or meatloaf before (my usual meatloaf recipe calls for cracker crumbs), but several old fashioned meatloaf and meatball recipes call for oatmeal.  

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

Shortcut, chewy cake mix cookie bars topped with a cheesecake filling and milk chocolate chips.  
These Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars are made with 6 ingredients and bake up in just 30 minutes! The first time I made these cookie bars, I couldn't wait to share this recipe with you. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that turn out so delicious. 

I found this recipe on one of my favorite you tube channels, Lynette Yoder, All things Home and Family. You should check out her channel because she has some wonderful videos with some pretty tasty Mennonite recipes. I will link her channel at the end of this post, I have been following along or several months and she never disappoints. 


When it comes to cake mix recipes you either love them or hate them. I for one love using a cake mix especially to create different recipes other than a cake. You would be surprised at what all you can bake up with an ordinary store bought cake mix.