Dec 072015

This shop and Sausage Cornbread Stuffing recipe have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SavorTheSeason #CollectiveBias

Yesterday we celebrated Thanksgiving.  I know that’s pretty late, considering the actual date for Thanksgiving was a couple of weeks ago.  But it ended up being the date that let the most people attend, and made it possible for Ashley and her boyfriend to come, as well as my parents from Maine who are here visiting for a few days.

Sausage Cornbread Stuffing is a tasty side dish for holiday parties

I love when my parents are able to be here for holidays as they get a chance to see how traditions differ not only from family to family but from region to region.  For example, here in Kentucky all my Thanksgivings have involved corn pudding and chicken & dumplins, something you wouldn’t expect to see on a holiday spread in Maine. Continue reading »

Dec 232014

On Saturday I headed out to run a few errands.  While I had probably a dozen different places I needed to go after my second stop I headed back in the direction of home.  Note to self: shopping the Saturday before Christmas unless it’s really, absolutely necessary is a bad idea.

Mocha Dream Cupcakes #CookingUpGood
Thanks to Lunchbox for sponsoring this post. Words and recipe are my own.

Left with a few suddenly unscheduled hours on my hands I decided it was a good time to do a little holiday baking.  Earlier in December I put together my yearly gifts of food: trays, tins, and baskets filled with favorite treats and then delivered to our friends and family.  But I did still need a few sweets for our own family and a couple of things for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Continue reading »