Holiday, Main Dishes, Pork, Tennessee Food

Pepper Jelly Skillet Pork Chops

Out pepper jelly inspired sauce is the perfect topping for our moist skillet pork chops.

This post has been sponsored by our friends at Southern Kitchen.  The recipe, ideas, and opinions are entirely our own. #mysouthernkitchen

Leave it to us Southerners to take a perfectly healthy vegetable, load it down with enough sugar + vinegar to make you pucker and call it jelly. Hey, it’s what we do. We pickle watermelon rinds, for heaven’s sake.

Give me a jar of pepper jelly and I am a happy girl. A glittering jar of homemade pepper jelly is bright, with pops of spicy pepper flavor and sticky sweet. Your tastebuds explode in every direction with each bite.

That sensation is the inspiration for our Pepper Jelly Skillet Pork Chops.  Thick pork chops are seared to golden brown, finished in the oven, then topped with our Pepper Jelly inspired sauce.

Yeah, we went there. You should come with.

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Casseroles, Chicken, Holiday, Main Dishes

Easy Vegetable Chicken + Rice Casserole (Cook Once, Eat 4 Times!)

Easy Vegetable Chicken Rice Casserole

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Homemade4TheHolidays #CollectiveBias

This time of year is about parties and preparation. Shopping and planning. Cooking and …well, let’s admit it, eating. You are going to love this EASY recipe for Vegetable Chicken Rice Casserole. I got everything I needed from Sam’s Club. Plus you make it once and get to eat 4 times.

That’s right! This make ahead holiday dish idea is freezable. Make one for tonight and pop the other three in the freezer. This creamy chicken and rice casserole recipe is savory, comforting holiday goodness.

Need a recipe for the holiday potluck, this is excellent. Busy trimming the tree and wrapping gifts, but want the family to have a wholesome and filling mealtime? Yep, this casserole is perfect. Have a houseful of family and friends for Christmas and have mouths to feed? Look no futher. Want to take a delicious home-cooked meal to a neighbor or special someone in need? This is the recipe.

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Christmas, Desserts, DIY

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas…

Dreaming of a White Christmas with cookies, cakes, drinks, crafts + decor.

Oh what I wouldn’t give for a White Christmas.

I’ve got to know…does it snow for Christmas where you live? Here in Tennessee, it is pretty hit or miss. One year it will be almost 70 degrees and sunny at Christmas, and the next, it might get a little chilly.

This year’s yuletide forecast? 50 degrees and partly cloudy.  ❄ ❅

I can’t remember the last time we had snow on the ground during Christmas. But that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about a White Christmas. We have reached out to some of our favorite food and DIY bloggers for their very best White Christmas ideas. Which one is your favorite?

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Christmas, Holiday

Fun + Festive Holiday Lookbook for Christmas

Looking for last minute ideas for decorating and gifting? Check out our fun + festive Holiday Lookbook for Christmas inspiration. So yeah, Christmas is just a few short weeks away. Some of you are already counting it in days. (Like me.)

Love me some Christmas and this time of year. I’m also celebrating a birthday this month. But I’m not telling you which one. 🙂

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Beef, Christmas, Holiday, Main Dishes

Insanely Delicious Rosemary Standing Rib Roast

Rosemary Standing Rib Roast

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Do you ever take that perfect bite of that perfect meal? The special moment when your eyes roll into the back of your head, your stomach is at once satisfied and insatiably hungry? All the taste buds are feeling good, and you are taking 100 percent total comfort in the fact that you made something utterly amazing?

This Rosemary Standing Rib Roast is that bite for me. So simple, so easy. Only 4 essential ingredients are needed to create this insanely delicious main course for your family.

If you have never made a standing rib roast, we are going to walk you through it step by step. You, too, will get to take that perfect bite of your perfect meal.

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Baked Goods, Christmas, Desserts, Holiday

Cranberry Almond Cookies

Need a cookie fix? Our best cookie recipe features dried cranberries & crunch almonds. Greek yogurt baking chips make the cookies chewy and amazing.

I was really craving something sweet today. And for the first time in my life, I wasn’t in the mood for cake. I wanted cookies. Not just any cookie…the BEST cookie recipe I could come up with. Cranberry Almond Cookies.

These sweet treats are 100% Santa Approved for the holidays. Sweet-tart cranberries in a buttery cookie loaded with almonds and another extra special ingredient?

So divine.

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Chicken, Holiday, Main Dishes

Panko Crusted Turkey Breast + Sweet Mustard Soy Sauce

Just a small drizzle of our sweet mustard soy sauce tops off the panko crusted turkey breast.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SeasonYourHolidays #CollectiveBias

“Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin’? In the oven, turkey’s sizzlin’…”

Sorry, not sorry, ya’ll. This girl is in full-on holiday mode. From trimming our Christmas tree, making hot apple cider, gift shopping and holiday meal making, we are busy as an elf right now.

One of our favorite new holiday kiday recipe creations: Panko Crusted Turkey Breast with a homemade Sweet Mustard Soy Sauce for serving. Who said you have to cook a whole bird for Christmas? Not this girl. I’m loving this short-cut turkey breast recipe. Crispy and golden on the outside, tender and moist on the inside. And the sauce has that balance of sweet + salty + savory that every turkey needs.

And you won’t believe how easy this recipe is.

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Chicken, Main Dishes, Pasta

Brown Butter + Sage Chicken Penne Pasta

Golden brown butter + fresh sage with chicken penne pasta. Simply gorgeous.

Disclosure: Buy This Cook That received free sample products to create this recipe. The recipe, opinions, and ideas are entirely our own. This recipe has been submitted to Tresomega’s Blogger Recipe Challenge. Wish us Luck! #tresomega

Brown butter and sage is such a satisfying flavor combination. I could not stop eating Brown Butter + Sage Chicken Penne Pasta. Wholesome and easy to make, this dinner idea will be a favorite for years to come.

Our wholesome chicken penne pasta recipe uses just a few basic ingredients. You will be amazed at the complex flavor from the browned butter, gently sauteed sage and shallots.

Paired with al dente penne pasta and tender chicken, this makes a complete evening meal.

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Christmas, DIY

Make a Natural Christmas Wreath for Less than $5

Simple + stunning, this natural Christmas wreath is perfect for our home this holiday season.

DIY + Craft time again, ya’ll. Today we are going to make a Natural Christmas Wreath for less than $5. Handmade and simple, this easy Christmas wreath is so affordable. Plus it will be ready to grace your door in about 20 minutes.

Created with a few items, once you learn this quick Christmas Wreath tutortial, you will be limited only be your imagination.

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