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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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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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Christmas, DIY

How to Make Cranberry Rustic Christmas Decor in 5 Minutes

Not sure which one I like best! Cranberry Rustic Christmas Decor in less than 5 minutes.

I love Christmas. Seriously, I have a tendency to get a little carried away. (Hello, Christmas tunes at Halloween.) Sorry, I’m that gal. But I’m also on a budget and don’t like to spend a lot of money on holiday decorations. Which works out great because I love rustic Christmas decor.

One of my tricks for holiday decorating is repurposing items I already have in my home. Bowls, jars, baskets, boxes…everything is fair game. Even my Christmas tree trimmings get repurposed.

This quick DIY is an inexpensive way to make Cranberry Rustic Christmas Decor in 5 Minutes. (Or less.)

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Baked Goods, Christmas, Desserts, Holiday

Salted Caramel Cookies + Coffee Chocolate Drizzle

Slightly salty, buttery and sweet, these salted caramel chocolate cookies are perfect with our coffee chocolate drizzle.

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Where are all of my cookie + coffee lovers at? This recipe for Salted Caramel Cookies with a Coffee Chocolate Drizzle is just for you. And your family and friends this holiday.

Not only are these slightly salty + all the way sweet cookies perfect with a hot cup of your favorite coffee, they also have coffee in the recipe. The indulgent holiday cookie has golden edges with tender and moist insides. Flavored with rich brown sugar, salted caramel and just a hint of coffee flavor, you are going to love me for these.

And then we stirred together melted dark chocolate and more coffee and drizzled it all over the top. What can I say? I am in the holiday spirit.

BONUS: DIY Gift Idea in this post.

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Christmas, Holiday, Main Dishes, Pork, Thanksgiving

Make a Cranberry Glazed Ham Your Family Will Never Forget

Cranberry Glazed Ham

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I’ve gotta know…when it comes down to holiday gatherings, what is your favorite? Turkey or ham? If you have a family that loves their holiday ham, you have to try our recipe. Sweet + savory, Cranberry Glazed Ham brings all of my favorite holiday flavors into one stunning main dish.

Plus, you won’t believe how easy it is to make. Whole cranberry sauce, brown sugar, fresh oranges and a few more surprises make this rich and vibrant tart and tangy glaze. Brushed on in layers and baked in to your favorite smoked ham, this is a holiday recipe your family will never forget.

BONUS: This post has 15 Holiday Tips and a Holiday Food & Entertaining Budget Worksheet to get you through the holidays stress-free.

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Christmas, Tennessee Food, Thanksgiving

Southern Sausage Cornbread Dressing

Isn't this simply stunning? Wait until you taste it. Flavored with fresh sage, love this Southern Sausage Cornbread Dressing

Pretty sure wars have been waged about Thanksgiving Dressing vs Thanksgiving Stuffing. Where I’m from, it is always a hearty cornbread dressing that wins. We don’t stuff it in anything, ya’ll. We just serve it along all the other delicious holiday recipes. I have to admit, my recipe for Southern Sage Cornbread Dressing is just a little different.

First of all, we put sausage in it. For no other reason than the fact that I love sage-seasoned sausage.

But my favorite part? I haven’t decided yet, but I’ve narrowed it down to either the toasted cubes of buttermilk cornbread or the fresh sage. Our version of cornbread dressing smells and tastes amazing.

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