O my yum!!!! One of my favorites. Brussel Sprouts!!! My hubby was convinced for years that he hated them! He wouldn’t even give them a chance regardless of how many times I told him it’s all how you make them & I have to admit I make some yummy ones!
He finally gave in a few weeks back and tried one of my favorite ways to chef them up, sheetpan style with asparagus! He likes asparagus, so we figured if he really did hate Brussel Sprouts he could at least have the asparagus to eat.
Safe to say I was 100% correct! If you make Brussel Sprouts correctly, they are beyond delicious! He enjoyed them so much that I made them again a few days later and this time snapped a few pictures for y’all!!
• bacon drippings
• 2 pounds brussel sprouts
• 12 ounces asparagus
• 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
• 6 pieces of bacon
• 3.5 bag dried cranberries & candied pecan salad mix (salad dressing isle)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice brussel sprouts in half. Place on a large baking sheet. Slice asparagus and place asparagus tips onto the baking sheet with the brussel sprouts.
Cook bacon and then take the bacon grease and pour it into a bowl. Cut bacon and sprinkle the bacon onto the brussel sprouts & asparagus.
Add 2 tbsp pure maple syrup into the bacon grease and mix.
Coat with bacon grease- maple mixture.
Sprinkle dried cranberries & candied pecans onto the sheet pan. Place sheet pan in oven and cook for 12-13 minutes.
Serve & enjoy!
Is it really a holiday dinner without the beloved mashed potatoes?!?! Safe to say mashed potatoes are everyone’s favorite side dish!!!
The kitchen can definitely be a hectic place when it comes to cooking that holiday feast & burner space can be pretty limited. That’s why I love to make my mashed potatoes via crockpot! One less thing taking up burner space and they taste just as yummy as traditional potatoes! Enjoy!!!
• 4-5 pounds potatoes
• 2 cups chicken broth
• 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
• 1/4 cup heavy cream
• 1 tbsp garlic
Peel and slice potatoes.
Place the potatoes in the crockpot and pour in the broth.
Sprinkle in garlic. Add 1/4 cup butter. Cover and cook on high for 3 1/2 4 hours, until potatoes are very soft.
Drain any left over liquids from crockpot. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until smooth.
Add 1/4 cup butter & pour in the heavy cream. Stir.
Serve immediately or keep warm in the crock pot.
O my yum!!!!! Corn is definitely one of my favorite side dishes!!! It takes second place with potatoes taking that number one spot! Creamed corn is definitely something a delicious spin on corn that I look forward to every thanksgiving!!! So delicious and the best part? It’s totally easy to make as well! Wow your guests this Thanksgiving with my famous Skillet Creamed Corn! Enjoy!
• 2 cups corn
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/4 tsp pepper
• 1 Tbsp sugar
• 1/4 cup butter
• 1 Tbsp flour
• 1/4 cup heavy cream
5. Serve & enjoy!
Anyone looking for an easy peasy yet totally drool-worthy holiday treat for your next holiday party or put luck?! I know this time of year can be crazy hectic, so having easy recipes on hand are a must!!! One of my go-to holiday dessert recipes just happens to be this M&M’s Christmas brownie batter dip! No egg used so it’s totally safe to consume and it will be a total crowd pleaser!!! Enjoy!!!
• 18 oz box brownie batter
• 8 oz. brick cream cheese room temperature
• 8 oz. whipped topping
• 2 TBS chocolate syrup
• 1/2 cup chocolate chips
• christmas M&M’s for garnish
• 1/4 cup milk
• cookies for dunking
1. In a large bowl, add brownie batter.
2. Add whipping topping, cream cheese & chocolate syrup.
3. Pour in the milk.
4. Time to add those chocolate chips.
5. mix well. You can use a hand mixer or kitchen aide to speed this process up.
6. Pour mixture into a serving dish. Cover in Christmas M&M’s.
7. Serve & enjoy.
My famous cranberry sauce!!! For years I literally thought I was the most creative wannabe chef of all times since I put apple cider in my cranberry sauce!!! My secret weapon to dominating cranberry sauce. When most people opted for orange juice, I reached for that Apple cider!!! Then along came Pinterest shattering my cranberry sauce ego and letting me know others are just as creative in the kitchen!
Regardless of how many people make cranberry sauce using cider, all I know is it’s so god damn delicious that everyone needs to make their cranberry sauce this way! Enjoy!!!!
• 12oz Bag Cranberries
• 1 Cup Sugar
• 1/2 Cup Water
• 1/2 Cup Apple Cider
Add cranberries, sugar & to a pot.
Pour in the apple cider. Stir. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring regularly until the cranberries fall apart and the mixture reduces to a thick, chunky sauce.
Cool to room temperature before serving.
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.