I know I have fallen off the map a little and for that I apologize profusely, but hopefully this fun video of Norwegian Vaffler will help ease the pain, and allow forgiveness to flow. Cause let’s be real, butter and sugar fixes pretty much  everything!  

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Meet my Mom!     I’m sorry that I have been lagging on the posts for this “25 days of cooking”  the holidays have over taken me a little, but I WILL be finishing this and there will be 25 recipes by the end of the year 🙂   MERRY CHRISTMAS!   xoxo Leandra

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It was the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…well I don’t know about you but I would rather not have a mouse stirring in my kitchen! But if you use this recipe the night before Christmas you won’t have to stir anything on Christmas morning […]

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BACON CREAM CHEESE STUFFED MUSHROOMS   Let’s be honest the name speaks for itself. It is easy and delicious and has bacon in it. Do you need any more explanation? I didn’t think so. INGREDIENTS 8 oz bacon 1/2 cup finely minced sweet onion 1 clove garlic, minced 16 oz white button mushrooms 4 oz […]

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So after Thanksgiving and Christmas there seems to always be an abundance of leftovers. From turkey to potatoes to stuffing to pie. Well I may not have a recipe for recycled pie or stuffing but here is the first of the leftovers series for turkey. I like really disguising the Thanksgiving flavors here so this […]

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CARAMEL APPLE CIDER This is a recipe that mimics Starbuck’s Caramel Apple Spice because it is warm and delicious and a cup full of fall…there are two ways to make it 1.) Buy the cinnamon dolce syrup at Starbucks (1 bottle is appx $7) and combine it with hot apple juice OR 2.) Make your […]

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Pumpkin Soup The first time I made this soup I was searching for fun things to contribute for Thanksgiving dinner. I was in that in between stage of being a kid that sorta-kinda helped with the cooking and wanted to prove my “grown-upness” by making something on my own. I found this soup and fell […]

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I used to think green bean casserole looked disgusting. As a kid I kind of thought that anything with the word casserole was going to be gross. (Poor casserole’s kid cartoons gave you a bad rap back in my day) Thankfully, I finally tried it one year and discovered the amazing deliciousness that is green […]

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Getting Started….ok so I know that this is the beast of holiday cooking and can be very intimidating to attempt. BUT as I like to say half the fun of cooking is the experiment. The first time I made a turkey I basically just looked up how long I should cook it and then made […]

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