Pecan Oat Pancakes – fluffy pancakes filled with pecans and oats! Delicious, hearty breakfast recipe! 

Hi guys, I made pancakes.

I don’t make pancakes. I haaaaate making pancakes.

I can’t make a decent pancake to save my life.

I would rather stand at the waffle maker all morning, making one waffle at a time, than even attempt to make pancakes.

But you guys, look at my pancakes!

Aren’t they beautiful?!

I made so many batches of pancakes last weekend and I think I’ve finally got it down.

This all started because I took my kids to IHOP last week when it wouldn’t stop raining and it was super depressing and the best way to eat your feelings is with a funny face pancake. I’ve had pancakes on the brain since then.
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Kitchen Sink Oatmeal Cookies – oatmeal cookies filled with everything but the kitchen sink! Chocolate chunks, white chocolate chips, cinnamon chips, walnuts, raisins, and coconut!

When we moved I realized I had a lot of mostly empty bags of chocolate chips.

A lot.

Same goes for pecans, shredded coconut, almond meal, bottles of vanilla, all the stuff I always think I’m out of when I’m out the store and apparently am never actually out of it.

Plus, 15 packages of almond bark even though I only use almond bark once a year for crockpot candy…? I don’t know, guys.

I guess everyone I know is getting crockpot candy for Christmas next year.

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Cranberry Pecan Muffins

Heeeey guys! I made us muffins for breakfast!

Are you a cranberry person? I feel like I became a cranberry person this year. Almost every post I’ve put up in the last month has had cranberries in it. And I’ve never cared about cranberries before. I still have a few bags in the freezer though so expect a couple more posts.

And then when I run out of those, we’ll move onto dried cranberries and cranberry juice!

No?

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Cranberry Turkey Salad - perfect way to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey!

Okay, guys.

It’s this week. Days away. Nobody panic but, like, have you gone to the store yet?

Tip: go in the middle of the night if you have to go this week. It’s the only way you’ll survive it.

Have you made your minute by minute timeline of the day?!

JK Do people that don’t live on Pinterest actually do that?

Anyway, I’ve got a no stress turkey option today that you guys are going to love!

I’ve never made a turkey on my own. Ever. I wouldn’t know where to start.

Lucky for me, Jennie-O makes it idiot proof with their Jennie-O Oven Ready Cajun Style Turkey. You literally just remove the outer packaging, slice some slits in the top of the oven bag, and roast it for 4 hours. (How to cook it video here!)

That’s it. No basting. No fuss.

Aaaaand it has a gravy packet that you just pour into a pot and simmer until hot and thick.

They turkey turned out perfectly juicy and the cajun spices were a nice change from the usual turkey. (Pssst, they have a regular turkey, too!) My kids came home from school the day I cooked it and said, “Why does it smell so good in here?!”

The Jennie-O website is where you should head if you need any Thanksgiving help. They’ve got several menus, a thawing calculator (you better do that one today!), and tons of recipes for side dishes!

Cranberry Turkey Salad - perfect way to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey!

If you happen to have leftover turkey, lemme suggest you make this uhhhh-mazing Cranberry Turkey Salad. There’s this grocery store in my hometown that makes the best chicken salad with grapes and pecans and, like, sometimes I dream about that chicken salad. So I kind of wanted to do that but switched the chicken for turkey and the grapes for dried cranberries.

It’s so good and even better on a croissant.

True story: was so excited to have an excuse to buy croissants and my evil husky ate the 3 remaining croissants while I was at the gym!

Cranberry Turkey Salad
Ingredients
  • 3 cups cooked Jennie-O Oven Ready Cajun Style Turkey diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely diced
  • 1/3 cup pecans roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 croissants for serving (if desired)
  • leafy greens for serving (if desired)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, stirring with a rubber spatula. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Serve on croissants with leafy greens if desired.

This post sponsored by Jennie-O! 

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Maple Bacon Fudge – the perfect sweet and salty treat! These are great in Christmas cookie tins and at holiday parties. 

Maple Bacon Fudge - the perfect sweet and salty treat! These are great in Christmas cookie tins and at holiday parties.

Hey guys, happy almost weekend!

I haven’t talked to you since Halloween so how was trick-or-treating? We’re really lucky that literally everyone in our large neighborhood has kids so Halloween is always a fun night around here.

But I guess now it’s time to move onto Thanksgiving.

Or Christmas according to my Snapchat feed.

You guys. Stop. It’s too early.

Normally I’m that psycho putting out lights the day after Halloween but I just can’t handle it happening so early this year.

Plus, it’s still stupid hot in Texas.

I won’t lie, though, I was in Austin yesterday and may have run into Trader Joe’s for some of their holiday goodies. Christmas trees, I can skip for now. Buttercream truffles? GIMME.

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