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Cranberry Brie Bites – a quick and easy holiday appetizer! Melted brie and cranberry sauce in crisp phyllo cups with candied walnuts on top!

Cranberry Brie Bites - a quick and easy holiday appetizer! Melted brie and cranberry sauce in crisp phyllo cups with candied walnuts on top!

I can’t even believe we’re weeks away Thanksgiving. You guys, how did this happen?!

I feel like I’m behind on planning everything – have you figured out your menu yet?

I forever have that problem where I have so many recipes I want to try but I also want to make all the holiday classics and there’s just not enough room on my table for everything and it’s just me and my 3 boys so it’s not like we need a ton of food.

I do have desserts figured out which, you know, is the most important part.

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Apple and Brie Grilled Cheese – the perfect fall sandwich recipe! Turkey, brie, and fresh apple slices. Plus, a honey drizzle! 

Apple and Brie Grilled Cheese - the perfect fall sandwich recipe! Turkey, brie, and fresh apple slices. Plus, a honey drizzle!

Have I told you guys that I’m obsessed with sandwiches lately?

I’ve never in my life been a sandwich person. I don’t ever just make a sandwich for lunch or go to a sandwich shop.

But one day a few weeks ago, I was in a mood so I took the husky for a hike and spent the entire hike thinking about sandwiches.

Like, 3 hours of thinking about sandwiches.

When my phone had service, I was on Yelp looking up sandwich places in the area.

I got a sandwich on the way home and haven’t stopped ever since.

So to say that this Apple and Brie Grilled Cheese is my favorite thing I’ve made in a while is the understatement of the year.

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Tracking PixelI partnered up with ALDI for this amazingly delicious Bacon Cranberry Baked Brie recipe.

Bacon Cranberry Baked Brie – the perfect holiday appetizer! Brie topped with bacon, dried cranberries, apricot preserves, fresh rosemary and then baked until melty and delicious. 

Bacon Cranberry Baked Brie - the perfect holiday appetizer! The sweet and salty combo is so delicious!

Do you do appetizers at your holiday meals?

You know I’m a big fan of an appetizer and look for any excuse to have one. I’ve been known to be too full for a holiday dinner because I hovered over the cheese board all afternoon.

I feel like a baked brie is the most perfect holiday appetizer. It’s easy, takes just a few minutes in the oven, and who doesn’t love melty cheese with deliciousness on top?

I also have a Maple Pecan Baked Brie recipe that is incredible and the star of every party I’ve made it for. 

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Apple and Brie Quesadillas – easy and delicious meatless meal! Crisp apples with melty brie and peppery arugula. 

Apple and Brie Quesadillas - easy and delicious meatless meal! Crisp apples with melty brie and peppery arugula.

Is it really Monday again? How did that happen so fast?

Well how was the weekend? I hope it was fantastic!

Ours was good. It is still so stupid hot here in Texas that I kind of didn’t want to do anything. Like even running to Walmart (as I’m doing every other day right now to look for new pumpkin goodies) seemed too difficult.

I keep reminding myself of our Christmas roadtrip last year and how we had to drive through snow in Dallas.

C’mon cold weather! C’mon 1/8″ of snow!

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