Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning Favorite Recipes + Get By Tomorrow Gifts

 Wow, you guys knocked my socks off with all the amazing recipes and your favorite foods to cook for the holidays!! I did not expect such a huge response, but I am excited to pick with the family tonight (were going to draw out of a hat because we were all undecided) what we will be making for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning!! I am hoping that everyone around this house loves whatever we pick so much that it will become our new holiday tradition!! 

First I'll start with Christmas Eve Dinner Favorites!! 

Lasagna was shockingly the most popular thing, but it's one that my entire family loves, so I am not going to mad if we pull this one!! Here were the top two lasagna recipes I received. 

Ina Garten's Turkey Lasagna 


Homemade Lasagna with Bechamel 


Mexican was the next most cooked dish on Christmas Eve, and again I wouldn't be disappointed with this one either ha! 

DYING to try these, and I would pair them with this authentic Mexican rice, and that corn casserole below! 





This would pair so well with these smoky bacon candied sweet potatoes. I've made these three times now, and y'all they are to die for!! 

As I am sure y'all can imagine beef tenderloin was another one that A LOT of y'all make, and one reader let me know this recipe was amazing!!! 


Shrimp and Grits was another one mentioned quite a bit, and I was just telling Todd the other day I've been dying to try and make this. Here's the recipe that I've been looking at making! 






And last a lot of you said you do a festive charcuterie board. I am thinking I may do this one when my in-laws come after Christmas! 



Now moving on along to Christmas morning...breakfast casseroles won by a long SHOT!!! So here are y'alls favorite recipes that y'all sent me for the ones you all love!! 


I can not believe that I have never made this before, but I will be making this for sure Christmas morning thanks to the 25+ people who said it was AMAZING!!! 






A lot of you guys said southern living casseroles, and holy moly there are a lot of them so, I found their top 30 casserole recipes to serve at Christmas!!! 








Tjis is the recipe that I have always used to make sausage balls every year, and it always turns out perfect!! But I am thinking about possibly making a batch of these cheddar bay sausage balls this year!! 



And totally random, but it's something Todd and I have both been craving, so I thought I would also share that I am making these Pork Chops In Mushroom Gravy!



***And y'all believe it or not I am still placing order for Christmas gifts... and I said that being sarcastic, I do this every year haha!! So Incase y'all are in the same boat I wanted to share a few gifts that I am loving that will arrive tomorrow!!!! 


This is perfect for anyone cooking for one, two, or even three people, and it doesn't take up much space either!! Also, it has great reviews and it's under $50! 



I don't know of any kids who don't love these... I bought a set for Taylor and Reese!! Then after painting them, they love to go hide them around the island!! 



Not only does this fleece jacket arrive tomorrow, it's also on major sale for $38!! 




This might be the easiest and best $8 gift I've seen yet!!!! I love this type of earrings, and again the reviews are stellar, and they arrive for free by tomorrow!!  





There are very few gifts (from Santa) that Carson doesn't know about, and I think he's going to be so excited about this one!! And the reviews are INSANE!!! Plus it's only $22 and it arrives tomorrow! This is truly the perfect teenage gift you guys!!! 






Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Gift Guide For The Cook

 Okay, this is one of those gift guides that I think is perfect for almost every single person on your list... well except kiddos :) And I made sure that everything I included ships within 2 days, so you'll have it in plenty of time for Christmas!! 



Half Baked Harvest Super Simple Cookbook 

I've heard amazing things about this cookbook, and I love that it has easy simple recipes that anyone can make! 




Once you try this taco seasoning you will never buy the packets again!! This would be so fun to gift with these taco holders, and this tortilla warmer for any Mexican lovers on your list! I know I would be more than excited to receive this!!! 


Copper Tone Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls 

I actually own these mixing bowls, and I've had them for over three years. They still look and work great!!! 





I have a very very similar set like this, and I use them daily!! And they look so pretty sitting out in your kitchen! 




Where have these been all my life?!? You guys probably know I grow my own herbs and it always takes me forever to mince and chop them... well not anymore with these $16 herb scissors! 




There is probably good reason these olive oils have almost 1,400 reviews and 4.5 stars, and all the flavors look amazing. These would be so fun to gift placed inside this gorgeous large salad bowl



This stuff is amazing on pretty much everything, and would be the perfect addition to any foodie gift you may be giving. 



How fun is this pink dutch oven... but not to worry if pink isn't your thing, it comes in a ton of other colors as well! And you can not beat a 6qt dutch oven for under $50!!! 



I seriously want these for myself... the reviews are so good and so is the price!! And you could pair these with this beautiful ceramic utensil holder, and it would make the cutest complete gift!! 




If you have never tasted Stonewall waffle and pancake mix, you will forever be spoiled when you do!! And this set really does make the easiest perfect gift!



I have a few of these that stay out on my kitchen counter all the time! They are perfect for holding fruit, fresh vegetables, or just a catch all for mail and other stuff you want out of sight :) 

Get this for yourself, your mama, your cousin, and anyone else you actually like on your list haha!! Since purchasing this stuff two months ago, I pretty much put it on everything I can!! 







Friday, December 10, 2021

5 On Friday

 Hello Friends and cheers to the weekend!!! 

It's been a little while since I've done a five on Friday, so I thought I would share a little bit of what we've been up to! 

ONE // 

// Last night I met two of my girlfriends out for dinner at Butcher & Bee, and oh my goodness this was some of the best roasted chicken I have ever tasted! If you're local or even traveling to Charleston soon, I highly recommend stopping here for lunch or dinner! 


TWO // 

We took the kids last Sunday to the James Island Festival of Lights, and we had so much fun! Reese was really able to enjoy everything this year, and as you can tell from the photo, she's a big fan of Santa! Also, I had a lot of questions about the girls plaid dresses and you can find them here!  And here's the link to Taylors furry boots as well, and they are buy one get one 50% off right now! 

 



THREE // 

I mean can you guys even handle this tiny ponytail haha! And yes she is putting diaper rash cream on her baby, she's serious about her babies and taking care of them! And I had a lot of dm messages about Reese's sweater bubble and shoes, so here's the links! 

Sweater Bubble // Cable Knit Tights // Fur Boots 



FOUR // 

Here's The fresh slow cooker tomato sauce as promised! And y'all it was so good, and so so easy to make! And ps this is the updated version of the crockpot that we have, and it's awesome and currently on sale! 

Fresh Tomato Sauce In The Slow Cooker 


FIVE // 

This is such a good one, and so so true!! 




Monday, December 6, 2021

Winter/ Holiday Amazon Haul

 Hello friends and happy Monday!!! I am so excited to finally bring you guys an amazon haul, I know its been a while since I've done one of these, but I had major luck this month with amazon, so I had to share!! 


Dress runs tts but if between sizes I would go up one. For reference I am wearing it in the size small. 



Dress runs tts, and for reference I am wearing it in the size small. 



Dress runs tts, and for reference I am wearing it in the size small. 



Tie Waist Sweater Pencil Dress  //  Earrings // Similar Pumps

Dress runs tts, and for reference I am wearing it in the size small. 



Top runs loose through the waist, so size down one size or plan to wash on warm and tumble dry! 



This may seriously be my new favorite blouse, it feel so much nicer than the $25 price tag and it comes in so many beautiful colors!! 

It runs tts, and for reference I am wearing it in a size small. 



Cutout Back Mock-Neck Sweater // Jeans // Pumps // Earrings 

Sweater runs a tts/with a little room for sizing reference I am wearing it in the xs. 


Balloon Sleeved Peplum Ribbed Sweater // Jeans // Pumps // Earrings

Sweater runs tts and for reference I am wearing it in the xs.


Elegant Dot Sweater  // Jeans // Pumps // Earrings

This sweater is going to blow yall's mind, the details and the quality are SO good, it truly feels like a $200 sweater!! Also, sweater runs tts and for reference I am wearing it in the size 4-6. 




Get these pajamas for yourself and everyone else on your list!! I am telling you they are amazing and so soft!! Also, they are currently on sale for $26, so I am telling you grab a few pair!!! And they run a little on the big side, so size down unless you like your pjs roomy! For reference I am wearing them in a size small!! 



This is another sweater that feels amazing, and the weight is such a good one. It's heavy without being too heavy if that makes sense! Sweater runs tts and for reference I am wearing it in the size small. 



There's a reason this sweater has almost 5,000 reviews and is almost 5 stars!! It's a good one that is super soft and not itchy at all, and it hits in all the right places! Dress runs tts and for reference I am wearing it in the size small. 



I am telling you guys I hit the sweater jackpot on this order!! This was another one that looks and feels so much nicer than the awesome $35 price tag!! Sweater runs tts and for reference I am wearing it in the size small. 





This is such a fun romper for the holidays, or heck anytime really!! And it runs tts and I am wearing it the size small. 




This sweater dress is so soft and cozy and the wrap front and the belt just make it! Dress runs tts and for sizing reference I am wearing a size small.
 

This dress is super cute and perfect for the holidays!! And I love that even though it's lace at the top you can still wear a regular bra with it!! Dress runs tts and for sizing reference I am wearing a size small.





This is probably my favorite dress... it hits and hugs you in all the right places, and it would be so much fun on the dance floor! Dress runs tts and for sizing reference I am wearing a size small.



This is one of those classic dresses that you could wear to just about anything! And the quality on this one is so good! Dress runs tts and for sizing reference I am wearing a size small.