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Pear Salad with Candied Pecans and Balsamic Vinaigrette

This fall inspired pear salad with candied pecans and balsamic vinaigrette is slightly sweet, tart and perfect for fall entertaining. I feel that pears are often left out during the fall. Pumpkins and apples often get all attention and the pear is often overlooked. They are buttery, juicy and sweet.

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Vegan Peppermint Rice Crispy Treats

Vegan Peppermint Rice Crispy Treats are a festive holiday treat that only take a few minutes to make! Rice crispy treats are one of my favorite treats to make. You only need a few ingredients and everyone loves a classic rice crispy treat. When I recently discovered mini peppermint marshmallows, I knew that I wanted …

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Butternut Squash and Black Bean Tamales

This post has been sponsored by iHerb. As always all thoughts are my own.  There is just something so wonderful about the fall harvest. The local farmers markets are filled with a plethora of fall fruits and vegetables this time of year. I love to shop at my local farmers market year round. If I had to …

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Slow Cooker Vegan Chili Sauce and Grape Jelly Meatballs

Slow Cooker Vegan Chili Sauce and Grape Jelly Meatballs are perfect for game day or holiday entertaining! Did you grow up with slow cooker meatballs at holiday potlucks and parties? Meatballs slow cooked in some sort of sauce are a favorite, especially here in the Midwest. I have been wanting to share a vegan version …

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Braised Red Cabbage

Add this festive Braised Red Cabbage with cranberries to your holiday table! Braised Red Cabbage is the perfect side dish for your holiday table. This Braised Red Cabbage is an inexpensive side dish that your family will love. Plus, it is full of antioxidants, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Red cabbage is also high in Vitamin C and Vitamin K. Yay for plants! …

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How to Prepare for the Holidays at Disney World

My tips and tricks on how to prepare for the holidays at Disney World. Walt Disney World is one of my favorite places to visit. Last year, my family visited Walt Disney World during Christmas and we had a very magical time. Disney World is magical year round, but there is just something about visiting …

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Mexican Christmas Eve Salad

Mexican Christmas Eve Salad is a traditional salad served in Mexico during the holidays. In Mexico, Noche Buena refers to Christmas Eve. I love visiting Mexico during the holidays. From poinsettia plants filling the markets to the traditional foods served. It is a wonderful time to visit. On Christmas Eve, families gather for a late Christmas dinner. My …

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Butternut Squash Green Pozole

Butternut Squash Green Pozole is a hearty, satisfying Vegan meal that is inspired by the classic Mexican Pozole Verde. Pozole is a traditional Mexican soup served during the holidays and special occasions. Pozole Verde is a traditional dish served in served in the state of Guerrero. There are many different versions of pozole. Depending on the …

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Atole de Vanilla

During the holidays, atole is very popular in Mexico. If you aren’t familiar with atole, it is a traditional masa based warm drink  that is served during the colder months. It is popular to serve for Dia de los Muertos but also throughout the holiday season. In Mexico, you’ll find vendors selling all kinds of atoles during …

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Minted Party Decor Review

One of my goals for this year is to entertain more often. I love having people over for special occasions or just because dinners. Sharing food with other is one of my greatest passions and I am always looking for ways to add little extra touches when hosting a party. Having those little extra touches …

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