Recent posts by Brandy O'Neill

Creamy pasta with chicken sausage, spinach and walnuts

Creamy chicken-sausage and spinach pasta

When you’re tired of spaghetti (again), but in need of a quick pasta dinner recipe, look no further. This Creamy Chicken-Sausage and Spinach Pasta covers all your bases with your protein, starch, and veggies all in one. You really could toss almost any vegetable into this creamy white sauce, too—broccoli,…

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No-bake whipped pumpkin pie

There’s something classic, heartwarming, and almost therapeutic about spending your Thanksgiving Day making a homemade pumpkin pie from scratch. And then there are times when a delicious no-bake version is exactly what your holiday needs. This no-bake whipped pumpkin pie recipe is perfect if your oven…

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Apple pie dump cake recipe

Don’t let the name of this recipe fool you — this apple pie version of the famous “dump cake” is a delicious and sophisticated addition to your family gathering. You’ll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t find it quite tasty and, the best…

pumpkin pudding parfaits for thanksgiving

Pumpkin pudding parfaits

Okay, it does not get any easier than these pumpkin pudding parfaits! If you’re looking for that delicious pumpkin flavor, but don’t feel like baking this Thanksgiving, these pudding parfaits are where it’s at. The fun thing about these pumpkin parfaits is that you can…

Mulled wine sangria recipe for Thanksgiving from Thanksgiving.com

Mulled wine sangria

When you want something a little more seasonal and festive (and a little stronger) to serve  than just plain wine during the holidays, mulled wine sangria should do just the trick. With fragrant ingredients like star anise,  cinnamon sticks and cloves, this spiced cocktail just…

Cranberry, lime and rosemary white wine spritzer makes a gorgeous Christmas or Thanksgiving cocktail | Thanksgiving.com

Cranberry, lime and rosemary white wine spritzer

The holidays are not the holidays without a signature cocktail. This sweet white wine spritzer is a perfect (and simple!) holiday drink. I love using a sweet white wine but if you prefer to cut down on the sweetness, feel free to use any white wine…

Garlicky Pumpkin Hummus makes a festive Thanksgiving appetizer | Thanksgiving.com

Video: Garlicky pumpkin hummus

Thanksgiving is always about the main course feast. The beautiful bird, the delicious side dishes and the fancy sweet treats. However, I’m in it for the snacking. My mom always serves her holiday dinner at night so during the day we snack to keep us…

This autumn chopped kale and spinach salad has pumpkin seeds, cranberries and goat cheese -- perfect for Thanksgiving | Thanksgiving.com

Autumn chopped kale and spinach salad

As much as I love stuffing, cheesy potatoes and turkey at Thanksgiving, I need a little green in my life. I always crave salad, even during the holidays. Especially when said salad is topped with apples, goat cheese, cranberries and pumpkin seeds. It’s an in-your-face…

Thanksgiving cranberry champagne jello shots | Thanksgiving.com

Cranberry champagne Jello shots

Can we talk about my love for all things Jello shot related? I know it seems really “college” to still love these little adult Jello jigglers but they are tasty and totally holiday appropriate. This version, Cranberry Champagne Jello Shots,  is spiked with champagne so you…

Creamy collard green gratin for Thanksgiving side dish | Thanksgiving.com

Creamy collard green gratin

This gratin almost reminds me of my favorite childhood vegetable – creamed spinach. I know, how weird is it that a kid loved creamed spinach? So really this Creamy Collard Green Gratin dish is a combination of all my favorite flavors. To make this super…