Our Favorite Easy Thanksgiving Day Recipes!

Are you ready to join family and friends for a totally tasty Thanksgiving dinner?  We have your back with some some of our favorite Thanksgiving Day recipes that are easy and delicious!

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The best thing about our favorite Thanksgiving Day recipes that we are sharing today is that they will help take the stress off hosting or knowing what dish to bring if you are a guest. PLUS they are also great any night of the week in case you are looking for ideas down the road too.

Pecan and Mushroom Stuffing from SheSaved

Take your stuffing to a whole new level of deliciousness with this easy and tasty recipe! The pecans and mushrooms pack a lot of additional flavor to make for an amazing dressing!

Green Bean Casserole from Tammileetips

There’s a reason why Green Bean Casserole is a favorite side dish at Thanksgiving, and here’s how to make it along with a few tips!

Easy Muffin Tin Sweet Potatoes from DancingThruTheRain

This recipe is actually on our menu here this year! Such an easy way to cook your sweet potatoes, plus allows for a bit of personalization based on taste preferences!

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Day recipe of muffin tin sweet potatoes on a white plate

Sugared Marshmallow Pumpkins from ThriftyJinxy

Such a cute little sweet that also serves as fun table decor!

Maple Vanilla Cranberry Sauce from SheSaved

We had this at our house last Thanksgiving, and it was a resounding yes from all family members for it to be a regular side at holiday meals!

Cranberry Fluff Salad from Tammileetips

A delicious fruit salad is a welcome side dish at Thanksgiving, and this one packs a lot of Fall flavor!

Roasted Butternut Squash from DancingThroughTheRain

Such a delicious side dish that compliments turkey and all the trimmings perfectly!

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Day recipe image for roasted butternut squash

No Bake Pumpkin Pie from ThriftyJinxy

If you are not a fan of traditional pumpkin pie (or if you are!) this no bake version is absolutely scrumptious!

Favorite Thanksgiving Day Recipe for Pumpkin pie

Blue Goo Pie from TotallyTarget

A super easy dessert topped with your favorite pie filling. Top it off with some fresh homemade whipped cream!

Blue Goo pie slice

Now that you have some inspiration for Thanksgiving Day, you might want to head to Target to grab some decorations and supplies! As always, make sure to check the weekly Target deals to see the best bargains and savings!

Also be sure to check out the current and upcoming Target weekly ad scans for sales on all your Thanksgiving decorating and grocery needs.

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Our Favorite Easy 4th of July Dessert Recipes!

Are you ready to celebrate this weekend with some delicious, decadent 4th of July desserts?

We have your back with some awesome tasty treat ideas and today we are sharing our favorite easy 4th of July recipe ideas !

collage of 4th of july desserts

The best thing about these 4th of July dessert recipes that we are sharing today is that they are all easy to make, delicious AND are also awesome anytime of year!

Patriotic Marshmallow Pops from SheSaved

How FUN are these sweet treats? Super easy to make and sure to be a hit with folks of all ages! Plus they are so festive with the red, white and blue star sprinkles.

Tray of 4th of July desserts - red, white and blue marshmallow pops


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Super Easy and Totally Tasty Blue Goo Pie Recipe

Today I’m going to show you how to make Blue Goo Pie, one of my favorite go-to desserts. I usually have all 5 ingredients on hand.

Creamy, delicious, AND you can switch a few things up based on your preferences!

Blue Goo pie slice

I’ve made this pie several different ways, and this one is my fave. It’s a big hit at family gatherings, and I usually make two because it disappears fast!

Blue Goo Pie Ingredients

Blue Goo Pie Ingredients

  1. Graham cracker crust (I use pre-made but you can make your own)
  2. Cream cheese 8 oz 
  3. Sugar 1 cup
  4. Cool Whip 8 oz
  5. Can of blueberry pie filling

How to Make Blue Goo Pie

To make the pie, let the cream cheese soften for about 15 minutes at room temperature. Beat the cream cheese and sugar till mixed well. Fold in the Cool Whip and spread into your graham cracker pie crust. Top with pie filling and chill til set. 

Whole Blue Goo Pie

The one can of blueberry pie filling will be a bit much, so you can always double your other ingredients and make two pies by being a bit conservative with the pie filling.

While my personal favorite is to use blueberry pie filling, you can swap out for cherry or strawberry if you prefer! I tend to do this a lot around the holidays, and sometimes for Independence Day or Memorial Day I will make one blueberry and one cherry to keep with the red, white, and blue theme. 

This pie is also versatile and somewhat forgiving, as you can not only swap out your pie filling, you can also make other substitutions. Instead of using 1 cup of sugar, you can use 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar. And, you can swap your Whipped topping for a package of Dream Whip made according to directions.

Blue Goo Pie with whipped topping

You can also put a layer of sliced bananas on the pie crust before adding the cream cheese layer.  Decorate with extra whipped topping or Redi Whip to give each slice a bit more flair! 

This is such an easy recipe, and once it sits in the fridge the sugar will finish dissolving into the cream cheese and whipped topping. The end result is so creamy – like a very light cheese cake! You can also use a bit less sugar OR add a bit more whipped topping to lower the calories. 

When I really want to lighten it up, I just double the whipped topping and it still makes for a very satisfying dessert.

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Bright and Cheery Plus Easy to Make Sunflower Cupcakes!

Pretty Sunflower Cupcakes

Have leftover Easter Peeps? Here’s a super tasty way to use them up – pretty Sunflower cupcakes!

Bright and cheerful, they make for a happy dessert idea anytime of the year. These would also be a great idea for Mother’s Day! 

These fun cupcakes are very whimsical, so you can swap out the petals for different colors of Peeps if that’s what you have on hand. It’s such an easy recipe, and there’s only a few ingredients needed.

You can also swap out your cake mix for the flavor of your choice, or make from scratch if you have a favorite recipe. Save time by using canned frosting, or make your own from scratch.

Enlist the help of young ones to keep little hands busy and to make for a fun day baking together in the kitchen. These pretty cupcakes would be great for parties too, and look awesome on a buffet table.

Even better, these delectable cupcakes can be ready in about an hour. This makes them perfect for a busy day or a last minute dessert.

You can check out the complete recipe for these easy to make fun sunflower cupcakes along with step-by-step instructions, tips and more photographs over on DancingThruTheRain.com!

Sunflower Cupcakes

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Harper's Bazaar Magazine

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Savory and Super Easy Bacon Wrapped Green Beans Recipe

bacon and green beans recipe

Whether you are looking for a super easy appetizer or a scrumptious side dish, bacon wrapped green beans are an awesome idea! Bacon and green beans pair well, and this dish takes this combo to a whole new level of deliciousness.

There are not a lot of ingredients required, keeping the whole recipe simple. Panko bread crumbs had a bit of crunch, while red pepper flakes and a touch of cayenne pepper in the coating add just a touch of “kick”.

Serve up with Ranch dressing on the side (or your favorite dipping sauce) for a crowd pleasing appetizer. Or, this recipe also makes for a flavorful side dish for any meal, and would go great along side ham at Easter!

Prep time only takes minutes, and bake time is around 8-10 minutes, so you can be enjoying this awesome dish very quickly. This makes for a great option on a busy week night too. And, this amazing dish would also make for a nice buffet table option especially with several dipping sauce options on the side.

You can check out the complete instructions for making these bacon wrapped green beans along with step by step instructions and more photos over on SheSaved!

bacon and green beans recipe
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Decadent No Bake Samoas Cheesecake Dessert Cups

Samoas cheesecake dessert cups

Looking for a super yummy no bake dessert? Look no further than these no-bake samoas cheesecake dessert cups!

If you are a fan of Samoas (or Caramel Delights) you will love this dessert! There are only a few ingredients needed, and the combination of caramel and coconut is so decadent.

The cookies add just the right amount of crunch, and it only takes about 40 minutes to have this scrumptious sweet made and ready to eat. Plus, since it is no-bake, you don’t have to heat up the kitchen, AND you can enlist the help of little ones with the assembly.

Serve it up in individual glass cups or bowls for a pretty presentation. If you wanted, you could also assemble in a small glass trifle bowl. Finish off with a drizzle of chocolate or caramel for extra decadence!

This impressive looking and tasting dessert is great for company or to serve with an extra special meal. It’s also an awesome way to give any extra samoa cookies a delicious twist!

You can check out the complete recipe for these easy to make and no bake samoas cheesecake dessert cups along with step-by-step instructions and more photos over on DancingThruTheRain.com!

Samoas Cheesecake cups
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Totally Tasty and Easy Loaded Nachos Made with Doritos!

Who doesn’t love nachos? If you also love Doritos chips, you need to try this totally tasty recipe for Doritos Nachos! 

Loaded with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato and cheese, this recipe also has a few additional ingredients to send it over the top with flavor. French fried onions add an extra bit of tasty crunch, and you can adjust added ingredients base on personal preference.

Serve it up as one big platter, or let everyone assemble their own deliciousness. Want yours a bit spicier? Just swap out your Doritos Nacho cheese flavor for spicy Nacho flavor. Or, give it a twist with Doritos Ranch chips! Plus you can add more jalapenos for a bigger kick too.

These are so very yummy, and we like having them on family game night or movie night too. Plus, with all the veggies, it’s a complete meal all on it’s own. Garnish with slices of fresh avocados and chopped cilantro for even more flavor and a pop of color contrast with red cherry tomatoes.

You can check out the complete recipe for these easy to make and totally tasty nachos made with Doritos along with step-by-step instructions and more photos over on DancingThruTheRain.com!

Nachos made with Doritos Chips
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Our Favorite Easy Game Day Snack Recipes

Game Day Snack Recipes

Are you ready for some football? Sunday, as you probably know, is the Big Game!

If you are looking for some snacks and appetizers, here’s a roundup of some top faves around here! Even if you don’t love football, you can enjoy the delicious game day snacks and recipes anytime.

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The best thing about the appetizer and game day snack recipes that we are sharing today is that they are all easy to make and of course, delicious! 

Loaded Baked Potato Skins from SheSaved

These delicious potato skins are loaded with savory bacon, chicken and a few more ingredients, making them a filling appetizer! Drizzled with Ranch dressing and garnished with sliced green onions, they are also a colorful tasty addition to your table!


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Super Easy and Totally Tasty Texas Two Step Dip Recipe

Two Step Dip

One of our all-time favorite dips around here is what we call the Texas Two Step dip. It only requires two ingredients, and two steps to make! Not only is it super easy, but it packs a lot of great flavor.

Two Step Dip Ingredients

Even better, you can easily adjust the quantity depending on how many people you need to feed! To make this two step dip, simple set out blocks of cream cheese for about 20 minutes on the counter until slightly softened.

If you don’t want to make so much, just set out one block of cream cheese and you can always make more if it disappears to quickly.

Two Step Dip Step 2

Once the cream cheese is slightly softened, add in your favorite picante sauce. While we have a favorite local brand and we like “hot”, it might be safer to start with a name brand like Pace. I would also start with a medium, as you can always add more in if the dip is too mild. 

After mixing together, you can taste for flavor and heat. If I am using medium, I like the ratio of 8 oz of cream cheese to 16 oz of Picante, and for hot I like using equal amounts of salsa and cream cheese. Eat as is, or let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour to let the flavors meld and to firm back up a bit. I do have family members though that prefer it on the softer side and don’t want to wait!!

Serve it up with the chip of your choice – I like to use tortilla chips, corn chips, or even fry up corn tortillas and sprinkle them with a bit of salt. It’s also great with carrots!

And, I like serving up individual containers so everyone can swap out chips and veggies and for portion control! 

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