Loaded Sweet Potato Casserole …

Loaded Sweet Potato Casserole from chef-in-training.com ...This casserole is LOADED with all things amazing.- marshmallows, candied pecans, brown sugar, butter- you name it! It is a huge hit at the dinner table!

Sweet Potatoes are the star of the Thanksgiving menu for me. I don't care what else is on the table... it is my absolute FAVORITE! Now, while my all time favorite sweet potato recipe is this Sweet Potato Casserole on my blog, this one definitely takes a close second. The first casserole has a crumb topping and is PHENOMENAL... this one is AMAZING as well and has has sugared pecans and marshmallows.... and butter... and brown sugar... and … Continue Reading »

Best Ever Stuffing …

Best Ever Stuffing from chef-in-training.com ...This stuffing is so flavorful and delicious! Everyone always raves about this recipe!

Stuffing could very well be my favorite part of Thanksgiving. Well, that and the sweet potatoes. They are the only two things I find myself going back for seconds... thirds... I really don't know. But hey- no judging, its Thanksgiving. Seconds are part of the holiday ;) Now not to knock my grandmas recipe, because hers is fabulous too and I am sure I'll share it next year, but this recipe is AMAZING! My neighbors so generously are sharing the … Continue Reading »

Green Bean Casserole …

Green Bean Casserole from chef-in-training.com... a delicious classic side dish recipe that is always a hit wherever it goes!

Green Bean Casserole is a classic Thanksgiving side dish. It happens to be one of my husband's personal favorites when it comes to thanksgiving. I tend to like to avoid canned "soups" when I can. It tastes SO much better made from scratch, even though it requires a few extra steps, the end result is well worth it! The flavor of this recipe is AMAZING! My dad, who rarely can be heard describing something more elaborate than, "It's good" or … Continue Reading »

Best Ever Chocolate Silk Pie …

Best Ever Chocolate Silk Pie... This pie is perfection! Silky, creamy, chocolate heaven!

Picture this. A pie table. Every pie you can imagine. Which do you go for? Me? Well, I'm beelining it to the chocolate silk pie. This recipe is really the Best Ever Chocolate Silk Pie... it is perfection! Rich, silky, creamy, chocolate heaven! The next few weeks I am focusing in on some recipes that would be great additions to your thanksgiving menu. Every day, a new recipe. So be sure and tune back in to the blog each day to find some … Continue Reading »

Spinach Mashed Potatoes …

Spinach Mashed Potatoes from chef-in-training.com ...A delicious twist on a classic side dish! They are packed with flavor!

Side dishes and I are either best friends or complete enemies. After making the main dish, side dishes are lucky to hit the table... especially *new* side dish recipes. I tend to stick to what I know and what my kids will actually eat. Mashed Potatoes are such a classic and crowd favorites side dish. It is the one vegetable side dish I can count on my kids eating nearly 100% of the time. So thats when the clever idea came... why not sneak … Continue Reading »

Maple Spice Cake Ice Cream …

Maple Spice Cake Ice Cream... ice cream with the perfect fall flavor!

I am a firm believer that ice cream is good at any time of the year. Especially when it is accompanying a slice a cake or even a pie! Well, I have combined the best of both worlds with a homemade ice cream that is packed with cake in it! Yes, that is correct, ice cream meets cake in one frozen, delightful dessert. I love maple, especially at this time of year! So this Maple Spice Cake Ice Cream is the perfect Fall treat in my mind. This ice … Continue Reading »

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Rolls with …

Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Rolls with Salted Caramel Frosting... These are fantastic! The filling really makes them unique and the frosting is the perfect topping and really adds to the delicious flavor!

Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Rolls with Salted Caramel Frosting... could there be a better title in the world? No. Probably not. Cream cheese, pumpkin and caramel were meant to be together. Each bite is perfection. Soft, gooey, creamy center with a perfect pumpkin flavored bread then slathered with melting salted caramel frosting. This is quite the experience. These are fantastic! The filling really makes them unique and sets them apart from … Continue Reading »