Homemade Peppermint Pudding

We’re all familiar with the lyrics from “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” that say, “come bring us some figgy pudding…”, but do most of us know what figgy pudding actually is? As I’m sure you know, the rest of the lyrics mention that the guests won’t go until they get some, so I figure […]

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Frosty’s French Toast

Most mornings, our kiddos have a mediocre breakfasts because I am not a morning person. I’m pretty much a groggy bear until about 8 a.m. after the coffee has kicked in. My poor kids. Sometimes I make big batches of pancakes and freeze them so I can easily heat up something for them and a […]

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Leftover Turkey Phyllo Wraps

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by your loved ones. It’s so nice to have a holiday that reminds us of the importance of being grateful and I love that we get a day dedicated to simply gather with friends and family.   One of the things I’m most thankful for is […]

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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Tacos

Feast Day is near and if you’ve visited the blog lately, I’m sure you can tell that it’s all that’s on my mind. Do you blame me though? If Feast Day is also on your brain and you’re continuing to plan what to make this Thursday,  here are some recipes I posted the past couple […]

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Green Bean Casserole

Hey now, hey now… this is what green beans are made of. See what I did there? Any Lizzie McGuire fans? No… just me. Okay, cool. My life was all about the green beans yesterday. As I sought to prepare my final Thanksgiving dish for the blog this year, I had a tough time deciding […]

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Italian Sausage, Squash & Farro Stuffing

My parents have hosted Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember and every year our house was packed with a bunch of Greeks and Italians. Aunts, uncles, grandparents, first cousins and even second cousins. It was always a special time being with our extended family. Because our Thanksgiving gatherings are always full of people, […]

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Parmesan & Thyme Mashed Potatoes

T-minus two weeks until Turkey Day, so I’m continuing to post all the Thanksgiving carbs and deliciousness! Everyone, and I mean everyone, can agree potatoes are a must at Thanksgiving. Topping them with gravy and eating them right alongside my turkey is my second favorite Thanksgiving pastime. I say second because my number one favorite […]

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Kale & Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

If you’re a frequent visitor of Marina Makes, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of kale and my obsession started even before the leafy green grew in popularity. You’ll also know I’m a sucker for the kale and goat cheese combo (see my recipe for kale and goat cheese scrambled eggs here). My taste buds […]

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Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins

Who’s ready for Thanksgiving food?? This girl is!! Bring on the tryptophan. In the coming weeks, I’ll be posting a bunch of recipes perfect for bringing to a gathering, or for serving at your own. When I was younger, I thought Thanksgiving food was pretty standard, but after making recipes over the years, I’ve realized the […]

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Salted Brown Sugar Caramel Sauce

Yesterday, this caramel sauce was my Everest. I was SO nervous to make it. It sounds silly, doesn’t it? But there was this one time when Brett and I were dating and I completely botched a batch of caramel. It tasted so burnt that it scarred me for years. To prepare myself for failure, I spent […]

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