Slow Cooker Stout Corned Beef

Slow Cooker Stout Corned Beef. A slight twist on a family favorite passed down from my grandmother. It's SO good! | bydawnnicole.com

This Slow Cooker Stout Corned Beef is a slight twist on a family favorite handed down from my grandmother. It’s so easy too! Every year around New Years my grandmother would have us all over to her house for corned beef and cabbage. It’s tradition we’ve carried on, but we usually do it for St. Patrick’s […]

Soda-Free Pink Party Punch

Soda-Free Pink Party Punch. You'll never miss the soda in this fabulous Strawberry-Lemonade Punch with Gelato. It's SO good and pretty too! bydawnnicole.com

Soda-Free Pink Party Punch. You’ll never miss the soda in this fabulous Strawberry-Lemonade Punch with Gelato. It’s SO good and pretty too!  When I was planning my girls’ birthday party, I searched for a pink party punch to serve that was soda-free to no avail, so I decided to just make something up and cross my […]

One-Pot Creamy Mac & Cheese with Broccoli & Mushrooms

One-Pot Creamy Mac and Cheese with Broccoli and Mushrooms #macnator #ad | bydawnnicole.com

This One-Pot Creamy Mac & Cheese with Broccoli & Mushrooms is an easy and delicious weeknight meal! Is there anything more delicious than a hot bowl of creamy mac and cheese on a cold evening? I love Horizon Organic Mac & Cheese because it’s a meal my whole family enjoys, and I especially love this recipe because it […]

Cran-Apple Coleslaw (Whole30 Compliant!)

This Cran-Apple Coleslaw has a ton of beautiful colors thanks to all the fruit and veggies. It is delicious as a side to oven-baked Salt & Vinegar chicken wings for dinner or add some grilled chicken for a simple make-ahead weekday lunch. And it's Whole30 friendly too! bydawnnicole.com

This Cran-Apple Coleslaw has a ton of beautiful colors thanks to all the fruit and veggies. It is delicious as a side to oven-baked Salt & Vinegar chicken wings for dinner or add some grilled chicken for a simple make-ahead weekday lunch. And it’s Whole30 friendly too! While I love salads, I don’t love that […]

Bacon Sriracha Pimento Cheese Dip

Bacon Sriracha Pimento Cheese Dip

Bacon Sriracha Pimento Cheese Dip I’m over on The Pinning Mama today sharing the recipe for this Bacon Srircha Pimento Cheese Dip. It’s addictively delicious (and really easy to whip up)! This dip is the perfect recipe for Football-watching weekends and Superbowl Parties. It’s traditionally served with crackers but it’s makes a mean grilled cheese […]

14 Creative Nacho Recipes

14 Creative Nacho Recipes curated by: bydawnnicole.com

We have Nacho Nights at our house like most people have pizza night. We like to mix it up so I’ve been searching for some new ideas. As I started making a list, I realized it would make a fun round-up post to share with you all! Don’t these all look amazing? I can’t decide […]

Everything Butter

Everything Butter. All the goodness of an everything bagel mixed into butter. Awesome on toast and fresh baked rolls or bread! | bydawnnicole.com

Are you a fan of everything bagels? I love them but I’ve been eating largely Paleo this year (it’s helped me lose almost 65 lbs since having my third baby…despite all the butter and fats I consume!), so bread isn’t usually on the menu for me. This recipe takes all the spices and seeds that […]

Roasted Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts | bydawnnicole.com

Are you a fan of brussels sprouts? They are one of my favorite veggies and I eat them at least once a week. This is my favorite way to eat them (hello, sweet and salty goodness!) and they’re so simple to make too. We usually make them as a side dish but this is also really […]

Candy Cane Martinis

Candy Cane Martinis | bydawnnicole.com

Holiday decorating, cooking, gift wrapping, etc. is a lot more fun with one of these to sip on! Plus, they look so pretty and festive! They’re a great drink to serve to guests this holiday season. I found bags of crushed peppermint at World Market and it’s been inspiring a lot of recipes! I also […]

Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops

Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops. These are great as hot chocolate stirrers or just to eat on their own! | bydawnnicole.com

I love the combo of Peppermint and Chocolate! These Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops are as easy as they are tasty. I love them on their own but they also make perfect hot chocolate stirrers. Gift them with some gourmet hot chocolate for a great hostess, neighbor, or teacher Christmas gift. That’s what I’m planning to gift […]

Snickerdoodle Martinis

Snickerdoodle Martinis. Like a cookie in a cocktail glass! | bydawnnicole.com

Snickerdoodle Martinis As a kid, Snickerdoodle cookies were always one of my very favorite treats my mom would bake. Who I am kidding? I still love going to mom’s house and finding a big plate of Snickerdoodles! This Snickerdoodle Martini is like a cookie in a cocktail glass. Yes, please! It’s a great little drink […]

Chipotle Pork & Honey Mustard Street Tacos

Chipotle Pork & Honey Mustard Street Tacos | ByDawnNicole.com

Chipotle Pork & Honey Mustard Street Tacos Do you guys have Food Trucks where you live? We have quite a few areas around us that do “Food Truck Fridays”. They are so fun and SO good. Check out this pic I shared on Instagram of an amazing Maple Bacon Donut we shared as our appetizer. […]

Chicken & Sweet Potato Soup

Chicken & Sweet Potato Soup with Thyme. This soup and easy and so good. It's Paleo and Whole30 as well!

Chicken & Sweet Potato Soup There’s nothing like a hot bowl of hearty soup on a cool evening! This one is loaded with veggies and is one of my favorites. It’s a spin on one my Mother-in-Law makes (it is both Paleo and Whole30 friendly!). The recipe is written for a double batch so you can freeze […]

Slow-Cooker Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (50 Easy Weeknight Meals Blog Hop!)

Slow-Cooker Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Thom Kha Kai) | bydawnnicole.com

This Slow-Cooker Thai Coconut Chicken Soup is one of my favorite weeknight meals!   Happy Monday friends! I’m kicking off the week with a fun blog hop to share 50 Easy Week Night Meals from some of your favorite bloggers! (Special thanks to Sarah at Becoming Martha for putting this blog hop together). You can get my recipe below […]

15-Minute S’mores Bark

15-Minute S'mores Bark | bydawnnicole.com

 15-Minute S’mores Bark If you’ve read my bio anywhere on social media, you know that there are two things I like to have every single day. Coffee and dark chocolate. I’ve been loving these things called Bark THINS and they’re fair trade and overall a good snack choice but still have an ingredient or two […]

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