Thanksgiving Day & Leftovers Recipes

Thanksgiving Day & Leftovers Recipes

Thanksgiving is almost here!  It really is my favorite holiday to cook for, and now that I’m a blogger I get to have two Thanksgiving meals.  One for blogging before the Thanksgiving festivities start, and one on Thanksgiving that’s just a fun family event. Most people probably think that sounds crazy, but I love it! […]

Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

Have you ever wondered how brussel sprouts grow?  Yeah, me neither.  Strolling through Trader Joe’s produce section, I found these babies on the end cap.  Who knew brussel sprouts could be so beautiful? Speaking of beautiful… and weird… and tough.  Enough of that.  That’s what the stalk looks like after you pull the sprouts off. Back […]

Orange & Jalepeno Cranberry Glaze on Smoked Turkey

Orange & Jalepeno Cranberry Glaze on Smoked Turkey

My husband John loves to smoke and grill meat.  He got a smoker from his dad who is a garage sale pro and probably got it for next to nothing.  Here he is getting the fire going in our backyard fire pit.  He brined the turkey and then put a rub on it before smoking […]

Bourbon Turkey Brine

Bourbon Turkey Brine

We found a bourbon turkey brine online and switched it up a little with some of our own fresh ingredients.  John will be smoking the turkey, so we thought this would pair well with the smoked flavor.  You could also use it for baking your turkey too. Here are the ingredients to start with. Print […]

Sweet Potato Pecan Waffles – A Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe

Sweet Potato Pecan Waffles – A Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe

This recipe was kind of an accident, which is usually what makes the best recipes.  The dilemma came from promising waffles to Arabella the night before without checking to see if we had all the ingredients.  When I got up in the morning to make them, there was only 2 eggs in the fridge, and […]

Cranberry Fluff

Cranberry Fluff

This recipe was my mother-in-law’s, and it’s always a staple at our Thanksgiving table.  Since she left us to go to heaven earlier in the year, I am dedicating this post to her – a loving mother, an amazing cook, gardener extraordinaire and prayer warrior for Jesus.  Ann called it Cranberry Salad.  In the south, […]

Thanksgiving Decorations Inspired by Nature

Thanksgiving Decorations Inspired by Nature

I wanted to share some makeshift decorating tips with you to show how to create a beautiful tablescape for Thanksgiving without spending money.  This was a very impromptu decorating idea I threw together at nap time and had Arabella help with when she woke up.  I love getting my kids involved in whatever I am […]

Italian Thanksgiving Stuffing

Italian Thanksgiving Stuffing

Stuffing or dressing?  I don’t stuff the turkey with it, but I usually call it stuffing out of habit.  Other times I say dressing.  I’ve been making this stuffing/dressing for Thanksgiving for the last 6 years on and off.  It’s still my favorite…and John’s.  I was inspired by a stuffing I saw Giada de Laurentiis […]

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday to cook for, and I love to do a big table setting every year.  I will posting several recipes and decorating ideas leading up to the day.  One of my favorite things to make is a sweet potato casserole.  I have been making this dish for the last 9 or […]