Holiday Series: Creative Thanksgiving Decor

We tend to stress the most about presentation, I think. Because after the cooking and baking some of your best of recipes, it is important to make the most impressionable presentation of your signature dish and otherwise to draw your guest to the table or buffet. So here’s a list of creative thanksgiving decor and […]

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Thanksgiving: Stress Free Hosting and No – Bake Pies

I am a firm believer that hosting Thanksgiving can actually be therapeutic for those who enjoy cooking or baking. But if you dread the idea and wished you hadn’t volunteered to host, here are a few great suggestions to follow – just click on the below photos:

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Sunday Morning Thoughts

I woke up early this morning. By early I mean 4 a.m. – usually because my dog is working on the old time – his clock being 5 a.m. and ready for his breakfast. I don’t mind, he’s aging and I am not going to try to teach my old dog new tricks. He is the […]

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November Floral Arrangement 101

Those who tell you they don’t love a great floral arrangement are ones that are fibbing. Floral arrangements, no matter the occasion, bring the kind of joy that is unsurpassed. So if you need a tip or two on how to create that special or unique bouquet of flowers for the holidays – or just […]

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Sunday Morning Edition – Is Purely for Entertainment

Slow down October! What’s the rush? I mean, I was in a department store the other day and walked past the holiday decor section, only to discover there are now holiday specific sections as follows:   All Halloween items on sale. Thanksgiving in full display and full-price and Christmas on pre-sale.  I had to step […]

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Thanksgiving Full Menu and Easy Prep

This site is my go-to for most any dish. Whether dinner for the family or a simple get-together appetizer ideas. So it’s no wonder I turn to HalfBakedHarvest for my Thanksgiving menu inspiration. The site truly cuts down on all the guesswork and stress. For example check out the “prix fixe” concept also known as […]

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Thanksgiving Decor – For the Crafty Minded

I sort of like these unique ideas for decorating for Thanksgiving – and as always felt the need to share them with all of you. I wonder how many of these the kids can help with? Ideas are from here, here, and here And from here and here’s another idea

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Food: Party Prep – You Had Me at…Honey Roasted Acorn

I try to change it up every year, in terms of side dishes or even a starter when I am hosting a get-together for the holidays – in the U.S. meaning to clarify – Thanksgiving or a party between the holidays. So, this amazing dish with honey butter roasted acorn, burrata and pomegranate made it on […]

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thanksgiving wishes for everyone

I wish everyone in the U.S. Happy Thanksgiving and hope that f not 364 days out of the year, then perhaps just today to stop and take a moment to appreciate all that you have in your lives and find it in your hearts to dedicate some time during this holiday season to help those […]

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thanksgiving day thanks from an american

Every year we begin with optimism and hope and set some goals for ourselves to stir up positive thinking. Yet as the year unfolds, we are faced with so many difficulties or challenges, that we not only forget the optimism and hope, but find ourselves constantly struggling to see the light at the end of […]

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