Happy ‘Thanks Giving’ Americans

Over the years, the controversy over the Thanksgiving holiday in America has outweighed the idea of giving thanks – meaning – all my life, I chose and still choose to view the holiday as a day to simply give thanks for  family, good health, and all things that pushes us to live a positive and […]

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Food: Holiday Series – What To Bring for Potluck

I was over the moon when I found this recipe online. A reminder of my childhood days, during the holidays when my mother and aunts got together to bake and make holiday desserts for a family gathering. I always helped in the kitchen, but only because I wanted to taste all the goodies being whipped […]

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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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Thanksgiving: Turkey 101 or Whole Chicken

I am not a fan of Turkey and if I am not hosting an extended family dinner, I usually go with a whole chicken – applying the same recipe but on a different bird –  if you will.  Here’s a recipe I found, which is simple enough to follow for the first-time host or the expert. […]

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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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How To’s For A Stress-Free Thanksgiving or Any Dinner Party

There are always first timers – in hosting one of the most important dinner parties in the U.S.  Please note: The rules also apply to other holidays  :). But I found these helpful suggestions and as we know felt the need to share. Check out what got my attention and for the rest of the […]

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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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