Things to be Thankful for on Thanksgiving

Things to be Thankful for on Thanksgiving

It’s the eve of Thanksgiving, and I’m a bit saddened that my two eldest daughters aren’t here this year.  The eldest is finishing her master’s degree and has to work on Thanksgiving in order to pay for her classes.  The second oldest wanted to visit the family of her boyfriend in another state.  So, it’s the four of us here. When Katie, my eldest, first started going to college, the vacation days she had for Thanksgiving were so short that it wasn’t worth a $400 or more plane ticket to…

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Tips and Tricks for Thanksgiving – AND, How to Make GREAT Stuffing

Tips and Tricks for Thanksgiving – AND, How to Make GREAT Stuffing

For years, I thought the right thing to do was to torture myself on Thanksgiving eve and day in order to make everyone else happy. Then, I came up with a system to conquer having to cook all day long. Before I start sharing tips on food preparation, I wanted to share another turning point in how I made my stuffing go over the top from great to excellent.  Well, we all have our favorite stuffing and could fight stuffing wars on who has the best stuffing, but no matter…

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Romantic Thanksgiving Tablescapes – by Shannon Imlay

Romantic Thanksgiving Tablescapes – by Shannon Imlay

The beautiful Shannon Imlay is back with more Thanksgiving decorating ideas.  For those of us (me) who scratch our heads wondering how we can make a better presentation for our guests, Shannon is the go-to girl for all things beautiful without breaking the bank.  If you haven’t visited her blog, it would be well worth your time to drop by for all kinds of decorating ideas, easy tutorials, and great meals.  And, now, onto Shannon from Shannon’s Shanonigins! Happy Thanksgiving! I promised you a couple of Romantic Thanksgiving Tablescapes and…

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The BEST and Most Moist, Succulent Turkey without Breaking the Bank

The BEST and Most Moist, Succulent Turkey without Breaking the Bank

Everyone has their own special dishes and holiday traditions that take place during Thanksgiving.  For many cooks in the home, the day can become overwhelming.  Being a first time Thanksgiving cook can also present stress with the need for perfection. Fortunately, for many, the Internet provides a lot of answers to how to make the perfect turkey.  I learned by making mistakes.  Then, I learned to cook a turkey the way I like it, and maybe NOT the way most professionals would advise. Let’s have a side note for a…

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