27 Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Sweet Potato Roundup

Thanksgiving is the time for all those amazing side dishes that fill you up (and in my case, fill me out!).  Here are some of my favorites from around the web! 1.  Baked Garlic Mashed Potatoes 2.  Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes 3.  Easy Mashed Potatoes 4.  Easy Crockpot Mashed Potatoes 5.  Baked Smashed Potatoes 6.  Tips for Making the Best Mashed Potatoes 1.  Smokey Sweet Potato Souffle  2.  Sweet Potato Casserole 3.  Crockpot Sweet Potatoes 4.  Candied Sweet Potatoes 5.  Sweet {Read More}

Make a 15 Minute Thankful Wreath with the Kids

Thankful Wreath Tutorial @ Cupcakes and Crinoline

  The kids and I made an easy {last minute} Thankful Wreath for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.  It only took us 15 minutes and I love the way it turned out. Materials needed: Fabric ~ I used a fat-quarter Styrofoam wreath Thumbtacks Construction Paper Marker/Sharpie/Crayons/Pens {whatever you wish}   1.  I started by ironing my fat quarter, folding it in half and then cutting the entire width into 2 1/2 inch strips. 2.  Next, wrap the styrofoam wreath with the {Read More}

Thanksgiving Kids Crafts ~ Pilgrim Hat Crayon Holder Tutorial

Pilgrim Hat Crayon Holder tutorial @ Cupcakes and Crinoline

  Today I have a ‘first-time’ guest poster ~Little M.  My little guy wanted to share an easy to make Thanksgiving Craft for kids.  These little Pilgrim Hat Crayon Holders are perfect for the kids table ~ M  has a lot of experience with eating at the kids table, he’s still hanging out over there with his cousins. {My Guest Poster was trying to be serious for his first post….I could hardly stand it ~ that face just cracked me {Read More}

Candied Sweet Potatoes and Amish Sugar Cream Pie

Candied Sweet Potatoes and Amish Sugar Cream Pie @ Cupcakes and Crinoline

It’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be serving over the upcoming Holidays and I’m here to help you.  These are two of my favorite recipes; one a dessert and one a side dish. In both cases I substituted Country Crock for butter with great results. First up, Candied Sweet Potatoes Ingredients: 2 pounds sweet potatoes or yams {about 6 medium} 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup Country Crock 3 tablespoons water 1/4 teaspoon salt 1.  Start with {Read More}

Shepherd’s Pie

Thanksgiving Leftover Shepherd

I know this isn’t a traditional shepherd’s pie but I had a little bit of leftover everything from Thanksgiving dinner so I made my own version of one.  Your ingredients will vary but the beauty of this is that you can use just about anything you have, layer it up, heat it up, serve and enjoy! Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Here is what mine was comprised of from the bottom up all layered and placed into a 15 x {Read More}

Thanksgiving ~ The Day After

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Yesterday my family and I had a wonderful time at my sister’s for Thanksgiving.  The food was really, really good {my sister is an awesome cook} and the company was even better.  I got to spend time with my niece and nephew and their spouses {who I love!} and my niece’s little ones.  My great-nephew is the same age as my youngest son so they always have a great time playing together and my great-niece is 2, super tiny, sweet…and {Read More}

Happy Thanksgiving

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thanks·giv·ing   [thangks-giv-ing] noun 1.the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors, especially to God. 2.an expression of thanks, especially to God. 3.a public celebration in acknowledgment of divine favor or kindness. 4.a day set apart for giving thanks to God. 5.( initial capital letter ) Thanksgiving Day. I am so thankful to God for more than I could ever, ever say….His goodness, His grace, His mercy, His love that sustains me, feeds me and ‘grows’ me…..He is {Read More}

Thanksgiving Table Settings ~ Easy Elegance

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via Martha Stewart White dishes, white napkins…a lovely pear, some string and a leaf-shaped name tag…. via hgtv via Country Living This is an absolutely awesome idea ~ use a garden plant stand on your buffet table! via hgtv via The Heart of the Sea Home via Country Living Stamp a design on to some cardstock, write a message {you could write the names of your guests on these}, punch holes on each side, insert ribbon and place around your {Read More}

Baked Corn Cups

Cheddar Corn Cup Bake

I saw this recipe on BHG and thought I would try it out…sort of a pre-holiday test run.  This would be great to serve buffet style or at a sit down dinner.   It was easy and yet had the appearance of being something special.  I tweaked the recipe I found a bit and below is my take on it.  Baked Corn Cups ~ serves 12 2 16-ounce packages frozen whole kernel corn 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 4 eggs 12 {Read More}

Pumpkin {dump} Cake

Pumpkin Dump Cake

I love pumpkin….pumpkin in everything…it adds such a rich, moist, not too dense texture to almost anything you bake from cupcakes to muffins to breads. I have never made a dump cake before so was not sure how this would turn out but I ended up making it twice in 8 days to take to two different get-togethers and both times it got rave reviews. It is super easy and does not take much time at all to make. I {Read More}

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