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

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

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,

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

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

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.

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids This is a wonderful Thanksgiving tree with a paper towel tube base. via 1 + 1 + 1 = 1 a Ribbon Gobbler with awesome tutorial via She’s {kinda} Crafty Handprint Turkeys Meet the Dubiens If making a handprint turkey the poem below would be super cute to include with it if given as a gift to a grandparent, etc. Handprint

Thanksgiving Cupcakes ~ Little Turkeys

Turkey Cupcake

What a cute little guy!!! Have some fun with the kids when decorating these easy turkey cupcakes. What you need for 1 dozen cupcakes: 12 cupcakes {any flavor} baked in white paper liners 12 mini cupcakes {again, any flavor} baked in white paper liners 1/2 cup vanilla frosting 3/4 cup milk chocolate frosting 12 thin ginger-flavored scalloped cookies chocolate jimmies 1 red fruit leather roll

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

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Pinecone Turkey Craft A pinecone, pom pom, googly eyes, felt and pipe cleaners…so simple yet so cute! Turkey Crayon Holder My youngest son loves to draw…what a great way to occupy your little artist -be sure to include some paper or even better, a paper craft tablecloth for the kids table …heck, even the adult table…no worry about clean up! Turkey Pinata This would be

Happy Thanksgiving

  “Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.” ~ Edward Sandford Martin “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the