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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

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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 via kaboose via Kaboose Meet the Dubiens If making a handprint turkey the poem below would be super cute to include with it […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pumpkin Muffins To Keep & Give

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I love pumpkin and just about anything and everything made with pumpkin.  This recipe is from The Best of fine Cooking Sweet Cakes Holiday Baking Issue.  There are so many great recipes in this issue and I will be trying several, but today I made these delicious muffins.  I thought that these would make great […]

Thanksgiving Crafts & Kids Tables

Thanksgiving is 3 weeks from today! Can you believe it? I can’t.  Rather than wait until the week of Thanksgiving this year, I am making plans now to get things in order for the big day.  Today’s post is dedicated to kids.  Below are some ideas for a kids table and a few kids crafts.  […]