Recipe Box, November Noshing and Things to be doing Now!

November began with getting a head start on the holidays with painted Holiday tree jars




And making a Pumpkin Turkey




Here are some more ideas of things you should be doing in November-

You don’t want that Halloween candy hanging around for months, so treat yourself to a Halloween candy dessert

Caramel Candy Wreath Cake is elegant enough for company, but you won’t really want to share  😋


candy wreath cake 1


5 minute Trick or Treat Bars is a simple version of seven layer bars


5 min trick or treat bars


Halloween Candy Cheesecake Dip, is perfect for tailgates and party noshing


Snickers cheesecake dip


Now’s the time to check your table supplies for the big day and make sure you have what you need


Thanksgiving place setting


If you can’t set your table ahead of time, at least do the centerpiece




A bountiful runner with real and faux vegetables pumpkins and flowers is fun to create, and anything goes




Look for cute paper goods to make the children’s table fun and festive

Fill a cornucopia with popcorn for their table and set out mini cupcake papers full of candy corn, Reese’s Pieces or fall colored M&Ms and label them turkey toes


children's table


It’s time to finalize that menu too…

This year, we are gathering elsewhere so I get to basically relax and enjoy, but I do miss the menu planning and the cooking chaos

This was our 2013 menu




This is the traditional menu I had growing up


traditional menu

And last year we had dueling,  His and Hers menus

We made a pre-Thanksgiving feast with

Her menu

Her menu

And celebrated Thanksgiving with His menu


his 2

You will find the links to all these menu recipes below

Once you decide your menu, try making a turkey apron with your kiddos


turkey apron


The turkey is a hand print embellished with some finger dots and adding a beak and a wattle with a brush




and finally, make sure you have some Thanksgiving vignettes to enjoy around your home


Thanksgiving bar






Speaking of Thanksgiving vignettes,




The Thoughts of Home Stunning Thanksgiving Vignettes blog hop is going on right now!




It is a bountiful harvest of Thanksgiving ideas!




Monday – November 7th

Decor To Adore | Southern Hospitality | Chateau Chic | Shabby Fufu | Rustic Refined

Tuesday – November 8th

Poofing The Pillows | Cedar Hill Farmhouse | Love of Home |  My Kentucky Living | Sharon Joyce Interiors

Wednesday – November 9th

At Home With Jemma | Remodelando la Casa | Sew a Fine Seam | Rattlebridge Farm |  Patina and Paint

Thursday – November 10th

Everyone is invited to join the Thoughts of Home on Thursday Thanksgiving Edition Linky Party.

Friday – November 11th

White Spray Paint | A Stroll Thru Life | Simple Nature Decor | The Painted Apron | Ramblings of a Southern Girl | Life and Linda

Gobble Gobble!

Here are the links to all the recipes listed on the menus above:


Butternut Squash Tart

Cranberry Sorbet

Pumpkin Pie Dip turned into Pumpkin Pie Savory Mini Quiche

Rosemary Pinenut Sables

Turkey Cheeseball with Crudite Feathers


Apple, Cranberry & Walnut Salad

Focaccia, Cornbread & Sausage Stuffing

Green Beans Clementine

Herb Stuffing with Celery and Pecans

Mashed Potato Casserole

Creamed Onions with Chopped Peanuts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Scalloped Pineapple

Sophisticated Green Bean Casserole

Sour Cream Cornbread

Sourdough Mushroom and Bacon Stuffing

Squash Gratin

Stuffed Apple & Bacon Sweet Potato Casserole

Whiskey Glazed Sweet Potatoes


Turkey [cooked or smoked on grill]

Ham [Archer Farms Spiral Glazed Ham from Target]


Caramel Apple Pie Cake

Chocolate Pecan Mini Pies

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes

Kyle’s Favorite Double Layer Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Tartlettes

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Celebrate and DecorateRustic and Refined,

Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm, Cooking and Crafting with J&JThe Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Tickle My TastebudsFull Plate ThursdayWork it Wednesday

Poofing the Pillows,  Get Your DIY On,    Your Inspired Design

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15 Responses to “Recipe Box, November Noshing and Things to be doing Now!”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, I’m already feeling overwhelmed with Thanksgiving just two short weeks away!! Thanks for the links and inspiration! I want to sit at the kid’s table this year and munch on a cornucopia of popcorn and candy 🙂

  2. I have a feeling that your fabulous brussels sprouts table runner/centerpiece will make a modified version on one of our tables this season! It’s a fabulous idea and it looks terrific. We have no idea how/where/with whom we are spending TG this year but whether it is with a gang or the two of us, it’ll be pretty!

  3. Kim says:

    Wow, what a load of Thanksgiving inspiration! I feel like a hamster on her wheel lately, so no thoughts of Thanksgiving menus yet. Just the norm, I guess. I should get busy, though, because we’ll have everyone here this year. Thanks for getting me off my wheel and thinking in the right direction. Your menus and recipes look delicious!

    • Thanks Kim! I have Thanksgiving “off” this year, but do miss the hustle and bustle a little- I hope you’ll share your menu, I always love seeing what friends traditions are- >

  4. Jodi says:

    Thanks for the inspiration, yums, and smiles! today and always! Keep being wonderful you jenna!

  5. Jenna, thanks for all the inspiration. I host Thanksgiving every year and prepare all the food, I am stressing!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Jenna, you are one very creative, talented lady! I love that pumpkin turkey… one of the cutest things I’ve seen for the season this year! And that candy wreath cake… oh my, going to try that one soon! 🙂 ~Rhonda

  7. Rhonda Grice says:

    Thought I left a comment, but I don’t think it went through… You are one talented, creative lady! Love the pumpkin turkey… one of the cutest things I’ve seen this season! And the candy wreath cake, oh my… got to try that one soon! Sounds and looks divine! 🙂 ~Rhonda

  8. Jenna, that bountiful runner with brussel sprouts is a great idea! I started my Thanksgiving menu a month ago thinking I would get a jump start, and have done nothing with it since. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Helen Adams says:

    Hi Jenna,
    Thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday, so many wonderful ideas. I hope to make that little apron with some of my grands! Have a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Sandra Garth says:

    You are on the ball girl and I wish I had some of your energy. That candy wreath cake looks amazing and I may have to make another trip to the store! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

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