Holidays, Thanksgiving Wishes

  If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving this week     I wish you luck on your last minute tweeks!     May your cheese puffs be puffy, and impress all your guests     A delight of a bite, and not a runny gooey mess       I hope your turkey is the star of … Continue reading

Holidays, Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving is only a week away, have you finalized your menu?     I’ve been sipping eXtra strong coffee and drawing thinking rather than cooking this week     I want to come up with a Mouthwatering Menu     That is, of course, Fabulous, but balanced, with a few No Guilt  dishes     … Continue reading

Holidays, Secrets for Stress-free Holidays

Okay, I am sharing some top secret stuff today, so shhhhh….. Whether you are in a pinch, have no energy, or just simply have too much to do… or maybe just don’t feel like cooking 🎨  💅   📚 First, fill your house with delicious aromas, Saute an onion with a little fresh garlic…     … Continue reading

Holiday Gift Ideas, DIYs and Giftaway Winner!

With Thanksgiving and the December holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking gifts! Some of the most treasured packages are things made from the heart, that extra meaningful gesture of giving something you have made Here are some suggestions for hostess gifts, friendship gifts, and something for someone who has everything   … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Go Wild for Thanksgiving!

I have been going wild not knowing what we were doing for Thanksgiving…     All of a sudden, after decades of tradition, our family was changing     What???     The large group would not be gathering this year…       Well, that’s okay, we can go to the beach, just our … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Acorn Squash Glazed with Maple, Bleu Cheese & Pecans

If you are still planning your Thanksgiving menu, this squash dish is worth considering     First of all it’s REALLY easy  💅     Secondly, it only takes minutes to prepare   🕐       And third it’s insanely good!  Win Win Win!  🎰 Before we go any further, let me just say that … Continue reading

Holidays, Turkey Topped Pecan Pie

  Let’s talk a little turkey…       An easy pie decoration~     And an easy pie! Have you seen Pecan Pie in a jar? I have seen it at Trader Joe’s, Williams Sonoma, and it’s available on line at  Amazon here I took a little liberty and added some chocolate chips   … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Seaside Thanksgiving

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop! A collection of tables by talented tablescapers to inspire and delight! Our family tradition for decades has been gathering with HH’s sister and her family There are 24 of us now, total chaos and fun!  As the children have grown and married, things have gotten complicated… Now we … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Candy Pastry

🎃  Happy Halloween!  👻   I wonder what they are going to be this year?   Will you be trick or treating?     Here’s a treat you can make with the leftover Halloween loot~     Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Candy Pastry     Borrow some candy from your little trick or treaters and make … Continue reading

Holidays, Holiday Head Start & Gift-away!

I am not rushing the holidays, I promise!   My youngest son was born on Thanksgiving Day, and he would always insist that there would be no holiday anything until Thanksgiving was properly celebrated…so I get it…     I do love November, to me it’s a quiet month, after the joys of summer and … Continue reading

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