Lots of Leftovers

Ah the day after a holiday.  With many people out running around for Black Friday, it’s the perfect day for leftovers!

Turkey frittata

Extra veggie frittata

Black Friday bread

Cranberry tartlets

Cranberry pancakes

Turkey salad topped with cranberry sauce

Stuffing stuffed mushrooms

Turkey mushroom baked potatoes

Penne with goat cheese, kale, olives, and turkey

Turkey chili hand pies

Turkey crescent bake

Turkey chili with cheesy cornbread topping

Asian turkey noodle soup

Spinach, turkey and wild rice soup

Chunky turkey vegetable soup

Turkey dumplings

Turkey tetrazzini

Turkey soup bread bowls

Shepherd’s pie

Turkey Monte Cristo

Turkey sandwich with cherry compote

Curried turkey sandwich

Grilled turkey, brie, and apple butter sandwich with arugula

Sesame ginger turkey wraps

Tortilla turkey stacks

What will you be doing with your leftovers?

Thanksgiving Thanks

Thursday is Thanksgiving in the USA so today I’ve got some crafts, activities and decorations to help add those special touches to the event.

An earthy invitation

Adorable turkey napkin rings

Colorful turkey place cards

Leather napkin rings

Leafy napkin rings

Acorn and leaves for tableware decorations and accents

Thanksgiving trivet

Glittered corn centerpiece

Gourd gobblers

Kids pilgrim hats

Paper leaves of thanks

Thanksgiving candle displays

Fall inspired Thanksgiving decorations

Thanksgiving activities

Thanksgiving centerpieces

Thanksgiving greeting cards

How will you be decorating this Thanksgiving?

Celebrating with Cranberries

Thanksgiving is just a week away in the USA, so today I’m doing something a little different and just sharing about cranberries!!  If you’re looking for some traditional Thanksgiving recipes you can try here and here and here.

Breads, Muffins and Scones

Cranberry orange crunch muffins

Cranberry millet muffins

Cranberry walnut bread and muffins

Cranberry orange braided bread

Christmas scones

Cranberry pumpkin rolls

Fruit and nut toaster cakes

Lunch, Snack, Dressing and Dinner

Goat cheese, cranberry and walnut canapes

Cranberry chicken

Cranberry Waldorf salad

Cranberry pork stew

Cranberry BBQ turkey

Braised brisket with cranberries

Cranberry avocado salsa

Apple cranberry dressing

Sweet potato and cranberry saute

Brussels sprouts with balsamic and cranberries

Cranberry fig relish

Cranberry butter

Cranberry marmalade

Cranberry sauce with lime and ginger

Pear and cranberry chutney

Cranberry sauce

Cinnamon apple cranberry sauce

Cake and Pie

Nantucket cranberry cake

Yogurt cranberry coffeecake

Whole wheat cranberry sour cream coffeecake

Cranberry Chocolate cheesecake

Cranberry trifle

Cranberry fudge pie

Mini cranberry meringue pies

Sweet Treats

Cranberry pinwheels

Cranberry gems

Vanilla, orange and cranberry cookies

Chewy fruit bars

Cranberry-nut chocolate bark

Cranberry sorbet

Cranberry tarts

What will you be making with cranberries this year?

Knit a Little Love

We’re fast approaching on the holiday season so I thought today I’d share a few warm and cozy knitted ideas you might like to create and give as gifts.


Polar bear hat

Candy cane striped hat and mittens

So simple mittens

Baby jumper

Knit Bird

Knit Pig

Baby blocks

Baby balls

At Home:

Knit bag

Knit pouches

Dog sweater

Christmas stockings

Christmas tree skirt


Flower slouchy hat

Knit scarf

Cabled scarf

Loom knit scarf

Advanced afghan

Simple afghan

Nook throw

Knitted Socks

Knitted Cuffs

What are you planning on knitting this holiday season for family and friends?

Fantastic French Toast

Today I’m thinking about warm and cozy foods, so I thought I’d share some yummy french toast recipes.

Apple french toast bake

Upside-down apple french toast with cranberries and pecans

Apricot stuffed french toast

Pear stuffed french toast

Baked cinnamon raisin french toast

French toast with rum bananas

Blueberry surprise french toast

Praline french toast

Creme brulee french toast

Carmel pecan french toast

Skillet french toast

Simple french toast

Buttermilk french toast

Whole grain french toast

Baked, stuffed cinnamon french toast

Brioche french toast

Challah french toast

Croissant french toast with soft caramel apples

Stuffed french toast cup

Baked french toast casserole with maple syrup

French toast kebabs

Eggnog french toast

S’more french toast

What is your favorite french toast recipe?

Very Vegan

Today I thought we’d try some vegan recipes.  It’s not as scary or tasteless as you may think, it can be really yummy!


Banana bread

Blueberry muffins

Tofu and spinach scramble

Cranberry nut muffins



Cream of broccoli soup

Wheat berry salad

Savory stuffed sweet potatoes

Spring rolls with carrot-ginger dipping sauce

Couscous salad with black beans and mushrooms


Lemon fettuccine Alfredo

Lentil burgers

Spicy sloppy joes

Marrakesh stew


Bean and veggie sliders

Mixed vegetable curry

Spicy Thai burger


Chocolate ganache cupcakes with salted caramel and dark chocolate buttercream

Pumpkin pie

Lemon cupcakes with fresh berry filling and lemon buttercream

Mandy’s chocolate cake

Chocolate chip cookie sandwich

What are your favorite vegan and vegetarian recipes?

A Little Paper Folding Fun

Today for a little something simple I thought I’d share a few paper crafting (also known as origami) ideas that can keep you or the kids busy for a while.

Folded star ring

Paper containers

Flower girl paper basket

Paper heart place cards

Simple place cards

Finger puppet animals and flowers

Nesting boxes


Paper bow

Origami spinner

And you can visit with my friend Leyla over at Origami Spirit and get even more fun ideas.

What fun origami work have you created?