A Green Christmas

I’m a little nervous and a little excited how quickly it seems that Christmas has appeared!  With all the trees and wreaths I’ve been seeing I thought I’d share some fun wreath, tree and greenery inspired crafts and creations with you today.

Wreaths:

Shatterproof ornament wreath

Ornament wreath chandelier

Wreath and fireplace door decoration

Cozy lodge open frame wreath

Christmas ornament wreath

Christmas mesh wreath

Whimsy white Christmas wreath

Christmas wood initial grapevine wreath

Red and white wreath

Red pinecone wreath

Straw star wreath

Cedar wreath chandelier

Gingerbread man wreath

Ornament pipe cleaner wreath

Jingle bell holiday wreath card

Trees, Garland and Mantels:

Mesh and greens embellished mantle

Traditional paper pinwheel trees

Floral mantel garland

Paint and glitter paper mache trees

Mason jar seedling planter

Shimmering stacked trees

Felt tree bottle cover

Feather Christmas tree

Light string tree

Tabletop Christmas tree

Embroidered fabric Christmas tree

Even more fun ideas:

Kissing ball

Nature ornaments

Evergreen bobeches

Holiday flower arrangement

How do you decorate with wreaths, trees and other Christmas greens?

Celebrating with Cranberries

Today on this very exciting day of Thanksgiving, I want to share about one of my favorite scents and flavors: cranberry!   So here are some yummy recipes that you can use for those leftover cranberries, or just to start off the holiday season with.

Breakfast, Breads and Muffins:

Cranberry orange crunch muffins

Cranberry walnut muffins and bread

Cranberry whole grain muffins

Corn and cranberry muffins with chia seeds

No-knead harvest bread

Cranberry orange braided bread

Cranberry apricot quick bread

Cranberry pumpkin rolls

Cranberry orange scones

Yogurt cranberry coffeecake

Cranberry sticky buns

Cranberry pancakes

Treats, Cookies, Pies and Cakes:

Apple cranberry toasted bread pudding

Cranberry nut chocolate bark

Cranberry pinwheels

Cranberry tartlets

Cranberry tarts

Soft and chewy vanilla orange cranberry cookies

Cranberry raisin oatmeal cookies

Cranberry coins

Nantucket Cranberry cake

Cranberry upside-down cake

Mini cranberry meringue pie

Pear, apple and cranberry crisp

Cranberry cobbler

Cranberry trifle

More Cranberry Delights:

Cranberry applesauce

Cranberry butter

Cranberry dessert sauce

Cranberry orange sauce

Drinks:

Cranberry cosmopolitan

Cranberry martini

Cranberry sparkler

Mulled cranberry cocktail

Cranberry cocktail protein smoothie

Rosy cranberry cider

What are your favorite cranberry recipes?

Transforming for Thanksgiving

Today we’re taking a look at some of the fun things you can create that are inspired by Thanksgiving.

Turkey treat bags

Cornhusk votives

Wheat sheaf centerpiece and napkin rings

Flaming foliage candleholders

Painted glass votive candleholders

Leafy napkin ties for fall tables

Exclusive Thanksgiving trivet patterns

Earthy Thanksgiving invitations

Turkey trivia place card

Thanksgiving place mat

Corn husk dolls

Boat place cards

Finger puppet fun

Thanksgiving “grateful” silverware holders

Fabric acorns

Turkey coasters

Crochet turkeys

Autumn leaf mason jar candle holder

Pinecone turkey

Thanksgiving fortune cookies

Felt turkeys

Wild turkeys

Peg doll Pilgrims and Native Americans

Gumdrop turkey

Turkey bowling

Chocolate covered pretzels in a turkey jar

Pilgrim hat crayon cups

Turkey napkin rings

Thanksgiving boat races

Turkey cake pops

Pumpkin turkey

Even more ideas:

Decorating with nature

Tabletop crafts

Crafts for kids

More decorating ideas

Centerpiece ideas

 

Treats for Thanksgiving

Today we’ll be getting ready for the big meal next week, with plenty of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin treats, including a few unique ideas.

Breads:

Thanksgiving muffins

Cranberry orange rolls

Harvest pumpkin scones

Honey wheat rolls

Easy pumpkin bread

Honey rosemary bowknots

Herbed breadsticks

Pumpkin corn bread

Cornbread turkeys

Sweet potato biscuits

No-knead dinner rolls

Sides:

Flash braised vegetable medley

Rosemary french onion soup

Root veggie chips with sea salt

Herb and goat cheese stuffed mushrooms

Savory nuts

Roasted butternut squash lasagna

Broccolini and feta galette

Butternut squash baked risotto

Mushroom tart

Spinach and cheese puff

Stuffing:

Plain but good stuffing

Gluten free stuffing and simple gravy

Cranberry orange cornbread stuffing

Sausage and apple stuffing

Stuffing cups

Challah stuffing with fennel and dried fruit

Dried fruit and nut cornbread dressing

Cherry pecan stuffing

Turkey and Meat:

Turkey pot pie with biscuits

Roasted turkey with bourbon butter glaze

Marmalade glazed turkey

Bacon roasted turkey

Spice rubbed roast turkey

Kale and sausage stuffed turkey

Slow grilled turkey

Salt and pepper turkey

Beef tenderloin with Parmesan herb stuffing

Pork roast with lady apples and seckel pears

Slow roasted pork with kumquats

Cranberry stuffed Cornish game hens

Orange and cumin pork loin

Dessert:

Old fashioned pecan pie

Pumpkin pie

Chocolate cream pie

Classic apple crisp

Thanksgiving turkey cookies

Bourbon sweet potato pie with hazelnut crumble

Deep dish apple pie

Caramel nut tart

Three tier candied pecan cake with brown butter pears

Rustic Meyer lemon tart

What are you planning to make this Thanksgiving?

Nutrition For November Week 3

Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away!  We’ll take a look at Thanksgiving later this week, but here are more french toast, peanut butter, cashew, nacho, parfait and cranberry drink recipes!

Breakfast: apple french toast bake

Lunch: chilled peanut soba noodles

Snack: buttery cashew brittle

Dinner: spicy sausage bean and cheese nachos

Dessert: vanilla blueberry oatmeal parfait

Drink: mulled cranberry cocktail

Thank you Cards

We’ve got Thanksgiving here in the USA in less than 2 weeks’ time, so today I thought I’d share something thanks related, thank you cards!

Cricut thanks card

Thank you card with ink-block print

Messenger bird thank you cards

Snowflake and mitten thank you cards

Textured thank you card

Flower thank you card

Watercolor thank you card

Inked shapes thank you card

Wedding thank you cards

7 more wedding thank you cards

27 more cards

30 more cards

What creative thank you card ideas do you have?

Perfect Parfaits

Today we’re taking a look at the fun and creative parfait.  With our definition today a parfait is a treat with repeating layers of fruits, grains, granola, yogurt, cottage cheese, pudding, cookies and other fun fillings.

Parfait breakfast

Mango parfait

Mint parfait

Autumn parfait with rice and port

Autumn parfait with pumpkin and apple sage cake

Cottage cheese parfait

Cherry and Amaretti parfaits

Amaretti cookie parfait

Banana pudding parfait

Vanilla blueberry oatmeal parfait

Watermelon and coconut sorbet parfait

Pear ginger parfait

Mango coconut parfait

Citrus and caramel mousse parfait

Walnut yogurt parfait

Tapioca passion fruit parfait

Mango lime ricotta parfait

Peanut butter chocolate parfait

Papaya berry yogurt parfait

Pineapple red quinoa parfait

Valentine’s parfait

Berry brownie parfait

Lemon breakfast parfait

Sweet ricotta and strawberry parfait

Chocolate kiwi berry parfait

Pumpkin mousse parfait

Muesli parfait

Cheesecake parfait

Tiramisu parfait

Cookies and cream parfait

White chocolate raspberry parfait

Pumpkin parfait

What are your favorite parfait combinations?

Sandwich Surprise

Today we’re taking a look at some quick and easy sandwiches you can try to add some variety to your life, as well as a ton of great homemade bread recipes you can make for extra special sandwiches

Bread:

White bread

Pretzel sandwich rolls

Oatmeal bread

Rustic loaf

Whole wheat oatmeal and honey

Harvest grains

Sourdough ciabatta rolls

Crunchy seed braid

Gluten free sandwich bread

Whole wheat, nut and seed bread

Caraway rye bread

Portuguese sweet bread

Sandwiches:

Grilled vegetable panini

Cuban sandwich

Grilled meatloaf

Cheddar and ham on buttermilk biscuits

Pulled pork with coleslaw

Grilled cheese with apple and arugula

Cucumber sandwiches

Pit beef sandwiches

Italian beef sandwiches

Sloppy veggie sandwiches

Muenster, cabbage and apple sandwiches

Turkey meatball grinder

Mediterranean breakfast sandwiches

Tomato avocado and grilled cheese

Rotisserie chicken banh-mi

Chorizo chicken burger

Chorizo grinders with spicy salsa

Turkey avocado clubs

Tuna everything bagel

What’s your favorite sandwich?