Giving Thanks with Root Vegetables

As we prepare for Thanksgiving at the end of this month, today I thought we’d take a look at yams/sweet potatoes, rutabagas, turnips, carrots, and parsnip recipes that you can add to your Thanksgiving.

Yams/Sweet Potatoes:

Sweet potato gnocchi

Baked sweet potatoes with citrus

Candied sweet potatoes

Spicy sweet potatoes with lime

Bourbon sweet potatoes

Sweet potato souffle

Roasted sweet potatoes with honey butter

Honey roasted sweet potatoes

Whisky glazed sweet potatoes

Sweet potato fries

Sweet potato pie cookies with orange glaze

Garlic and herb grilled sweet potato fries

Rutabagas:

Rutabaga fries

Rutabaga and potato salad

Rutabaga gratin

Roasted rutabaga

Bacon and chive mashed rutabaga

Mashed rutabaga with sour cream and dill

Roasted rutabaga in brown butter

Hasselback rutabagas

Rutabaga, sage and white cheddar soup

Turnips:

Roasted turnips with Parmesan

Turnip ravioli with Brussels sprouts

Honey glazed turnips

Glazed turnips and parsnips with maple syrup

Turnip and sweet potato gratin

Apple and turnip mashed potatoes

Caramelized turnips

Mashed yellow turnips with crispy shallots

Buttered turnip puree

Carrot:

Carrot fritters

Carrot soup

Carrots with ginger and honey

Roasted carrots with lemon dressing

Roasted carrots with feta and parsley

Roasted carrots

Moroccan carrot salad

Carrot souffle

Roasted carrot hummus

Curried carrot soup

Whisky glazed carrots

Parsnip: 

Parsnip fries

Caramelized roasted parsnips

Creamy braised parsnips with sage

Roasted parsnips with rosemary

Creamy parsnip soup

Smashed parsnips with mascarpone cheese

Parsnip chips

Parsnip hummus

Maple roasted parsnips

Roasted parsnips with lemon and herbs

Sauteed parsnips with white wine and thyme

What root vegetable recipes can you recommend?

Love for Autumn Leaves

I’m not seeing that much in the way of color yet, but since autumn is officially here I thought today we’d take a look at some leaf inspired DIY decorations and crafts.

Fall leaf tea towels

Fall leaf floating frame wall decor

Paper leaf wreath

Marble leaf card

Clay leaf place card

Leaf and berry garland

Crochet leaf wreath

Fall leaves vase

Fall leaves jar

Leaf soaps

Savory autumn leaf pies

Pressed leaves

Mesh leaf wreath

Leaf print tote bags

Watercolor leaf prints

Stenciled leaf coasters

Gilded leaf pumpkins

Leaf banner garland with beads

Felt fall leaf garland

Fall leaves on grapevine wreath

Fall leaf book page garland

Watercolor paper leaf branch mobile wall hanging

Watercolor leaf wreath

Polka dot paper leaf wreath 

Leaf and pumpkin door mat

What are your favorite leaf decorating ideas?

Pinecone Picks

As we finish up the autumn season and holidays and head into the December and winter ones I thought we’d finish the season up with some pinecone crafts.

Wreaths and Garlands:

Christmas chandelier wreath with pinecones

Painted pinecone flower wreath

Rustic Christmas wreath with pinecones

Pinecone wreath

Pinecone tabletop wreath

Snowy pinecone wreath

Star wreath with pinecones and baubles

Pinecone and cranberry garland

Pinecone and pom-pom garland

Treats:

Pinecone cakes

Pinecone Friends:

Pinecone penguin

Pinecone elves

Pinecone mouse

Pinecone cardinal

Pinecone turkey

Pinecone people

Pinecone gnomes

Pinecone fox

Upgraded Pinecones:

Gilded pinecones

Scented pinecones

Felt pinecones

Ombre pinecones

Pinecone firestarters

Bleached pinecones

Cinnamon scented pinecones

Other Fun Crafts and Decorations:

Pinecone bird feeder

Pinecone village

Pinecone stocking

Lighted pinecone arrangement

Pinecone ornament

Pinecone place card

Pinecone hurricane vase

Pinecone napkin holder

Glittered pinecone gift topper

Pinecone tie backs

Pinecone table runner

Pinecone topiary

Pinecone holiday bag

What are your favorite ways to decorate with pinecones?

Attractive Apples

Today I thought we’d take a look at some seasonal decoration ideas, apples! Let’s craft and create our way through this autumn.

Apple terracotta pot

Crochet apple dishcloth

Paper strip apple

Apple corner bookmark

Pinecone apple tree

Little apple yarn favors

Apple pom poms

Dried apple star ornament

Apple and burlap banner

Apple with adorable worm

Puffy paint apple window clings

Apple leaf suncatchers

Iron on apple pencil bag

Cross stitch apple bag

Crochet apple

Button apple art

Apple mason jar

Crochet apple wreath

Apple thank you card

Scrap ribbon apple suncatcher

Book page apples

Apple suncatchers with melting beads

Decoupage apple bunting

Zippered apple pouch

Printable apple wreath

What are your favorite apple decorations?

Plates of Pumpkin

If you’re looking for some last minute recipes with pumpkin for Thanksgiving, I’ve got a great selection for you! From dinners and sides to pies and desserts, let’s cook with pumpkin!

Dinners and sides:

Pumpkin pasta

Roasted pumpkin wedges with sage

Pumpkin stuffed with everything good

Penne with creamy pumpkin sauce

Harvest pumpkin soup

Pumpkin baked ziti

Pie:

Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin praline mini pies

Mini pumpkin whoopie pies

Pumpkin icebox pie

Pumpkin coconut pie

Breads, doughnuts, muffins and scones:

Pumpkin bread

Harvest pumpkin scones

Pumpkin challah

Pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin cornmeal doughnuts

Pumpkin bread pudding

Cake and cake bars:

Pumpkin cake bars with cream cheese frosting

Pumpkin spice cake

Pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust

Pumpkin chocolate chip cake

Pumpkin cheesecake crunch bites

Pumpkin dump cake

Pumpkin cake pops

Other Treats:

Pumpkin cream cheese danish

Pumpkin pancakes

Pumpkin flan

Pumpkin mousse

Sweet pumpkin and maple custard

Roasted pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin oatmeal

Pecan pumpkin crunch

Pumpkin thumbprint cookies

Pumpkin spice buns

Gluten Free or Vegan:

Gluten free pumpkin cake

Gluten free pumpkin cake bars

Gluten free pumpkin bread

Vegan pumpkin pie

What’s your favorite pumpkin recipe?

Crafting Thanksgiving

Today we’re getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with some fun craft and decoration ideas!

Turkeys

Foam turkey stick

Pom pom turkeys

Colorful paper turkey place cards

Turkey trivia place card

Multi-fold Thanksgiving turkey greeting card

Country style Thanksgiving turkey greeting card

Turkey pillow

Pinecone turkeys

Turkey napkin ring

Decorations and Tableware:

Chenille pumpkins

Copper base wine glasses

Metallic glass candlesticks

Thanksgiving place mats

Dyed corn husks

Harvest corn husk dolls

Finger puppet favors

Corkboard leaf trivets

Fan folded leaves

Thankful pumpkin pillow

Leaf lanterns with wax paper

Signs, garlands, banners and wreaths:

‘Grateful’ leaf banner sign

‘Gather’ leaf wreath

3D paper pumpkin place cards

Thanksgiving pie garland

‘Thankful Heart’ wreath

‘Welcome’ canvas with autumn leaves

‘Gather Together’ sign

How are you decorating and crafting this Thanksgiving?

Start with Stuffing

We’re starting this year’s look at the holiday of Thanksgiving with stuffing or dressing recipes.

Fennel and sausage stuffing

Sausage and pear stuffing

Sausage and apple stuffing

Apple stuffing

Mushroom stuffing

Mushroom and walnut stuffing

Smoked oyster and bacon stuffing

Oyster brioche stuffing

Brioche stuffing

Chestnut stuffing

Chestnut and watercress stuffing

Chestnut and apple stuffing

Cornbread stuffing

Cranberry, orange and cornbread stuffing

Spicy cornbread stuffing

Pomegranate cornbread stuffing

Prune, pear, sourdough and cornbread stuffing

Sourdough stuffing

Mussel and shallot stuffing

Herbed cracker stuffing

Healthy harvest stuffing

Autumn harvest stuffing

Wine infused stuffing

Garlic and rosemary dressing

Apricot and pecan stuffing

Cranberry walnut stuffing

Fruit and pecan stuffing

Paella style stuffing

Gluten Free:

Wild rice stuffing

Harvest rice stuffing

Gluten free stuffing and simple gravy

What’s your favorite stuffing or dressing recipe?