Craving Cranberries

Do you have extra cranberries that didn’t get used on Thanksgiving? If so today I’ve got some yummy recipes to try.

Breads and Muffins:

Harvest bread

Cranberry walnut bread and muffins

Cranberry whole grain muffins

Cranberry orange brioche

Cranberry vanilla cinnamon swirl bread

Corn and cranberry muffins with chia seeds

Wile rice, pecan and dried cranberry bread

Cranberry pumpkin rolls

Cranberry millet muffin

Cranberry bran muffins

Cranberry banana bread pudding with honey ginger sauce

Whole grain vegan cranberry nut muffins

Gluten free cranberry orange bread with sorghum

Cake, Crisp and Pie:

Nantucket cranberry cake

Yogurt cranberry coffeecake

Cranberry orange babka

Harvest apple cranberry cake

Cranberry apple pie

Pear cranberry crisp

Pecan tart

Cookies, Buns and Scones:

Cranberry gems

Cranberry orange scones

Cranberry sticky buns

Cranberry nut biscotti

Other Treats:

Cranberry orange chutney

Cranberry rosemary breakfast pudding

Cranberry nut chocolate bark

Cranberry tartlets

Cranberry marmalade

Cranberry applesauce

Cranberry butter

Cranberry sorbet

Cranberry jelly


Cranberry cosmopolitan

Cranberry crush

Cranberry cocktail protein smoothie

Pear and cranberry Bellini

Rosy cranberry cider

Mulled cranberry cider

What are your favorite cranberry recipes?


Time For Turkey

Yes, today we’re taking a look at that essential to many Thanksgiving tables: the turkey.  We’ll take a look at some Thanksgiving day recipes for turkey as well as gravy and a few for what to do with leftover turkey after Thanksgiving too.

Thanksgiving Turkey:

Heritage turkey

Barbecued turkey

Herbed turkey

Cranberry BBQ turkey

Roasted turkey

Grilled turkey with southwestern spices

Maple sage turkey

Herb butter roasted turkey

Bacon and onion turkey

Orange roasted turkey

Beer can turkey

Deep fried turkey

Cajun brined turkey two ways

Apple and sage turkey

Juniper brined turkey with Asian ginger butter

Pomegranate glazed turkey with wild rice stuffing


Maple whiskey gravy

Maple gravy

Cider gravy

Bourbon gravy

White wine gravy

Mushroom gravy with thyme

Classic mushroom gravy

Smoked turkey gravy

Turkey Leftovers:

Sweet and spicy turkey pitas

Turkey lasagna

Turkey and dumplings

Turkey chili hand pies

Turkey pot pie with biscuits

Turkey chili

Curried turkey sandwich

Turkey frittata

Turkey and apple breakfast sausage

Turkey meatballs

Turkey tortellini soup

Mustard turkey burgers

What are your turkey plans this Thanksgiving?

Crafting with Thanks

Today we’re getting ready for Thanksgiving with some crafts and creations.

Thanksgiving pie garland

Dyed corn husks

Thanksgiving menu

Thanksgiving party favor boxes

Harvest time corn husk dolls

Thanksgiving pace mats

Treat bags

Ombre pinecones

40 table setting ideas


Chenille pumpkins

Rolled paper pumpkins

Accordion paper pumpkins

Fun with Leaves:

Colorful leaf printing

Corkboard leaf trivets

Thankful tree

Fan folded leaves

Fall leaf painting

Paper leaves of thanks

Turkey Time:

Pom pom paper turkey decorations

Stick turkey

Colorful turkey place cards

Scrap ribbon pinecone turkey

Turkey cone hat

Turkey Thanksgiving bowl-ing

Thanksgiving turkey card

Turkey napkin rings

Turkey cupcakes

Gumdrop turkey

What are you crafting and creating this Thanksgiving?

Setting the Thanksgiving Table

Today we’re taking our first look at Thanksgiving for this year with sides and treats to start and end your day right.  Next we’ll look at Thanksgiving crafts and activities, then turkey recipes and then cranberry recipes.

Breakfast and Bread:

Pumpkin bread

Thanksgiving muffins

Pumpkin cake doughnuts

Harvest pumpkin scones

Honey wheat rolls

Buttery sourdough buns

Quick dinner rolls


Gluten free cornbread

Gluten free high fiber dinner rolls


Pumpkin chestnut soup

Butternut bisque

Ginger squash soup with Parmesan crouton

Chestnut mushroom soup

Sweet onion soup with porcini mushrooms

Beef and barley stew with roasted winter vegetables

Creamy brie soup


Savory pumpkin ravioli

Upside down mushroom tartlets

Homemade crackers

Twice baked new potatoes

Cheesy mashed potato pots

Caramelized butternut squash

Butternut squash tamales

Bacon hasselback potatoes

Gluten free pumpkin Parmesan risotto


Cranberry apple corn bread stuffing

Olive bread stuffing with fennel

Wild rice dressing

Old fashioned bread stuffing

Roasted chestnut stuffing

Bourbon pecan stuffing

Lemon, nut, and rice stuffing

Apricot and pecan stuffing

Chorizo and corn bread stuffing

Challah stuffing with fennel and dried fruit

Gluten free stuffing

Gluten free stuffing and simple gravy


Pumpkin praline mini pies

Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin mouse

Salted pumpkin caramel thumbprints

Pumpkin icebox pie with pistachio gingersnap crust

Pumpkin bars with Marcona almonds

Pumpkin tiramisu cake

Gluten free pumpkin cake

Gluten free pumpkin pie

Very almond cheesecake

Pecan bars

Old fashioned pecan pie

Chocolate cream pie

French apple tart

Apple spice cake with cream cheese icing

Apple pie

Apple crisp

What are you cooking this Thanksgiving?

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


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.


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


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


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


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?