It’s Time to Talk Turkey

As we get ready for Thanksgiving in less than 2 weeks, today I’m sharing turkey recipes that you can enjoy both on Thanksgiving and after with leftovers.

Turkey and dumplings

Pot pie with biscuits


Turkey and panchetta meatballs


Sloppy joes

Taco pie

Turkey chutney pasta salad


Turkey, bacon and guacamole wraps

Alfredo turkey skillet dinner

Red chili

White chili

Turkey tetrazzini

Turkey soup with egg noodles and vegetables

Turkey pad Thai

Turkey gumbo

Just Turkey:

Turkey roulade

Black lacquered

Spicy turkey thighs

Roast turkey with rosemary and lemon

Bacon roasted

Salt and pepper

5 star roast turkey

Brined, herb crusted turkey with apple cider gravy

Smoked turkey with bbq gravy

Shepherd’s pie

Roasted and braised turkey with cognac gravy

Cajun brined turkey two ways

Getting Ready for Turkey Time:

Turkey brine

What are your turkey tips?

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


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


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 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 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?

Give a Little Thanks

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, today I’m sharing ways you can share thanks with others.


Watercolor thank you cards

Hawaiian thank you cards

Apple thank you cards

Panda thank you cards

Chevron thank you card

Fresh bloom thank you card

Colorful flags thank you card

Cheery flowers and ribbons thank you card

Glitter chevron thank you card

Thank you butterfly card

Autumn colors thank you card

Dots thank you card

Decorations and more:

Thanksgiving place mats

Thankful heart wreath

Thanks fabric-in-frame banner

Give thanks palette sign

Give thanks wood hanging tags

Give thanks turkey canvas

Thankful fall pick wreath

Thankful plaque with pumpkin

Framed Thanksgiving frame with autumn leaves

Harvest wood Thankful sign

Boxes and bags:

Give thanks fall crate

Thanks box

Colorful thank you box

Thank you bag

How do you celebrate your thanks?

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


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!


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?

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?