Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Mini Pecan Tarts with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Looking for something sweet but small?  How about mini pecan tarts with bourbon caramel sauce? At our family Thanksgiving, we all bring something to share.  And at Christmas, the entire meal is buffet appetizers.  These delicious little mini tarts fit … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sauce with Tangerine and Port Wine

There are five states in the US that produces cranberries, two of them being Oregon and Washington.  Although the North West production only accounts for a small amount of the total barrels produced (about 500,000 of the roughly 8,500,000 estimated … Continue reading

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7 Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Thanksgiving is nearly here!!  I’m starting to gather ideas and recipes so I can plan our menu.  Here are some that might help you do the same!  Even one for the kids – ____________________________

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Thanksgiving Recap

All month I’ve posted recipes for Thanksgiving.  Here, I’d like to recap them for you to see them all in one place – and I’d like to thank you for your support of my blog.  Without someone to share these … Continue reading

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Creamy Roasted Squash Soup

Start your Thanksgiving meal (or any chilly fall dinner) with a creamy soup made from the treasures of the colder weather – winter squash! Give it a try – its pretty easy …

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Kids Project – Making Butter

Need something for the kids to do on Thanksgiving?  While you’re busy prepping all the food, give them a jar to make their own butter.  It’s pretty simple and pretty fun! Check it out!

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Rosemary Mushroom Dressing

This dressing is simple and flavorful, and a great compliment to the turkey and cranberry flavors!

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Thanksgiving Cheese and Bacon Ball

Cheese balls are popular at most gatherings, but how to make it festive for Thanksgiving was my dilemma.  Then it came! Bacon!  Who doesn’t like bacon! This cheese ball is full of tasty cheeses and chunks of bacon – and … Continue reading

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Mini Pecan Pies with Chocolate

My mother loved pecan pie, but we rarely had it because no one made it.  I learned later in life not only to make the pie, but to really enjoy the rich, dark and sugary filling that surrounds the sweet … Continue reading

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Maple Pumpkin Pie

Nothing says Thanksgiving like pumpkin pie!  And maple syrup just gives it a real Autumn flavor!  This sounds  a lot more complicated than it really is – You can replace all the spices with 2 teaspoons of premixed pumpkin pie … Continue reading

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