Thanksgiving is here! I’m so grateful to be spending the week with my parents. We’ll drive up to Indiana to be with grandparents and my large extended family on Thursday and I’m giddy with anticipation. It’s been 6 or so years since we’ve spent this holiday with my family here in the Midwest and I’m excited for my kids to have a few memories of the things I enjoyed so much as a kid!
I made this pumpkin pie from fresh pumpkin for my husband’s birthday and have been saving the recipe for this week! The pie is awesome. The addition of molasses lends to a subtle richness and the texture is a bit thicker and creamier than many pumpkin pie recipes. We loved it!
I worked with Emily from One Lovely Life today to bring you a really fun ingredient spotlight on pumpkin. Since chances are good you’ll be downing a piece or two of pumpkin pie this weekend, you might as well know a little bit about them! And if you happen to remember a few of the facts and bust them out at the dinner table you might just impress your great Aunt Sue. Who doesn’t love some good trivia?! I know I’m a sucker for it.
15 Perfect Pie Recipes is just the post you need to get you excited for Thanksgiving, or anytime for that matter. It’s always a good time to enjoy pie, always. This recipe round up fetaures everthing from fruit and pumpkin pie to sugar cream and chocolate; there is something for everyone. My favorite pies are my mom’s cherry, sugar cream, pumpkin, and pecan. Husband on the other hand loves all things cream pie. And I can’t get anyone in my house to eat more than one piece of traditional apple pie. Weird right?! What’s your favorite pie? Enjoy a little Continue Reading →
I’m a bookworm and love sharing book reviews with you when the chance comes my way, especially when it comes to children’s Christmas books! Today we are chatting about the book Sam’s Christmas Wish by George Durrant.
This is the first a pie recipe I’ve ever posted on my blog. Ever. Ok, that’s not totally true. I posted this beauty (ha!) back in the day before I cared what my pictures looked like and no one read the blog (and that’s not how I make chicken pot pie anymore either… maybe I should update that one!). But since I started caring, I stopped sharing pie. I have indeed been making pies since I started blogging, but you see, my pies aren’t pretty. I’ve been forgoing sharing my favorite pie recipes with you because my pies are normal Continue Reading →
Thinking… about ways that I can serve and bless the people in my life that could really use some extra love and support this holiday season. This has been on my mind for a few weeks now. I can’t help but wishing myself extra rich so that I could send financial support to people I know and love. I know money doesn’t fix everything but cancer, life, babies, illness, and job loss are expensive things. A generous gift of money certainly would relieve some stress, buy some fun seasonal extras, that of course can be done without, but having makes Continue Reading →
20 stellar potato side dishes are just the kind of thing you need to get your heart and belly excited for Thanksgiving and holiday meals. The humble potato may be a simple tuber, but it’s amazingly versatile in the kitchen. This post is the proof! And let’s not forget the ever popular sweet potato. Enjoy gazing through all of these glorious starchy carb-filled recipes and save some room for dessert! Pie coming next week :) Do tell, are you on team marshmallow when it comes to sweet potato casserole or on team no way? I’m on team marshmallow!
As much as I enjoy turkey and ham, what I’m really after on Thanksgiving day is the sides. I love stuffing, potatoes, Grandma’s pistachio salad, and rolls. Oh the rolls. These garlic knots are wonderful and pretty… perfect for Turkey Day or to accompany your favorite soup this week. Today is October 12th and that means 12 Bloggers, 12 recipes, 12 ingredients or less. And the topic? Thanksgiving sides! Timely indeed and things are looking delicious. The links to the other posts are at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!
I grew up with a huge extended family near me and I loved it! In my small graduating class of 68 people, two were my cousins. My dad is one of thirteen and many of his siblings chose to have big families too. Lucky for me we all grew up in the same tiny town in Southern Indiana. How does a family that big celebrate Christmas? By renting out some kind of large building and filling it with people, food, and laughter. I have so many great memories of these Shoaf family Christmas parties. When I was younger we would Continue Reading →