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easiest cranberry sauce

The Easiest Cranberry Sauce

November 22nd, 2016 Posted by Food, Sauces, Thanksgiving No Comment yet

So the biggest meal of the year is coming in two days. We can do this! I just want to express how incredibly easy this recipe is. Please make cranberry sauce this year, it’s so tart and tangy and good, and really, the easiest thing you’ll do besides pouring that second glass of wine. 


spiced nuts

Spiced nuts and more Thanksgiving ideas

November 23rd, 2015 Posted by Appetizers, Food, Holidays, Thanksgiving 1 comment

Do you have a couple recipes that are a “go to”? Those ones that people can’t get enough of, and just always turn out? If you need one more, try these spiced nuts! It seems like every family gathering we have, there’s spiced nuts, a large bowl of hummus, cheese and crackers, and wine. Those are the staples, what more do you need?


How to be a guest at Thanksgiving

November 17th, 2014 Posted by Holidays, Thanksgiving 2 comments

This is my favorite time of year, and I think Thanksgiving is my all-time favorite holiday. It’s all about the food, the family, friends and eating! Being thankful for what you have and sharing it with others is something I try to practice everyday. Growing up with divorced parents, there was always more then one Thanksgiving dinner to go to, often times there were multiple in the same day! I’ve learned a few tricks about how to be a great Turkey Day guest, and added to them as I have grown into adulthood. The holidays can be tough to navigate as an adult with two sets of parents. Add in a boyfriend who also has two sets and what was once manageable has exploded into full-blown crazy. 

For example, this year we are having 4 Thanksgivings, one of which is at my house the weekend before Thanksgiving. Not to mention the extra family dinners thrown in for out-of-towners and friends. Whoa! Where do you start? I made this little guide as a starting point. It’s a small outline of some basics to get through this crazy time. You could really take this and apply it to any family gathering.

I included a bunch of recipes, all of which you can find on my Pinterest thanksgiving board. These are recipes I’ve made, brought, traveled with, shared and served, and they all are delicious! A personal favorite: the parmesan pull aparts. Man, are those good! I believe in homemade rolls! If you bring ONE thing to dinner, make these rolls. They are so much better then store-bought, and way better quality. Plus, rolls travel well, can be made ahead, and served at room temp! They also serve dual purpose for mini sandwiches later on… 

So here it is, “How to be a guest at Thanksgiving dinner:” 

How to be a guest at thanksgiving infographic 


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