Recipes, crafts and activities for Thanksgiving.

dirt cake

Make a Halloween dirt cake full of Halloween colors and pumpkins.  Instant pudding is turned orange and covered with cookie dirt and candy pumpkins for a kid friendly dessert.   I have a confession to make – I’m not very good at Halloween.  For half of my childhood[…]

Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls

Making bread in your slow cooker is an easy way to have fresh bread without using the oven. These easy no knead dinner rolls will be ready in no time and your family will love them!   Oh yes, you read that title correctly – bread in your[…]


Make an easy burlap placemat for a great last minute addition to any Thanksgiving table.  Thank you to JoAnn for sponsoring this post. It’s my turn to host Thanksgiving dinner this year.  I realized this week when I was washing our Christmas placemats that I don’t have anything[…]

Beer Can Chicken

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. We are lucky to live in an area where we can grill all year long.  Although when my husband lived on the East Coast he swears he never let the[…]

pumpkin bread

Easy, one bowl pumpkin bread whips up in no time! This is the most delicious pumpkin bread I’ve ever made – and the only one I continue to make year after year. Just about the time the kids go back to school I start craving all things pumpkin. Pumpkin[…]

brussel sprouts

Roasted brussel sprouts are the perfect accompaniment to any meal.  Brussel sprouts, apples, and walnuts are tossed with oil and maple syrup to create the perfect fall side dish. The only vegetable that both of my kids will eat every time I serve it is brussel sprouts.  In[…]

Turkey brine

This post is sponsored by American Family Insurance. All opinions are my own. A turkey brine is a great way to cook a perfect turkey.  Turkey brine is simple to make and will ensure a tasty, moist turkey with plenty of leftovers. We’re lucky to have my parents[…]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfait

Pumpkin cheesecake is one of my favorite fall desserts!  These pumpkin cheesecake parfaits are fun take on the standard cheesecake and are great for individual Thanksgiving desserts. Deciding what desserts to serve on Thanksgiving is difficult for me.  There are just way too many options! I want something[…]

How to Make Homemade Gravy

Yes, you can make perfect homemade gravy!  With just a few simple ingredients like broth, water and corn starch, you can proudly serve this homemade gravy at your Thanksgiving feast. Whole chickens make a regular appearance on our dinner table because they are inexpensive and I can make[…]

Sweet Potato Muffins

Sweet potato muffins are a fun idea for Thanksgiving breakfast.  You have to cook sweet potatoes for the big meal later that day anyway, so why not do double duty and make breakfast while you’re at it?   All three of my kids like to cook.  Only one[…]