Our Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Jeri’s House, 2017

Our Thanksgiving Day Dinner at my sister's house was a wonderful family celebration with lots of delicious food, fellowship, and laughter! The decorated sugar cookies were done by her two daughters, Amber and Cara. Aren't they awesome? Our Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Jeri's House, Thanksgiving Day, 2017 Every Thanksgiving, Mama, my family, and my brother's family, all go to my sister, Jeri's, house for a Family Thanksgiving Dinner. My family consisted of 15 this year: Candace, Randy and their three children; Trey, Jennifer and their three children, Jason and three of his children, (Hailey, his oldest, didn't come), and me. My brother and his wife and youngest son came for his family. Jeri had all of her family: David, her husband, … [Read more...]

Our Thanksgiving Dinner, 2017

Our Thanksgiving Dinner . . . on Monday We had our Thanksgiving Dinner for my family before Thanksgiving Day. The reason is two-fold: We always go to my sister's house on Thanksgiving Day to be with whole family; and, I like to have it on Monday to help Candace out. The Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving Day is the busiest two days at her shop before the holiday bread. So, my family came for our Family Thanksgiving Dinner on Monday, November 20. Feast and Family . . . Generally, all the food is placed on my buffet, which unfolds to extend out several feet on both sides. This allows everyone to get what they want to eat, and the adults to not have to "pass" the food to the grandkids. Our Thanksgiving Dinner Menu . . … [Read more...]

Cherry Cream Cheese Pie Recipe. . .

Cherry Cream Cheese Pie, a festive holiday pie! If you are looking for a beautiful and delicious pie for the holidays, this Cherry Cream Cheese Pie is perfect! Plus, it is super easy to make. It will add a festive spark to you dessert table for any holiday. While it may seem more of a Christmas pie, we make it for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. This pie has been my son, Jason's, favorite pie since he was a child. And, even now, as an adult, he insists on taking the "leftover" pie home with him. . . all for him. . . :) I always had to make this pie for him when we have family gatherings. The Cherry Cream Cheese Pie Recipe . . . The Cherry Cream Cheese Pie recipe goes back decades. I first found it years ago when my children were … [Read more...]

Mama’s Cranberry Apple Pecan Salad Recipe

Mama's Cranberry Apple Pecan Salad is easy to make, it is delicious, and with the whole berry cranberry sauce, it is a perfect salad for Thanksgiving. Mama's Cranberry Apple Pecan Salad for Thanksgiving! My Mama's Cranberry Apple Pecan Salad--one of our traditional fall congealed salads-- is full of fruity goodness. . . a whole unpeeled Red Delicious apple, crushed pineapple and a whole can of whole berry cranberry sauce. But that's not all. . . the crunch of the pecans not only adds another level of flavor, it adds a whole different texture as well! Mama's Cranberry Apple Pecan Salad . . . Not only is Mama's Cranberry Apple Pecan Salad easy to make, it is delicious. . . one of my favorites! With the whole berry cranberry sauce, … [Read more...]

Almond Joy Cookies, and sharing the JOY of Thanksgiving!

These Almond Joy Cookies are beautiful, crispy, yet moist in the middle. They are full of the goodies of an Almond Joy candy bar!  And, nobody can eat just one, even if it is a cookie! LOL! Sharing the Joy of Thanksgiving . . .then and now The season of Thanksgiving should be a time of JOY! And sharing the joy of Thanksgiving is also part of the Thanksgiving season. So, why not share the joy of this season with Almond JOY cookies? Why are we joyful at Thanksgiving? Being thankful brings JOY, and being thankful is what Thanksgiving is all about. After all . . . another name for Thanksgiving could be, a season of joy:) Sharing Then . . .The Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians The Pilgrims were so thankful for the help the Wampanoag … [Read more...]