Recipes

Making food for my family to eat has become the chore of my world!
The hard part is the decision for something delicious and appealing to the multiple senses.
I know I am not alone in this daily struggle.
Here are a collection of ideas for us all

Breakfast

Butterscotch Pecan Baked French Toast Recipe, Baked French Toast you can even make it the nigth before and bake it in the morning #BreakfastRecipe, #FrenchToast, #BakedFrenchToastButterscotch Pecan Baked French Toast

Lunch/Snacks

Peanut Butter Fruit Dip ~ Thanksgiving snack idea

Thanksgiving Fruit Turkey

BLTA waffle sandwich

chicken pillow recipeChicken (or Turkey) Pillows recipe

Dinner/Entree/Main Dish

Monte Cristo Waffle sandwich with Baked Fries and apples with peanut butter

Turkey Shepards Pie, Recipes To Use Up Thanksgiving Leftovers, The Best Biscuit Topping For CasserolesTurkey Shepherd’s Pie with a side salad

White Bean Turkey chili with cornbread

chicken vegetable soupTurkey Vegetable soup with crusty bread

UpSide Down pizza with a green salad

Chicken, Dill and Broccoli bread with sauteed squash

Honey Pineapple Orange Grilled Pork Chop Recipe, Pork chop marinades, Pineapple Pork Chops #Pork, #Recipe, #PineapplePork, #GrilledPorkRecipeHoney Pineapple Orange Porkchops with steamed aspargus

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner,  I thought I would share with you my favorite Sweet Potato recipe.

Sweet Potato Casserole (From Matts Mom)

  • 6 cups sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
  • 1 /2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 can sweet condensed milk

Mix together and put in a baking dish.

Topping

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup nuts

Mix well, sprinkle on top of sweet potatoes, Bake 350 for 25-35 min.

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To cook sweet potatoes,  cover with water in a large pot.  Bring to boil, cook till middles are soft and a fork will insert easily.

IMG_4702I drain the water and let them cool a little.

IMG_4703Once they are cool enough to handle, peel the skins off.

IMG_4705Mash with a fork or a mixer, mash them up.

IMG_4707Then mix in the butter, milk, eggs and vanilla. Pour into baking dish, add topping

IMG_4712Bake at 350 25-35 mins

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As  little girl I HATED sweet potatoes.  My grandma would bring them to Thanksgiving Dinner with marshmallows on top.  It seemed like a mean little trick, because they looked good but underneath the white fluffy marshmallows was this dry, sticky, stringy orange glob that was awful.  To be honest it made me gag, I have avoided it ever since.

Fast forward many years later I have my first Thanksgiving meal with Matts family.  They are all talking  about how wonderful his Mom’s Sweet potato  Casserole is, and I have flash backs of my marshmallow nightmare. I was happy to see that  hers looked much different than Grandmas.  But, I still did not want to eat it.  I did not want to be rude, so I took a tiny little spoonful and put it on my plate.  Hoping no one would notice if I did not eat it.  Well that was a dumb plan, instead I had the whole table looking at me waiting for me to take a bite and try it.

All of a sudden I felt like I was a contestant on fear factor.  What a way to impress the “new family”, I was so worried I was going to gag on the stingy orange blob from my past.  I was really to force out a “yumm” weather I liked it or not.  Into my mouth went my first bite, and much to my surprise it was fabulous!  The sweet potatoes were light and fluffy, and sweet (how Ironic).  On top was this fabulous crust that was more like a toffee nut crumble …… Long story short this has now become my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner and proves you should always try food a 2nd time.

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Recipe box week 26

 Recipe Box ideas shared this week. Great ideas for everyday living
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Vegetable Turkey Cups a quick and healthy treat for Fall and Thanksgiving parties, Kids Snack Ideas, healthy partie ideasVeggie Turkey cups

Turkey Veggie Straw snack, fast and eeasy healthy snack for kids. Perfect for ThanksgivingVeggie straw Turkey

Turkey Pretzel  and fast and easy treat for fall or Thanksgiving, Party Recipes for kids, Snack Ideas for FallTurkey Pretzel pops

 

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Vegetable Turkey Cups a quick and healthy treat for Fall and Thanksgiving parties, Kids Snack Ideas, healthy partie ideasMy 4 year old had his Thanksgiving Feast  at preschool yesterday.  All the kids were suppose to bring a snack to share…. I bet you all think I made this adorable vegetable turkey…. NOPE.  My kid voted to bring Cheetos, I had a crazy busy day so I gave him a high five, and told him that was a fabulous idea.   Katie who helps list our amazon deals on our site made these, her son is in the same preschool class.  She gets the super mom award for making these adorable vegetable turkey cups.  They were fast and easy but so cute and the kids loved them.  I am going to have to remember this idea for next year.

To make them all you need is: Plastic cups, yellow or tan card stock, black marker, yellow marker, red marker , scissors and scotch tape. Oh and vegetables cut into strips.  Cut out a turkey (kind of the same shape as a bowling pin).  Use the markers to draw on a face, use the tape to stick it to the side of the cup.  Cut your veggies (turkey feathers) into long skinny strips, place in cup and you are DONE.

Thanks again Katie for the adorable idea!

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Fall Corn  Craft Easy Thanksgiving Snacks

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Free Printable Count and Color Turkey Thanksgiving art

Cheddar Cheese Pumpkins, a fast and easy idea for Thanksgiving or Halloween.  Healthy Party Treat Ideas #Cheese

Pumpkin Shaped Babybel Cheese ~ Quick and Healthy Fall Treat

Happy Thanks Giving I'm Thankful for you friend

Happy Thanksgiving I’m Thankful for you friend 

count & Color Turkey art Turkey coloring page

Count & Color turkey art turkey coloring pageEasy Thanksgiving sign, #easycraft, #craft, #fallcraft, #fall, #thanksgiving, #thanksgivingcraft, #thriftycraft, #thriftycraftideas, #vinyl, #vinylcrafts, #vinylsignGive Thanks Sign

Pumpkin Rolls a quick and easy way to make your table festive, perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving parties

Pumpkin Shaped Dinner Rolls 

Quick and easy Toilet Paper Pumpkins

turkey cookies, easy thanksgiving snack, #turkey, #turkeytreats, #thanksgivingtreats, #easytreats, #cookies, #pretzels, #thanksgivingTurkey Cookies 

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Turkey Veggie Straw snack, fast and eeasy healthy snack for kids. Perfect for ThanksgivingVeggie Straw Turkey ~ Healthy Snack Turkey Coloring Page Art Main Turkey BodyFree LARGE Turkey Printable 

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Turkey with smoked paprika

This has high praise …. one comment told how they made with a chicken instead.

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Turkey Veggie Straw snack, fast and eeasy healthy snack for kids. Perfect for ThanksgivingHealthy Thanksgiving Snacks: Veggie Straw Turkey

Are you looking for a healthy Thanksgiving snack? This veggie straw turkey makes not only a healthy Thanksgiving snack, but a great craft for kids too. Take a look below how fun, frugal, and healthy Thanksgiving snacking and crafting can be.

Here is what you will need:

Turkey Veggie Straw snack, fast and eeasy healthy snack for kids. Perfect for ThanksgivingDirections:

1. Begin by assembling the face of your turkey. Begin by adding a dab of glue to the googly eyes and pressing them to the front of the cup. Hold in place until secure.

2. Snip a small triangle out of your orange paper. Secure it directly under the eyes for the beak of the turkey.

3. Finish the face by creating the gobbler. A strip of red paper or foam works great for this. Secure it under the beak with glue.

4. You will now create the “feathers” of your turkey. Simply place the colorful veggie straws in the cup. You can flare them out a bit if you wish to really look like feathers. Kids will love snacking on their edible turkeys, and you will love how frugal and healthy this Thanksgiving treat is. Gather your supplies and try making your own veggie straw turkeys. They are soon to be a Thanksgiving favorite!Turkey Veggie Straw snack, fast and eeasy healthy snack for kids. Perfect for Thanksgiving

More Thanksgiving and Fall Ideas:Fall Leaves Craft made with a toilet paper roll and paint, quick and easy diy craft for kids Party Ideas for kidsTP Roll Leaf Stamps ~ Fall CraftTurkey Pretzel  and fast and easy treat for fall or Thanksgiving, Party Recipes for kids, Snack Ideas for FallTurkey Pretzel Pops

ICE CREAM CONE CORNUCOPIA SNACKS ~THANKSGIVING SNACKS

Fall Corn craft, #corn,#reesespieces, #fall,  #paperbags, #twine, #ziploc, #thanksgiving, #halloween, #crafts, #easycrafts, #thrifty, #thriftycrafts

Fall Corn  Craft Easy Thanksgiving Snacks

turkey color page Thanksgiving art

Free Printable Count and Color Turkey Thanksgiving art

Cheddar Cheese Pumpkins, a fast and easy idea for Thanksgiving or Halloween.  Healthy Party Treat Ideas #Cheese

Pumpkin Shaped Babybel Cheese ~ Quick and Healthy Fall Treat

Happy Thanks Giving I'm Thankful for you friend

Happy Thanksgiving I’m Thankful for you friend 

count & Color Turkey art Turkey coloring page

Count & Color turkey art turkey coloring pageEasy Thanksgiving sign, #easycraft, #craft, #fallcraft, #fall, #thanksgiving, #thanksgivingcraft, #thriftycraft, #thriftycraftideas, #vinyl, #vinylcrafts, #vinylsignGive Thanks Sign

Pumpkin Rolls a quick and easy way to make your table festive, perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving parties

Pumpkin Shaped Dinner Rolls 

Quick and easy Toilet Paper Pumpkins

turkey cookies, easy thanksgiving snack, #turkey, #turkeytreats, #thanksgivingtreats, #easytreats, #cookies, #pretzels, #thanksgivingTurkey Cookies 

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