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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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Turkey with smoked paprika

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

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

My girls love to make fun treats for the Holidays, so I am always looking for ideas that are fast and easy…. but most of all, cute.  These Turkey Pretzel Pops are a fun options.  They don’t cost much to make, and are absolutely adorable. Hope you enjoy this idea as much as my kids did.  Random tip, my stores always tend to sell out of pretzel rods around the Holidays so don’t wait to pick yours up… I normally buy the store brand when they go on sale for a dollar a bag.

What you need to make your own Turkey Pretzel Pops

  • Pretzel Rods
  • Reese’s Pieces, orange and yellows, cut in half
  • Chocolate Chips, or candy melts
  • Candy corn, assorted
  • Candy Pearls or Candy Eyes
  • Chocolate Rice Cereal

Instructions

Break Pretzel Rods in half. Melt Chocolate in microwave, 30 seconds and stir, 15 second increments stirring after each until melted and smooth, let sit at least 5 minutes to set up just a little to make it easier to work with. On a piece of wax paper lay out 3 candy corns in a fan shape with the pointy side in. Using a spoon cover a Pretzel Rod with Chocolate. Leave a little extra on the top back part to stick to the candy corn. Lay the Chocolate covered pretzel over the Candy Corn so they stick out the tops. Apply 2 Pearls for eyes at the top end by the Candy Corn. You may need to hold them for a few seconds so they set. Using a toothpick, dab it in the Chocolate and gently apply a dot to each pearl. Place a half piece of a Reese’s pieces under the Pearls for the beak. Coat with cereal for the feathers. Let cool and set at least 30 minutes. Gently remove from wax paper and store in airtight container in cool place.

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

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