Monthly Archives: November 2015

Tuesday | November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving’s Little Visitors

I like to always have a special treat for our little visitors at the Thanksgiving Table! Since bakeries usually charge a small fortune for their individually wrapped cookies, try looking for fall themed cookies at your local Whole Foods or supermarket. Whole Foods has a wonderful “cookie by the pound” display.


So, I snatched up these cookies this afternoon and wrapped them myself at home. I will put a cookie on each place-setting at the children’s table, and it adds a wonderful decoration to the table!! And the kids love seeing cookies on their plates when they arrive!!




Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thursday | November 19, 2015

Thanksgiving Centerpieces

I love using fresh flowers on Thanksgiving Day for my centerpieces. Just remember to keep the vases relatively low… you want your guests to be able to see and speak with their neighbors across the table!  I like to start my arrangements with a fall bouquet from my local supermarket or florist.

** I highly recommend Whole Foods, they always have amazing flowers**

Next I pick up some bouquets of roses in fall hues, think oranges, yellows, and creams.


Always feed your flowers… for larger vases I would use two packets.


Since I am using a shorter vase I will need to trim the flowers to fit. Even if you are using a taller vase, you will still need to slightly trim the bottom of all your flowers. You want a fresh cut so the flowers can better absorb the water and plant food.


I put the fall bouquet into the vase first and spread the flowers out.


Then I trim and individually add the roses for the best look!



Happy Thanksgiving!!



Wednesday | November 18, 2015

Thanksgiving Day Desserts

This year for Dessert on Thanksgiving Day I will be serving four items… Apple Pie, Almost-Famous Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pecan Pie and Magnolia Bakery’s Banana Pudding!! I think my sweet tooth and I are more excited for dessert than we are for dinner!!! I love the pumpkin cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory and this recipe tastes exactly like it. I discovered the banana pudding when we had dinner at our friend Ashley’s house a few weeks ago! She made it for us and it was amazing so I am taking a shot at recreating it on Thanksgiving!

I have family members bringing the apple and pecan pies. Don’t be afraid to ask for help on turkey day, its a lot of cooking for one person!! I will be preparing the pumpkin cheesecake and the banana pudding myself, and here are the recipes!!

Magnolia Bakery’s Banana Pudding / Almost-Famous Pumpkin Cheesecake

TPD- Thanksgiving Dessert