Thanksgiving

thanksgiving leftovers turkey enchiladas

I’m all about finding fun ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers. In the past I have made Thanksgiving leftovers grilled cheese, with turkey, green apple, cranberry sauce, mustard, and gruyere, post-Thanksgiving biscuit sandwiches on sweet potato biscuits, and most recently, cranberry quick bread. These turkey enchiladas with butternut squash sauce might just be my favorite…

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chocolate chess bourbon pecan pie

It’s the week before Thanksgiving, aka Thanksgiving menu prep week! Start rolling your pie dough, because you won’t want to miss the two pies I’m sharing this week, starting with a chocolate chess bourbon pecan pie! Like most people, our family’s Thanksgiving meal is pretty much the same every year. Though we stick to a…

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the great pie roundup!

Can you believe we are in the single digits for our countdown to Thanksgiving?! With only 8 days to go, we are right in the thick of planning and prep time. One part of the Thanksgiving feast that can be made ahead of time or at the very last minute are the desserts. Many desserts…

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7 thanksgiving table setting ideas

Thanksgiving is only two weeks away (how did that happen?!!!!) and it is time to start planning and prepping, especially if you have “friendsgiving” celebrations before that! I am excited about some of the posts that will be coming between now and turkey day, and about the posts in the weeks to follow that. I…

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spiced cranberry cider punch

Spiced cranberry cider punch is the perfect fall drink for all of your Thanksgiving festivities. Over the weekends the temperatures dropped and it finally feels like fall is finally here to stay! I don’t want to jinx it, but I love the cooler weather, especially in the mornings. It was difficult to grasp that Thanksgiving…

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thanksgiving baking roundup

Have you started your Thanksgiving food prep?  Do you make the same menu every year or do you like to change it up from year to year?  Do you like the traditional Thanksgiving feast or are you adventurous with your sides?  So many Thanksgiving questions, so little time!  If you haven’t already figured out your…

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sweet potato biscuits and leftover thanksgiving sandwiches

Fun fact: Did you know North Carolina is the largest sweet potato producer in the United States? Yup, the sweet potatoes in your Thanksgiving dish might be from the Great North State :) My junior year of college I studied abroad in the Netherlands.  I was there for the fall semester and really noticed the differences…

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apple hand pies with bourbon sauce

I am not a huge fan of apple pie. You are probably wondering where this is going. We usually have a few different dessert options after our Thanksgiving meal. Pumpkin pie and pecan pie are the usual winners for me. Sometimes we have apple pie, but our apple dessert is usually reserved for the apple…

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pumpkin pie bars with chocolate chip gingerbread crust and cinnamon whipped cream

Are you gearing up for Thanksgiving yet?  I was at the mall this weekend and saw Christmas decorations in stores, both for sale and for festivity. I’m halfway excited because I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas, but I also think Thanksgiving should have it’s time to shine.  My family has so many traditions associated with both…

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