A Question of Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Homemade

There seems to be an age-old Thanksgiving debate that has spanned history as well as a continent. It knows no bounds as regards age or occupation. It’s not about what the pilgrims really ate for the First Thanksgiving. No, we’re more concerned with which tastes better: homemade cranberry sauce as pictured above? Or jellied cranberry […]

A Giveaway from Butterball

BB_LOGO lo res

Though there’s dispute about its role in the First Thanksgiving*, the turkey is one of the main attractions in modern day Thanksgiving celebrations. And if you limit your turkey baking to once a year, it may be a little challenging to remember all the right steps to preparing a tasty and safe turkey. Breast up […]

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshakes from Chick-Fil-A


As you will remember, we are kinda-sorta big fans of Chick-Fil-A. In fact, we’ve narrowed our fast food enjoyment down to three basic establishments, and Chick-Fil-A is the chicken part of the Tri-fecta. And I have a very standard menu plan when I go there: Chicken Strips Salad with Caesar Dressing — and a medium […]

A Giveaway from Hallmark

Hallmark Ornaments

Hallmark ornaments are a traditional part of the Holidays. And my mom very diligently saved each of our ornaments from our childhood so that we would have a collection for our trees once we left home. I’ve done the same with my own kids. Each of the grandmothers has added to their collections every year. […]

Planning a Holiday Meal on a Budget (Frugal Friday)

Pumpkin Custard

Holiday meals can be expensive. I’ve often wondered why we are tempted to spend more on one meal than we might in a whole week. I’ve heard of some families who have spent as much on a holiday dinner as I spend in a month! May we not get too out of hand this year. […]

A Giveaway from GoGo SqueeZ


One of our holiday traditions is to fill our kids’ Christmas stockings with breakfast. Not only is this an inexpensive way to fill out those big bags with edible loot, but it is also a great way to get kids to eat something healthy on Christmas morning. In the weeks leading up to Christmas I […]

Making Your Own Thanksgiving Traditions

Over the years, FishPapa and I have taken traditions from each of our respective families, mixed them together, left some ingredients out, added some in, and created our own family traditions. While our family culture is still a work in progress, it’s been wonderful to build these memories together. Today I’m over at Food Your […]

Our Thanksgiving Menu & Favorite Holiday Dishes (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Cranberry Jellied

Part of the reason that my family loves Thanksgiving is that I make our favorite dishes that we often reserve for this time of year. Or rather, Thanksgiving escorts us into a season where I make a certain group of favorite recipes. Since grocery sales are so good right now, I stock up on these […]