Make a Thanksgiving Tree (Falling for Fun)

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Show your thankfulness with this adorable Thanksgiving Tree craft from guest contributor Nancy from Daffodils at Home. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Sometimes we have a big crowd and sometimes just our own family. Either way, I always try to have the Thanksgiving tree ready to go! I started the tradition years ago when […]

Planning for Thanksgiving

Planning for Thanksgiving | Life as MOM

Now that November is here, it’s time to start thinking and planning for Thanksgiving. Don’t go all nutso on me, just spend 20 minutes thinking it through. 1. Think through your Thanksgiving. If you’ve never served up a Thanksgiving meal before, take some time to consider how you want to plan a big dinner and […]

Holiday Baking Plan – FREE Download for Freezer Cooking

Holiday Baking for the Freezer

Download a FREE holiday baking plan, complete with grocery lists and step-by-step instructions. This past month I reaped the benefits of having done that big cooking session in November. Not only did we have meals for November, but my freezer stash is also stretching us almost entirely through December as well. I love it when […]

5 Questions to Ask Yourself on Black Friday (Frugal Friday)

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This post was originally published on November 25, 2010: The mad rush for holiday shopping begins. Retailers want your hard-earned dollars. You want a good deal — and something fun to give loved ones this season. You have to be the smarter player in this game. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you […]

Share Your Turkey Tradition

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Our family’s main Thanksgiving turkey tradition involves food. You might think it would be the actual turkey, but it’s not. Our menu is more or less the same each year, including foods that we eat only at the holidays, like Pretzel Berry, my favorite Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Pie Recipe and these Turkey Treats. My kids love […]

Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Pies)

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Make your own Chocolate Cream Pie from scratch! OK, who’s ready for dessert? I am a big believer in homemade pies. They are not terribly difficult and they taste SO much better than store bought. Don’t even stop in the grocery store bakery when you can make one of these babies at home. On Good […]

Really Homemade Seven Layer Dip (URS: Appetizers)

Really Homemade Seven Layer Dip

Thanksgiving is coming! A peek at the grocery fliers tells me it’s true. I love Thanksgiving. It just might be my favorite holiday. Remember, I’m just here for the food. Last year I caused quite a stir with some of you when I suggested omitting the turkey from our Thanksgiving celebration. Well, I’ve been musing […]

An Easy Fall Feast (URS: Fall Favorites)


Fall is replete with things to celebrate: cooler weather, changing leaves, and good eats. Here’s an autumnal menu to get you started. Fall is probably one of my favorite seasons. After the heat of summer, I welcome the cool nights, the chill that lingers in the morning air, and the lovely produce that comes with […]