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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 […]

Share Your Turkey Tradition

Healthy Turkey rolls 2

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)

Chocolate cream pie

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 […]

Plan for Simpler Holiday Meals

I’m over at Life Your Way today sharing tips on how to make easier holiday meals. From the post, As a child, I loved the feast days of the winter holidays. My mom cooked up a veritable storm on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. I’d lie in bed listening to the mixer run, knowing that there was a […]

Busy Holiday Cooking Plan – FREE Download for Freezer Cooking

busy holiday nights

Looking for freezer cooking plans? After you download this plan, check out these other free printable plans. It has been a freezer cooking MONTH, I tell ya! First there was the wild hair I got to post 31 Days of Freezer Cooking over on Good Cheap Eats. Then there was the release of my book. And […]

Have a Plan to Save Money on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a mere three weeks away. It can be a costly meal to serve. But, if you plan now, you can save money. As I mentioned earlier, I’m already thinking about Thanksgiving dinner. How about you? Forget the candy, I say. Bring on the pumpkin pie! If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, then it’s time […]

Really Homemade Seven Layer Dip

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 […]