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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Offering Holiday Support to Unemployed Loved Ones

christmas lights sneakerdog

Photo Source – The following is a guest post from Robbie – Two years ago was the worst Christmas of my life. There are few things more humbling than the realization that your kids likely wouldn’t have much, if anything, under the tree from you. Or that the traditions of holidays past went the way […]

Healthy Holiday – Making Homemade Gravy

Turkey Dinner

Quick! What’s missing from this picture? That’s right. Good gravy! It’s the gravy! In my book, gravy is a necessary element of a holiday dinner. Not only does it taste delicious, but it also covers a multitude of culinary sins. Dry turkey and tasteless stuffing are disguised when doused liberally with good, homemade gravy. Yet, […]

Make a Beverage Basket for the Holidays

insidious plots coffee

Photo Source Correct me if I’m wrong, but the Holiday Season just begs that you share a cup of good cheer with your fellow man — and whoever happens to come to call. Friends and relatives are out and about. Spontaneity is also in season. Often, unless you know that company is coming, you might […]

Balancing Family Commitments at the Holidays

Turkey Dinner

Photo source The holidays can be a wonderful time to get together with family that you don’t often see. It can be an enriching opportunity for your children to visit with cousin, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. It can be “the most wonderful time of the year.” Or, it can be a tad stressful. Family holidays […]