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Keeping the Kids Table Happy

Healthy Appetizers

Photo source I well remember those days of being relegated to the kids table at holiday events. I did not go quietly. (Sorry, Mom.) I was simply too hurried to grow up. And I balked at being considered small. It wasn’t until I was no longer “a kid” that I appreciated those moments of being […]

Meal Planning: Turkey Week

Thanksgiving Day is one of our favorite days of the year. We shift into relaxation mode around here. FishPapa has four days off work, so it’s like a mini-vacation for our family with multiple ways to spend those days. Relaxing Since we’re staying home this year, we’ll have a lazy morning of cinnamon rolls, fruit, […]

My Cup Overflows

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Photo source You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. — Psalm 23:5-6 My cup truly overflows […]

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

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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 […]

A Healthy Holiday Round-Up

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Ready for a healthy holiday? Check out these recipes from around my bloggy friends. All are designed to help you eat a little healthier this year. Breakfast/Brunch Turkey-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls from LifeasMOM Organic Hot Chocolate from The Thrifty Mama Starters Cranberry Apple Cider from $5 Dinners Healthier Spinach Dip from Good Cheap Eats Cactus Salsa […]