Cinnamon Roll Turkeys

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Turkey is tradition for Thanksgiving Dinner, but have you ever considered having it for breakfast? These Cinnamon Roll Turkeys will wow your kids! Many moons ago, I was a postpartum mess at Thanksgiving. My father-in-law, bless his heart, brought home packages of cinnamon rolls for me to bake for breakfast. He meant well. But, with […]

Planning for Thanksgiving

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You don’t need to freak out or go broke when planning for Thanksgiving. Keep your priorities and these planning tips in mind so you can host a great feast. Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving is one of the few days when folks across the US take a break en masse to spend time with friends and […]

Celebrate Simply

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Would you like to celebrate the season more simply this year? Take this intensive 2-week workshop to help you streamline your celebrations to suit your season of life. Years ago when we had one child and a really tight budget, I decided that I was going to make all our Christmas gifts, all our Christmas […]

Quick & Dirty Guide to Planning a Big Dinner

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The very thought of planning a big dinner can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these simple tricks and you’ll be the host with the most. Instant Holiday Brunch Kit Many of today’s adults don’t know the ins and outs of homemaking. Most schools no longer teach home economics. And if your […]

Maple Spiced Pepitas for Munching and Crunching

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Whip up a batch of these maple spiced pepitas to serve at your next get-together. They make a great addition to the appetizer table or the salad bowl. Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with Maple Spiced Pepitas Years ago my mother-in-law served us these chipotle spiced almonds that were out of this world. I think I […]

Make-Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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Put your feet up this Thanksgiving with this Make-Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Side Dishes freezer cooking plan. Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away! After years of doing all the cooking, I was so thrilled to go to start heading to my in-laws’ house every year for Thanksgiving. They have a lovely, spacious home with lots of […]

Housekeeping at the Holidays

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Housekeeping at the holidays can be tough. There’s packing and unpacking, traveling and guests. How do you keep the house tidy during the holiday season? Can I just say that keeping your home “company-ready” is a full-time job? I’m not saying you should do so or that it’s even possible. But, keeping a neat and […]

5 Questions to Ask Yourself on Black Friday

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As Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach, so does the anticipation of shopping and finding great deals. Here are five questions you should ask yourself before you spend a dime. My girls love to go shopping with me. Even if it’s just a trip to the grocery store, they are happy to come along. It […]