Men Vs Women: Thanksgiving Planning Edition

The Holidays are such a busy time a year, aren't they folks? Ahh, yes. A chorus of ladies yelling out "Yes! Oh my gosh I am going to lose my freaking mind! There's too much to do!" as they march off to the grocery/department/black friday store with detailed, meticulous lists in hand, soft leather handbags slung over their shoulders, sensible flats covering tired Mama feet, a messy ponytail swinging behind them.Where are the guys? I didn't hear any of them call out. Hello? (Adele voice), "Can you hear me?"Nothing....more

The Women Before Me

As my nine year old daughter stands on her stool, tearing toast into pieces, dropping it into a large bowl and complaining about HOW MUCH BREAD there is yet to toast, I am there, also nine, next to my Mom, complaining. "Mom, oh my god, why is there so much?!" and in the back of my mind "Why the hell is my brother not doing this?" (to date: he still doesn't. He just shoplifts all of the dressing from the rest of us. But this year, I'm making a secret stash of our own to keep at home, and no one remind him he has a key to my house. Thanks in advance). ...more

Recipes for an Easy Thanksgiving Dinner {Free Printables}

I don't know about you, but for me, November and December always seem to fly by so fast.  They go so much faster than the first 10 months of the year.  Those months can certainly fly too, just not quite with the same whirly power and bustling activity November and December bring.  I suppose it's the excitement and busy-ness of the holidays, as well as the knowledge the end of the year is near and there are new beginnings just on the horizon.  Somehow, in Motherhood there's also this stranger awareness of time passing.  The boys are growing and changing daily of cour...more

NaBloPoMo 2016 - Day 20: A white woman, a Hispanic couple, a Middle-Eastern woman, and a Black couple walk into a grocery store

Tonight was "shop for Thanksgiving" night. Sunday nights are usually pretty good at my favorite grocery store for getting in and out. People are either at home watching Football or they are getting ready for work on Monday. The same held true on this Sunday before Thanksgiving, though the store was hopping a tad more than usual....more

Sweet Potato Pie Pots de Creme

Pie is a beautiful thing. I've mentioned this before, (Me, Oh My Pie) but it really can't be overstated. Flaky and buttery, all that gorgeous crust becomes the perfect delivery vehicle for whatever flavor you'd like. It's a traditional highlight of Thanksgiving dinner for an excellent reason. Because pie is practically perfect....more

Orange Coconut Pecan Pie

Orange Coconut Pecan PieThis is bad.  Not the pie (that’s very good).  No, it’s just that this pie is from last Thanksgiving.   You see, this time last year, I was in a cooking zone… I mean it was non-stop....more

Thanksgiving For Two: Parmesan Apple Stuffed Turkey Tenderloin

Parmesan Apple Stuffed Turkey Tenderloin Our extended family is pretty large, so when we get together for the holidays, there’s a lot of food — a big turkey and/or ham, lots of sides and at least 2-3 desserts is the norm....more

For The Holidays - Savory Stuffed Honeynut Squash

Savory Stuffed Honeynut SquashThis post is sponsored by Parmigiano Reggiano. I wasn’t compensated for the article, but I did receive complimentary parmesan for use in the recipe.   All opinions are my own....more