20 Fabulous Pie Recipes

Pie recipes

Thanksgiving is just a couple days away...craziness! Every year I make several pies, rolls, and something else like a fruit salad. I've even made the whole dinner one year. But this year we had Thanksgiving a couple weeks ago, right before my mother-in-law passed away. That was special. So it's weird that the real Thanksgiving is happening now because it kind of already happened in my head. But that's no reason to not celebrate anyway! I'm so … [Read more...]

Easy Mini Apple Pies

easy mini apple pies

The other day I needed a quick dessert.  I bought some pre-made pie dough and some pre-made apple pie filling.  Together they cost less than $5.  Then I got out my cupcake pan and spread out the pie dough.  I used a circle cutter and cut some circles that I pressed into the cupcake pan.  Then I opened the pie filling and scooped a little into each mini pie. I used the dough scraps and rolled them out.  I cut them into strips which I wove … [Read more...]

Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

thanksgiving board centerpiece

I have a few easy Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas to share today.  They really are so super simple, don't require many elements or know-how, and are still beautiful and elegant. The first one is a 1x8 board, stained dark walnut, with some burlap over the top.  I added different rustic fall decorations on top and played with it.  The possibilities are endless and what's nice is that sometimes centerpieces are too tall for good conversation, … [Read more...]

Simple Thanksgiving Mantel

thanksgiving mantel closeup

I don't think I have ever decorated for Thanksgiving.  I'm always too excited for Christmas to give Thanksgiving a proper presence in my home.  This year, I feel like I've been too busy to even get excited for Christmas yet.  I have so much going on--a wedding to plan (my sister's), a house to move into in 5 weeks, tons of blog projects, and most recently, a funeral to help plan, execute, and attend.  My husband's mother died last week after a … [Read more...]

Eight Kids Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

Thankful table

This post is sponsored by Crayola but all opinions are my own. Only a couple more days til' Turkey Day!  Amidst all the feeding frenzy, here are several kids Thanksgiving craft ideas that you can do to keep them busy while you party. Color Matching Game Cute Turkey Finger Project Turkey Paper Sack Puppets Thanksgiving Coloring Pages Turkey Chair Hangers Play-dough Turkeys Thanksgiving Color-by-Number Activity … [Read more...]

Super Easy Key Lime Pie

key lime pie recipe

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite holiday recipes--Key Lime Pie!  My husband is not much of a Pie Guy but he LOVES this recipe.  I make it every year and it's the first to go.  It's also SUPER easy!  Anyone who can stir things together in a bowl can make this. 5.0 from 1 reviews Save Print Super Easy Key Lime Pie   Ingredients 1 9-inch prepared graham cracker crust 3 Eggs 1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk 2 tsp. lime … [Read more...]

Make the Perfect Crescent Roll (Recipe)

make the perfect crescent roll

  What is on your Christmas dinner menu?  Have you started planning it yet?  Whether you have ham or turkey or something else altogether, every dinner is made better by serving a crescent roll with it. I really want to share my grandma's crescent roll recipe because it is my personal favorite.  But I'm worried that my relatives will come after me with torch and pitchfork in hand ready to write me out of the will for sharing the secret … [Read more...]

How to fake homemade gravy (and a giveaway)

mccormick gravy

Thanksgiving is this Thursday! I can't believe how fast it came. Are you stressed out yet? There's so much to cook on Thanksgiving! You got the turkey in the oven, the potatoes boiling, the stuffing cooking, the rolls baking. Gravy is really the last thing you want to worry about and besides, it's very easy to mess it up. Well guess what? You can fake homemade gravy and it's a cinch. I tried out these gravy packets from Mccormick. I've had … [Read more...]