Whipped Cranberry Fluff

We had Thanksgiving dinner yesterday since we are in married kid mode and now have to trade off holidays.  This might be my new favorite recipe for Thanksgiving.  We have staples that I always make and then I always try a few new ones, at some point I’ll have the perfect Thanksgiving dinner menu! 1 … Continue reading

Maple Cream Pie

I’m not much of a pie maker or a pie eater, if I’m going to consume those calories then I’d rather just have chocolate cake or brownies, you get the idea but this year for Thanksgiving I decided to give a real cream pie a try and this was the result and I have to … Continue reading

Easy Turkey Cupcakes

Here is a Thanksgiving dessert idea that is all over Pinterest so I’m not really sure where it originated to give credit.  It seriously could not be any easier!  All you need are some baked and frosted cupcakes, your choice of flavors, these are dark chocolate cupcakes (from a box mix) and chocolate frosting (from … Continue reading

Chocolate Ganache Tart

And the final dessert, #3, from the Johnson family Thanksgiving of 2013 and this, of course, was my favorite!  It is another Martha Stewart recipe and despite how pretty it looks and how delicious it tasted, is still pretty easy to make. 3 tablespoons slivered blanched almonds 6 tablespoons sugar 1 1/4 cups flour 2 … Continue reading

Snickers Caramel Apple Salad

Dessert #2, I liked this one a lot more than I thought I was going to, it was like eating a caramel apple in a bowl covered in cream, yum!  It comes from the blog “Chef in Training”. 6 regular size Snickers candy Bars 4 medium apples (she used Red Delicious, I used Granny Smith) … Continue reading

Cranberry Cobbler

Dessert #1 for the Johnson family feast!  This one comes from Martha Stewart.  It was really easy to make and Bob liked it a lot which is great because I pretty much made it for him! 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted plus more for pan 1 1/4 cups cranberries, partially thawed if frozen 3/4 cup … Continue reading

Artichoke Parmesan Sourdough Stuffing

I think this was my new favorite recipe this year, everyone else loved it too.  I think it will probably be the stuffing from now on for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  It comes from a blog called “Our Best Bites”. 1 pound mushrooms, cleaned, ends trimmed and sliced or chopped (I hate mushrooms so I left … Continue reading

Bacon – Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Finally finding a few minutes to sit down and blog about our Thanksgiving dinner.  I usually do a mix of old and new for the holidays and this year was no exception, although I did all new desserts!  So here is the first new recipe tried out at the Johnson family Thanksgiving feast of 2013 … Continue reading

Reese’s Turkeys

Made these yesterday for the Young Women at church as their Thanksgiving treat.  They are so cute and were super easy to put together.  The idea comes from a blog called “Mom on Timeout”. large Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, for how ever many turkeys you want to make (I bought 2 snack size bags of … Continue reading