Easy Maple Cranberry Sauce

I tried out this new cranberry sauce recipe this year and it was really good, a nice mix of tart and sweet. 1 orange 12 oz fresh or frozen cranberries 1 cup real maple syrup 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar Optional Variations Cinnamon Apple – 2 Granny Smith apples, diced (about 2 cups) and 1/4 … Continue reading

Salted Caramel Pecan Pie Bark

I’m not gonna lie, this was my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner!  YUM-O!  Courtney wanted a pecan pie but when I showed her this, she was fine without a pie.  It’s the perfect mix of sweet and savory. 1 box refrigerated pie crusts, softened as per box instructions 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecan halves … Continue reading

Betty Crocker French Apple Pie

If you follow my blog then you know how I feel about pie, I don’t really like pie and I haven’t made enough of them to feel comfortable making them but I’m getting there.  This pie was super easy and was a big hit for Thanksgiving, even my son Zach who is not the most … Continue reading

Classic Baked Corn Pudding

Here’s the other new recipe I tried for Thanksgiving dinner.  Zach loves corn so I thought I’d mix it up a bit.  This tasted good but I didn’t care for the texture, other people liked it though so if you don’t have texture issues then you might like it too.  It was really “eggy” so … Continue reading

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