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

Acorns and Pilgrim Hats

Here are the little Thanksgiving treats the girls made.  First up, acorns!  This idea comes from a blog called “Party Frosting!”.  You need Hershey Kisses, mini Nilla Wafers and mini chocolate chips plus something to stick them all together, I used Nutella.  So just a dab of Nutella on the bottom of a mini Nilla … Continue reading

Turkey Roll Ups

This is a Rhodes Rolls recipe and is perfect for using up some of that leftover turkey.  These taste like little turkey pot pies. 10 Rhodes dinner rolls, thawed to room temperature (I thawed 12 and still had filling left over) 2 cups diced cooked turkey 1/2 cup mayonnaise 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup … Continue reading

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

This could not be any easier to make and it seriously could not taste any better either.  It was even better with a little (or big) dollop of Cool Whip on top.  It comes from the Martha Stewart magazine, “Everyday Food”. 32 chocolate wafer cookies (about 8 ounces) or graham crackers 2 tablespoons sugar coarse … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Edible Placecard Markers

This is a fun and easy idea that I found on the Wilton website, placecards made out of candy!  They are bigger than they look, almost the size of a regular candy bar. ingredients: white candy melts (I didn’t do any white ones, just orange and cocoa) orange candy melts dark cocoa candy melts (I … Continue reading

Basic Popovers

I decided to try and make popovers this year which wasn’t a total disaster but didn’t turn out perfectly either.  I had to send my niece Heidi and her husband Mark to the store to buy rolls because most of the popovers didn’t turn out and the 6 that were acceptable were a little too … Continue reading