Courtney’s Apple Pie

Now that is a good looking apple pie, don’t you think?  My daughter Courtney made it for Thanksgiving.  (I know, I’m a little behind on blogging.)  I think this might be the first time on my blog posting a recipe that I did not make myself, I answered a few questions for her but that … Continue reading

Caramel Apple Pie

Decided to step up the Thanksgiving apple pie this year, and what a step up it was! 1 pie crust, homemade or store bought (I used a Marie Calendar’s frozen one) filling 6 – 7 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples 1/2 lemon, juiced 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt topping … Continue reading

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

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

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

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