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

Turkey Cookie Pops

Made these little cuties to take to the Young Women at church today.  I saw this idea on Pinterest but when I clicked on the picture it took me to a website that required a password so I couldn’t get to it to get the instructions but then I found it on another website called … 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

Bacon Wrapped Turkey

Bob wanted to try Bacon Wrapped Turkey this year so he was in charge of the bird and did a great job.  We bought an 18 pound Butterball turkey; first he brushed it with melted butter, salted it and then covered it with about 2 packages of bacon. He put it in a 450 degree … Continue reading

Turkey Cupcakes

My friend Patty asked if I could make some favors for her family’s Thanksgiving Day dinner so this is the one she picked.  These little guys come from the cookbook, “Hello, Cupcake!” by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson.  I made enough for Patty and her family and then made enough for our family and the … Continue reading

Almost – Famous Cranberry Walnut Relish

Here is the first of several Thanksgiving related posts for the next couple days.  This recipe comes from the November 2011 issue of “Food Network Magazine” and it is from their series where they take a popular dish from a restaurant and try and recreate it.  This is based on Boston Market’s Cranberry Walnut Relish.  … Continue reading