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

Caramel Apple Crisp

A Betty Crocker recipe which needed a few adjustments as noted below. 1/2 cup caramel topping 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 6 large baking apples (about 2 3/4 pounds), peeled, cut into 1/2″ slices (about 6 cups) 2/3 cup flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces (this was not enough butter, … Continue reading

Green Beans with Garlic Butter and Walnuts

These were a big hit, another Betty Crocker recipe. 1 (14 oz) bag frozen whole green beans 2 tablespoons butter 1 small red bell pepper, cut into very thin strips 1 clove garlic, pressed 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt Cook green beans as directed on bag.  In skillet, melt butter over medium … Continue reading

Bacon Cornbread Stuffing

Good combination of flavors in this stuffing, both sweet and savory, from Betty Crocker. 4 slices bacon, cut in to 1/2″ pieces 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries 2 1/4 cups water 4 cups seasoned cornbread stuffing crumbs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon marjoram Heat oven … Continue reading