Archive for 2011

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cheesecake

Every Thanksgiving this classic dessert never fails to impress. Follow this recipe for easy pumpkin Cheesecake success.

Thanksgiving Grocery List – Prepare

Stock the pantry for the big day. It's the best approach. Many things you can buy in advance. Take this list to the store and stock up. More recipes to come.

Homemade Whipped Cream

Homemade Whipped Cream

Seriously, it's not hard. Rather than store bought, whip this up in a second. Three simple ingredients and home made whipped cream is yours.

Perfect Pastry Dough

This is THE perfect pastry dough recipe. I promise, if you follow the directions you will be praised for your efforts. Perfect for the holidays.

Perfectly Simple Apple Pie

Who doesn't like Apple Pie? Even my super picky kids love my Apple Pie. It's one of those things that most people won't go to the trouble to make, but everyone loves to eat. Pie making is...

Thanksgiving Floral Centerpiece

As we focus on food, it's also the presentation that gets as much attention. Our Live Pretty table is not left behind. Rosedddy shares her approach to the perfect centerpiece for the holiday.

Thanksgiving Children’s Flower Centerpiece

In preparation of the table setting, I asked 4-year-old Butterfly to pick a flower container from Oma’s china cabinet that could be used for the children’s table. She carefully considered several, and then her eye caught...

Thanksgiving Gravy

Intimidating - no. Thanksgiving gravy is not that hard, but it has a reputation of being so. I'm honored to be the family gravy-maker...

Thanksgiving Table Setting, A Family Tradition

Not so casual, but so incredibly worth it. Simple, elegant. After all, it is the stage for everything Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes

A warm, fluffy, comforting pancake that I can enjoy on a relaxing Saturday morning without feeling guilty -- one that is perfect to savor this holiday season: Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes.