Thanksgiving Archive

Thanksgiving 2016

Yesterday we had a lovely Thanksgiving with family up in Moreland with my sis-in-law and family and brother-in-law. Rob’s Mom and Step Dad were in Texas so they weren’t there. We got there around 10 and got to catch some of the parade. Alex enjoyed cuddling with Maria’s dog, Sweetie. Sundae, Rob’s Mom’s dog, got …

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Pecan Pie Bars

This is one of the first recipes I made after starting my sharing recipes on my blog. I haven’t made it in years, but finally decided to make it this year for Thanksgiving. Servings: 36 Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 35 Minutes Ready In: 50 Minutes Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup packed …

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Thanksgiving Weekend 2015

This year for Thanksgiving we drove down to Spring Hill, Florida for a family visit. Rob’s Mom, brother, Nick, and adopted sister, Rachael as well as Rob’s sister Maria and her entire family came as well. We rented a home on VRBO.com. We split our time between the rental home and Gramma’s house. It was …

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Praline Sweet Potatoes

One of my all time favorite holiday recipes is this recipe that my Granny passed along to me, Praline Sweet Potatoes. So amazing. I was never a fan of sweet potatoes/yams until I tried this. I have people beg me every year to make this, so it is no doubt a must try! Servings: 8 …

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Praline Pumpkin Pecan Cake

I’m always on the lookout for different variations of holiday desserts. I get bored with the normal pumpkin or pecan pie. This Praline Pumpkin Pecan Cake is a true crowd pleaser. Pecan Pie + Pumpkin Pie = this delicious dessert! Servings: 12 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 50 minutes Ingredients: 1 can (15 oz) …

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Candied Green Beans

I’ve always had it in my head that green beans need to be savory, rich with flavor. The other night I was brainstorming about green beans, because I had to send green beans for Rob’s thanksgiving lunch at his work. I thought, “Why can’t green beans be sweet?” See below for the recipe that I …

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Apple Cornbread Dressing

Do you have your Christmas meal planned out? Still looking for that perfect dressing? This Apple Cornbread Dressing is so flavorful. My favorite thing about it is that it never gets dry. The apple juice and butter keep it nice and moist. Servings: 10 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 35 minutes Ingredients: 1 (9×9 …

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Thanksgiving Recipes by An 8 Year Old

In my scrapbook from my childhood, I found a gem. My 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Marshall, who was one of my all time favorite teachers had us write a recipe of how to prepare turkey and dressing. She typed all of our responses up just the way we wrote them. If you have young kids, …

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Turkey Day Art & Letter

While going through all the stuff I got from my Grandmother’s house, I came across a book with a lot of my stuff from school. Seeing these Thanksgiving projects brought back many memorable memories and I just had to share them. My turkey from 2nd grade (I think) My Thanksgiving letter from 1st grade. Not …

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Things I Love About Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving we and I’m really glad. These days many people put up there Christmas trees after Halloween. Christmas music is being played on the radio and of course, you can’t go to a store with out being overwhelmed by Christmas decorations. My family still chooses to wait to decorate until the 1st week of …

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Thanksgiving 2013::Spring Hill, FL

After Rob and I got home Monday, we had a quick turn around to get ready to hop in the car and drive 7 hours down to Tampa for Thanksgiving. We had originally thought we’d stop part of the way and get a hotel, but we ended up driving all the way. We got in …

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Thanksgiving Week 2011

Well, I survived the Thanksgiving week. I was supposed to work 9-6 Monday and Tuesday. Saturday night, I felt drainage down in my throat, so I went to look for some cold meds, but we didn’t have exactly what I needed. I just went to bed without taking anything. Needless to say, I woke up …

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30 days of Thankfulness – Day 10

I am thankful for the opportunity to learn. My job offers free tuition for me at limited number of hours each semester. Although, I haven’t taken advantage of that. I have taken advantage of the professional development classes. I took my 2nd workshop today on Professional Ethics. A lot of it was common since, but …

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30 days of Thankfulness – Day 9

Today I’m thankful for the great Scouting program that we have here in Auburn. I’m very proud to say that my hubby, Rob is a huge reason that the pack that Alex is in is the biggest pack in Auburn and the best! 🙂 I’m thankful we have the opportunity to be able to fundraise …

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30 days of Thankfulness – Day 8

I am thankful I am able to help others through giving blood. Today was my 2nd time to give blood. It’s such a rewarding feeling…a little woozy, but still great to know I’m helping others.

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30 days of Thankfulness – Day 7

Today I’m thankful my awesome group of student workers. I’ve found through my experiences in my new job, that I love working with college aged ‘kids.’ The students I work with are anywhere from 18-26 years old. We don’t limit what majors are allowed to work in our department, which is really cool because we …

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30 days of Thankfulness – Day 6

I’m thankful for a wonderful church. My church is truly amazing. I’m amazed at: -the huge church family. -the great missions programs. -the active youth program and all that it offers from Sunday youth night to sweat week and so much more. -the wide variety of Sunday school classes. -our pastors that are so knowledgeable. …

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30 days of Thankfulness – Day 5

Today I’m thankful for my job. I love my job and even if I didn’t I’m thankful to finally have steady income after several year so of not having it. I love my job for many reasons… -an easy going, flexible, easy to work with, easy to talk to, boss (who hosts great parties) -great …

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30 days of Thankfulness – Day 4

Today I’m thankful for our freedom. We get so wrapped in our daily lives that we don’t realize how lucky we are to: live where we want. do what we want. say what we want. It’s a luxury that is really taken for granted. I’m thankful for the soldiers that the risk their lives everyday …

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30 days of Thankfulness – Day 3

Today I’m thankful for my friends. Today I had lunch with one of my “newer” friends and it was great. The more we’re together I realize, how alike we are in so many ways, and all the things we have in common. She’s someone I know I don’t have to act a certain way or …

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