Welcome to our Saturday Morning Newsletter!
What Have I been up to, you ask?
Baking, baking, and MORE baking!! I’ve been putting the finishing touches on our 12 Days of Cookies, and I can’t believe we’ll be starting it NEXT FRIDAY!!! I hope there’ll be something for everyone. I’ve tried to vary the recipes, but unfortunately there won’t be any dietary related cookies (no sugar-free, gluten free, etc.) as those recipes tend to use ingredients I don’t typically work with. You. know I’m all for the sugar and like giving Santa that little extra boost he’ll need to finish his rounds even if he is a tad heavier when he goes back up the chimney. 😂
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, though I know for many the holidays can be very difficult because of loss, conflict or health, so for you I send some extra love. I’m making a more conscious effort to be thankful for just the little things I’ve so often taken for granted – the smell of the fall leaves, the incessant good morning kisses from our pup, Logan (I KNOW, you thought I was going to say my husband, Kurt!! LOL), the time I’m able to spend with friends and family, and the incredible love and support I receive from you! I wouldn’t be doing this without you, and I am so very, very grateful that I am. YOU have made a profound difference in my life and I am blessed. Thank you. ❤️
New Recipes This Week
I know the roast turkey is the main event of any Thanksgiving dinner. But honestly, this is the food I crave all year long: that first turkey sandwich made with your Herb Roasted Turkey and smothered in all the delicious leftover Thanksgiving food. There’s nothing like it!
Every year, we eat our main meal at 1 pm, so we can have turkey sandwiches while watching the football game on Thanksgiving night.
I absolutely love a chicken pot pie, but in all honesty, I was head over heels in love with this Turkey Pot Pie Soup when I made it! It’s so easy and hearty, full of vegetables and savory flavor that it’s going to be another perfect post Thanksgiving recipe. You know you’re going to have more turkey left over even after you make those sandwiches. 😉
If you’re looking for the perfect holiday cookie for your next party or cookie exchange, you must make these Peppermint Frosted Sugar Cookies. These pillowy soft sugar cookies, like the ones you find in the grocery store, are frosted with a hint of peppermint and topped with crushed candy canes, giving it that special holiday flavor.
The gift giving season is upon us, and this super easy Saltine Peanut Butter Toffee will be perfect for a hostess gift, mail carrier, teachers, babysitters, or anyone you’d love to share a delicious snack with.
Fall Recipes to Enjoy
- These Pumpkin Biscuits will steal the show at your Thanksgiving dinner.
- Every bite of this Caramel Apple French Toast Bake will have you enjoying the taste of Fall at breakfast
- This crustless Cranberry Pie recipe with fresh cranberries in a delicious buttery cake is an easy holiday dessert.
- Creamy and savory Ranch Mashed Potatoes complement any meal!
- Sausage Cranberry Brie Bites are a fun, festive, and delicious starter to any meal.
- Skip the jarred and go for this easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce on Thanksgiving. The best part, you can make it ahead to save your self time in the days leading up to it!
Menu Plan This Week:
Sunday: Salsa Casera – great for game watching.
Monday: American Chop Suey
Tuesday: Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Chili Beer Pot Roast – because who wants to REALLY cook a meal the night before Thanksgiving? Not me!
Friday: Black Friday is Date Night because you’ve earned it!! Be sure to check out the blog today and every day until December 5 – it’s Day 1 of our 12 Days of Cookies!
Saturday: Cranberry Coffee Cake
Favorite Product of the Week:
I have M-A-N-Y of these silicone spatulas in my kitchen because I cannot live without them. GIR (Get It Right) makes a great product. Their spatulas come in different sizes, are sturdy, dishwasher safe, BPA & BPS free, heat resistant, and heavy. But the thing I love most about them is that they are ONE unit that has no seams and no parts that will become moldy or fall off when you’re mixing your batter. I also love their Spoonula, too – it’s a spatula and spoon combination!
They’ll make great stocking stuffers for all of the adult and kid chefs in your life this season, too!