New England Pies


Remember the turkey I told you about a few days ago that took forever to thaw enough for me to cook? Well, I finally roasted it. I usually buy a 12- 15 pound turkey for Thanksgiving as there are only four of us. But, when I bought this one just before Thanksgiving they only had…

Happy Thanksgiving!


I have never met any of you but I hope you know I am thankful for you and the online relationships that we have formed. I am thinking of you all today and hoping you are able to celebrate surrounded by those you love. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving – Looking for Some Last Minute Ideas?


Here are some of our favorite dishes from Thanksgiving past: Do you have something that just signifies special meals to your family?  Maybe cherished heirloom dishes or a certain child’s craft that sits on the table, even though your child is now 35?  This is ours.  It is my mother’s relish plate.  This plate is…

Slow Cooker Turkey and Wild Rice Soup and a Thank you


Thank you to all of you for the kind words and thoughts yesterday on my post President Trump (click for link to post). Last night the chin came up and the resolve kicked in. I don’t like it, I will work to change it. That is what I want from my kids. Resiliency. If you…

Traditional Craisin and Toasted Pecan Stuffing


Getting a later start to the day than usual. I went to vote this morning and the line was out the door. I have NEVER had to wait more than 10 minutes to vote. It was crazy. But, I waited and then my daughter and I went out to breakfast. So, everything is a bit…

Happy Thanksgiving!!???


Well, there was one person who read my post the other day and saw in my picture that we celebrated Thanksgiving this weekend. My daughter is dancing at Oireachtas (regional competitions for Irish dancing) and it is held over Thanksgiving weekend. We decided that there was no way that with the both kids having school…

Marshmallow Pecan Streusel Sweet Potato Casserole


When we have a bit of extra time I love to make a big dinner fancy dinner for my family. Not only is it fun for us but I plan ahead and get lots of leftover meat for a meal later and the freezer! They had hams on sale a few weeks ago, a great…

Thanksgiving Day


Over the years my Thanksgiving Day has changed in many ways. When I was young Thanksgiving Day was always my mother, father, brother, grandma and myself around the table. This was what we jokingly called a “large” family gathering for us. There was always the traditional dishes- turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, rolls and salad….

Trisha Yearwood’s Creamy Turkey Casserole


Originally posted on What's for Dinner Moms?:
This meal started with a Facebook post from Hellman’s Mayonnaise featuring Trisha Yearwood making her after Thanksgiving Creamy Turkey Casserole that uses up those bits and pieces leftover from your big dinner.  The video can be seen here and the original recipe for Creamy Turkey Casserole here. …

Chicken, Green Bean and Stuffing Casserole (no creamed soups!)


Casseroles never photograph well, unless they are whole. But, boy do they taste great. I think it is the whole comfort food thing that we are all seeking right now. My entire family has been fighting a cold for about two weeks now. No one has been horribly sick but everyone is just feeling blah….

Trisha Yearwood’s Creamy Turkey Casserole


This meal started with a Facebook post from Hellman’s Mayonnaise featuring Trisha Yearwood making her after Thanksgiving Creamy Turkey Casserole that uses up those bits and pieces leftover from your big dinner.  The video can be seen here and the original recipe for Creamy Turkey Casserole here.  It sounded a bit strange but very easy. …

Happy Thanksgiving!


No, my calendar has not lost a few days.  We decided to celebrate with our traditional Thanksgiving dinner a bit ahead of time this year so that when Thanksgiving day rolls around we can spend the day together doing all the things we really are thankful for on that day.  We plan on reading, listening…