Posts Tagged ‘thanksgiving’

My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

posted by Andrea | 11/20/2017 | 14 comments

Since there are only a few days left until Thanksgiving — and since I’ve gotten several emails asking for my favorite (simple) Thanksgiving recipes, I thought I’d compile them all into one post so you can easily find what you’re looking for!

I’m also sharing 50+ ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers, a few tips for those of you hosting holiday parties this year, and even a few Thanksgiving fun facts 🙂

50+ Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

posted by Andrea | 11/23/2016 | 6 comments

While I’m not trying to rush my most favorite holiday away, I also know that by tomorrow evening, some of you might be stranded in your kitchen with piles and piles of delicious Thanksgiving leftovers — and no desire to spend hours in the kitchen dealing with them all.

Today, I’m sharing a bunch of simple recipes and ideas I use to repurpose our Thanksgiving leftovers!

Thanksgiving Tips, Fun Facts, and Recipe Ideas

posted by Andrea | 11/25/2015 | 15 comments

This is Dave and my 10th Thanksgiving as a married couple, and although I’ve made all the traditional Thanksgiving foods many times before, this is our first time hosting the big day at our house!

Today, I thought it would be fun to share a few of my tips for simplifying this time of year; as well as some fun Thanksgiving trivia and some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes!

Happy Thanksgiving!

posted by Andrea | 11/26/2014 | 14 comments

I know I’ve said it before, but Thanksgiving is hands down my most favorite holiday of the year.

I’ll be away from my blog the rest of the week, but just wanted to pop in to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Dekkers

posted by Andrea | 11/28/2013 | 7 comments

As I mentioned several weeks ago, we decided to send out Thanksgiving cards this year. We have so much to be thankful for — it just seemed fitting.

Happy Thanksgiving friends!

The Most Delicious Semi-Homemade Cornbread

posted by Andrea | 11/20/2013 | 20 comments

One of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes (right up there with stuffing and applesauce) is super moist, homemade cornbread. It just makes the meal if you ask me.

If you’re looking for a REALLY easy, “tastes-like-it’s-from-scratch” cornbread recipe — you’ll want to give this one a try!

Yummy Pull-Apart Herb Biscuits

posted by Andrea | 03/5/2013 | 20 comments

There are few things I love more than the smell of bread baking in my oven… even if that bread came from a can in the refrigerated section of my grocery store!

The recipe I’m sharing today is OH SO simple, and will turn a can of biscuits or rolls into a fabulously delicious side dish, worthy of even your pickiest eaters…

Our Thanksgiving Menu

posted by Andrea | 11/19/2012 | 13 comments

Thanksgiving is Thursday… and since we’ll be celebrating at my aunt and uncle’s house, I decided to make our own little family Thanksgiving last week (especially since we spent last Thanksgiving in the hospital!)

Today, I’m sharing a bunch of our REALLY simple Thanksgiving menu favorites!

Declutter Your Holiday Season

posted by Andrea | 12/19/2011 | 1 comment

Several weeks ago, I shared a bunch of tips to get organized BEFORE the holiday season; however if you’re like most people {including myself} — you probably got busy or procrastinated and are now frantically shopping for last-minute gifts, making food for all your holiday parties, getting your holiday cards in the mail, and clearing the clutter from your home!
Sound familiar? If so, here are a few tips to get you through the next two weeks.

Give Thanks

posted by Andrea | 11/24/2011 | 4 comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

As many of us enjoy a day off from our regular routine, good food, and great company; and as Dave and I bring Nora home from the hospital, I want to leave you with a post I wrote last year at this time… just because I think it is SO fitting for today. I hope you find at least one opportunity to give thanks this week.

Pumpkin Pie Delight Dessert

posted by Andrea | 11/22/2011 | 12 comments

It’s Thanksgiving week — which means my mouth is already starting to water for the huge Thanksgiving dinner we’ll be having on Thursday afternoon. I’m bringing a delicious sweet potato casserole to our gathering at Dave’s parent’s house; but since I’m in love with all things “pumpkin”, I just couldn’t resist making one more pumpkin dessert!

If you’re still looking for a really simple Thanksgiving dessert idea — I might just have the one for you!

Clearing Your Clutter BEFORE The Holidays

posted by Andrea | 11/3/2011 | 9 comments

Christmas is just over 7 weeks away — are you getting excited yet?

As I set out to prepare for the upcoming festivities, one thing I almost always do is declutter my home to make room for all the extra “stuff” that seems to accompany this time of year!
No matter how ruthless you are about bringing things into your home, I can almost guarantee you’ll end up with more stuff and less space after the festivities are over… see what I’m doing to plan ahead and declutter this year!

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie

posted by Andrea | 10/26/2011 | 9 comments

Every year, I like to try out a new version of the traditional pumpkin pie.
Last year I tried {with much success} Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie and this year, when I couldn’t make up my mind if I wanted to make cheese cake or pumpkin pie, I decided to make a Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie.

It is so delicious and has quickly become my all-time favorite pumpkin pie!

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie + 9 More Pies!

posted by Andrea | 01/17/2011 | 12 comments

I have a new obsession… Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie! Photo credit: I’ve always been a sucker for anything “pumpkin”, and apples have been my one of my favorite foods since…well, forever! So when I came across this recipe from Cheryl over at, I knew I had to give it a try! I made two Apple Butter Pumpkin Pies for Thanksgiving, and since then, I’ve made this recipe FIVE more times! I did alter it a bit to make it “my […]

My Favorite Sausage Stuffing

posted by Andrea | 12/9/2010 | 9 comments

Although Thanksgiving has come and gone — our big Christmas dinner is still coming up in a few weeks and stuffing is a family favorite at this meal {or pretty much any other meal for that matter!} And THIS is my all-time favorite stuffing! I actually got the recipe from my dad who is an excellent cook. However I’ve adapted it a little for my own preference. I would encourage you to do the same! The 2 most important ingredients are bread […]

Pecan Lemon Bars

posted by Andrea | 11/27/2010 | 7 comments

I LOVE lemons! I never used to, but over the last few years, I have become addicted to lemons — especially lemon desserts! So when I was asked to bring a dessert for our Thanksgiving party this past week, I knew I wanted to do something with lemons. I even opted to for-go the tradition pumpkin and apple desserts for these delicious Pecan Lemon Bars. They were a hit! {don’t worry, there were still plenty of other pumpkin and apple desserts […]

Give Thanks — Clutter or Abundance?

posted by Andrea | 11/24/2010 | 10 comments

With Thanksgiving Day just a few hours away, I assume we’ve all been quietly reminiscing on all the blessings in our lives, right? Not you? Oh, you’ve been too busy thinking about the HUGE list of things you have to do before tomorrow…don’t worry, I’m guilty too! However, I’d like to challenge us all to GIVE THANKS today. And not only for the good things in our lives. Give Thanks… …for dirty dishes. They’re proof of a home-cooked meal. …for dirty piles […]

Simple Candy Corn Mix

posted by Andrea | 11/19/2010 | 4 comments

Looking for a quick and easy snack to make for your family or for your next holiday party? Try this Simple Candy Corn Mix — I promise; you’ll love it! It’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet…and you can add your favorite ingredients {or just whatever you have on hand!} These are the ingredients I use: 1 12 oz. bag Dark Chocolate M&M’s 1 16 oz. container salted peanuts 1 12 oz. bag Candy Corn 1/2 bag Candy Pumpkins Other substitutions: Milk […]