Cranberry sauce.. does anyone really like it? Or do we just put it on the table because of tradition? Maybe it is tradition, maybe there are cranberry die-hards out there still spreading it on turkey and rolls. I prefer to spread it over a homemade buttery roll. Either way. Cranberry Sauce is ridiculously easy so I have a delicious recipe for all you cran-lovers. Not to mention it is a tradition!! Gotta carry on the tradition. How to Make Cranberry Sauce My mom will NEVER buy . . .
The big feast is next week! I can hardly wait to spend the day with family and share a delicious home cooked meal. If you haven't made your menu yet - we have you covered from Appetizers to Dessert. Below find some of our very favorite recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner. We hope you'll try some and leave us a comment telling us what you made and how you liked it! Find all the links you need below: Appetizers Spinach Balls Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon . . .
We've shown you how to make a mean turkey, creamy mashed potatoes and now you need the rich gravy to compliment both. Making gravy is incredibly simple and fast. There are many ways to make a creamy gravy, but for this post I'll focus on making gravy from turkey drippings. Just what would be expected at a Thanksgiving dinner! In my family we grew up on Sunday pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy and homemade rolls. The gravy was always my favorite part. Well maybe the rolls were but the . . .
It wouldn't be Thanksgiving with out mashed potatoes. The turkey is of course the star, but mashed potatoes play a quiet and important role of best supporting actor. I mean really, with out the mashed potatoes what would you make gravy volcanos with? What would those fully rolls or turkey be dipped in? With out those creamy potatoes, a Thanksgiving feast just wouldn't be the same. So today I'm going to show you have to make some bomb mashed potatoes. They are so easy! Really, it is hard to . . .
Are you hosting the big feast this year? Curious about how much food you should serve to your guests? Well we have you covered. Below find a handy chart of how much per person you should serve at Thanksgiving Dinner. So just count your guests and get our your calculator and multiply the quantities below by the number of guests. This will ensure that no one will go hungry and you also won't have a fridge full of leftovers. If you're hosting this year - leave us a comment and let us . . .
Now that you've made that delicious turkey - how to you carve the darn thing? I've man handled a few baked turkeys and chickens in my life that I'm not proud of. They turned out to be a mess and I was left with lots of meat on the bones and turkey hands. So how to carve a turkey you ask? Fortunately - I learned how to carve a bird, and it's much easier than you would think. Tools Let's start with the tools. First and foremost you need a good carving knife. Zwilling Henckels and Oh . . .
I think we are all thinking about that big meal we are going to eat at the end of the month. And the turkey is the guy in the spotlight. So ditch that dry bird and trade it in for a tender moist highlight of the meal like it should be with our easy turkey brine recipe. How do you get your turkey tender and moist? Brining of course! Brining is marinating and adding moisture to you bird before it is cooked. So you can go from the photo above - to the finished product below. A brine . . .
The HOLLAdays are here! Which means plenty of vintage recipes from our mommas and grandmommas, written in cursive on grease-stained old-school recipe cards. I've given the classic green bean casserole a facelift. No more cream-of-something soup. No more onion-flavored fried flour from a can. We've got fresh beans. Herbs abounding. Crispy onion strings. It's just perfect. Saute some garlic, onion, and mushrooms, then whisk in some flour to make a roux. Slowly add half-and-half for your rich, . . .
My children have an attention span of about 20 minutes when it comes to eating. If there are other children around it may be a mere few minutes. SO how can you keep a child's table entertaining and yet beautiful? Kadee and I both collaborated on coming up with ideas for this... We wanted something pleasing to the eye, and entertaining for the kids. She had a wonderful idea of placing a map, and a boat for the setting. My older children love maps, they keep them searching and exploring . . .
About a month ago my husband and I bought a new table! Yeah! It only took us eight years:) I was thinking about what my style was when I got married and how different it is now. I don't really know if you could call it a style. I was just so excited at 21 to go shopping with the scan gun I think I got a little trigger happy. Maybe it takes 8 years to find a style that fits both you and your husband, I don't know. I do know that this new table is a definite mix of both of our tastes. So . . .