Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Traditions

I’m big on traditions. That was something my mom did really well when I was growing up. I’m still trying to figure out what I want our traditions to be, lol. But one thing I’m sure about is reading Stories of the Pilgrims by Pumphries every year starting the first of November. We have yet […]
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Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Cutouts

We made these cookies yesterday because I was in a festive mood. We couldn’t find our pumkin cookie cutter so we used an apple and acorn one instead. I had a bite just to make sure the recipe was good. This is a Coffman original. Soft sugar cookies with a nice pumpkin spice flavor but […]
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Cranberry Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Pin It These delicious cookies are a great way to use fresh frozen cranberries.  These would be wondefully festive for your Thanksgiving or Christmas snack table.  When I buy fresh cranberries, I immediately put them in the freezer in their original bag.  They are easier to chop or grind this way for recipes and keep […]
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Thanksgiving Snack Mix

I’m so happy the holiday season is here!  This recipe came home from school on the kid’s school lunch menu and I modified it to be even more festive.  This recipe serves 30, but you can halve it if you want to. 2-4.1 oz packages of bugles (approximately 8 cups–$1.18 each at Dollar General) 1-8 […]
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Easy Pumpkin Cake

This cake can’t get any easier.  It’s super moist, low in fat, and has only 3 ingredients.  To save money, stock up on cake mixes when they are on sale.  I snagged mine at a 1 day sale when the store brand mixes were $.59 each.  Also, making your own pumpkin puree is really easy […]
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Pumpkin Bagels

I’m having a blast trying all the pumpkin recipes I can think of. Saturday we made pumpkin bagels. They were delicious, healthy, fast and easy! The original recipe came from Taste of Home.  Here’s my modified version: 2/3 cup warm water 1/2 cup canned pumpkin 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground […]
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Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Even though I had doubts at the beginning, these rolls are light, delicious and child approved.  Mildly sweet, these rolls are the perfect compliment to a Thanksgiving feast. 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 cup milk 1 stick butter 2 eggs 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger […]
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Pumpkin Granola

  There are some delightful recipes out there for pumpkin granola.  This one from Two Peas and Their Pod looks especially promising.  Unfortunately I didn’t follow their recipe.  I soaked mine overnight first.  Just the 5 cups of oats plus 1/2 cup wheat germ, 2 Tablespoons of ground flax with 5 cups of water and […]
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Frugal Fall Napkins

Thanks Ladies for all your encouraging comments yesterday.  I got a lot done yeasterday and am working on the laundry and dishes again today while DH paints for me.  It’s so nice to know that I’m not the only one that can get sidetracked and snowed under. I found these inexpensive wash cloths in fall colors […]
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How to make pumpkin puree

I know I promised you more Thanksgiving ideas today and I have some.  But I just realized that this weekend is coming upon your last chance to buy pumpkins. It’s crazy to me because when stored properly pumpkins will keep all winter, yet the stores seem to think that Halloweeen is the only time people want […]
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