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Our Favorite Friendsgiving Ideas

Friday, November 16th, 2018

If Thanksgiving had a cool aunt, it would be Friendsgiving. It has all the same delicious food and festive flair, minus the uncomfortable dress clothes, political talk and questions from your parents. Whether you’re skipping the annual family celebration or looking for an extra excuse to get your favorite people together, Friendsgiving is the perfect way to enjoy the spoils of Turkey Day in a laid back setting.

If you’re hosting, we recommend a low-stress approach; keep decorations simple with an assortment of candles and gourds, establish a casual dress code and encourage your guests to bring a dish. If you’re attending a Friendsgiving dinner, here are a few ideas to make your dish the hero of the potluck! (more…)

Let’s Talk About the Pie!

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Gobble, gobble, gobble! The leaves have turned colors and dropped from the branches, which means Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Every year, I anticipate gorging myself with all the goodies at the colorfully decorated table. (more…)

How to use Candy Melts® Candy and Cookie Cutters to Create Cupcake Toppers

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

The sweet smell of pumpkin and crisp fall leaves – Thanksgiving is right around the corner. If you are like me, you’re on the hunt for the perfect treat to share with your family and friends. Cupcakes adorned with Candy Melts® candy toppers are sure to be a favorite! Let me show you how easy it is!  (more…)

How to Make a Pumpkin Caramel Torte

Monday, October 1st, 2012

When the weather starts to get cooler, I automatically start drinking more coffee, eating more soup, and craving caramel. For me, caramel is the flavor that defines fall. Pumpkin is also a seasonal favorite, and I was inspired to put the two together in this luscious torte that is perfect for autumn dinner parties. When sliced, the caramel topping runs a bit, so the cake practically sauces itself on the plate! (more…)

Thanksgiving Pop Place Cards

Monday, November 14th, 2011

When talking about Thanksgiving food, I always think of pumpkin pies and turkeys. Well this year, I turned that turkey into a dessert creating whimsical treats and table place cards. (more…)

Bake Mini Pumpkin Cakes Filled with Autumn Flavor

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

My sister is a gourmet cook who loves to entertain at home. At any given time, Cindy can pull together a dinner party for 25 using only what is stocked in the pantry and fridge. Food Network should be filming in her kitchen! So when Cindy asked me for dessert ideas for her upcoming fall dinner party, I knew I had to come up with a grand finale to cap off an amazing meal. (more…)

Gingerbread Cookie Placeholders

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

I am getting ready for Thanksgiving. The whole family will be over at my house this year, and I want to make a pretty statement on the dining room table. One idea that I got from the Wilton website is to make table placeholders for each member of the family. I made mine out of Gingerbread Cookies; here is how I did it. (more…)

Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Most people have traditional items the family is used to having at Thanksgiving. A bit like expected comfort food such as at my house, broccoli rice casserole, green bean casserole, mashed and sweet potatoes, dressing/stuffing plus the inevitable turkey whether he’s basted with orange juice or has herbs placed under his skin and onion/garlic in the cavity. Dessert is a different matter. (more…)