Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

A few weeks ago I ended up with some free time with the munchkin while the peanut was napping.  My freezer stock on muffins was getting low and we were having company that weekend, so I thought a baking project might be fun.  When I asked her what kind of muffins we should make, sheRead More

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

A few years ago, I hosted Thanksgiving for the first time for a very small group – just my parents, hubby’s parents, and the 2 of us.  At the time I was in a small apartment and just starting to practice my cooking skills, which led to a menu including an overcooked turkey breast, stuffingRead More

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

—This post is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series— I have to apologize, I failed as a food blogger and didn’t manage to get my pumpkin cake recipe posted before Thanksgiving!  But even if you didn’t have the opportunity to make this for Thanksgiving, it is still a great all-purpose recipe.  I originally got thisRead More

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

—This post is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series— Well friends, we have finally made it to dessert in my Canadian Thanksgiving feast!  Sorry for cutting this so close to our American Thanksgiving; it’s become harder and harder to carve out time to get through my blog backlog.  But even if this doesn’t make itRead More

Silky Smooth Mashed Potatoes

—This post is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series— I’m easy when it comes to mashed potatoes – I’ve pretty much never met a mashed potato I didn’t love, from super-buttery, creamy restaurant style to my healthier, minimal butter, skins-included Smashed Potatoes.  I really am telling the truth when I say that I enjoy my healthier versionRead More

Traditional White Bread Stuffing

Traditional White Bread Stuffing

—This post is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series— Obviously, stuffing is a key component of any Thanksgiving table, but I had a really hard time finding a simple, classic recipe.  Most of the recipes I came across included things like sausage, chestnuts, cornbread, etc., all of which are wonderful ingredients, but just not whatRead More

Candied Walnuts

Candied Walnuts

—This post is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series— When planning my menu, I looked at many ideas for appetizer soups involving pumpkin or other winter squash, but when I looked at all of the other dishes I had planned, they just seemed like too much food.  Plus, carrying bowls of hot soup around aRead More

Cornbread (Muffins)

Cornbread (Muffins)

—This post is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series— I’ve already told you about the Classic Lasagna I made to serve upon arrival for our Thanksgiving weekend guests, but I thought one more home-cooked meal (in addition to the big Thanksgiving feast!) was warranted that weekend.  Lunch the day after our big meal seemed likeRead More

Classic Lasagna

Classic Lasagna

—This meal is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series— Hubby’s family had a long trip to our house for Canadian Thanksgiving – about 8-10 hours.  So before I could worry about the Thanksgiving feast itself, I wanted to have a nice meal for them when they arrived.  I decided that I needed something that couldRead More

Thanksgiving in October!

So be honest, how many of you out there know that Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving about 6 weeks before we do in the US?  I’m not sure I would have ever learned this tidbit if I hadn’t married a Canadian, but interestingly enough Canadian Thanksgiving coincides with our Columbus day, which means we all have aRead More