Using Canned Goods for Pies


Fall is finally here, and with Thanksgiving only a week away, most people are brushing off their baking skills in preparation of the big day. From stuffing to turkey, homemade cranberry sauce, and rolls, our tables will soon be full of delicious fall foods. But, of course, it simply wouldn't be fall without some freshly baked pies! And, while you can easily purchase pie filling, everyone knows that homemade tastes a million times better. But, did you know that you can actually use your canned ... [ Read More ]

For Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey and Tater Casserole


With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's safe to say most of us are going to be seeing more turkey than we've seen in.... well, since last Thanksgiving. Somehow, every year, my family and I find ourselves in the kitchen with dinner almost done wondering "How in the world did we get this much food?!" and "What are we going to do with all of it?!" and I am sure we aren't the only ones! When I was growing up it was usually turkey sandwiches with mayo for a while, but I'm here to offer a ... [ Read More ]

The Ultimate Don’t Waste Your Thanksgiving Turkey Guide


      We grew our own turkeys this year, and the one thing you really can’t do when you grow your own, is pick your own size of Thanksgiving Turkey. You can choose between Monstrous and not so monstrous but in the end you are likely going to end up with more turkey than you anticipated. This has been our dilemma this year. We only have 3 of us in our family so we can only eat so much turkey in the few days after the holiday. Not one to let things go to waste, it is ... [ Read More ]

My Moms Old Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes

Moms Old Fashioned Sweet Potatoes

I remember growing up that these candied Sweet potatoes were a part offer holiday meal growing up. We only got them on those days never any other time, so I really looked forward to them. I have made them for my family for 3o years now. These sweet potatoes are different from what you expect from sweet potatoes and they are always a big hit. My Moms Candied Sweet Potatoes   Print Prep time 45 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 1 hour 15 mins   Author: Mamma ... [ Read More ]

Thanksgiving Decorations – Staying true to your Homesteading Roots with These HomeMade Decoration Ideas


Keeping in mind what thanksgiving is about, expensive and elaborate decorations seem all wrong, Thanksgiving is about a lot of different things but no less is it about remembering our roots and the ancestors that braved adversity to found our country. To me decorating for thanksgiving should be about getting back to those roots and creating a rustic and homey atmosphere that personifies all the things that we celebrate this holiday for. I have included a few ideas of how you can start your ... [ Read More ]

How To Set A Thanksgiving Table For Less

hurricane lamp

By Marlene Alexander If you're like me, you love to add special touches to your holiday tables and you want to do something different every year. That could get expensive if not for dollar store shopping and a touch of imagination. Here's a Thanksgiving table that recycles items already on hand to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience for your guests. You can create a pair of hurricane lamps by combining hurricane vases and candlesticks. I used a pair of faux oak leaves from a stem ... [ Read More ]

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

kids crafting too

Thanksgiving is a popular celebration that brings together family and friends in America. It reminds all involved of the struggles that Americans went through in the past. As the adults engage in various activities that obviously cut out the children, they may get bored and feel sidelined. To avoid such an occurrence, here are some thanksgiving activities for kids that keep them entertained throughout the celebrations. One such activity is creating and decorating a thanksgiving tree. This will ... [ Read More ]

Planning Thanksgiving Dinner – Tips To Make Your Holiday Easy

Planning Thanksgiving dinner and preparing it can be very stressful, especially if you have a large family or are expecting a number of guests. In order to make Thanksgiving more enjoyable for yourself as well as your guests, some advance planning and preparation will work wonders. Use these tips to make your holiday a stress-free, memorable occasion: 10 Days before Thanksgiving: A week to 10 days before Thanksgiving, make your guest list. If there are any friends or family members you ... [ Read More ]

Turkey the Old-Fashioned Way


There are many delicious ways to prepare and serve turkey. It might be deep-fried, brined, poached, mention just a few methods of preparation. This article, however, will focus strictly on tips and techniques for preparing perfect turkey the old-fashioned way - oven roasted. ... [ Read More ]