Roasted Turkey with White Wine Butter & Fresh Herb Rub and Aromatics

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I feel like I am allowed to call myself a bonafide turkey expert since I have become the resident turkey cook in the family.  With 36 roasted pounds of turkey under my belt last year alone, I am pretty familiar with these birds and have come up with what I think is a pretty tasty combo to [...]

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Butternut Squash Gratin with Sage and Goat Cheese

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We are getting dangerously close to TURKEY TIME!!! and that means LOADS upon LOADS of extra caloric intake.  I, for one, know that since we will be hanging in East Texas at my in-laws ranch there will be a slight bit more butter in those dishes, and I along with every daughter-in-law in the WORLD will not [...]

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Thanksgiving Centerpiece

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No Thanksgiving table is complete without a beautiful centerpiece.  I am a professional hobbyist and enjoy all the different aspects of entertaining and probably one of my favorite are the flowers.  Since I started this blog not only have we just had so much on our plate with no real time to entertain, but I [...]

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Baked Tilapia with Crab & Mushroom Stuffing with Lemon Dill Sauce

Baked Tilapia

Believe it or not this qualifies for the Busy Mom Challenge and can be on the table in 30 minutes, but more than that it is also healthy and filling.  As we get closer to Thanksgiving, I really try to lighten things up a little and with the anticipation of all the kitchen time to [...]

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Rosemary & Garlic Infused Olive Oil

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Raking leaves is no fun! “Let’s rake leaves”, said NO ONE!!!! except for my husband…….. I love Fall and all it’s beautiful colors, but when those dad-blasted leaves start falling off the 10,000 trees in our yard, I suddenly don’t love Fall all that much……When Drew decided that today’s Family Fun Day involved raking leaves [...]

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Crispy Goat Cheese Bites

Crispy Goat Cheese Bites

For many years of my early childless adult life, I committed most of my free time to charitable efforts.  At that point in my life I had time and lots of it.  I would be remiss to say that I didn’t get some sort of self-gratification in volunteering especially at a time in my life [...]

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