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This Can Be Your Best Thanksgiving Ever!

Thanksgiving is a little less than 3 weeks away. Are you hosting friends or family? Are you ready? Several years in a row, I printed out dozens of recipes, baked and tested, and came up with the perfect traditional Thanksgiving feast. There’s no strawberry salad here, no turkey cutlets, no sweet potatoes and mushroom gratin (I once made that. Yuck!). It’s hearty comfort food, traditional and familiar and perfect. It also has quite a bit of gluten, so if you’re looking for a gluten-free meal, this isn’t it. I haven’t made those tweaks yet. (Though, there are quite a few recipes that … Read more

What I’m Thankful For

After Wednesday’s indignation and in honor of Thanksgiving (I know, it was yesterday.), here are a few things for which I am thankful. 1. My crazy children Wednesday, my little familia went to a restaurant with my dad. My younger child threw a coffee cup at the wall (because I took her iced tea away after she flapped her fingers around in it for the second time) and broke the handle off.  A few minutes earlier, she dropped its saucer on the floor and broke that. Hello, we’re the Ziegmonts, and we understand if you never want us to come … Read more

Turkey Salad – Perfect for Holiday Leftovers

leftover turkey recipe

After a major holiday, Joe and I usually eat leftovers of the holiday meal over and over and over. It’s pure laziness. We eat Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas dinner or Easter dinner five or six or seven times over the course of the weekend. I wouldn’t mind that, except that I’m not a huge fan of roast turkey. After Thanksgiving this year, I was hoping to find a way to use up some of our turkey without actually eating a bunch of leftover turkey with gravy. This recipe was born. Instead of eating roast turkey six times, I made this … Read more

Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Crumb Topping

Pumpkin pie says Thanksgiving to me. It’s not my favorite pie (that would be pecan), but I’m never able to leave it off of my Thanksgiving menu. This recipe is the best pumpkin pie I’ve ever eaten, due mostly to the thick layer of pecan crumb that I dribble over the pumpkin before baking. It could also have something to do with the whipped topping I dollop on top. This recipe and 11 others appear in Your Best Thanksgiving Ever!, the ebook I published in October. All 12 will grace my table this Thursday.   Print Recipe Pumpkin Pie with … Read more

Your Best Thanksgiving Ever!

your best thanksgiving ever!

This year, you are going to have Your Best Thanksgiving Ever!, right? I believe that you can. Whether this is your first time hosting Thanksgiving or your twentieth, I believe this one can be your best Thanksgiving ever. All you have to do is plan ahead, work ahead, and relax. I’ll help you. I love Thanksgiving. Over the last six years, I have spent months researching and planning for our family Thanksgiving celebrations. I have experimented with recipes, and I have perfected my process.   I’ve shared my recipes with you on Feels Like Home, but I realized that I … Read more