Monday, December 8, 2008


We've been working on some super secret Christmas presents here the past few days, and here's a sneak peek at one of them:

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving Re-hash

Can you believe it's already December? I'm not quite in the mood for Christmas yet, but hopefully that will come soon. Did you have a good Thanksgiving?! We sure did! Especially as it wasn't at my house and I didn't have to do too much cooking! That's definitely the way to go! My sister-in-law was kind enough to host all 23 members of our extended family, and the food was delicious!

First, Thanksgiving breakfast. Have to have a good one as dinner is several hours away! My favorite thing to make is a cheesey baked hash brown potato casserole. We had that along with cinnamon rolls and oranges. Yummy!

Here's the table all set up before we all dug in. You have to have a long table for 23 people!

The boys, just before dinner began. Don't they look hungry??

Kohler loves it all--no food he won't try.

Kaden was a little pickier. He polished off his turkey drumstick though!

And Kieran? I think he only ate his drumstick and lots and lots of rolls! And dessert of course!

And what did I bring to this feast? Glad you asked!

This Gingerbread Cake with Spiced Cream Anglaise:

{photo courtesy of Food Network}

Apple Pie (actually baked by my mother!):

{photo courtesy of Time Inc.}

This Pumpkin Cheesecake:

{photo courtesy of Cooking Light}

and this Triple Layer Mud Pie:

{photo courtesy of Diva Village}

The Mud Pie was definitely the hit of the dessert table, although I'm partial to my mom's Apple Pie! Until next year . . .