Thanksgiving Recap

I don’t know about you, but before I could start thinking about Christmas, for a while I was still savoring the wonderful Thanksgiving we had. So today I wanted to share with you a peak into our day.

Note: Be prepared for a blog post overloaded with pictures because I have so many to choose from, I simply have too many favorites!


My sister Becky was in charge of the decorations and she did a marvelous job! Check out her side of the story on her blogΒ here. She got a lot of ideas from Pinterest (of course) but she really put them together in a beautiful way


There were a lot of little special touches that made everything look special, and a lot of them were just things we had lying around our house


Our Thanksgiving table has never looked more beautiful!





A little personal reminder to everyone who ate, what Thanksgiving is really all about.



We had a combination of family and friends and were a total of 33 people! But I love big celebrations, the more the merrier! πŸ™‚


The food table piled with all kinds of goodies!Β  Everyone pulled together and made a different dish. The menu was: Laura Vitale’s Turkey (made by my uncle and cousin which turned out very delicious!), scalloped potatoes, gravy, corn casserole, green beans, cranberry sauce, salad, homemade sausages, potato salad, ham biscuits, cornbread, and quiche DSC_1421

Some gluten free dishes for those that are gluten free in our family…no one should miss a good Thanksgiving dinner even if they can’t eat gluten πŸ™‚


Okay,Β  so I didn’t get to make the pumpkin shaped pretzel rolls I mentioned earlier, there wasn’t time…and with the cornbread I used…m-i-x (*sheepish grin*). I know it’s unheard of from me because I’m totally into baking everything from scratch, but when you have so many things on your mind, sometimes you just have to find easier ways. Plus it was organic so I guess it wasn’t that bad. πŸ™‚


Loved theΒ  idea my cousin had of putting the cranberry sauce in a grapefruit shell! It looked really pretty.


Dessert, my favorite! It was kept on the side so that no one could sneak any pieces before dinner πŸ™‚


My cousin’s apple pie


My very rustic-looking mini pumpkin pies. πŸ™‚ I tried Laura Vitale’s recipe and they turned out really delicious!

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My other cousin’s gluten free apple crumb pie


So for dessert we had: 1 berry pie, mini pumpkin pies, 2 apple pies (1 gluten free), 2 pecan pies (1 chocolate), 1 raspberry chocolate cake, and persimmon cookies


Both pecan pies were absolutely delicious! I have to ask my cousin for the recipe to make it myself. And yes, I was glad when we ended up with some leftovers. πŸ˜‰




I made my berry pie with a crumb topping instead of lattice topping per my sisters request

We had lots of food, and lots of sweet fellowship with one another. Plus a crazy attempt to take a big group picture, while even attempting a big group selfie. πŸ™‚ We managed though!

And now I want to hear from all of you! What did you have for your Thanksgiving dinner? What was your favorite dish? I hope your Thanksgiving was blessed!

You can go here and get Laura Vitale’s mini pumpkin pies recipes. It’s really delicious!

Now we can start thinking about Christmas. πŸ™‚ I already have something yummy to share with you!

Jessica the Baker

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