Thanksgiving 2010

The Vintage Pearl Giveaway Winner is posted in the TCB Community

OK, I have food on the brain.  Maybe it’s because Thanksgiving is coming up, or that I’m carb deprived, or that maybe I’m just plain hungry.

A Southern Fairytale

I host Thankgiving every year.   So I’m looking at different menus, even though I know I’ll stick to the same stuff I always fix.  My husbands family likes what they like, so I have to be pretty smooth about sneaking in something new.  They did like the Winter Sangria I made last year.  That kept everyone happy since our meal was late in getting done.  Maybe if I serve enough of the Sangria, I could  really rock the boat and do something nontraditional…….. like serve roasted potatoes instead.

Roasted Seasoned Oven Potatoes

Or maybe for my appetizers, instead of the traditional relish plate, cheeses, olives and pickles,  I would make their head spin when I pull these babies out of the oven.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Of course I would keep the turkey the same.  We usually do a Cuban recipe, but this one she has on her site looks pretty darn good.

Poblano Cilantro Roasted Turkey.

Green Bean Casserole

Speaking of traditional……..this is actually one dish I have never made.  But her recipe has me rethinking my plan.  It looks pretty good.

Why do what everyone else is doing…….why have pie just because it’s Thanksgiving.  This looks like a suitable replacement.

Pumpkin Pie Pudding

For dessert, I could really make their heads swim and serve this Pumpkin Pudding instead.

Her recipes look pretty tasty and what ever lens she’s using is making them look even better.

Her site is very easy to navigate, organizing recipes in categories, Tip & Tricks and Tools.

I learned to cut the spice of cayenne, add honey.  Hm…..who knew?

I know you’ll love her southern charm.


Tomorrow is Get Your Craft On with an additional giveaway you’re not going to want to miss.

TCB reminders

Creative Girls Holiday Gift Guide #2

Link up to Made by You Mondays over at Skip to my Lou

Tidy Mom is having a Pie Party

All comments left in the month of November are automatically entered to win a $50 gift cert to Allora Handmade

All winners from ALL THE GIVEAWAYS (whew) I’ve been having can be found in the TCB Community



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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





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  1. Cindy says

    Thanks for the winter sangria recipe. Sounds like a winter drink that my daughter-in-law from Germany drinks….German Gluhwein (pronounced gluvine). I’m going to take your recipe and warm it up. Love your blog.

  2. Erika M says

    Now you’ve done it – I’m hungry. Would it be possible for you to post your winner’s on the blog?

  3. mo mcgraw says

    Hi love your blog, Going to make a couple of the pocket scarves for grandchildren for Christmas. I am a total novice at Blogging. Hope to take a class on it after JANUARY 1 when I retire. Very sweet of you to sahre your craft patterns. Saw several I do love. Now I have a question as a newbie/novice. How do I find your recipes ? want to make the Winter Sangria, Seasoned Roasted oven Potatoes and the Pumpkin Pie pudding all look delicious.

  4. Lindsey V. says

    This post is making my mouth water! I have been living in South Korea for the past 8 months and have been deprived of all these tasty things! I am going to miss a big Thanksgiving feast this year!