Friday, November 19, 2010


I am getting super excited about Thanksgiving. I have already bought all the things I need to make for the dishes I am taking to both families.  I have to make Green Bean Casserole, 2 Pumpkin Pies and a Chocolate pudding Pie.My family is super traditional when it comes to Thanksgiving, we always have the same dishes every year but each year I think they get better and better. Here is the normal run down of the table. A Turkey and a Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Peas, Stuffing, Cranberry sauce, Gravy, pickle and olive tray, jello salad, Brussels Sprouts, and Homemade Rolls. Desserts consist of at least 2 Pumpkin Pies, Pecan Pie, Coconut Pit, Lemon Pie, Pound cake, and my famous Choc Pudding Pie. But I think my 3 favorite things to eat on Thanksgiving are my moms sweet potatoes, homemade rolls and Pumpkin Pie Yum! I hope that one day I can cook as good as my mom. She is the best or maybe I am just by est because she is my mom. Whatever it is I love her cooking, but I guess being a good cook in my family comes with time. My grandma was my favorite cook when I was younger...I hope that I can make fried chicken like her one day I have tried several times and it just never comes out right. I think its all the love that's in her frying pan. :) Anyway where I was going with that is my mom had a great teacher, and I have a great teacher. My mom never measures anything! It drives me nuts I always try to follow a recipe to the T because I want everything to come out right, she is a little bit of this a little bit of that and it comes out perfect. Hopefully I can do that one day. What are your family traditions? What are some of your favorite things to eat on Turkey Day? I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving with there family and I hope that one day I can keep the family traditions going in my home when I have a family of my own!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happy Halloween

I know it has been awhile since my last post, but I have been busy making things for my next few posts! Halloween is one of my fav holidays I love being able to dress up and be whoever you want for one night and get away with it. I especially love handing out candy and seeing what all the kids dress up as. I had alot of cute ones this year but I think 2 of my favs were a Southern Bell and a Avatar. I'm so silly every time I would come back from the door I would tell Jimmy (my husband) what everyone was in that group. He thinks I'm still a kid at heart. Anyway I also love Halloween because of the fun foods and not to mention all the sweets you get to eat and not worry about a thing! So I made a couple of treats to eat for the night after dinner to enjoy while watching the football game and passing out candy. It just so happened that the Steelers played Halloween night, it was fun seeing how creative the costumes were at the game. Here are the treats I made (as well as having a couple pieces of candy) hehe.

Sinister Salsas Is that pebbly sludge, dredged up from a nearby swamp, or creamy guacamole studded with black beans and minced chiles?

Chocolate Fondue This is a must for Halloween night! I served it with bananas, apples, spiced pound cake cubes, vanilla wafers, and gram crackers YUM.

Here are pics of our pumpkins that we carved, see if you can guess which one is Jimmy's? The white pumpkin was the coolest pumpkin ever! When I first cut it open it smelled like a delicious cucumber melon. I saved a few seeds to see if I can grown one of my own or if where I got it from had to mix some seeds together to get it. Guess I will find out next fall. :)