‘Tis the Season and Decking the Halls: Recipes and Christmas Inspiration

'Tis the Season and Decking the Halls Christmas Inspiration and Recipes

Are you busy decking the halls and trimming the tree? I am currently dog sitting my mother-in-law’s two puppies while she’s in the hospital, so I’m knee-deep in white dogs as well as Christmas decorations. :) Thank you for all your prayers and get well wishes for her, please keep them coming. We’re hoping she’ll be released to rehab…

Turkey and Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Pecans and Favorite Cookie Recipe!

Turkey and Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Pecans

Are you stuffed with turkey from your Thanksgiving feast and decking the halls?  Turkey and Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Pecans is a keeper recipe! It’s healthy, satisfying and a delicious way to enjoy your leftover turkey! You can make it ahead to dish up and have on hand to enjoy when you’re decking the halls or throw it…

Giving Thanks and Knee Mail Request

Chloe & Gracie Turkey Treats

Sending you a Happy Thanksgiving wishes from our two turkey lovers! I also have a Knee Mail request. My dear mother-in-law Betty went into the hospital earlier this week from a fall and fractured ribs. She’s having difficulty breathing with the pain. We’re visiting her in the hospital today and our turkey is in the freezer waiting…

Recipe for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wine Pie Repeat

Recipe for a Happy Thanksgiving: Wine, Pie, Repeat! Pumpkin-Pecan Streusel Pie with Pecan Piecrust Wishing you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. . . And all the turkey you can gobble! From two turkey lovers :) Wishing you or your family members safe travels and a happy holiday weekend! Happy Thanksgiving from Chloe & Gracie ♥

Overnight Pumpkin French Toast with Streusel Topping

Overnight Pumpkin French Toast with Streusel Topping

Overnight Pumpkin French Toast with Streusel Topping is a perfect recipe for Thanksgiving and with guests in town! It can be made ahead, refrigerated overnight and pulled out to bake the next morning. The result is a baked French toast casserole that’s a close cousin to bread pudding that smells heavenly baking. The streusel topping adds a sweet…

From Harvest to Holiday with Mikasa Grid Dinnerware

From Harvest to Holiday Mikasa Grid Dinnerware

It’s Thanksgiving week and I’m enjoying the last hurrah of the fall leaves and pumpkins before I begin decking the halls and embarking on the Christmas season! White dishes inspire creativity since they provide a blank canvas at the table and make it easy to shift from harvest to holiday! With its clean white square shaped pieces and grid pattern, Gourmet Basics by…

Roasted Harvest Vegetable Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Roasted Harvest Vegetable Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? We’re gathering together at my mother-in-law’s house instead of ours, for which I am truly thankful :) and everyone brings a dish or two. I’m always looking for a make-ahead side to add to our family favorites for our Thanksgiving feast! Roasted Harvest Vegetable Salad can be made ahead, which is always a…

Pumpkin-Pecan Streusel Pie with Pecan Piecrust and Winners!


Pumpkin-Pecan Streusel Pie was one of six drool-worthy desserts, starring the South’s favorite nut, in the “pecan delights” section in the November issue of Southern Living Magazine! Alas, I’m not a fan of pumpkin pie {insert *gasp* here}. . .  it’s a texture thing for me. So when I saw this recipe, I loved the idea of a streusel topping for a sweet crunchy…

Weekend Waterview: Here Comes the Sun!


After 10 days of rain and three very wet weekends in a row, we’re enjoying some welcome sunshine! It’s clear and frosty this weekend and fall has definitely arrived in North Carolina. . . The plus side to all our rain is the pond is full! Fall color has peaked and most of the leaves came down with our…


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,149 other followers