Happy Turkey Day from Lola and Sophie

 

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Lola and Sophie are stopping by to wish you a Happy Turkey Day!

Lola and Sophie turkey headbands and sweet potato treats | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs #thanksgiving #bichonfrise

Sweet Potatoes are part of their Thanksgiving day (and everyday) menu!

Lola and Sophie turkey headbands and sweet potato treats | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs #thanksgiving #bichonfrise

Lola and Sophie turkey headbands and sweet potato treats | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs #thanksgiving #bichonfrise

Lola and Sophie turkey headbands for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs #thanksgiving #bichonfrise

Sophie says she’s thankful she only has to wear a turkey headband once a year :)

 Sophie turkey headband for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs #thanksgiving #bichonfrise

Lola turkey headband for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs #thanksgiving #bichonfrise

Lola says she’ll pose all day long and wear anything for a sweet potato treat!

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Wishing you a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Bee Thankful Table in the Potting Shed

 

Bee Thankful Table in the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving #bees #tablescape

Is anyone else finding it hard to *bee*lieve that Thanksgiving is Thursday?

I’m taking a little time out this week to *bee* thankful

and in the Potting Shed for a little tabletop fun.

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 I love all things ‘bee’ and this Bee Thankful Sign

is a fun seasonal reminder to count my blessings.

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Discarded and broken garden tools are a nod to worker bees. They’re paired with

 a harvest of pumpkins, dried hydrangeas, maiden grass plumes and small garden pots.

Bee Thankful Table in the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving #bees #tablescape

Tools are buzzing with bee magnets. . .

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Bee Thankful Table in the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving #bees #tablescape

Bee Thankful Table in the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving #bees #tablescape

As well as a beehive shaped watering can hanging over the window,

paired with some ears of Indian corn.

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Bee Thankful Table in the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving #bees #tablescape

I was all abuzz when I spied these

Bee Sweet plates designed by Susan Winget.

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La Rochere Goblets are buzzing with bees. . .

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Along with Napoleon Bee flatware.

Bee Thankful Table in the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving #bees #tablescape

Bee Thankful Table in the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving #bees #tablescape

We should *bee* thankful for our pollinators as without them there would be no

pumpkins or pumpkin pie or sweet potatoes

and sweet potato casserole at the Thanksgiving table!

Bee Thankful Table in the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving #bees #tablescape

And without the bees there would be no cranberries, apples, Brussels sprouts,

squash, green beans, broccoli, nuts, carrots and onions for Thanksgiving or anytime!

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Find 20+ Thanksgiving Recipes You’ll Want to Gobble

for your Thanksgiving feast, HERE.

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Bee Thankful Table in the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving #bees #tablescape

Striped embroidered linen napkins are buzzing with bees from Crown Linen Designs

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*Buzz* over HERE to enter our giveaway for a Crown Linen Designs Festive Runner,

 Set of 6 Napkins AND an Arte Italica Natale Tray.

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Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii.through November 30th.

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Bee Thankful and Bee Safe ♥

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Ina Garten’s Make Ahead Cranberry Sauce

 

Ina Garten’s Make Ahead Cranberry Sauce | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving #makeahead #recipes #sides #cranberries

Happy Weekend!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? I have a favorite recipe to share for your Thanksgiving feast

that you can make ahead up to a week in advance and mark off your ‘to do’ list for turkey day!

Ina Garten’s Make Ahead Cranberry Sauce | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving #makeahead #recipes #sides #cranberries

This easy and delicious recipe comes from Ina Garten and one that we’ve enjoyed for several years.

It’s the perfect combination of sweet and tart and is wonderful the next day

served with your leftover Thanksgiving turkey or ham on a roll or biscuit!

Ina Garten’s Make Ahead Cranberry Sauce | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving #makeahead #recipes #sides #cranberries

Here are the ingredients:

12-ounce bag fresh cranberries, rinsed and picked through, discarding any that are bruised, shriveled or soft

1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and chopped

Grated zest and juice of 1 orange and 1 lemon

1 3/4 cups sugar

1 cup of water

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Place the cranberries, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan and

 cook over medium heat for 5 – 10 minutes, or until the skins pop.

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Add apple, zests, and juices and cook for 15 – 20 more minutes until apples are soft.

Remove from the heat, let cool completely.

It will continue to thicken as it cools.

 Store in a covered container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Ina Garten’s Make Ahead Cranberry Sauce | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving #makeahead #recipes #sides #cranberries

This will make about 4 cups of cranberry sauce. Plan on 1/4 cup of cranberry sauce per person.

If your family and guests are cranberry sauce enthusiasts and you want some for your guests

to take home with the Thanksgiving leftovers you may want to double the recipe.

Ina Garten’s Make Ahead Cranberry Sauce | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving #makeahead #recipes #sides #cranberries

It will keep in the refrigerator up to 10 days.

Puff Pastry Baked Brie using Leftover Cranberry Sauce | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving #leftovers #recipes #brie

If you have some leftover it’s wonderful in Puff Pastry Baked Brie!

The cranberry sauce adds a bright, sweet and tart note to the

warm melting cheese wrapped in a flaky layer of puff pastry.

Queen’s Majestic Beauty Thanksgiving Turkey Plate | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving

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Ina Garten’s Make Ahead Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, cranberries, cranberry sauce, gluten free, low fat, low sodium, make ahead, Thanksgiving
Servings: 16

Equipment

  • microplane zester

Ingredients

  • 12- ounce bag fresh cranberries rinsed and picked through, discarding any that are bruised, shriveled or soft
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 Granny Smith apple peeled, cored and chopped
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 orange
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Add cranberries, sugar, and 1 cup of water to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat for about 5 - 10 minutes, or until the skins pop open.
  • Add apple, zests, and juices and cook for 15 - 20 more minutes until thickened and apples are soft.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool completely. It will continue to thicken as it cools from the pectin in the apple.
  • Store in airtight container in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Notes

This will make about 4 cups of cranberry sauce. Plan on 1/4 cup of cranberry sauce per person. If your family and guests are cranberry sauce enthusiasts and want leftovers you may want to double the recipe!
May be made ahead up to 1 week in advance.
May substitute frozen cranberries for fresh, no need to thaw. 
Enjoy leftover cranberry sauce in Brie with Puff Pastry for easy holiday entertaining.

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Turkey ladle / Wallace Autumn Harvest 6-Piece Hostess Set

Turkey Napkins / Williams-Sonoma, several years ago

Queen’s Majestic Beauty Thanksgiving Turkey Plate / Tuesday Morning

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Monday Morning Blooms: Holiday Table Inspiration + Giveaway

 

Holiday table with pitcher centerpiece and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

Happy Monday!

We are thrilled to share some holiday table inspiration with you

in this special edition of Monday Morning Blooms!

Lidy, Shirley, Pam and I are excited to be collaborating with Crown Linen Designs

and Arte Italica, to help you celebrate the holidays in style!

Celebrate the Holidays in Style Giveaway | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

They have generously provided each us with some beautiful tabletop products

and are graciously offering a wonderful giveaway to one lucky reader!

You’ll find the giveaway details along with beautiful holiday table inspiration

from Lidy, Pam and Shirley at the the bottom of this post.

Christmas tablescape with Crown Linen Designs pinecone napkins, evergreen runner and black and white checked placemats | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

I’m easing into the holiday season with a table layered with evergreens, pinecones and black and white checks.

While I love the traditional red and green of Christmas, I’m not quite ready to make the leap

and trade in my pumpkins for jingle bells before Thanksgiving arrives. :)

Holiday table with evergreen and pinecone runner | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

Using evergreens to the deck the halls or the table is one of my favorite ways to add a bit of nature

and ‘freshness’ at the holidays! Freshly-cut evergreens make the house so fragrant and are a

wonderful addition for the holidays, especially if you use an artificial tree.

DIY evergreen runner for Christmas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

We are fortunate to have cedar, juniper, Leyland cypress, pine, boxwood

and magnolia around our property, free-for-the-clipping.

If you have access to Leyland cypress, it’s an ideal evergreen to deck the halls

or table with as it doesn’t have a sticky, sappy residue like pine or fir.

DIY evergreen runner for Christmas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

Evergreens vary in their sap production as one cedar tree can differ than another.

I find pine and fir the most ‘sappy’ and lean towards other greens like juniper,

cedar and cypress, so check what you’re cutting before using it on the table.

Christmas tablescape with pitcher centerpiece, evergreen runner and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

 Alternatively to protect your table or linens, layer your greenery on a runner that can be laundered or a piece of wax paper as a barrier between the greenery and your table.

I laid the greenery down the center out of the table, starting with the cypress, then mixing in other bits and pieces of other greenery to fill in, adding different textures. If your greenery boughs and branches are bulky, cut them apart and piece them together to create your runner. Cut more greenery than you think you need and keep it in a bucket of water until you’re ready to assemble.

Christmas tablescape with Crown Linen Designs pinecone napkins, evergreen runner and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

Having all your greenery ready to go, makes for quick and easy assembly, without having to stop to gather more greenery if you run out. If you have extra greenery, tuck some sprigs in a bowl of ornaments, ‘spruce up’ the bookshelves, or tuck some in an artificial garland or wreath to add an authentic touch and natural element.

Christmas tablescape with Arte Italica pitcher centerpiece, evergreen runner and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

Pinecones were tucked in among the greenery, down the length of the table along

 with some magnolia leaves. Mercury glass votives add a little sparkle and shimmer

in anticipation of the holiday season!

Christmas tablescape with Crown Linen Designs pinecone napkins, evergreen runner and black and white checked placemats | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

Embroidered Linen Napkins in the Pinecone Collection from Crown Linen Designs in black and taupe

provide a nod to Christmas pine boughs and the winter season to come.

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Based in Kirkland, WA, Crown Linen Designs works with linen producers and embroidery artists in Eastern Europe to create exceptional linen pieces for the table, kitchen, bed and bath. Did you know that as linen is made from flax fibers, it’s 100% renewable, biodegradable and requires no irrigation in the growing process? Me neither!  Linen is also durable and can last generations, becoming softer and shinier with each washing, potentially becoming heirlooms.

Christmas tablescape with evergreen runner, deer plates and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

Black and white check round linen placemats from Crown Linen Designs wreath place settings,

layered over a white matelassé coverlet on the table..

Christmas tablescape withdeer plates and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

And black and white checks in the form of dinner plates are topped with a

salad plate with a deer and a pine cone and checked border.

Christmas tablescape with reindeer napkin rings, pinecone linen napkins and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

Reindeer made their way onto the table in the form of silver napkin rings.

Does anyone else find it hard to believe that Santa and his sleigh arrive in 39 days?

Christmas tablescape with Arte Italica pitcher and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescape

Inspired by vintage lace, a Merletto White Scalloped Pitcher by Arte Italica provides a centerpiece for the table.

The pitcher is filled with white spray roses, alstroemeria and pine branches.

Christmas tablescape with evergreen runner, deer plates and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescape

Arte Italica is one of the leading importers of luxury European tableware and décor.

Each piece is handcrafted using the same techniques passed down through generations of skilled artisans.

Christmas tablescape with evergreen runner and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescape

Now for the giveaway details you’ve been waiting for . . .

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One lucky winner will receive an Arte Italica Natale Tray,

Crown Linen Designs Festive Runner AND Set of 6 Napkins. . .Swoon!

Celebrate the Holidays in Style Giveaway | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

HERE IS HOW TO ENTER:

1) Follow  Crown Linen Designs on Instagram and/or Facebook, or Arte Italica on Instagram 

and/or Facebook and leave me a comment letting me know.

2) Follow Home is Where the Boat Is on Pinterest and let me know.  

3) Tell me what your favorite Crown Linen piece is, or Arte Italica piece is. 

The deadline to enter is November 30th and is open to residents of the U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii.

For extra entries, you can do the same thing on Lidy, Shirley and Pam’s blog.

You’ll find their links below, Good Luck!

Crown Linen Designs bee linen napkin and black and white check ruffled placemats | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

*Buzz* over to visit my talented blogging friends to see their beautiful

holiday table inspiration and for additional chances to win:

Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Pam at Everyday Living

Shirley at Housepitality Designs

Christmas tablescape with evergreen runner, deer plates and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

Thank you to Crown Linen Designs and Arte Italica for sponsoring this giveaway and supplying my placemats, napkins and pitcher.

And special thank to Lidy for organizing this giveaway. ♥

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Weekend Waterview: Falling Leaves and Reflections

 

Weekend Waterview: Falling Leaves and Reflections | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #lake

Happy Sunday!

Here’s a little weekend waterview from Lake Norman.

Weekend Waterview: Falling Leaves and Reflections | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #lake

Fall is my favorite season and I took some time

last weekend to sit and watch the leaves turn.

Weekend Waterview Lake Reflections | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #lake

Weekend Waterview: Falling Leaves and Reflections | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #lake

Weekend Waterview Fall Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #lake

Weekend Waterview Fall Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #lake

Weekend Waterview Steam fog Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #lake

The Silver Maple tree when from this . . .

Weekend Waterview Fall Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #lake

To this in a span of a week.

Weekend Waterview Fall Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #lake

Weekend Waterview Fall Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #lake

Watering reflections of fall color were fleeting with Tropical Storm Eta moving through,

dumping 4 inches of rain Wednesday and Thursday and bringing most of the leaves down with it.

Weekend Waterview pumpkins and mums | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #lake

Weekend Waterview Fall Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #lake

Weekend Waterview Fall Sunset Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #lake

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #lake

There was localized flooding and the lake went to full pond overnight.

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #lake

This Green Heron is enjoying a little sunshine after 24 hours of rain.

Weekend Waterview Green Heron | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Weekend Waterview | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Weekend Waterview Sunset Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #lake

“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.” ― Elizabeth Lawrence | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #fall

“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.”

― Elizabeth Lawrence

Lola and Sophie napping | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dog #bichonfrise

Lola and Sophie hope you enjoy a relaxing Sunday and are staying safe! ♥

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Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Bread with Orange Glaze

Welcome cranberry season with Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Bread with Orange Glaze. The crunchy streusel topping and orange glaze makes this quick bread a moist and flavorful treat anytime you slice it!

Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Bread with Orange Glaze | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #quickbread #recipe #cranberry #chocolate

Happy Friday! How about a sweet treat for your weekend?

This Cranberry Chocolate Chip Bread is a delicious way to welcome cranberry season!

Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Bread with Orange Glaze | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #quickbread #recipe #cranberry #chocolate

The bright berries make for a pretty loaf when cut and their tart flavor balances the sweet chocolate chips in the bread. This recipe is adapted from Taste of Home. I added some orange flavor to the glaze and some orange zest to the batter, which pairs well with both the cranberries and the chocolate.

Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Bread with Orange Glaze | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #quickbread #recipe #cranberry #chocolate

You can use fresh or frozen cranberries in this quick bread, so you can enjoy it anytime of year. I made this bread several weeks ago before fresh cranberries were available in the store, so I used frozen berries. You don’t need to thaw frozen cranberries before baking with them. This recipe calls for the cranberries to be halved so just allow the frozen berries to sit for 5 minutes or so at room temperature, long enough for them to soften enough to cut.

Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Bread with Orange Glaze | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #quickbread #recipe #cranberry #chocolate

The streusel layer on top of the bread adds a sweet layer and crunch!

Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Bread with Orange Glaze | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #quickbread #recipe #cranberry #chocolate

The zest of an orange adds a bright note to the batter, juicing the orange to make the glaze.

Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Bread with Orange Glaze | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #quickbread #recipe #cranberry #chocolate

A few notes for baking success:

For accurate measuring of flour, fluff your flour from the canister or bag and then spoon into your measuring cup so it’s overflowing, then level off with the edge of a knife. Scooping flour directly from the bag or canister will yield a heavier cup and larger amount that can negatively affect your recipes. –> see this video.

Oven temperatures vary, depending on brand, age, whether electric or gas and it’s not unusual for an oven to run 5 or 10 degrees hotter or colder. Using an oven thermometer is the best way to insure your oven temperature is accurate if your oven hasn’t been calibrated recently. Also, make sure you preheat your oven long enough, at least 20 minutes.

About halfway through baking, loosely cover the loaf pan with aluminum foil to prevent the top from overbrowning before the center bakes through.

Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Bread with Orange Glaze | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #quickbread #recipe #cranberry #chocolate

You might also like Cranberry-Orange-Pistachio Loaves. . .

Cranberry-Orange-Pistachio Loaves | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #foodgift #bread #cranberry

The red and green from the cranberries and pistachios make these mini loaves of bread

merry and bright, as well as sweet, tart and nutty.

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Bread with Orange Glaze

Cranberries add a bright burst of color and tart flavor to balance the sweetness of the chocolate chips. A streusel topping and orange glaze finishes this quick bread for a satisfying afternoon or breakfast treat.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip, cranberries, Orange, quick bread
Servings: 16 servings

Equipment

  •   9 x 5 inch loaf pan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 orange zested, reserved for juice
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries halved
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Streusel

  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter

Orange Glaze

  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons orange juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. Line bottom of a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan with parchment; grease parchment.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Whisk the egg, orange zest, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries and chocolate chips. Transfer to prepared pan. Top with streusel.
  •  Bake 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, Cool for 10 minutes in pan; loosen sides of bread. Remove from pan and transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

To make streusel

  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter in pan.

 For the glaze

  • Mix confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons orange juice until smooth. Add additional 1 tablespoon juice to reach desired consistency if needed.
  • Drizzle glaze over top of bread; allow to sit 10-15 minutes before slicing.

Notes

  • About halfway through baking time, loosely cover the loaf pan with aluminum foil to prevent the top from overbrowning before the center bakes through.
  • If using frozen cranberries, do not thaw before adding to the batter. Allow frozen berries to sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes to make for easier cutting in half.
  • When zesting any citrus, zest the outer peel only, avoiding the white pith which is bitter.
  • For accurate measuring of flour, fluff your flour from the canister or bag and then spoon into your measuring cup so it’s overflowing, then level off with the edge of a knife. Scooping directly from the bag or canister will yield a heavier cup and larger amount that can negatively affect your baking recipes.
  • Oven temperatures vary, depending on brand, age, whether electric or gas and it’s not unusual for an oven to run 5 or 10 degrees hotter or colder. Using an oven thermometer is the best way to insure your oven temperature is accurate if your oven hasn’t been calibrated recently.  Also, make sure you preheat your oven long enough, at least 20 minutes.

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‘Thankful for Veterans’ Patriotic Tablescape

 

In honor of Veterans Day, I’m waving the flag from the archives and sharing a tablescape with a patriotic nod to Thanksgiving.

'Thankful for Veterans' Table with Patriotic Vintage Thanksgiving Greetings Postcards and American Flags | homeiswheretheboatis.net #Thanksgiving table #patriotic #postcard #tablescape

Veterans Day is a day set aside to give thanks for American veterans who served our country. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” in 1919 on November 11th, the first anniversary of the signing of the armistice at the end of World War I.

Thanksgiving Patriotic Turkey Vintage Thanksgiving Greetings Postcard | homeiswheretheboatis.net #Thanksgiving table #patriotic #postcard #tablescape

In 1954, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day, paying tribute to all American veterans, especially those living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.

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 I’ve always loved vintage postcards. Millions of postcards were printed, imported, sold and mailed in the U.S. during the years of 1905 – 1915, known as “The Golden Age of Postcards”. According to official U.S. Post Office figures for the year ending June 30, 1908, approximately seven hundred million postcards had been mailed in this country, with that number increasing to over nine hundred million by 1913.

Postcards with patriotic symbols and flags gained popularity prior and during World War I.

I loved this charming image of a boy riding a turkey and waving a flag! I found these images at the Graphics Fairy, available for download for a Patriotic Thanksgiving table.

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Napkins are folded to mimic a turkey fantail.

For best results, choose a fabric napkin that has some ‘body’ to help the fantail hold its shape. You can find the easy tutorial and how to create your turkey fantail napkins, HERE.

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Pumpkins, leaves, and nuts parade down the table for a casual and easy Thanksgiving centerpiece.

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And a pair of boys in Navy uniforms carry American flags, parading with a proud Tom turkey in a basket.

A plaid tablecloth provides a warm palette of pumpkin and brown for the table.

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White embossed turkey plates are layered on Victorian English Pottery Turkey by Edward Challinor has an acorn and oak leaf border.

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An ear of Indian corn at each place setting adds a harvest note. . .

And colorful foil-wrapped chocolate turkeys at each place setting provide a Thanksgiving treat.

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Table Details:

White turkey plates / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Victorian English Pottery Turkey by Edward Challinor / HomeGoods

Mini turkey tureens / World Market, several years ago

Plaid Tablecloth and White Chargers / HomeGoods

Copper Chargers and Napkin Rings / Hobby Lobby

Napkins / Pier1

Flatware / Towle Seville

 Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside

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Where the glorious Star Spangled Banner waves,

May there ever be cause for Thanksgiving days.

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We’re thankful for our veterans’ patriotism and willingness to sacrifice and serve.

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20+ Thanksgiving Recipes You’ll Want to Gobble and Giveaway!

Find 20+ recipes you’ll want to gobble for your Thanksgiving feast.

 Thanksgiving Recipes You'll Want to Gobble + Giveaway | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Thanksgiving #recipes #desserts #appetizers #sides #cocktail #brunch

Thanksgiving is around the corner and I’m celebrating with a little giveaway!

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And sharing a round-up of recipes for your Thanksgiving feast!

Click on the links for the complete recipes for your Thanksgiving feast!

Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes

Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes!

These little gobblers are fun to make with Nutter Butter cookies, licorice wattles and candy corn fantails!

Roasted Harvest Vegetable Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette, a healthy and colorful addition to your Thanksgiving feast! | homeiswheretheboatis.net #Thanksgiving #side #healthy #recipe

Roasted Harvest Vegetable Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

 A make-ahead healthy and colorful addition to your Thanksgiving feast!

Turkey Snack Board for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving

Turkey Snack Board for Thanksgiving 

Create a snack board for easy entertaining for Thanksgiving that your family and friends will want to gobble!

Ina Garten’s Make Ahead Cranberry Sauce | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving #makeahead #recipes #sides #cranberries

Ina Garten’s Make Ahead Cranberry Sauce

Make ahead one week in advanceand the perfect combination of sweet and tart!

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Pumpkin-Pecan Streusel Pie with Pecan Piecrust

A delicious spin on the classic pumpkin pie with a pecan-studded crust!

Cornucopia Popcorn Snack Mix A sweet and salty treat, great for snacking and sure to satisfy hungry pilgrims,  football fans, or tree-trimmers over Thanksgiving weekend! 

Cornucopia Popcorn Snack Mix

A sweet and salty treat, great for snacking and sure to satisfy hungry pilgrims,

football fans, or tree-trimmers over Thanksgiving weekend!

Pecan Pie Muffins

Pecan Pie Muffins

The flavor of pecan pie in an easy and delicious muffin. You’ll want to double the recipe!

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Quick and easy mini pumpkin pies with a package of refrigerated pie crusts, a muffin tin and cookie cutters!

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Pimento Cheese Deviled Egg “Pumpkins”

Calling all pimento cheese and deviled egg lovers, this fun appetizer marries both flavors in one bite!

Pumpkin Pie Spice Nuts

Pumpkin Pie Spice Nuts

 A flavorful, sweet treat for your Thanksgiving table and an easy and delicious hostess gift!

Roasted Butternut-Apple and Pumpkin Soup Shooters

Roasted Butternut-Apple and Pumpkin Soup Shooters

A teaser appetizer to serve your guests and whet their appetite for the Thanksgiving feast!

Caramel-Pecan-Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Caramel-Pecan-Pumpkin Bread Pudding 

The Caramel-Pecan Sauce guarantees it will be gobbled up! Make this bread pudding in individual ramekins or bake in a 9 x 13 pan and dish it up when ready to serve.

Cranberry-Apple-Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze and Sugared Pecans & Pepitas

Cranberry-Apple-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

The flavors of fall in a cake with a Maple Glaze and Sugared Pecans and Pepitas

Pumpkin Granola!

Pumpkin Granola

Make-ahead, flavorful and ideal for Thanksgiving weekend with family in town

Overnight Pumpkin French Toast with Streusel Topping

A make-ahead baked French toast casserole. The streusel topping adds a sweet layer of flavor and crunch that makes it company-worthy for weekend brunch or Thanksgiving weekend!

Pumpkin Loaf with Cream Cheese Swirl

Treat your taste buds any time you slice it! A moist, spiced pumpkin cake with a tangy cream cheese layer, perfect for a fall morning, Thanksgiving weekend, or as afternoon treat with a cuppa!

Potato Gratin with Rosemary Crust! Yukon Gold married with sweet potatoes in a gratin for a perfect side for fall or Thanksgiving. Served in a double crust that's layered with rosemary and Gruyère cheese! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #potatoes #Thanksgiving #side #recipes

Potato Gratin with Rosemary Crust

 A gratin that marries Yukon Gold and sweet potatoes in a side for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Served in a double crust that’s layered with rosemary and Gruyère cheese!

Cranberry-Pecan Pie Crust Leaves

Dress up your left over Thanksgiving turkey with Cranberry-Pecan Crusts for pot pie, piecrust leaf “sandwiches” of pecans and cranberries!

Pumpkin-Chocolate Harvest Cake with Bourbon-Pecan Glaze | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #cake #bundt #pumpkin #bourbon #chocolate

Pumpkin-Chocolate Harvest Bundt Cake with Bourbon-Pecan Glaze!

A cake lover’s alternative to pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving with the added bonus of chocolate! Link includes Nutter Butter and Hersey Kisses Acorns to wreath the cake.

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Cinnamon-Sugar Puff Pastry Turkeys!

Classic palmier cookies easy to gobble, with light, buttery, flaky layers of pastry and an irresistibly sweet cinnamon-sugar crunch!

Create a Turkey Dessert Board for easy entertaining to celebrate Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving. Customizable and fun to create, you’ll serve up smiles and satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth too.

Thanksgiving Turkey Dessert Board

Serve up smiles and satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth too with Thanksgiving Turkey Dessert Board

Pomegranate and Pear Sangria, as easy to mix as is to drink! The perfect beverage to serve for a crowd for Thanksgiving! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #Thanksgiving #cocktail

Pomegranate and Pear Sangria

 As easy to mix as is to drink and perfect beverage to serve for a crowd for Thanksgiving!

Turkey Snack Board for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving

Turkey Snack Board for Thanksgiving

Create a snack board for easy entertaining for Thanksgiving that your family and friends will want to gobble!

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Get Your Pie On: Cheesy Thanksgiving Appetizer

Your family and friends will enjoy this fun little appetizer for Thanksgiving that’s easy as pie.

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 I like to mix and match dishes for Thanksgiving instead of having a complete set of dinnerware, so I’m always on the look out to add a new “Tom” to add to my collection.

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 Thanksgiving Table with Assorted Tom Turkeys and Fantail Napkin Fold

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Easy 5 Minute Centerpiece for your Thanksgiving Table

Use assorted turkey plates and create a quick, no-stress natural centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table

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In anticipation of Thanksgiving, I’m sharing some turkey dish love and giving away a Queen’s Majestic Beauty Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Plate to 3 readers, to start or add to your turkey plate collection!

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Enjoy at the table or display your ‘rafters of turkeys’ in a Thanksgiving vignette.

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In the Potting Shed: A Rafter of Turkeys and Thanksgiving Vignette

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To enter this giveaway and for a chance to win a “Tom”, leave a comment telling me your favorite Thanksgiving food or tradition.

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This giveaway is open to those living in the continental U.S. through midnight Sunday November 15th.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

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Weekend Waterview

 

Sunrise Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN

Happy Sunday!

Here’s a little weekend waterview from Lake Norman.

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We’ve enjoyed some beautiful sunrises and sunsets with the cooler and drier fall air.

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Fall mornings typically bring steam fog with the cool air moving over the warmer water temperatures. . .

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Steam Fog Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN

Adding a mysterious quality.

Steam Fog Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN

We’ve been on a warming trend this past week and broke a record at 79 degrees yesterday, 10+ degrees warmer than average for November in North Carolina.

Sophie in chair | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dog #bichonfrise

Ideal weather for a little chair sitting and boating!

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Pockets of fall color have popped up seemingly overnight.

Fall color Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN

Lola on pontoon | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boat #dog #bichonfrise

Lola on pontoon | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boat #dog #bichonfrise

We always enjoy looking at the grand and beautiful homes by the water. . .

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Beautiful home on Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN

Lola on pontoon | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boat #dog #bichonfrise

Lola likes to supervise and ride in the captain’s lap. . .

Lola | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boat #dog #bichonfrise

And Sophie prefers to nap in the sunshine.  .

Sophie napping on pontoon | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boat #dog #bichonfrise #flag

She says this election business has been exhausting, wake her up when it’s over!

Sunset Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN

I’ll leave you with a sunset photo. . .

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Long May She Wave.

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Hope you’re enjoying some beautiful fall weather where you are. ♥

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