Falling Back and a Thanksgiving Round Up

It’s that time of year to fall back, and

when most of us in the US will be turning back our clocks.

It’s also time when my internal clock falls to comfort food. . .

Harvesting, Gathering, and Thanksgiving!


Click on the links if you’d like to fall back for a taste or

 a peek at a little fall tabletop or Thanksgiving inspiration!

Plymouth Popcorn

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

football fans, or tree-trimmers over Thanksgiving weekend!


 A Last Hurrah for Fall Leaves & Pumpkins 

Cornucopia folded napkins and a centerpiece with fall leaves and mini pumpkins.

Pecan Pie Muffins

Pecan Pie Muffins

The flavor of pecan pie in an easy and delicious muffin.

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A Harvest of Gray & Favorite Fall Soup 

At the table with gray pumpkins, Royal Stafford’s Hayride Harvest,

and easy & delicious Roasted Pear-Butternut Soup.

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Quick & easy mini pies with a package of refrigerated pie crusts,

a muffin tin and cookie cutters.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Nuts

Pumpkin Pie Spice Nuts

A flavorful, sweet treat for your Thanksgiving table

or 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.

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Caramel-Pecan-Pumpkin Bread Pudding 

Move over pumpkin pie, meet your replacement at our Thanksgiving table!

Thanksgiving Lakeside

A pumpkin vase centerpiece and mini pumpkin vases for each place setting.

Cream of Plenty Soup

aka, Shrimp and Corn Chowder, plenty of flavor and plenty hearty!

A meal in a bowl with some crusty bread, ideal for a busy week night when you need something warm and satisfying.

Thanksgiving With a Touch of Blue

Blue married with shades of rust and brown for an unlikely Thanksgiving table color combination, but Mother Nature approved.

Pumpkin-Berry Bread French Toast with Cranberry Maple Syrup

A double duty recipe! Fire up your Slow Cooker for an easy and moist Pumpkin-Cranberry bread. Enjoy it as a seasonal French toast for brunch with Cranberry-Maple Syrup. 

Cranberry-Apple-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

The flavors of fall in a cake with a

Maple Glaze and Sugared Pecans & Pepitas.


Pumpkin Granola

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

Harvesting, Reaping, & Sowing 

Fall or Thanksgiving table inspiration

Autumn Flavor-Infused Bourbon

DIY Holiday Spirits,  infuse the flavors of Apple Pie or

 Orange, Clove & Cranberry for gift giving or mixing your holiday cocktails.


Potato Gratin with Rosemary Crust

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


Gilded Gourds

A quick wash of metallic color highlights and dresses your pumpkins

and gourds for an easy DIY for your Thanksgiving table.

Cranberry-Pecan Pie Crust Leaves

Dress up your left over Thanksgiving turkey

with Cranberry-Pecan Crusts for pot pie,

or eat them like crackers :)

 Falling Back

Hope you enjoy your extra hour

of sleep as you fall back!

Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:

 Metamorphosis Monday,

The Scoop,  Inspire Me Tuesday,

Wow Us WednesdaysTablescape Thursday,

 Home Sweet Home,  Feathered Nest Friday, Foodie Friday

  25 comments for “Falling Back and a Thanksgiving Round Up

  1. November 1, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Delicious fall back images, Mary. Temps dropped to 20’s/30’s overnight, here. Definitely time for cozy comfort foods.

  2. November 1, 2014 at 6:54 am

    What a terrific compilation! The photos alone are enough to whet the appetite, but I read almost all of the recipes (not hard, thank you!), and my mouth is watering.

  3. November 1, 2014 at 7:57 am


  4. Sandy Mc
    November 1, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Your images are so lovely, I will revisit this posting repeatedly for inspiration. Thank you for putting together Thanksgiving inspiration. I just Love your blog.

  5. November 1, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Oh dear me, why did I look at this sumptuous post before breakfast, Mary?? You have my stomach grumbling for each of those tempting recipes! Thanks for all the Fall inspiration. Happy weekend to you.

  6. Janet magina
    November 1, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Beautiful imagery and recipes!

  7. Melissa
    November 1, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Mary… Just absolutely gorgeous and delicious looking. You got the WOW factor girlfriend!!!

  8. November 1, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Cream of Plenty Soup, yum! How perfect for this weekend! Cold blustery weather this weekend. Even here in Florida , it will be cold tonight.💨🍂 have a great weekend!

  9. Elizabeth
    November 1, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Another gorgeous post, Mary! Love the tablescapes and recipes.

  10. Backin9
    November 1, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I gained weight just looking at the pictures! Lots of great recipes for the upcoming months. Thanks!

  11. November 1, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Oh my goodness…you are so gifted! Everything is so beautiful! I want to come to your house, right now!! lol

    Blessings to your day,

  12. November 1, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Mary, I took a quick look as I sip my morning coffee. I’ll be back to link back to these for a complete look. I’m going to make a few of these treats. Yum! It’s in the 50s here this morning. Yipee! Sadie and I are off for a walk shortly to take in the beauty of the morning. Thank you for all the “falling”.

  13. November 1, 2014 at 11:55 am

    I AM having house guests over Thanksgiving so will be borrowing several of these recipes for sure!!! I may make the Cream of Plenty soup tomorrow!!! It is going to be very cold and windy, perfect day for making soup:) Thanks for the look, I mean, FALL back:):)

  14. November 1, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Very pretty Mary, all my favorite colors! That gratin is really calling to me, it sounds great! Happy November:@)

  15. Kristie
    November 1, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Hi Mary!!! You are such an inspiration. I am excited to try the Plymouth Popcorn.

  16. November 1, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Mary, I made your pumpkin, cranberry and pecan bread last year for a potluck and everyone loved it, so I got the ingredients (i can pumpkin purée and measured out the other ingredients in separate zip-lock bags) and put them in small square baskets with a pretty colorful kitchen towel and printed out the instructions and gave them as gifts for our closest friends last Christmas… Lots of Ooohs and Aaaahs received…

    Thank you!

  17. November 1, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Amazing recipes, decor items! Oh!!!!! I hope the extra hour is not wasted. Falling temps, but not for long in our neck of the woods.
    I would love to savor a bite of your cranberry, apple, pumpkin bundt cake and all the featured yummy recipes today.

    Great post. Thanks. Enjoy your weekend.

  18. November 2, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Just when I thought I would be sad that Halloween is over I read this and can’t wait for the days ahead!! I wanted to make so many of these recipes last year, so much to do so little time! I want to make it all~ maybe I’ll just stop by your house and sit at the stunning lakeside table and enjoy a pumpkin shooter, apple pie bourbon and an pie crust leaf or three :) Thank you so much for the round up Mary, and the kick start to November!

  19. November 3, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Going over to your house for Thanksgiving… Everything looks very tasty and also amazing…

  20. November 3, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Your pictures are beautiful and yummy.

  21. November 3, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    You have the most breathtaking photos of your ever so creative work!!!…you make my day!

  22. Bev
    November 6, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Wonderful photos and place settings! Love them all.

  23. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    November 11, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Oh wow, every one of your tablescapes are so beautiful and I love all the recipes too. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me.

  24. JP
    November 18, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Such an amazing post, Mary! Your photos and all of those amazing pics….I don’t know how you manage to get it all done and into a post in a timely manner. I always seem to fall behind and arrive late to a parties…LOL!

  25. November 19, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Beautiful Fall images.

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