Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Turkey Day 2012 from Home Cooking Memories

I am thankful for so many things today and one of the big things I am extremely thankful for is all of you...my readers. Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, know that I am grateful for each of you. And if you are celebrating today, I hope you & your family have a very happy Thanksgiving! … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Biscuits – Thanksgiving Leftovers Idea

Thanksgiving Leftovers Sweet Potato Biscuits

I know everyone is saying it, but I'm gonna say it too: can you believe Thanksgiving is coming this Thursday!? It's only 4 days away! It's my favorite holiday and I look forward to it all year long, but then BAM! It's here. And I still have a million things to do, of course. I'm sure I'm not the only one. While I'm sure you are mostly thinking about your upcoming holiday meal, it's also a good time to think about the leftovers. I don't know about you, but I spend a pretty penny on … [Read more...]

Free Printables: Thanksgiving Place Cards

Free Printables: Thanksgiving Place Cards

Since Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, I wanted to share a holiday freebie with you. I created a sheet of free printables - Thanksgiving place cards that you can use however you'd like during your Thanksgiving holiday. The download is a JPG file, so you can open it up in your favorite image programs and add your own text to them before printing. Or if you prefer, you can print first and then hand write or stamp names or words on them. You can add names and use them to assign … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Menu: Loaded Baked Mashed Potatoes & Pumpkin Dump Cake

Loaded Baked Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday. I love the food, but it's more than that, it's about being together with my family on that day. Which I guess is kind of strange considering the family I enjoy Thanksgiving with are the same ones I see all the time, but...it's different, you know? Some of my best memories of each year happen on Thanksgiving Day. For Thanksgiving dinner, we usually stay very traditional: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, cranberries, … [Read more...]

Photo Cube Candle Holder Craft #GlueNGlitter


For Thanksgiving this year, I wanted to make a table decoration that incorporated family photos since there was so many family members that we wouldn't be able celebrate with this year. A photo cube seemed like a perfect way to dress up our table, while also remembering our loved ones near and far. I decided to fancy it up even further by making it a candle holder. … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Preserve Thanksgiving Memories

"Thanksgiving" digital scrapbooking layout

In 2010, I was just starting to get more serious about food blogging and I had all these grand ideas of making a perfect turkey and side dishes and photographing it all to share. But as the day progressed, reality set in. I was so exhausted from the festivities and all the cooking that I got to a point that I didn't care if my photos were stunning. … [Read more...]

Grandma’s Lime Green Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese & Pineapple

Grandma's Lime Green Jello Salad

I don't like this salad. Seriously. But it's a favorite of my husband, who grew up with his grandmother making it for many of the holiday meals in their home. I figure that even if I am not a fan of something, I should still share it, considering that this is a family food blog. I'm nice like that. … [Read more...]