No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites are a Sweet Dessert Serve

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

My Thanksgiving dessert menu is under construction and in its planning stages.  My No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake bites are a no brainer to add to the main list.  In fact, the ingredients for this recipe are great to have on hand, in the pantry and in the fridge for unexpected entertaining moments and last minute invites over the holiday season;  … Read More

Make Ahead Cranberry Orange Sauce for Easy Entertaining

Make Ahead Cranberry Orange Sauce Recipe

I have and admission to make.  I am not a gravy girl.  I actually enjoy eating different toppings on my turkey and one of my favorites is my Cranberry Orange Sauce recipe.  YUM! I make my Cranberry Orange Sauce with honey.  The combination of honey, cinnamon and vanilla cooked together with cranberries and oranges make it sweet and tangy all … Read More

Corn Salsa and Homemade Chips are Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

Black Bean and Corn Salsa with Homemade Chips

Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers can be tasty and nutritious.  Check out this Black Bean and Corn salsa recipe served with homemade chips in the shapes of colorful fall leaves.  The homemade chips are made out of spinach, whole grain and sun-dried tomato flavored flatbreads; yum. Grab the kids and head to the kitchen for this festively fun fix. It’s a great … Read More

Cinnamon Apples and Dip are a perfect Thanksgiving Snack

Cinnamon Apples and Dip

I absolutely love cinnamon apples!  It’s the way I eat my apples; always.  I love the bite sized pieces and how the cinnamon helps to bring out the natural sweetness in the apple slices.  YUM, I am salivating for some right now.  Cinnamon apples are often one of my emergency travel foods to have when I go to events, run … Read More

Turkey Styled Veggies and Hummus Snacks for the kids on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving turkey pepper kids

We’re always trying to add extra veggies into the mix. Check out how we turned a bell pepper into a turkey. It’s filled with hummus and fresh veggies that’s perfect for after school snacks and/or a kid-friendly Thanksgiving appetizer. Turkey Dippin’ Veggie Fun by Jodie Fitz Wash the yellow bell pepper. Remove the top & hollow out the inside of … Read More

Thanksgiving Dinner made Easy with these Roasted Potatoes

Roasted Vegetables Recipe

We’re making Thanksgiving Dinner a little easier here at the site & I am starting with my side dishes, including my tri-colored, roasted potatoes. At each post, just in case you didn’t catch the one before, I’m sharing how a couple of years ago I found myself resenting how much time I spent in the kitchen the ‘day of’ & … Read More

Cheers to Thanksgiving with this Fall Sangria

Fall Sangria

Entertaining this Thanksgiving?  We will have 12 for dinner & will be up over 20 for dessert by the end of the day.  When dessert rolls around and more guests join us at the Fitz Family homestead, I will be pulling out one of my favorite cocktails to share this year; it’s my Fall Sangria mix.  It’s the perfect treat to … Read More

Thanksgiving Leftovers turned into Turkey Roll Ups for the Kids

Thanksgiving leftovers

Taylor stepped up to the counters to help me use up the Thanksgiving leftovers by helping me make Turkey Roll Ups for lunch munch fun.  Turkey Roll Ups are easy, festive & the perfect way to use up thanksgiving leftovers with the kids all weekend long! Watch Taylor as she mixes, spreads & rolls her way into turkey making production and … Read More

Kids in the Kitchen Mixing Up Apple Pie Ice Cream

Lucy and I made a delicious Apple Pie Ice Cream to serve for Thanksgiving Dessert. But first, we baked up a simple, edible serving dish out of filo dough, which adds just the right texture of crunch to our final product. We then whipped up all of the ingredients for our ice cream, popped it in the freezer & then … Read More

Kids in the Kitchen with Hummus & Pita Chip Teepees

hummus and pita chip teepees

Ava helped me pull out the mini chopper and mix up some homemade Hummus and Teepee Pita Chips to share as an appetizer with our Thanksgiving guests. This recipe is so easy that it’s great for after school snacking fun throughout the entire month of November. Watch Ava as she mixes up this recipe & then grab all of the … Read More