25 Delicious Puff Pastry Ideas and Recipes

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25 Delicious Puff Pastry Ideas and Recipes

You guys, as someone who tries to eat gluten-free this one was torture to round-up, TORTURE! All those layers of soft, flaky puff pastry surrounding everything from Nutella to brie to pepperoni, and all I can do was dream. But with the holidays coming, I knew I had to take one for the team and gather the BEST, most DELICIOUS puff pastry ideas because you deserve them. Puff pastry is one of the easiest ways to create swoon-worthy appetizers and desserts that will have your guests raving about … [Read more...]

Cake Decorating Made Easy {& Thanksgiving Cake Idea!}

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Cake decorating made easy, plus a tutorial for a super cute Thanksgiving cake!

Cake decorating has always intrigued me-- it seems like a handy skill to have, the power to create a design to match any occasion using the simple canvas of a caketop. Plus it serves as a front to my serious addiction to buttercream frosting. And I mean 'hide-in-the-pantry-and-eat-all-the-frosting' kind of issues! What better way to feed the addiction than learn easy ways to decorate cakes? via Making Lemonade on Instagram However there's that little issue of skill. It takes time to learn … [Read more...]

Lock, STOCK, and Turkey: Thanksgiving Soup Recipe

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Soup Recipe

It's Turkey Day, the BIG DANCE, the main meal!  My sister is here sharing our Thanksgiving Soup recipe-- it's not a soup to eat on Thanksgiving, but it's a soup we make from the leftovers after the meal that provides comfort and easy meals throughout the rest of the week.  So don't throw away your leftovers or even the turkey bones, 'cause we're gonna use them to make a delicious, easy meal that's perfect after an exhausting day cooking, cleaning, eating, and laughing.  Take it away, … [Read more...]

Free Printable: Thanksgiving Table Talkers

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Free Printable: Thanksgiving Table Talkers

Happy {early} Thanksgiving everyone!  We're in full Turkey Day swing over here-- the family has arrived, the fridge is full, the cousins are thrilled to see each other.  My sister has been plotting Black Friday deals and she may just convince me to finally venture out for the first time this year.  Mama wants a Dyson!  Anyways, I have a silly little post for you today: a free printable with 'table talkers' to keep the conversation going during the big meal this year. If your family is … [Read more...]

Cornucopias, Updated {Thanksgiving Decor Ideas}

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Updated Cornucopia Ideas: succulents and burlap wrapped cornucopias

Today I'm part of a blog Virtual Progressive Dinner tour (find links at the end of this post!), and my contribution to the festivities is an easy Thanksgiving decor idea.  You know I like to make those pilgrims blush, so I decided to update cornucopias to incorporate two HOT trends right now, burlap and succulents.  But before we delve into the project tutorials, let's address the elephant in the room: Rumor has it the word cornucopia ranks up there with 'cranny' and 'moist' as a word … [Read more...]