How Much to Cook on Thanksgiving

Are you ever anxious and stressed about hosting Thanksgiving dinner, wondering if you will have enough food for those you are expecting?  Here is a guide to help you to entertain like a pro and know how much to cook on Thanksgiving. Following these guidelines, you should have enough (although you may need to count teenage boys and/or large men as two people). And if you have more than enough–Thanksgiving leftovers are great! Expecting 6 people Turkey 6 to 8 lbs. 1 {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Pilgrim Hat Cookies

I have one dessert that has been a tradition in my house for about the past three years. I wish I had found the idea when my boys were little, but it was just in time to make for my grandkiddos. Everyone enjoys them, no matter their age. The original recipe comes from Taste of Home. PILGRIM HAT COOKIES 1 cup vanilla frosting (I use store bought or homemade) 7 drops yellow food coloring 32 miniature peanut butter cups 1 package fudge-striped {Read More}

About Susan Rehberg

Susan and her husband John will celebrate their 38th anniversary in December. They have twin sons, two daughters-in-love, and 5 wonderful grandkiddos, ranging in age from 6 years to 4 weeks, and a cat named Shredder. Susan is a cancer survivor, award winning poet, photographer, and speaker. When she sits down to write, her heart pours out onto the page creating poetry, greeting cards, books, and bookmarks to feed the soul and encourage the spirit. Her photos capture the beauty and wonder of God’s creation. Through her poetry she seeks to encourage others to find all they need in the arms of Jesus Christ. You can read more of her poetry on her facebook page: www.facebook.com/thepoetofnotes

A Thankfulness Tree

With Thanksgiving right around the corner,  you may be looking for an easy way to express gratitude together as a family while beginning a tradition that will be enjoyed for years to come. I’ve got just the idea for you. A Thankfulness Tree I used butcher paper. We have a big roll of it from Sam’s that we use all the time. You could use banner paper or even bulletin board paper. I used brown and white paint. I added a short {Read More}

About Rhonda Ellis

Rhonda Ellis is a wife of 29 years, a homeschooling mom to 6, a blogger, writer, speaker. Her passion is mentoring women in ways that impact hearts and homes for Christ. Grab a cup of coffee or a Diet Coke (water is allowed these days too) and be a "back porch" friend with her.Come read her blog at cultivatingahome.com. It's a great place to laugh, cry, share friendships and transparent hearts while sharing deep conversations about our journey with the Lord. You can also join her facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheRhondaEllis

How to Make a Mr. Turkey Door

Hello Mr. Turkey, how are you? Today I would like to share a family favorite Thanksgiving decoration, our turkey front door. Let me show you how to make a Mr. Turkey front door for your family too! How to Make a Mr. Turkey Door Four colors of poster board Brown bulletin board paper Red construction paper Orange construction paper Black construction paper Two small dessert-size paper plates Masking tape Scissors This can be made for any size door even if {Read More}

About Hope Wingate

My name is Hope Wingate. I live in Hoschton, GA with my brilliant husband, Jonathan and two incredible children: Aaron who is 7 and Adaira who is 4. I am a very enthusiastic stay-at-home mom and homeschooler. My heart beats for encouraging young mothers and I enjoy lead teaching classes for my local homeschool co-op. In my spare time I enjoy: sewing, rubber stamping, reading and watching BBC shows on Netflix.

Favorite Thanksgiving Books 2014

Today’s Friday Inspiration comes our archives with a few updates. Last year I shared my family favorite Thanksgiving books and this year I’d like to introduce my favorite Thanksgiving Books, 2014 edition. During the month of November I intentionally share books highlighting the story of Thanksgiving with my children. On a table the books are displayed for leisurely perusing during free time. In the afternoon, during the week, we sit together to read through one of the books, several of which {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Bring Your Thanksgivings to Dinner

Thanksgiving dinner is a meal we all look forward to every year. One way to make this mealtime more intentionally focused on giving thanks is to send a note, called a Thanksgiving Ticket, to family and friends who will be attending. Request they fill their ticket with thanksgivings and bring it with them to the meal. The ticket you send each guest is made from a piece of brown craft paper 3 or 4 inches wide and 3 feet long.  At the top {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

We Thank You God

We Thank You God We thank you, God, for sun and rain And golden grain that trembles in the breeze; For wind and snow and seeds that grow To high and mighty trees. We thank you, God, for a warm embrace, Autumn’s grace that has no counterpart; For dreams and books, a sky that looks Like water-colored art. We thank you, God, for those we love For You above, and ever so much more . . . ~ Anonymous About {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

Mini Chocolate Pecan Pies

There are a few things that make me question my legitimacy as a good Southern girl. I don’t like sweet tea (gasp!). And I don’t like pecan pie. Now I don’t know what to do about the sweet tea but I’ve found a way to make pecan pies not only bearable but absolutely crave-worthy. These mini chocolate pecan pies maximize the buttery, flaky pie crust and the lovely pecan halves with just enough chocolate filling to hold them together! The {Read More}

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Turkey Sliders with Brie and Cranberry Chutney

These adorable and delicious turkey sliders are perfect for school or office parties, Friendsgiving, or to reuse Thanksgiving leftovers! The flavors work so well together. The buttery perfection of Brie on a sweet Hawaiian roll with juicy turkey and a delicious cranberry topping–so much flavor in a bite-size sandwich! Oh and the leftover cranberry chutney goes great with cheese and crackers for later snacking. What You’ll Need:  for the sliders 1 pkg Hawaiian rolls 12 slices turkey (I used the {Read More}

Maple Sausage and Cranberry Dressing

My grandmother’s Thanksgiving dressing is the stuff of legends. It gets requested by other friends and family for their Thanksgiving celebrations.  When our family is done eating our Thanksgiving dinner, everyone packs up some of the dressing to take home and enjoy later. I was inspired by how her food brings others such joy and so I experimented to create a complex-flavored and delicious dressing recipe for the “Friendsgiving” celebration I had with my friends. Maple sausage and cranberry dressing {Read More}

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