the first thanksgiving

potw_thanksgiving_webpear feather, colby jack headband with apple ornamentation, yogurt and raisin eyes, chocolate hazelnut spread hair and detailing

Well, we know the first Thanksgiving wasn’t as joyful as the images we were shown growing up, but let’s just pretend for a moment. Let’s just close our eyes and imagine everyone getting along, especially in light of circumstances in Ferguson.

So this holiday, hold your loved ones closer and hug a little longer. Even if you have a relative whose wise cracks get on your last nerve, brush it off. Let it go. And remember that nothing is more important than family.

**P.S. – Her Thanksgiving companion can be found right here.**


Pumpkin/Buttermilk pancake, whipped cream, blackberries, cashews, craisins, green grapes

There are so many things for our family to be thankful for this holiday season. I don’t even know where to begin, but a new house and a baby on the way are both very exciting to say the least.

So in honor of the approaching holiday, which seems to be overshadowed by Christmas, I created this cornucopia pancake for my hungry boys. It’s super easy to make and you can substitute the fruits shown with whatever you have on hand. I chose these items in particular for their harvest color and rich combination of flavors.

Oh, and did I mention it’s half pumpkin pancake mix and traditional buttermilk? Steps are shown below, but just make two batches of batter and pour them into separate squeeze bottles. Draw with the buttermilk mix first and quickly fill in the gaps with the pumpkin mix. Add whipped cream or yogurt, top with fruit and you’re ready to serve. Easy peasy.


pear, apple, cheerio, nutella

Happy Thanksgiving!