Thanksgiving Decorations – Staying true to your Homesteading Roots with These HomeMade Decoration Ideas

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Keeping in mind what thanksgiving is about, expensive and elaborate decorations seem all wrong, Thanksgiving is about a lot of different things but no less is it about remembering our roots and the ancestors that braved adversity to found our country. To me decorating for thanksgiving should be about getting back to those roots and creating a rustic and homey atmosphere that personifies all the things that we celebrate this holiday for. I have included a few ideas of how you can start your ... [ Read More ]

How To Set A Thanksgiving Table For Less

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By Marlene Alexander If you're like me, you love to add special touches to your holiday tables and you want to do something different every year. That could get expensive if not for dollar store shopping and a touch of imagination. Here's a Thanksgiving table that recycles items already on hand to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience for your guests. You can create a pair of hurricane lamps by combining hurricane vases and candlesticks. I used a pair of faux oak leaves from a stem ... [ Read More ]

Planning Thanksgiving Dinner – Tips To Make Your Holiday Easy

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Planning Thanksgiving dinner and preparing it can be very stressful, especially if you have a large family or are expecting a number of guests. In order to make Thanksgiving more enjoyable for yourself as well as your guests, some advance planning and preparation will work wonders. Use these tips to make your holiday a stress-free, memorable occasion: 10 Days before Thanksgiving: A week to 10 days before Thanksgiving, make your guest list. If there are any friends or family members you ... [ Read More ]

Turkey the Old-Fashioned Way

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There are many delicious ways to prepare and serve turkey. It might be deep-fried, brined, poached, grilled...to mention just a few methods of preparation. This article, however, will focus strictly on tips and techniques for preparing perfect turkey the old-fashioned way - oven roasted. ... [ Read More ]