First of all I would like to wish everyone the best Thanksgiving ever! As we go about our holiday preparations I want to take a minute to remind everyone to give thanks for your blessings. I am thankful for my beautiful family, my health, my job, and all of my wonderful friends. Everyday that I wake up in this wonderful world I feel blessed to be able to enjoy another day.
I would like to share a picture of the beautiful wreath that hangs on the front door of my mom’s house during the fall. She made the wreath when we went to A.C. Moore for a wreath making class about 15 to 20 years ago.
Please join me as I will start a series this weekend that will lead up to the DIY Craft Ideas for the
This date nut bread also is a staple for our Holiday Table! This family favorite recipe comes from my grandma again! She was such a great cook, as all our grandmother’s are! Mr CraftiLadi already had to eat some of the bread….I snuck a piece too!
I LOVE to bake, especially around the holidays.
Here are the ingredients:
2 1/4 c flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 c sugar
Sift the above ingredients together and
add 3/4 C ground walnuts, and 3/4 C chopped dates.
Now mix the ingredients below together and add to above.
2 Tbsp shortening (I use coconut o
1 beaten egg
1 C orange juice (you may need to add more)
Holiday date Nut Bread Recipe Steps
Bake in a loaf pan @ 350 degree oven for 50 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean. Cover the first 20 minutes.
We spread peanut butter and/or butter on each slice.I hope you enjoy this bread as much as my family does!
Please share you favorite family recipes in the comments,
It’s not Thanksgiving in my house unless there is my grandmother’s Apple Cranberry Salad on the table. Since I was a little girl this has been a staple at our holiday table. Grandma would make this dish to take to all the church functions as well as our family holiday dinners.
1 12oz bag of whole cranberries
3 large apples
1 cup walnuts
1 cup sugar (or sweeten to taste)
Clean cranberries. Cut up apples and oranges. Grind up apples, oranges, cranberries and walnuts in a food processor. Add 1 cup sugar and mix together. If needed add more sugar to sweeten to taste. This salad is like a relish consistency, and is best as it sits in the fridge and flavors blend together. A friend told me this salad freezes well. From my family table to yours….
Decorating with printables has been very popular for quite a few years. Print it, put it in a frame and instant Home Decor. What could be easier? Today I have collected some free Thanksgiving Printable Art from the net for last minute decorating! So fill up your ink cartridges, just click the links and get those printers going!
About a week or so ago I took my four “fur Babies” on a road trip with me. They are my best traveling buddies. Since we are still in the get acquainted mode here, let me explain. When my dad passed away my parents owned a 35 foot 5th wheel travel trailer that we put in a resort near Sea Isle City, NJ. They lived in it part time on the Outer Banks, NC, and being that was too far to travel for weekends, mom was thrilled to be closer to home. I was very fortunate to be able to enjoy my summers (I work at the local high school and have summers off) for 10 wonderful years there, with my mom. Two years ago I inherited the trailer when my mom passed away. Here are pictures of our trailer and the front porch my mom loved so much….