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Thanksgiving Place Settings [Kids Table]

Thanksgiving Kids Table Place Settings from Lisa Storms

Lisa Storms has done it again.  Last year her fun Thanksgiving table settings for the kids table were my absolute favorite, and this year her cute Thanksgiving place setting ideas are just as fabulous.

And she even has some fun ideas for the adult table, like this book page turkey.  And you know how much I love craft ideas using book pages.

You can check out all of Lisa's fabulous Thanksgiving ideas over at Fiskars.

Thanksgiving Cornbread Casserole Recipe

This dish was first brought to Thanksgiving dinner in 2007 by my husband's grandfather.  It immediately became part of our family tradition and one of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes.

It is like a combination of cornbread and stuffing, but loaded with cheese, bacon, and french fried onions.

Thanksgiving Cornbread Casserole

 What you need: 

1 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup), melted
4 large eggs, beaten
2 (15 oz) cans creamed corn 
6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup french-fried onions

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x12 pan with butter.

In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal with baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add milk, melted butter and slightly beaten eggs the the dry ingredients and mix well.  Once combined, add creamed corn and mix.

Pour into the greased 

Spread the cheese and bacon on the top and then, with a fork, push the cheese and bacon just under the surface of the batter.  Sprinkle the french fried onions over the top.

Bake for about 1 hour until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Serve and enjoy!

Pretty Pies and Pie Crusts

Pies are just about the easiest things to dress up, about a million times easier than a cake, and tell me who doesn't like extra crust with their pie. 

Actually, don't answer that.  Because I will have to judge you if you don't like pie crust.

Here are some fun ideas for dressing up your Thanksgiving pie!

A little sugar dusing makes it even prettier!

Martha Stewart is always full of beautiful ideas:

I like this idea from Take A Megabite too:

You can use leafs cut outs, or you can use the dough you cut the leaves out of:

And if you aren't a pretty pie crust crimper, you can ditch it all together and use one of Paula Deen's sneaky tricks:

There are about a million ways to dress up your pie.  What is your pretty pie trick?

Candy Corn Pudding [Fall Dessert]

Years ago, I shared a fun Halloween dessert with you that my sister in law made, candy corn pudding cups! I wanted to share it with you again because this treat is still one of our favorites, seven years later!!

It is easy to make, you just layer butterscotch pudding, banana pudding, and whipped cream. The combo may sound odd, but I promise you will love it!