Cranberry Walnut Quinoa Stuffing

I am so excited to be participating in a great blog hop today where we are sharing ideas for Thanksgiving dishes. I have been experimenting with different stuffing recipes this year and am totally in love with this cranberry walnut quinoa stuffing.

A great gluten free replacement for regular stuffing! I love the idea of making a cranberry walnut quinoa stuffing for Thanskgiving!

[Read more...]

Turkey Tacos with Cranberry Salsa

Thanksgiving always leaves a bunch of leftovers in our house. I know most people try to give them away so they don’t have to worry about the food going to waste or having to eat the same thing over and over again. I am just the opposite. I love leftovers and always look for a way to use them in different ways so no one says “turkey, again!” Being major lovers of Tex-Mex and Mexican food {my 4 year old eats orders a bowl of guacamole for himself at dinner}, I knew I wanted to put a little spice into my leftovers dish this year and make turkey tacos with cranberry salsa.

Use your Thanksgiving leftovers to make delicious turkey tacos with cranberry salsa. #UseYourLeftovers

[Read more...]

Thanksgiving Quinoa Stuffing with Pancetta

We are ticking away the days until Thanksgiving at a fast pace. It is almost scary to think it will be here in just a few weeks. Now is the time when most of us are thinking about our menus, selecting recipes and finalizing shopping lists. As you work on yours, I have a great recipe that you should consider making a spot for on your table: quinoa stuffing with pancetta.
The dressing {or stuffing depending on where you are from} is my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal. I like to try all different versions and you can sometimes find two or three on our table for the holiday. This quinoa version is perfect for anyone who wants or needs to be gluten free.

This is a great recipe with all the flavors of traditional Thanksgiving stuffing but made gluten free by using quinoa instead. Quinoa Stuffing with pancetta is an awesome gluten free option.

[Read more...]

Mini Stuffing Muffins

SoFab Disclosure

Holy almost mid-November already. Where is time going? Have you started thinking about Thanksgiving yet? We like to try and get together for a little pre-Thanksgiving with our friends {a Friendsgiving if you will} so I am definitely heavily focused on Thanksgiving recipes right now. Our meals with friends tend to be the kind where you can grab a few things and eat them on the move between one group of friends to another or while trying to keep all the kids at the table and eating. These mini stuffing muffins are the perfect option for that kind of meal because they are one bite and require no utensils!

This is the greatest idea to make Thanksgiving parties so easy! Make mini stuffing muffins so they are one bite and don't require any utensils.
[Read more...]

TBT: Candied Bacon Corn Pudding

You all know that I am a total bacon lover! Especially during the holiday season, I make bacon all the time and it is often cayenne candied bacon too. I was thinking of Thanksgiving favorites that I could add a little bit of a different spin to an instantly thought how great candied bacon corn pudding would be!

The perfect Thanksgiving side dish: candied bacon corn pudding {casserole}

[Read more...]

Thanksgiving Mini Pallet Art

I love decorating for Thanksgiving but often find I just don’t have the time to do a lot of decoration changes.  So, I typically focus on decorating the house for fall and then add a few Thanksgiving specific touches around the house as the holiday gets closer.  This year, I created some Thanksgiving mini pallet art to display on my mantle. It is the perfect last minute craft to toss up for Thanksgiving since it takes only a few supplies and almost no time to complete.

Thanksgiving pallet style art you can make in under 30 minutes using wood shims! [Read more...]

TBT: Sweet Potato Casserole

So, have you started looking towards Thanksgiving yet? I certainly have as I like to plan out my menu, shopping list and cooking schedule weeks in advance to make sure the day goes as smoothly as possible. There are some recipe favorites that I know will always appear on our table alongside our brined turkey. One of those is sweet potato casserole. However, we do ours a little differently and top it with cinnamon marshmallows and a pepita streusel!

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pepita Streusel

[Read more...]

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

For several years, Mathlete and I would have a small Thanksgiving at home before heading off to celebrate with family the next day. Of course, with only a few people, it didn’t make much sense to cook a huge turkey. Plus, I was usually working the day of our pre-Thanksgiving meal so I needed something that could cook easily. It was during that time that I made my first slow cooker turkey breast and now I make them all throughout the year so we can have turkey for sandwiches and other meals.

A perfectly cooked turkey breast in the slow cooker! So easy and perfect for the holidays.
[Read more...]

Turkey Spinach Lasagna Rolls – Use Your Leftovers

Thanksgiving is almost here {this week…eek!} and that means lots of food, lots of time with family and lots of leftovers!  I know people tend to fret about what to do with their leftovers because they can’t really stomach the thought of that many turkey sandwiches.  No worries here though…I’ve got a way to use your leftovers.  Heck, you can even freeze this recipe for turkey spinach lasagna rolls for later so you can go a few days without eating turkey.

The perfect recipe for leftover turkey {or just because}! My family loves these turkey and spinach lasagna rolls.


[Read more...]

Guest Blogger: Thanksgiving Wine Glass Charms

This holiday season, I am giving you the gift of new blogs to read!  Yep, throughout the holiday season, I will have guest bloggers come here and share a little bit of their awesomeness so you will have fun new blogs to read for the new year.  Today, we start with our first guest blogger, Katie!

**********************************************************

Hello Just Us Four readers! I’m Katie from Snap-On Buttons and I am so pleased to be a guest blogger! Thanksgiving is perhaps my favorite holiday and if your like me, there’s always a full house. I’m here to show you how to make these super cute Thanksgiving wine glass charms.

I hate always having to second guess where I put down my drink at parties. That’s where wine glass charms come in handy. Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut out charms using their Thanksgiving charms. I really liked these charms because their subtle and inexpensive.

 I cut out the same charms in different card stock colors, so guests have more options and diversity among the charms.

To make the rings for the wine charms, I used gold wire since it matches my Thanksgiving decor the best. However, it could easily be customized to match yours as well. Using wire cutters, I cut wire about 2 inches long and wrapped it around a soda bottle cap.

Slip the charm onto the wire and you have a super cute, easy, and practical craft for Thanksgiving!

I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season! I hope you’ll stop by Snap-on Buttons soon to see what I’ve been up to!

******************************************

Those charms are super cute! I know I always hate losing my glass at parties too so this is definitely an idea I would use.  Thanks so much Katie!

Be sure to visit Katie and see all the other awesome ideas she has to share!