Sunday, December 8, 2019

DIY Dollar Tree Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Lanterns

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Lanterns using mostly Dollar Tree Items for around $10.
I don't think that I have ever been so obsessed with Dollar Tree than I have this year. This years Dollar Tree holiday craft items and decor pieces have been really awesome. I honestly need to stay off of you tube and stay out of DT because I keep finding more and more items to DIY. 

I get most of my Dollar Tree DIY craft inspiration from Bargain Bethany and Krafts by Katelyn (two of my favorite Dollar Tree you tube craft vloggers).  Today, I'm sharing my take on Kraft's by Katelyns Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Candle Holders. When I spotted the red fragrance warmers at my local Dollar Tree, I knew they would be the perfect base for Christmas lanterns.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

My Texas Table Newsletter - Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

Happy Sunday friends! Since there are only a few days left until Thanksgiving, I'm sure most of you already have your Thanksgiving Menu planned out. If you don't, no worries because this month's newsletter is filled with my favorite Thanksgiving Menu Ideas that I have posted in the past. Whether I'm cooking for a crowd or just the family, I like to serve Turkey and Ham, and a variety of side dishes and dessert choices. 

I have several Thanksgiving recipes on my site, but I have narrowed down my favorites to share with you. Several of these dishes are make ahead recipes just look for the * in front of the recipe title (just remember to assemble and freeze those dishes unbaked). Hopefully, you will find something among the following recipes. 🍁 🍂

Friday, November 15, 2019

Perfectly Juicy - Brined Roasted Turkey with Giblet Pan Gravy

Brining and then roasting a turkey upside down is the perfect recipe for a juicy, flavorful, fool proof Thanksgiving Bird every time! 
If you've never cooked a Thanksgiving turkey, the whole process can be a bit intimidating, especially for a first timer. No worries though, because cooking a Thanksgiving turkey is not as stressful as you think. Today I'm sharing a step-by-step process that yields the most juicy and flavorful turkey every time.    

If you want a juicy bird that's big on flavor, try brining your turkey with your favorite turkey brine, seasoning with a dry rub and roasting it upside down. Cooking a turkey upside down ensures that the breast doesn't dry out. 

Also make sure to use a meat thermometer, especially if this is your first time cooking a turkey. Test the turkey by inserting the meat thermometer in the thickest part of thigh (without hitting the bone). When the temperature reads a minimum of 165 F, the turkey is ready to come out of the oven. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

November Menu - Menu Plan Monthly

Hi everyone!!!! 🍁🍂 Fall is finally here in North Texas and the temperature is continuing to drop each week. I'm so glad summer is finally behind us. Today I have my November Menu Plan for you and it's filled with some of my favorite cold weather comfort food recipes. I have also included my Thanksgiving Menu and listed a few meals that I will be making using holiday leftovers, so all in all November looks like a delicious month. Any recipe with {New} noted next to the title are recipes that I plan to make and will post in the near future. I hope y'all find something you like.  

Monday, October 28, 2019

How to Home Can Pears (Pears in Light Syrup)

Pears can be preserved at their peak by packing the fruit in a light syrup to help them retain their texture and flavor.   

Do you know how to can pears? Canning pears are the perfect way to preserve pears at their peak to enjoy year round. Especially if you find yourself with an abundance of pears. Today I am going to show you an easy step-by-step tutorial on how to can pears in a light syrup. 

The first thing to remember when canning pears is to use firm pears and not pears that are soft or over ripe. You can use the ripe pears to snack on, make pearsauce or to make this wonderful Pear Honey