Thanksgiving 2012!

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Excuse me; but when did it become the middle of November?  Thanksgiving, Christmas? What???  I lost time in Italy.  Well, I guess I actually lost track of time and I felt as if everything stood still for a while. I expected to come home and to pick up exactly where I left off but even in our absence life kept on happening. I came home to the reality that a month had gone by, October had vanished, and I was faced with the realization that the holidays were upon us. Wow, time flew by, despite my best efforts to slow it down.

I really do love Thanksgiving.  I love being with family and watching my boys play with their zillions of cousins.  I love Thanksgiving food and staying up late and laughing and playing and just “being.”  I am Thankful this year, as always, for so many things; but most of all, I’m thankful for the health of my family.

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Holiday Brussels Sprouts and Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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I have several holiday recipes on the blog that you can find here, here, and here; but what’s wrong with a couple more!  My family and I will be traveling to visit my wonderful in-laws for Thanksgiving, so I thought I would come up with two fun side dishes that I can make and share while we are there.  Both are scrumptious and I’m looking forward to making both again in just a few days!

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Paleo Thanksgiving Potluck Party For College Students!

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Thanksgiving it a time to celebrate all that we are thankful for: family, friends, good health and good old fashion paleo food! Last weekend I celebrated my first Thanksgiving of the year with my amazing college family…. potluck style. I roasted my first turkey ever and managed to stay away from burning it… it’s a MIRACLE!!! I am the only one of my friends who lives, eats, and breathes paleo, so when I sent out the invite for a Thanksgiving potluck party I wasn’t expecting it to be all paleo. With the amazing group of friends I have made at school they all respected my way of life and all cooked paleo dishes. With the exception of mashed potatoes, gravy and rolls :)

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Thanksgiving Recipes and Everyday Paleo Pumpkin Pie Cooking Demo!

Thanksgiving Dinner – Paleo Style!!

My family all pitched in yesterday and we created an amazing holiday feast. We ate a lot, laughed a lot, and stayed up way too late on a school night; but it was well worth it. We even managed to throw together a cooking demo for my Everyday Paleo Pumpkin Pie which we all had way too much fun filming, probably because of how blurry eyed and tired we were at that point!  As far as the meal was concerned, I personally am proud of how the stuffing turned out, and I am now forever in love with Prosciutto Wrapped Pears…  Jaden’s favorite was the Broccoli Casserole, and Rowan ate a pound of turkey before it even made it to his plate! [Read more…]