Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year.  I feel like it kicks off 6 weeks of fun, family and FOOOOOOD.  Here are some heavenly recipes that I’ve been drooling over from!

Roasted Kobucha Squash with Brown Butter, Marshmallows, and Pecans


Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes


Stuffing with Sausage, Apples & Sage


Spiced Holiday Sangria




An Italian Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving 2014, The Blairs decided to have a big Italian Dinner in lieu of Turkey and the normal sides.  Grandpa Cordaro from Sicily passed away this year and in his honor, we had a big Sicilian feast.  It was a really really wonderful way to remember such an amazing man and share our memories of him with each other.

Here are the special meatballs being made below. =)  I supervised while mike and his brother made the magic happen.


The amazing feast below.  I still have meat aversions (from pregnancy) so I don’t have the meatballs or sausages on my plate.  BUT they were a smash hit and people went nuts over them.


some of us couldn’t handle the big meal.  little lucy feasted on italian meatballs and then PASSED out.


i love the holidays and the family bonding it brings.  can’t wait for next year when we’ll have our little one at the table to share in the family tradition as well! xoxo

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2012

I have to say…Thanksgiving is one of the few holidays I can’t get enough of.  I know for most it’s Christmas~ but I feel like since this is the first fall holiday, it really brings your family together after a summer of vacations and busy-ness.  This year (like last year), I spent it with the Blair family.

My day was pretty cray as I visited  a friend for coffee, spent time with my grandma in her nursing home, and then feasted like a starved child the rest of the day/evening.

 Yummy Iced Coffee (dabang style)


Juicy Turkey, Straight from the Oven


 Markel’s favorite wine


My first time eating Corn Souffle (YUMM)


Broccoli covered in heaven


Perfectly sliced meat with Dark on one side, White on the other.


My first serving…SOOOOOOO freaking delicious.


PIES!! Pumpkin, chocolate Pecan, Banana Cream and Cherry.


of COURSE, I ate a little bit of each


Waited in line at Sam’s Club to get the new Samsung Galaxy S3.  TOTALLY worth it.


 Markel and Me…looking fly at 530am.


My black friday haul~ free food, a diaper genie, and my new phone ❤


I weighed myself this morning and SERIOUSLY gained like 5 pounds.  How sad…and how awesome~ all at once!  haha