Another successful Thanksgiving has come and gone. I’ve moved onto Christmas decorating now, the tree is up with lights and just needs ornaments. Today is also my last day to finish my recipe for the Iron Chef Blogger challenge, the secret ingredient is cranberries. Actually, I’m making two different cranberry dishes today, which should be fun.

I didn’t host Thanksgiving at my apartment this year, but I did make four different things. It was really fun! The fourth was a lemon gooey butter cake, but I somehow neglected to get a picture of it. It was pretty tasty though.

This is Paula Deen’s broccoli salad. It is: a head of broccoli, chopped up into small pieces, some crumbled bacon, halved cherry tomatoes, cheddar cheese cubes, and red onion. The recipe also calls for 1/2 cup of raisins. I swapped this out for 1/2 cup of chopped almonds. The sauce is mayonnaise with some sugar and vinegar. It doesn’t sound amazing, but it was really good.

I finally managed to make some cornbread dressing with sausage. It was not quite as good as my mom or dad’s, but it was still pretty tasty. It just got a little dry, I wasn’t really paying enough attention to it. With the addition of some gravy, it was scrumptious.

And who doesn’t love sweet potatoes with tiny marshmallows? Tiny marshmallows don’t take 10 minutes to brown, don’t believe Food Network Magazine!

Thanksgiving was amazing, as always. Michele F makes a mean maple-bacon turkey and fantastic mashed potatoes. Not to mention the sweet tea, mmm!

No time for full recipes today, I’ve got muffins to bake and a tree to decorate! Travis just brought in the cut pieces from the tree, they smell so wonderful. Happy holidays, hope everyone had as wonderful a Thanksgiving as I did!


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