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Roasted Turkey

Roasted Turkey with Good Morning America…

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November 24, 2010 Posted by | Good Morning America, Recipes, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Almost Turkey Day – Gobble! Gobble!

It’s Almost Turkey Day – Gobble! Gobble!

Need help with Thanksgiving Day recipes, wines that go well with turkey, dessert ideas, and table scapes?







                                                  minimalistphotography101.com – Flickr.com

November 22, 2010 Posted by | Recipes, Thanksgiving, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving with Williams-Sonoma

Thanksgiving with Williams-Sonoma….

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November 19, 2010 Posted by | Recipes, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

A Simple Thanksgiving Menu

A Simple Thanksgiving Menu with Sandra Lee on Good Morning America

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                                                 JP Puerta – Flickr.com

November 18, 2010 Posted by | Recipes, Thanksgiving, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Day Pie

Thanksgiving Day Pie – I love pie on Thanksgiving Day – or any day.  My favorite is Pumpkin and 2nd would be Apple – and eating them warm is just Mmm Mmm Good!

Here are loads of pie recipes from

and from my favorite chefs…

and a very awesome Pioneer Woman

and we can not forget Martha Stewart…

 Let’s not forget….

Happy Thanksgiving!

                                                           Cameron Nordholm – Flickr.com

November 16, 2010 Posted by | Baking, Martha Stewart, Pillsbury, Recipes, Thanksgiving, The Food Network, The Pioneer Woman | , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving is 2 Weeks Away!

Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away… time to start getting ready!

From KitchenDaily.com “The the countdown begin…”   ~~~ CLICK  ~~~

                                                       Pink Sherbet Photography – Flickr.com  


November 13, 2010 Posted by | Recipes, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Place Cards

Thanksgiving Place Cards from HomeMadeSimple.com – a great and easy way to create a Thanksgiving place setting.

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                                                                 Luigi Crespo – Flickr.com

November 12, 2010 Posted by | Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Inspiration

Thanksgiving inspiration with help from allrecipes.com

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                                                                    *clairity* – Flickr.com

November 11, 2010 Posted by | Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving Day

I’ve been getting ready for Thanksgiving Day.  There are so many resources on-line, like HomeMadeSimple.com

Here is a great Guest Prep Checklist           ~~~~~  CLICK  ~~~~~

                                                                      Philms – Flickr.com

November 9, 2010 Posted by | Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Pie Countdown

It’s Pie Countdown time with allrecipes.com

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So many to choose from – my absolute favorite pie during this time of the year is pumpkin pie!

                                                                      rick – Flickr.com


November 8, 2010 Posted by | Baking, Recipes, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas

Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas from HGTV…

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                                                              John- Morgan – Flickr.com

November 5, 2010 Posted by | Decorate, HGTV, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

I’m Getting Ready For Thanksgiving!

I’m getting ready for Thanksgiving!  Halloween has come and gone – and so has almost all the candy!  So, it’s time for me to start preparing my Thanksgiving menu…  FoodNetwork.com is a great place for all recipes to enjoy with family and friends.

Here are some cooking recipes from Ina – Barefoot Contessa….

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                                                                  CarbonNYC – Flickr.com

November 3, 2010 Posted by | Recipes, Thanksgiving, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 126

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 126:


My side of the family and my husbands enjoyed this wonderful day with lots of food and drinks – a great day to give Thanks for all that we have.

November 29, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips

                                                         Muffet – Flickr.com

Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips with Good Morning America…

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                                                       Muffet – Flickr.com

November 25, 2009 Posted by | Good Morning America, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving with Food Network

Still need some ideas for your Thanksgiving Holiday?  Maybe your cooking – or going to a family or friends home and need a dish or two to take – or – you’ll be making some of these tasty dishes on another occasion!

                                                          psd – Flickr.com

www.FoodNetwork.com has a bazillion recipes to choose from – CLICK  HERE – for Thanksgiving 2009

                                                          rick – Flickr.com

November 24, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Thanksgiving, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 120

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 120:

It’s Friday – and I have to go buy my Turkeys – notice Turkey is plural – I will be roasting 2 medium-sized Turkeys – carving one and leaving the other as my table decor  – at least until it’s needed.

Stop n Shop in Danbury has Butterball Turkeys – frozen for .89 cents per pound – and fresh for $1.39 per pound – that is where I will be purchasing them.

In the middle of work, I was talking to my youngest daughter, Sara.  How I got into “It’s Raining Men” by the Weather Girls started – I have no idea.  Sara didn’t recognize the song, especially since I was trying to sing it and being that she is only 16 and this song and video was from 1984 – 25 years ago – so to You Tube we went and boy did we have fun watching this music video!

Then it was back to workdinner and time to get ready for Bunco with the Bunco Babes!  Right after eating and getting ready to leave for our monthly game, our power went out – my entire block had a black out!  Only 3 kids were home and Hubby-Hub was working through the night.  So, we lit some candles, listened to some music and told some ghost stories!  Then I left for Bunco – my sister picked me up and we enjoyed our evening.

November 22, 2009 Posted by | Music, My Life as a Realtor, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flickr Foto Fun Friday – Thanksgiving Day

For this Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – I have chosen some fantastic photographs of Thanksgiving Day!

                                      Fall colors all around…  *Micky – Flickr.com

                   Veggie & Cheese Platter awaiting guests…  Plutor – Flickr.com

                             Lots of Cooking and Baking…  Jessicafm – Flickr.com

                           A Glass of Wine or 2…  Robert S. Donovan – Flickr.com

                   Table is all set and ready to give Thanks…  basykes – Flickr.com

                              Thanksgiving Feast!…  xybermatthew  – Flickr.com

                      Pumpkin & Pecan Pie…  Cameron Nordholm – Flickr.com

November 20, 2009 Posted by | Fall, Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nestle Banana Mini-Chip Cake

Our Thanksgiving baking has begun.  Amanda baked 2 Banana Chocolate Chip Cakes. 

We found a recipe on www.VeryBestBaking.com with loads of Nestle Chocolate Chip recipes. 

This recipe is for Nestle Banana Mini Chip Muffins – CLICK – although, we’re making 2 cakes – one for today and we’ll freeze the 2nd for Thanksgiving Day.

November 19, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Recipes, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Thanksgiving Recipes with Campbell’s Kitchen

Thanksgiving Recipes with Campbell’s Kitchen…

Here are some great recipes from www.CampbellsKitchen.com

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Thanksgiving Turkey - xybermatthew                                                                xybermatthew – Flickr.com

November 18, 2009 Posted by | Recipes, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Mashed Potatoes for Thanksgiving

From www.FoodNetwork.com50 recipes for Mashed Potatoes!

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Mashed Potatoes - ukanda                                                                   ukanda – Flickr.com

November 16, 2009 Posted by | Recipes, Thanksgiving, The Food Network | , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas from HGTV

         Welcome your guests on Thanksgiving Day with these stylish ideas from www.HGTV.com

Thanksgiving Decor - StarMama                                                               StarMama – Flickr.com

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Turkey Votives - Joe Shlabotnik                                                                Joe Shlabotnik – Flickr.com

November 15, 2009 Posted by | HGTV, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

A Barefoot Contessa Thanksgiving

                                                           A Barefoot Contessa Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Turkey - tuchodi                                                                   tuchodi – Flickr.com

                Food Network and Ina Garten share some wonderful Thanksgiving Recipes and Memories!

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Thanksgiving Spread - CarbonNYC                                                                 CarbonNYC – Flickr.com

November 14, 2009 Posted by | Recipes, Thanksgiving, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Talking Turkey from Healthy Eats

Talking Turkey from Healthy Eats…

Turkey - ukanda                                                                  ukanda – Flickr.com

~CLICK ~ to view tips like – Fresh vs. Frozen – Defrosting a Frozen Bird – How Big? – Cooking Time – and Important Tools.

Thanksgiving Day was a holiday that was celebrated at either my parents or my in-laws home.  In the past few years, my husband and I have taken on this holiday.  We invite both sides of our families and friends – and I am thankful for all the on-line help from useful sites like www.HealthyEats.com !

Thanksgiving Turkey - tuchodi                                                                   tuchodi – Flickr.com

November 12, 2009 Posted by | Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes from Food Network.

I have started my Thanksgiving Menu.  The fun part is preparing the menuMashed Potatoes is at the top of my list~ CLICK ~ Here for the recipe

Mashed Potatoes - Rhett Sutphin                                                               Rhett Sutphin – Flickr.com

November 8, 2009 Posted by | Recipes, Thanksgiving, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Kickoff – Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes - NatalieMaynor                                                               NatalieMaynor – Flickr.com

From Healthy Eats ~ Thanksgiving Kickoff – Sweet Potatoes!!  And I LOVE sweet potatoes – Yummy-Yum-Yum!

Sweet Potato Fries - not a hipster                                                                 not a hipster – Flickr.com

                                    ~ CLICK ~ Here to view Nutrition Facts ~ Recipes ~ Tips and more!

November 6, 2009 Posted by | Recipes, Thanksgiving | , , , | Leave a comment

I’m in the Mood to Bake – Pumpkin Muffins!

I’m in the mood to bake… Pumpkin Muffins!

Pumpkin Seeds - Wyscan                                                                  Wyscan – Flickr.com

Halloween is over – but Fall is still here and soon Thanksgiving Day will be upon us.  With cooler days and Pumpkins galore – what better time to bake some Pumpkin Muffins – CLICK – here to view recipe fromwww.FoodNetwork.com

Pumpkin Pie Cupcake - norwichnuts                                                                Norwichnuts – Flickr.com

November 1, 2009 Posted by | Autumn, Baking, Fall, Thanksgiving, The Food Network | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Day

turkey-jslanderjslander – Flickr.com

Oh My!  It’s almost Thanksgiving Day – and I’m still looking at different recipes and ideas – always wanting to surprise my guests

thanksgiving-carbonnycCarbonNYC – Flickr.com

Of course – The Food Network is my FAVORITE!

Between working with all my clients – approximately 8 to 10 hours a day on the computer– along with appointments viewing homes and being in the office – AND let’s not forget the family!– 5 kids and my hubby – which equals to many beds to be made – 4 to 6 loads of laundry a day – dinner EVERY night as a family and constantly cleaning, dusting and picking up after everyone – including Tisha – our dog, Moe – our cat, Chico, Cha-Cha and Fofita our Cockatiels and all the fish! Whew!  I will squeeze in my baking, cooking and preparing for Thanksgiving Day with pleasure!

I will be stirring…cake-mix

and baking…

baking-an-apple-pie-benimotobenimoto – Flickr.com

and preparing…

dicing-and-slicing-peterastnpeterastn – Flickr.com

and I will be drinking lots of coffee!

coffee-peterastnpeterastn – Flickr.com

Off to an appointment – the supermarket for the 5th time this week! and a few more errands… HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY EVE TO ALL!!

November 26, 2008 Posted by | Fun Post, Home, Life as a Realtor, Realtor, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Fun – Gobble, Gobble!


A Thanksgiving Alphabet

T…Turkey, table spreads, being together,

H…Happiness and homes, to protect us from all weather,

A…Aunts and uncles, a reunion in Fall,

N…Nieces and nephews, family members all!

K…Kind-hearted kin coming over for dinner,

S…Surely you’ll have fun, but you won’t get thinner!

G…Gourds and pumpkins, mouths open wide.

I…Indians and Pilgrims we remember with pride.

V…Very special times – there could even be snow.

I…Imagine what it was like on Plymouth long ago.

N…Never forget how the settlers led the way.

G…Giving Thanks and blessing this special day.

There are many more Thanksgiving poems to be read.

Also, a great holiday movie and one of my family’s favorite, A Christmas Story, has a very funny scene where the dad tries to sneak a piece of delicious Turkey – but never makes it due to the neighbors dogs getting to it first!

A Yummy recipe from Jen’s Blog on Homegood’s site:

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

1-15 oz can pure pumpkin

– 4 eggs, beaten

– 1 cup oil

– 1/2 cup cold water

– 3-1/2 cups flour

– 3 cups sugar

– 2 tsp baking soda

– 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon

– 1/2 tsp nutmeg

 – 1 tsp salt

– 2 cups chocolate chips

Combine pumpkin, eggs, oil and water.  Mix flour, baking soda, sugar, spices and salt in a separate bowl and add pumpkin mixture.  Mix well.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Place batter into 2 well greased loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until done.  Making 2 loafs allows you to share one enjoy the other!

 pumpkin-choc-chip-cake-jslanderjslander – Flickr.com

I have so very much to be Thankful for – my family, our health, my and my husband’s job, my country (because I KNOW we will come out of this and be even stronger!), my friends, and my HOME. I am also Thankful for all my past clients that I have assisted in finding their home – where they will have many Holidays, making wonderful memories.  AND – I look forward to my future clients and helping them to find a Home for the Holidays as well!

holiday-home-preciouskhyattPreciouskhyatt – Flickr.com

November 25, 2008 Posted by | Fun Post, Home, Homegoods, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Preparing for Thanksgiving Dinner


Today is Tuesday – that means I have 2 more days to prepare for Thanksgiving Dinner – Yikes!  My guests will be arriving at around 1pm – so it’s actually a late lunch, early dinner by the time we sit down and give “Thanks”.

thanksgiving-table-sthsth – Flickr.com

My sister has e-mailed a few recipe ideas – wonder why she thinks I need them??

Some are from The Food Network – watch videos and get tons of recipes, hints and ideas for Thanksgiving from Emeril “BAM”, Rachael Ray “EVOO”, Paula Dean “Hi Y’all” – and all the Food Network Stars. Even if it’s to make one dish a little different.

sweet-potatoes-carl-e-lewisCarl E Lewis – Flickr.com

Can you believe the First Thanksgiving was in 1621?? – read more on History .com




November 25, 2008 Posted by | Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Fun Post, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Thanksgiving!


xybermatthew – Flickr.com

It’s almost Thanksgiving – and I’ll have about 30 somewhat family and friends over.  So it’s not 1, but 2 Turkeys that I will be roasting and many potatoes to be peeled, boiled and mashed along with preparing some treats to be served when my hungry guests arrive – some of which will be traveling up I-684 from Mt. Vernon, NY.  Others will be coming from Brookfield, CT and my sis lives here in New Fairfield, CT – just minutes away from my home.

mashed-potatoes-virtualernvirtualern.jpg – Flickr.com

Click here for some Thanksgiving Ideas from HGTV videos.

turkeys-hey-paulHey Paul – Flickr.com

I am looking forward to Thanksgiving Day – I have been very fortunate this past year and my family and I have many Thanks to be given AND I can’t wait for a slice of PUMPKIN PIE!

pumpkin-pie-pbodypbody – Flickr.com

A Very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family!

November 24, 2008 Posted by | Brookfield, Fun Post, Mt. Vernon, New Fairfield, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment