Happy Thanksgiving from Home with Heartland

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Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are spending today surrounded by family and friends enjoying this wonderful holiday.

I would like to take a moment to share some of the things that we are thankful for here at Heartland America. I asked my co-workers and here are some of their responses:

“I’m thankful for my beautiful children and grandchildren. Also for all of the dogs and horses on this planet. They make life worth living.”

“I am thankful for having a job and waking up every morning to a wonderful family.”

“Everyday is a gift. I’m thankful for friends and family and the time I got to spend on this earth with my parents who are now in heaven.”

“I am thankful for my job.”

“I am thankful that we still have our freedoms and live in America where we can still say “God bless you” and raise our children according to our beliefs.”

“I am thankful for my amazing wife and beautiful 8 month old healthy baby girl celebrating her 1st Thanksgiving.”

“I am very thankful I still have my mom and family. I am thankful I get to meet my fiance’s brother and family that is coming up for Thanksgiving since their mom passed away few years ago and see family all reunited.

Ps. I am also thankful that everyone can get together as a family and celebrate good memories and time together.”

I want to thank everyone who contributed!

What I am thankful for? I have so many blessings to to grateful for this Thanksgiving: my wonderful family, my awesome friends, my sweet kitty, and the amazing job that lets me bring this blog to you.

I also want to thank you, our readers and customers. You make what we do possible. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

All of us here at Heartland America wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving and safe travels whether it’s across the country or across the street.

Please let me know what you are thankful for by leaving a comment. Remember you are always welcome at Home with Heartland.

Sweet and Savory Corn Bread Stuffing

As I was planning my Thanksgiving feast, I was thinking of my family and all the traditional food we have. The turkey, pies, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce (out of the can, ridges and all), and of course stuffing or dressing.

If it is cooked inside a turkey: it is considered stuffing. If it is cooked separately outside a turkey: it is considered dressing. Whatever you call it, it is delicious!

You will always find my plate loaded with stuffing…or dressing,

So I decided to look through my old box of family recipes for a version of this savory side dish.

I found my great grandmother’s recipe for Corn Bread Stuffing.

Sweet and Savory Cornbread Stuffing Recipe - Home with Heartland




It has a slightly sweet taste along with the savory, which is a welcome surprise from all those very savory dishes at Thanksgiving.

From our family to yours here is my great grandmother’s recipe for Corn Bread Stuffing.

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Give Thanks for Great Family Games with Printable Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle

So you have your table decoration plan, the dinner all set, and the rest of the house ready for Thanksgiving. The feast is all planned out, but what about after? Granted the turkey induced coma will keep your guests occupied for a while but if your family is anything like mine, Thanksgiving is an all day affair with leftovers offered later because there is always a mountain of food after the Holiday feast.

So instead of sitting around chatting in little groups, why not bring everyone together for some family fun?

Give Thanks for Great Family Game - with Printable Crossword

Here are a few games that can be enjoyed by the whole family throughout Thanksgiving Day.

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Adorable No Sew Plaid Cuff Candle Holder

It’s already November!  From now until Thanksgiving we will be focusing on how to make it extra special with DIY decor, recipes, and entertaining tips and tricks.

Perfect Fall DIY Candle Holder. Simply adorable!

Today I’ll be showing you how to make a darling, plaid cuff candle holder that’s easy to make, no sew, and inexpensive. You may already have most everything you need at home.

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