Hi everyone! Finally the leaves are turning, the weather is getting cozy, and autumn is here at last. I can’t get enough of this beautiful time of year: leaf piles, rich colors, and beverages, especially hot tea. I know kids and adults are looking forward to the holidays fast approaching us. There are some great autumn parties on the horizon. So I wanted to come up with a truly fall treat for the entire family. Hoping to be essentially fall-ish, I made spiced pumpkin cereal treats filled with candy. They are not only shaped like adorable little pumpkins but are flavored with pumpkin spice. Let’s face it, pumpkin spice is unavoidable this time of year.
These tasty treats are easy to make packed with flavor…and candy. Combining pumpkin spice, cereal, and candy into adorable pumpkins is fantastic for harvest and Halloween parties alike. This autumn twist on the classic treat that your entire family will love.
Thanksgiving is just one week away, and I’m so excited. It’s always lovely to gather with friends and family to enjoy the day. When the extended family gets together, it’s a big group. Everyone brings a dish or two to share. This year all of the main dishes have been assigned so I decided to make a dessert. But I still wanted the dessert to be inspired by Thanksgiving. Sweet potato casserole is a Thanksgiving essential on many tables, especially in the south. Taking that as my inspiration, I created a delicious and unexpected dessert that everyone will enjoy: sweet potato muffins with toasted marshmallow icing.
The mellow sweetness of the sweet potato is a perfect harvest flavor. The slightly toasted marshmallow adds a bit of sweet whimsy to these muffins. There have already been rave reviews from my family for these sweet potato muffins. I am certain they will be a big hit at any Thanksgiving gathering.
Hello everyone! How was your halloween? It was very drippy and wet here in Minnesota, but at least it wasn’t snowing. It’s actually warmer than it should be here, but I’m not complaining. With Halloween gone, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. So I’ve started planning my Thanksgiving Day feast and festivities. The plans are going well so far, but I wasn’t sure what kind of bread we should have. I could just buy some rolls from the store, but I decided to check my great grandmother’s recipe box for good bread recipes. Thankfully, I found a great recipe for homemade white bread.
This from scratch recipe is delicious, and you can leave it in the fridge overnight to rise. So you can make the dough the day before and then bake the bread on Thanksgiving day. There’s nothing like fresh baked bread especially if it is homemade. This recipe has quite a few steps, but it is not difficult to make. The results are so deliciously worth it.
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.
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.
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.