How to Plan a Christmas Party (and Cook for 200 Guests)

Holiday Housewalk TourOur Christmas party is in five days. And yes, I do cook all of the food. Our party is a big event, and it has grown in every aspect over the last thirty years. We invite all of our friends and family (and their children if they are friends with our children) and I cook all of the food. For about 200 people. And no, I am not a caterer. I just know how to plan a party. Today I can’t wait to share my biggest tip with you.

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Best Thanksgiving Recipes

apple pie recipeWith Thanksgiving less than a week away, I teamed up with some very talented bloggers and we are sharing some of our best Thanksgiving recipes! These are the recipes we prepare and serve at our own Thanksgiving dinners. So they are tried and true and delicious. We have appetizers, a salad, a vegetable dish, a turkey, side dishes, a drink, and desserts. 

The bloggers that I am joining today are Janine from Happy Happy Nester, Ashley from Modern Glam, Rhonda from Hallstrom Home and Becky from Becky’s Farmhouse. Be sure to read about the Giveaway at the bottom of this blog post!

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Pumpkin Recipe Round-Up

The weather has cooled off a bit and my home smells fabulous from my Pumpkin Spice candle from Antique Candleworks. This feeling of fall has arrived at our home and I am motivated to cook! I am thrilled that today I have teamed up with six bloggers to share fifteen fabulous pumpkin recipes. I cannot wait to try them all myself.

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Cooking Tips … How to Create Your Own Recipes

Cooking tips are my favorite thing to share. Today I want to share how I learned to create my own recipes. For the longest time, I thought I was a really good cook. Don’t get me wrong, I have always been proud of the fact that I am a good cook. I love to cook and I love trying new recipes. But here is the problem. I was a really good cook that cooked from recipes. That isn’t very impressive. Fortunately, that changed a few years ago.

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