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Our 6 Favorite Online Pumpkin Recipes That You Will Want To Make!

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I don’t know about you, but this fall weather has me in the cooking mood! If you are in the same card-carrying-fall-cooking-bliss-boat, here are 6 fantastic pumpkin recipes from around the web you’ve got to try (in no particular order).

1. Paul Virant’s Pumpkin Butter Recipe

Turn pumpkin or any winter squash into Pumpkin Butter ~ this holiday season’s go-to gift, breakfast, or dessert. Paul Virant and Kristen Miglore at Food52 show us step-by-step how to easily make this roasted carmelized pumpkin butter spread. We are pretty sure it’s the best you’ll ever taste, plus it keeps in the fridge for a few weeks and freezes well.

2. Amazing Pumpkin Fudge Recipe

I am pretty sure this is still the most amazing, melt-in-you-mouth fudge and best use of pumpkin from a can! Apparently many agree, as this Pumpkin Fudge Recipe was posted 4 years ago and is still one of the most pinned posts at Frugal in Fort Worth.

3. Pumpkin Maple Pecan Granola Recipe

We found this delicious Pumpkin Maple Pecan Granola recipe at food blogger Minimalist Baker (they pretty much had us hooked at the title!). Described as “Simple, healthy granola that’s perfect for fall — just 9 ingredients, perfectly crunchy, and infused with tons of pumpkin flavor and fall spices.” Mmmmm.

4. DOUBLE LAYER PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE Pie

With will over 2,000 5-star ratings, Double-layer Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie is one of All-Recipes most sought-after recipe finds.  It is described as “a great alternative to pumpkin pie, especially for those cheesecake fans out there.” If you want to make it with that “little extra special something,” start with the delicious homemade graham cracker crust recipe you’ll find here.

5. Golden Pumpkin Bread Recipe

If you want a no-fail pumpkin quick bread that comes out delicious and moist every time, this recipe from Land O Lakes is the one! The recipe is intended to be baked in miniature loaf pans for gifts, but it works nicely in larger loaf pans too. Substitute oat flour for the all-purpose flour to make it gluten-free.

6. Pumpkin Scones Recipe (Starbucks CopyCat)

Food Blogger Cooking Classy has published her copycat recipe for Starbucks’ Pumpkin Scones. Moist and full of the amazing flavors of fall, you’ll want to add this knock-out knock-off to your “favorites” recipe file.

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Happy Thanksgiving to You and Your Family!

 We are taking a blogging break for the coming days so that we can celebrate Thanksgiving and spend time with our family.

Please join us in this season of gratitude and
thankfulness, as we take time to reflect on  the
many blessings that God has brought into our lives.

May it be a blessed one for you. And, may your
home be filled with family, friends, and the joy
and abundant goodness of the Lord.

God Bless Your Thanksgiving!
~
From Your Friends at Frugal in Fort Worth ~

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It is good to give thanks to the Lord.
Psalm 92:1

 

P.S.  Be sure to click on the picture above to link to a wonderful video  that fits perfectly into this Thanksgiving season and time of gratitude.  The video is  from Ann Voskamp, fellow blogger and author of the book, One Thousand Gifts.  Music is by David Nevue.    Enjoy!

Countdown to Thanksgiving: FREE Cookbooks and Recipes

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Thanksgiving Table Setting

If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your home and need some fresh menu ideas, there are some terrific FREE downloadable cookbooks and resources to help give you inspiration, ideas, and mouth-watering recipes for your gathering.

Here are a handful of our favorites to get you started:

Enjoy and Share! :)

COUNTDOWN TO THANKSGIVING: FREE Dinner Table Placesetting Printable For Kids

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Just in time for the entertaining season ahead, here’s a fun & FREE printable tool from Martha Stewart to teach your children how to correctly set the table.  If you are like me, daily dinners at home rarely include a table formally set with all the various forks, glasses, etc.  With the entertaining season almost here, now is the perfect time to teach your kids table setting skills, so that they can take part in the preparations for all the upcoming festivities.

:: Go here to download and print this FREE colorful learning tool. Print the file on heavy paper or cardstock and cut out the pieces. You may even want to laminate before cutting to make the pieces extra sturdy for little hands.

:: Go here to print out the diagram below to get them started.

P.S.  If you need a refresher on which fork goes where for your next soirée or BBQ buffet, Replacements, Etc. has a handy & free guide for correctly setting the table for just about any type of meal.  Just follow the link here and you’ll be “Emily Post Etiquette” approved!

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Honey Baked Ham Coupons ~ Up to $9 OFF

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Just in time for Christmas dinner ~ there are several great Honey Baked Ham coupons to print out and use in-store.

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Happy Thanksgiving to You and Your Family!

Family, friends, and taking time to thank God for His
many blessings…we pray that these are
the joys of
your Thanksgiving! 

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Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His love endures forever.
Psalm 118:29

Free Recipes and Cookbooks for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Table Setting

If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your home and need some fresh menu ideas, there are some terrific FREE downloadable cookbooks and resources to help give you inspiration, ideas, and mouth-watering recipes for your gathering.

Here are a handful of our favorites to get you started:

You might also be interested in the free downloadable cookbooks here, too!

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Happy Thanksgiving! :)

 We are taking a blogging break for the rest of this
week so that we can celebrate Thanksgiving and
spend time with our family.

Family, friends, and taking time to thank God for His
many blessings…we pray that these are
the joys of
your Thanksgiving!

::

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His love endures forever.
Psalm 118:29

Thanksgiving Dinner Placesetting Tips: Trying to Remember which Fork Goes Where?

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This tip comes courtesy of my mother, the quintessential hostess…

Thanksgiving Table Setting

If you are like me, daily dinners at home rarely include a table formally set
with all the various forks, glasses, etc. If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner
at your home and need a refresher on which fork goes where, Replacements,
Etc. has a handy guide for setting the table correctly for just about any type
of meal. Just follow the link here and you’ll be “Emily Post Etiquette”
approved!

And if you are still working on your menu…
 

There are some terrific FREE downloadable cookbooks and resources to help
give you inspiration, ideas, and yummy recipes:

Enjoy and Share! :)

 


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Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (November 19-21) ~ Southlake Christmas Tree Lighting, Thanksgiving Cooking Class, Kids Crafts and More!

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This weekend’s highlights include:

• FREE Southlake Town Square Christmas Tree Lighting Event
• FREE Santa’s Workshop Kids Fun At Bass Pro Shops
• FREE Time-Saving Thanksgiving Techniques
    Class at Williams-Sonoma
• FREE Woodworking Kids Clinic at Lowe’s

:: Kick off your Christmas festivities with Southlake Town
    Square’s 11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration.
    Saturday, November 20, 2010

Southlake’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities will begin at 5:30pm with live entertainment from local choirs and groups. The tree lighting ceremony begins  with the arrival of Old St. Nick who will switch on the lights and turn the square into a winter wonderland! Festivities also include free photos with Santa, carriage rides, hot chocolate, and kids crafts.

Details, details
When
: Saturday, November 20, 2010 ~ 5:30-8:30PM
Where: Southlake Town Square ~ 1256 Main Street Suite 244
Cost: Entrance to event is FREE.

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:: Santa’s Wonderland Event & FREE Santa Photos ~ Bass Pro Shops
    Daily,
Now through December 24, 2010 

                    

Bass Pro Shops is hosting fun daily events for kids, at their Santa’s Wonderland. The festive events include FREE games and activities, FREE crafts and a FREE photo with Santa. Activities vary by day.

Details, details
What: To see the full schedule of activities and events, click here.
When: Daily, now through December 24. For schedule, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
      Saturday and Sunday,  November 21 & 22, 2010      
 

                     

Learn how to save time preparing your Thanksgiving feast!
Join Williams-Sonoma for a FREE cooking class where they will show you
how to host a memorable Thanksgiving feast while saving time!  You’ll learn 
how to make a juicy turkey in LESS than 90 minutes (wow!), along with
quick and easy-to-prepare side dishes.

Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When: Sunday & Monday , November 21 & 22, 2010
    Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure
    to call for exact times & date.

Where: Click here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you. 
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.   

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a Snowman
   
Saturday, November 20, 2010

This Saturday, bring your child to a Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic to
help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE project to
take home.

All workshops are FREE, but you should probably show up early
to insure you have a kit for your little ones.

Details, details
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, November 20, 2010 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where:
Lowes Home Improvement Stores
    To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE

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We’ll be back next week! :)

 

We are taking a blogging sabbatical for the rest of this week
so that we can celebrate Thanksgiving with our family.

 

    Family, friends, and taking time to thank God for His     
    many blessings…we pray that these are 
the joys of 
    your Thanksgiving!

                                                                 ::

    Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; 
    His love endures forever. 
                                                             Psalm 118:29 
   

Frugal Travel Alert: Last-Minute Thanksgiving Day Sale on Southwest & Other Airline Carriers

  

Just in time for that last-minute trip home
Southwest Airlines has announced another Thanksgiving sale with dates encompassing the holiday period (travel is valid Tuesday, November 24, through Wednesday, December 2). 

Click here to get the scoop on Southwest’s Sale.  

Southwest’s sale fares may not seem like  “bargain basement” pricing at first glance, but in actuality they are reasonably priced for last minute travel during this high-demand travel period.

Several carriers, including AirTran, Delta, Northwest, and US Airways, are also joining in and competing with their great deals as well—in one case $196 lower—on more than half of the routes we compared.

 A few more tips for getting the best price on your air travel: 

  •  If your dates are flexible, keep in mind the cheapest travel dates (learn more here).
  • When you’re browsing for a specific itinerary, make certain to pay attention to the advance-booking period. In many cases, the airline’s restrictions require you book 14 or more days in advance, thereby indirectly blacking-out the Thanksgiving travel period.
  • Compare prices among reliable travel consolidators like Travelocity, Orbitz, or Priceline.  
  • Always compare fares at the Airlines’ direct sites.  You can sometimes get better schedules & deals by going direct to the airlines.

Enjoy!  :) 

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Cheapest Days for Thanksgiving Travel

Airport Travel

It’s not too late!  If you’ve put off booking your Thanksgiving flight arrangements, you can still get cheaper fares. New data suggests you can save hundreds of dollars simply by choosing specific travel days during the holiday period.

The cheapest days to fly are:

Depart: November 23 or 26

Return: December 1

The most expensive days to fly are:

Depart: November 22 or 25

Return: November 29

By adjusting your schedule to fit the cheapest travel dates, the average Thanksgiving fare drops by up to $179 before taxes and fees.

(Thanks to  Travelocity for this info!)

Enjoy! :)

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