Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I am SO EXCITED to share with all of my readers that not one, not two, but 5 of my Thanksgiving Holiday Recipes were featured on Hoosier Homemade from the Days of Thanksgiving on It's a Blog Party.

The links are above so please hop on over and visit these bloggers too! Here are the five recipes that were choosen. I hope you all take a look at these again, they may just be that perfect last minute menu item you need for your Thanksgiving table this year!

Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Pumpkin Dump Cake
Caramelized Onion Dip
Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
Easy Homemade Macaroni & Cheese


Holiday Tips to Get in Done from Better Homes and Gardens: Set up a beverage station on a side table, or in a different room, so guests are not coming in and out of the busiest part of the kitchen to get drinks. (I have a separate great room with a very long counter and we always have the drinks out there, my kitchen is extremely small and there is no room for others to be coming in and out.)

We have made lots and lots of Guacamole recipes and this is "thee one". We will never ever need to try another Guacamole recipe. Ya, know the one. when you find that ONE perfect recipe, there is no more searching. This is another one of our favorite dips. My girls insist that we serve this at every gathering in our home and on the weekends too. If there is avocados in my refrigerator you can bet they are asking for this to be made (and now they have learned to make it themselves, that's how much they like it). This would be another great recipe to make for those hungry Thanksgiving guests. They can munch on this with chips or veggies while you are busy in the kitchen preparing the main Thanksgiving meal.

The Perfect Guacamole
4 Avocados
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Lime and/or Lemon Juice
1-2 Roma Tomatoes
Onion, chopped (as many or little as you'd like)
Jalapenos Chiles (we use very very little, but if you want spicy, add more)
1 tbsp Cilantro (fresh is better, but dried works too)

Slice avocados in half; scoop out the pit (and keep in the bowl), cut avocados in chunks and coarsely mash (do NOT mash until creamy). Season with coarse salt (go easy, use too much and it will overpower). Add in fresh lime or lemon. Mix in tomatoes (cherry or grape tomatoes work great too). Sprinkle in finely chopped onions, a few chopped jalapeno's and some finely chopped fresh cilantro.

The BEST Guacamole EVER!!!

We would love have you link up
your Thanksgiving LEFTOVER recipes:


  1. Congrats on having 5 recipes featured!

    Yum - nothing beats a perfect bowl of quacamole :)

  2. congratulations on all those fab recipes being featured! that is fantastic. this guac does look amazing...i am always looking for great snacks for football sunday...and this looks like a perfect addition to the line-up. thank you for linking it up to tuesday night supper club!

  3. Congrats!!! This guac looks awesome -- I love guacamole too - and your recipe looks so much like mine! Great minds....


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