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Grandkids and Cooking are a natural go together.

Who Doesn't Love Turkey! 
Nov. 23, 2012 2:30 pm 
Updated: Nov. 27, 2012 6:39 pm



Thanksgiving is a definite cooking holiday around here. We are thankful for so many things and the ability to cook and eat our creations is one of them! Some recipes are not so lucky, so sorry, but there are many available to take their place at our table. Sometimes we eat at table, sometimes on the run, sometimes outside, on porch, on couch, wherever there is an empty inch or two someone has claimed and is eating their fill. Most times people don't want to be filmed stuffing their faces. ??   Food is sent home with hopes that the people enjoy the meal.. My grand girls helped, of course and I thought I would share a few of our pictures and recipes we used this year. You didn't think you were going to get away with not seeing my girls today did you? Girls and I made the Oreo turkeys, what fun, gooey, messy and oh so fun!

The girls had such fun making these little guys, we had to make a few just for tasting purposes you understand.


Foods I've been making for over 30 years and the kids and grand kids just seem to like it year after year. Most old fashioned I've been doing for years with a few upgrades in due to the kind consideration of major food companies making it easier on me. Enjoy a few of the foods we enjoyed this Thanksgiving. Cornbread, Italian rolls, Pillsbury crescent rolls are a must.

Whole cranberries cooked with orange marmalade and honey is so tasty.

An addition this year is my personal recipe for a tomato jello dish.


Green bean casserole is a must!


Mashed potatoes,,yum.


No lumps in the creamy, dreamy gravy. Now the star of the show, the brined, baked Turkey!

This was a 17+lb. boy,,,whoooo! Beautiful and tasty.


These carrots were wonderful!


Since Thanksgiving Day was my daughters birthday I let her choose the dessert. Her choice is this chocolate chip pie. Always a winner from the recipe by Hersheys.

I am so thankful for everything life has given me. It hasn't been at all easy getting to this place in my life. I don't know what will happen tomorrow, but I enjoy today and remember with fondness, yesterday. I feel loved. Place card courtesy of my grand daughters.

Nov. 23, 2012 2:58 pm
Wow! Ibbz, that sounds like you guys had a feast. Looks like a great family time was had by all. That cranberry sauce really sounds like a winner.
Nov. 23, 2012 3:00 pm
Wonderful,ibbz,your grandkids are beautiful,the pictures made me hungry.I love those oreo turkeys,the candy corn is nice and bright.Glad you and yours had a great Thanksgiving.
Nov. 23, 2012 3:08 pm
What beautiful grandgirls! Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Nov. 23, 2012 3:24 pm
Thanks all, we did have fun and I do believe all had a fun time! Trying to make some good memories for all.
Nov. 23, 2012 3:33 pm
Paula, I've been following your little Ava, hoping all goes well. I hope the boy is getting attention also and trying to cope with sisters condition.
Nov. 23, 2012 4:49 pm
hi ibbz. just a wonderful blog. of course the best pictures were the ones of the grand-daughters! that turkey looked awesome, oh, btw i hate turkey but i would stand in line for 2nd's on that fowl.
Nov. 23, 2012 4:56 pm
gderr, that turkey tastes like the most moist chicken with a twist that you ever tasted. I swear I could taste every spice I put into that brine. The skin was so crispy it almost broke apart in your hand. Thanks for liking the pic.
Nov. 23, 2012 6:26 pm
Thank you, ibbz. Baby brother is running fever right now. Since Ava's WBC is below normal, they have sent her to the other grandmother's, which is just fine with her (thank the Lord). She does great at grandparents' homes, so we are grateful for that.
Nov. 23, 2012 6:54 pm
Hi Ibbz, Just wanted to pop in. I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving. I commented the other day that one of my grand kids spilled a drink on my keyboard and shorted out certain letters. I've got a new one now. I tried to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving the best way I could, but I couldn't spell out Thanksgiving lol. Anyway, thanks for sharing your blessings everything looks wonderful.
Nov. 24, 2012 6:00 pm
The grandgirls look so cute, and so proud of their creations! Glad everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving--on to Christmas, now!
Nov. 24, 2012 6:11 pm
Sounds like all enjoyed Thanksgiving! and what a feast! I had some of the same dishes! Cute girls!
Nov. 24, 2012 7:19 pm
Wonderful blog and Beautiful GD's! ! It truly is a good feeling knowing that there is enough food to feed those we love. It makes it all the More important to help those who don't have as much. We are Blessed!!
Nov. 25, 2012 2:09 pm
Patty, I do try to share our bounty with others. Usually we are on the edge, but we have our moments.
Nov. 27, 2012 6:39 pm
Can't wait to start cooking for Christmas with the girls!
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My name is Deborah, please call me Debbie. I've been married for over 36 years to the same man. We have 2 children (girl and boy) and 2 grand daughters, one from each child. At the moment we have a gecko and a cat as housemates.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking fried chicken in my cast iron pans. Any type of pasta dish is always a happy cooking time. I enjoy cooking fish and shrimp whenever possible. My family also enjoys my cornbread, biscuits, beans and greens, they eat almost every bite, so I know they like them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Family insists that I make my "famous" potato salad for Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, actually any time is good for them.
My cooking triumphs
A castle cake w/moat for my grand daughter's 7th birthday made of Rice Krispies, frosting and a ton of toppings. It stood over a foot tall with the towers on top. She loved it, that is what matters to me.
My cooking tragedies
I tried making "meat muffins" and the fat from the ground pork overflowed the muffin tin, dripped on stove and caught fire, which in turn caught the meat on fire, which in turn caught the towel that I was holding while trying to get the pan out of the oven on fire, which in turn caught my pants on fire when I dropped it, which in turn burned my hand and arm when I tried to retrieve it, then I had to pay the landlord extra for the burned spot on the tile in the kitchen. I don't make meat muffins any more.
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