Easy Thankful Tree Craft to Remember What Matters Most

With the holidays approaching, I wanted a reminder of the things that are truly important in life. This thankful tree craft is my way of reminding myself that no matter what might be going on in the world, I still have a lot of things to be thankful for. With Thanksgiving coming in a few weeks, I am reminded of our yearly ritual before the big meal.  A prayer of thanks.  For the food on our plate and the friends and family who join us at the table.  Silent prayers for renewed strength to meet personal challenges and … [Read more...]

Five Tips for a Happy and Healthy Plant-Based Thanksgiving

Holidays are a lot of fun...the chaos of having all the aunts, uncles, cousins and friends over for a big meal is a memory that lasts a lifetime.  Along with all those people eating at your home comes a wide array of dietary restrictions.  My mother in law has Celiac disease and can't eat anything with gluten.  I have friends who are vegetarian, some with high blood pressure who need low salt options, and others who are lactose intolerant who avoid dairy products.  Navigating the array of dietary needs can sometimes be a bit intimidating! … [Read more...]

Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Blueberries

This cranberry sauce recipe was inspired by a product I received at no charge to review.  All opinions expressed here are my own.  When I was growing up, cranberry sauce was a staple at our Thanksgiving Day feast.  It was a slightly tube shaped, gelatinous thing that plopped out of a can and onto a plate.  My mom was a great cook but for some reason, cranberry sauce was not something she ever considered making from scratch.  Fast forward many years and I, too, always serve cranberry sauce with my turkey on Thanksgiving.  However, unlike my … [Read more...]