Thanksgiving

By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Dec 4th, 2018
4 Comments
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One of my favorite times during the year is Thanksgiving. I love getting the family together, playing games and watching Christmas movies (and some watching football). Of course there is also the cooking. Lots of cooking! Turkey, stuffing, green beans, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies and more. When I was a kid, I didn’t […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
Nov 12th, 2017
120 Comments
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This is a partnered post with Butterball. Growing up, I remember my mom waking up early Thanksgiving morning to start the day-long process of making Thanksgiving dinner. From homemade stuffing to sweet potato casserole to a juicy, golden Butterball turkey, Thanksgiving was always a day I looked forward to. When it came to buying a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Nov 20th, 2016
84 Comments
4648 Views
Mandarins are back in season! Wonderful Halos Mandarins are one of my favorite fruits to have around the house. Our kids (and us adults) love how easy they are peel, as well as how juicy and full of flavor they are! From the people who brought you Wonderful Pistachios and POM Wonderful, Wonderful Halos give […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Nov 19th, 2016
86 Comments
4229 Views
     One of my favorite times of the year is Thanksgiving. There are so many great things that happen around this time of year. First off, we celebrate my oldest son’s birthday around Thanksgiving. He was actually born the day after Thanksgiving! I always said it was something in the turkey that did it…something […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Dec 1st, 2015
18 Comments
2772 Views
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only does it include delicious dishes and a juicy turkey, but it also includes laughter, stories and thankfulness with our family and friends. This year, we enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at my sister and brother-in-law’s home. In attendance were my dad and stepmom, mother- and […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Nov 13th, 2015
52 Comments
4801 Views
  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year! Not only is it because it’s a special time to gather family and friends and enjoy good food, but because of two other special reasons. First, my oldest son was born the day after Thanksgiving almost 12 years ago. And second, two Thanksgivings ago, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Nov 12th, 2015
3 Comments
3660 Views
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Buca di Beppo®. All opinions are 100% mine. Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner? That means it’s time to start planning where you and your family want to enjoy this beloved American holiday! My favorite parts of Thanksgiving are spending time […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
Nov 25th, 2014
28 Comments
9022 Views
I love to make and decorate cupcakes!  As a Wilton Mom, I get access to a lot of great products that make decorating super easy and fun!  Recently, I made a Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake using the Turkey Decorating Kit.  I found mine at Jo-Ann’s, but you can also find them online or a local craft […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Dec 3rd, 2013
44 Comments
7911 Views
First off, I want to start by saying this was one of the best Thanksgivings ever!!!  It was filled with family, friends, yummy food and memories I’ll keep with me forever.  I felt so happy and blessed this Thanksgiving and it turned out to be one that I’ll never forget…ever!!! Lots of things were happening […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Nov 19th, 2013
5 Comments
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Have you ever been to the Central Coast?  It’s beautiful here!  One of the cities we live near is called Pismo Beach – very popular with both Central Coast residents and tourists.  Each holiday season, the city of Pismo Beach decorates their Clam Statues to represent that time of the year (or special event).  For […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
Nov 15th, 2013
20 Comments
3159 Views
Our kids love to get crafty and creative, especially when they can’t eat their creations after.  Thanksgiving is the perfect time to create Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies with your kids.  This craft is not only fun and yummy, but it’s affordable, which is great for our big family or a family on a budget. For this […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Events
Nov 15th, 2012
1 Comment
6047 Views
I grew up in Southern California and Knott’s Berry Farm was one of the theme parks in the area that I enjoyed going to.  We even had school events at Knott’s Berry Farm.  And when I go, I always look forward to the giant pickles and the delicious biscuits and gravy at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
Nov 12th, 2012
424 Comments
13359 Views
Every year in our home, we celebrate Thanksgiving as a family and part of the celebration involves a delicious dinner.  We include stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, and a Butterball Turkey.  Of all the brands available, Butterball is my favorite! I remember being a little girl and going to […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Nov 30th, 2010
3 Comments
1310 Views
I love Hickory Farms products, especially around this time of the year, when we are entertaining family and friends. Thanks to Mom Central and Hickory Farms, I had the opportunity to review the Perfect Picnic Basket.  This is such a cute and fun product, not to mention it’s filled with yummy goodies! The Perfect Picnic […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
Nov 25th, 2010
3 Comments
975 Views
Yay!  It’s officially Thanksgiving!  This is one of my favorite holidays, other than Christmas.  I love it because it gives me a chance to sit down and think about the blessings in my life.  Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the stresses of life, such as divorce, finances, and other personal challenges.  I […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Nov 24th, 2010
5 Comments
2222 Views
I love to cook and have loved the opportunities to learn more about some of the stars on the Food Network!  This holiday season, Food Network serves up all-new daytime and primetime shows with festive recipes, entertaining ideasa and more.  Iron Chef America celebrates the holidays with a festive and bubbly battle premiering Sunday, December 5th […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Nov 14th, 2010
313 Comments
7797 Views
I love the Central Coast, but one of the things I wish they had here is Mimi’s Cafe.  I have so many good memories of Mimi’s Cafe when I was growing up.  Just the thought of their French Toast with Orange Cream Cheese Filling and their muffins….man, it makes my mouth start to water.  I recently learned that […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Nov 11th, 2010
412 Comments
8825 Views
Growing up, we had Butterball Turkeys every year at Thanksgiving.  To this day, I still think that Butterball turkeys have the most flavor of the turkeys out there and cook up beautifully!  This year, I was happy to have the opportunity to purchase a Butterball turkey and continue in the tradition of serving up a […]...
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