Monday, November 7, 2011

Don't forget Thanksgiving!

 Is it just me? Or, does it seem like we move from Halloween to Christmas?  Completely skipping over the one day that we really need before the bustling Holiday season, the day set aside to slow down, share a good meal and reminisce about all that we are thankful for, THANKSGIVING.  I love Thanksgiving! The food, the crisp cool air, and the chance to let yourself revel in the comfort and relaxation of being surrounded by friends and family.

Let's take time this month to slow down, and be thankful.....Check out this awesome "thankful tree" from Simply Vintage Girl.  Thankful and cute, I like it!

Make something fun with a child...these Turkey from Kelloggs look yummy and fun!

Source: via Liz on Pinterest

Dip into melted chocolate, add a few candy corn "feathers," and pop these tasty turkeys on top of lollipop sticks for a cute and creative Thanksgiving dessert.
Prep Time: 20 minutes 
Total Time: 1 hour 
Servings: 24


  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
  • - or -
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
  • 1 package (12 oz., 2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/3 cups candy corn
  • 48 small white candies
  • 24 lollipop sticks or wooden ice cream sticks


1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using 1/4-cup measuring cup coated with cooking spray divide warm cereal mixture into 24 portions. Using buttered hands shape each portion into ball. Cool.

4. In microwave-safe bowl combine chocolate morsels and oil. Microwave on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Dip each ball into chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Decorate with candy corn for tail feathers and beak. Add candies for eyes. Let stand until firm. Insert lollipop stick into each. Best if served the same day.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 through 4 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

For best results, use fresh marshmallows.

Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.

Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.

Stay tuned...more Thanksgiving ideas to come!