Friday Faves

Hello hello and happy Friday before the frenzy.

Whether cooking at home or traveling elsewhere, this weekend we’ll all be doing some degree of Thanksgiving planning. What’s on the menu? What should I pack? Oh so many questions that will soon enough be answered!

If you’re still in a conundrum for planning your Thanksgiving dinner, start here with The Only Thanksgiving Prep Guide You’ll Ever Need, with all my Thanksgiving recipe links in one glorious spot. It also includes this link to download the whole kit and kaboodle for free when you sign up for my newsletter (the printed version is ad-free) to view, print, or email to the cook in need.

For the first time in a long while, last weekend we had a totally lazy day Saturday and the first thing on the agenda was these chilaquiles pictured above. So so good and incredibly quick to make. I added my stewed beans for more protein.

I’m sure you’ll be taking advantage of Black Friday, but please don’t forget to support local and Small Business Saturday.

This tattoo artist covered people’s scars with serious works of art. Wow.

Oh my heart, what an amazing dad.

Excited for season 3 of this fun show.

And, very excited that this show got confirmed for a 2nd season.

Would you go on this ride?

Since they were on sale, I bought a few gingerbread houses for my Smudge and her friends’ upcoming X-mas party. They’re mini so everyone has one of their own.

Your holiday wish has been granted: Figgy Pudding Spam is here.

How to make Thanksgiving vegetarian.

7 holiday prep tasks you can do now so you can enjoy the season.

Our holiday family dinner couldn’t start without this appetizer.

This recipe is reason enough to bring back the jello salad!

These muffins would be perfect for an easy Thanksgiving breakfast.

I’m a devotee to my favorite au gratin potatoes recipe, but how gorgeous is this ombré version?

French onion mashed potatoes––yes, please.

These puff pastry pinwheels are shroomin’.

Slurps up! This potato soup with sausage looks DIVINE.

Ever since we got back from Italy, I’ve been craving peppers like these.

This one-pot pasta looks so good.

Craving healthy? Then you’ll want this salad in your repertoire.

Make this creamy chicken dinner asap. Yum!

Leftover T-day alert: these biscuits look BOMB.

This pie is a stunner and is making my mouth water.

If you’re a lamb lover, this lamb shank recipe is a holiday table stunner.

How gorgeous is this new desserts cookbook?

Also, very excited to get my hands on Deb’s new book.

12 best dining room redos.

Digging these holiday gift guides for some gift-giving inspo:

I got sucked into the gift-giving ideas category on Nordstrom’s home page and this is what I bookmarked (for myself):

And, more home and kitchen Black Friday sales you don’t want to miss.

How cool are these earrings?

Here’s one of fall’s hottest clothing staples and how to style it. I’m all in.

Love these gloves.

A slamdunk conversation starter at big dinners (you know, like the one coming up).

And, 7 tips on setting boundaries with family over the holidays.

That’s it for this week. Happy menu planning! XO

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