A Thanksgiving Table With Parchment Paper Blessings

Looking for a quick and easy way to add a little something extra to your Thanksgiving table? Something you can do last minute without having to run out to the craft store? I’ve got a solution for you! Print a blessing for the people you will be spending time with this holiday on some parchment paper.

OK, let the fun begin!

1)Make a list of one or two word wishes.

2) Print them on parchment paper (or whatever paper you have on hand).

3) Cut them out with scissors and punch a hole in them.

4) Tie them to a mini pumpkin with burlap thread and set on top of your place-setting.


Some of the things I wished for my family and friends this year included: happiness, health, love, peace, prosperity, serenity, abundance, joy, laughter, and faith. But, get creative and use whatever blessings come to your heart. 
















Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving! May your day be overflowing with family, great friends, and delicious food and wine!




World’s Best Pumpkin Bread

As a child, my mom always made what I consider to be the world’s best pumpkin bread around this time of year and ever since I have been hooked on just about anything pumpkin! Her pumpkin bread is moist and delicious and ADDICTING! While it is almost a shame that pumpkin bread isn’t baked throughout the year (this recipe is made with canned pumpkin so it is readily available anytime), I think making it available for a “limited time” helps it keep it’s magic. 

This year I convinced my mom (love you, mom!) to share her recipe with me, and you, and I have been baking it with my son with hopes that he too will have delicious and magical memories of his mom and pumpkin bread. The recipe has been given a twist to make it gluten free, but if gluten isn’t an issue for you just use regular flour and omit the xanthan gum.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Get it while you can!


















Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread
Amazingly moist and delicious pumpkin bread!
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6001 calories
1008 g
1069 g
195 g
94 g
92 g
2159 g
6429 g
614 g
5 g
88 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 6001
Calories from Fat 1696
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 195g
Saturated Fat 92g
Trans Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 20g
Monounsaturated Fat 68g
Cholesterol 1069mg
Sodium 6429mg
Total Carbohydrates 1008g
Dietary Fiber 42g
Sugars 614g
Protein 94g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2/3 c softened butter
  2. 2 2/3 c sugar
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 1 16 oz can pumpkin
  5. 2/3 c water
  6. 3 1/3 c gluten free flour
  7. 2.5 teaspoons xanthan gum
  8. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  9. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  10. 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  11. 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  12. 1 teaspoon cloves
  13. 3/4 c raisins
  14. 2/3 c chopped nuts (optional)
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease 2 loaf pans and line the bottom with wax paper.
  3. Cream together softened butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, water, and pumpkin and beat together.
  5. Blend in flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, and cinnamon.
  6. Stir in raisins and nuts (optional).
  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until baked through. (Check with a toothpick)
  1. The recipe has been given a twist to make it gluten free, but if gluten isn't an issue for you just use regular flour and omit the xanthan gum.
In gratitude,


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