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Recipe Ideas for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 15, 2018



Hello friends.  I have some recipes that I love making for Thanksgiving. 

I've made these recipes in the past and posted them on the blog.

I'd love to share them with you again!






One of my favorite things to make for fall and Thanksgiving is apple pie.  I have this simple recipe to make Semi Homemade Apple Pie.  To make this easy recipe click here.




Another favorite is my sausage stuffing and you can click here for the recipe to make it.



Have you ever made crock pot mashed potatoes?  Well, I have a delicious recipe to make them found here.  They were a hit a few years ago!






Last year I made corn pudding casserole for the first time and it tasted so good.  I never made this casserole before and I was happy to find the recipe on the blog Kitty's Kozy Kitchen.  This casserole makes the perfect side dish.  I was only able to get this shot of the casserole because it tasted so good.  To see the recipe just click here.






I will be busy for the rest of the week and next week.  I have this weekend my annual crochet/knit sale at our church.  I have been so busy all year crocheting different items to donate to this sale.  I also have been so busy Christmas shopping and getting menus ready and so on.  Please excuse me if I am not able to visit and respond to all of your comments and emails.  

Thanks for stopping by as I do appreciate it.  :) 

I hope I have inspired you with some of these Thanksgiving favorite recipes.






Enjoy the rest of the week and weekend.  :)



Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!


Julie






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Crocheted Christmas Ornament Pattern

Tuesday, November 13, 2018



Hello blog friends.  I seem to have made a mistake and tried to edit this blog post from many years ago (back in 2013) and it posted again with the comments.  Has this ever happened to any of you? 

Well, I guess I am posting this again.  Perhaps some of you would like to make this fast and cute Crochet Christmas Ornament using any leftover scrap yarn that you might have.
 
Christmas is right around the corner and how would you like to make your own Christmas Ornament?

I've made and designed a really easy pattern for a Crochet Christmas Ornament that can be made in one one sitting.

This is a great way to use up any scrap yarn that you may have left over from another project. 

Below are the details to make your own crochet ornament






CROCHETED CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT PATTERN




Crochet Hook: US size G
Yarn: Lily Sugar 'n Cream - Cotton - Color: Playtime (The yarn in the middle)
Yarn: Martha Stewart Crafts - Cotton Hemp - Color: Sour Cherry (The yarn on outside)

For this pattern I used kitchen cotton, but you could also use acrylic yarn if you don't have any cotton yarn available.


ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet

1) With Playtime yarn Chain 5, sl st to join to make circle, ch 1
2) sc 7 times in ring, ch 1
3) sc 2 times in each st, ch 1
4) With Sour Cherry yarn hdc 2 times in each st, ch 2
5) sc in each st all the way around, end off & make loop & tie a knot

Please Note:  This pattern is written in US terminology.



Please try out this fun ornament to make for your Christmas tree and get a start now before the rush.  


Thanks everyone and enjoy.

Julie

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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #169 and Features

Monday, November 12, 2018



Who has their Thanksgiving menu planned?! :) 

 Well if you need some ideas, I'm sure the other contributing bloggers will be glad to share a few!! :)




Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought


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Features


Jess' Picks:



Fudgy Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies recipe



Sweet Potato Casserole recipe



Julie's Picks:



The Pond - Central Park, NY



Crochet Christmas Tree Ornament and Pattern




Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)



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Celebrating my Six Year Blog Anniversary

Thursday, November 8, 2018



Hello blog friends. 

I hope you are all having a good week.

Today I am celebrating six years of blogging!






I can't believe it's been six years that I have been blogging!  I'm really amazed at how fast the time has gone by. 

Blogging has become now a daily part of my everyday routine.

I enjoy visiting your blogs each week to catch up and see what is going on with all of you.  I love the blog friendships I have made through this amazing blogging community.

I am so inspired by all of your talents and helpful hints.   I love seeing all of your recipes, crafts, fashion, and beautiful homes.  I was so happy when I even had the opportunity of meeting a few of you in person.

Some days I hate blogging due to some of the changes with blogger and some days I just want to quit it all together.

I just seem to keep on blogging each week as I'm enjoying it right now and I will continue to blog.  :)

I've noticed that some bloggers have stopped blogging altogether or they have moved over to Instagram instead.  I like Instagram and I enjoy how easy it is to post and share photos.  If you would like to follow me on Instagram I am at @brklynhousewife and I'd love to connect with you there.

Thanks for your support and the blogging friendships I've made with all of you!  You are the best!




Cheers to six years of blogging!



Julie xo




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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #168 and Features

Monday, November 5, 2018




Hope you all survived Halloween this year!! 

 Now we're quickly moving on to Thanksgiving!! GET READY!! :)




Co-Hosts



Plucky's Second Thought



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Features



Jess' Picks:



Air Fryer Caramel Apple Pie Flautas recipe



The Perfect Roasted Turkey



Julie's Picks:



Fabric Turkey Craft for Adults tutorial



Sausage Stuffing recipe




Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)



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Happy Halloween 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018


Hello friends and Happy Halloween!





This year at my house I will be giving out Halloween pretzels for the trick-or-treaters!




I will be giving out pretzels because in years past I bought large bags of assorted candy and only have a few trick-or-treaters come to my house.  I would have a lot of leftover candy and then give it out to the ladies in my knit and crochet group.  





I will dress Bosco in his pumpkin costume to greet the trick-or-treaters!  We love looking at the cute costumes on the kids.

My sweet Bosco just turned 11 years old on October 15th!


Bosco in his Pumpkin costume


I hope you all have a fun time and don't eat too much candy!  LOL!

Enjoy the rest of the week and have a good weekend.

Julie

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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #167 and Features

Monday, October 29, 2018



Happy Halloween!!

 The week is finally here and before you'll know it, we'll be roasting Turkeys! :)

 ENJOY THE WEEK and the TREATS!!




Co-Hosts



Plucky's Second Thought

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Features


Jess' Picks:



Banana Crumb Muffins recipe



Create Your Own Creepy Scarecrow tutorial



Julie's Picks:



Halloween Bloodshot Eyes Cookies recipe



Easy Baked Chicken recipe



Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)



Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up
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