Delightful Mom

Fall Party Table Setting

Sunday, November 23, 2014

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it seemed like a good time to do a mock table setting for our dinner party. This year we will be hosting 11 adults, 5 kids and 2 adorable bambino's! This table will be multiplied by 3 to fit everyone! My girlfriend and I got together on Friday night to go over the menu and I am super excited about this giant potluck we are creating including:

Rosemary Maple Turkey - $5 Dollar Dinners
Gingerbread Pumpkin Dessert Trifle - Delightful Mom
Roasted Cauliflower with Cranberry and Sage - Delightful Mom
Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts - Family Fresh Cooking
Homemade Chia Seed Apple Crisp - Delightful Mom
Christmas Sangria - Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Gingerbread Pumpkin Dessert Trifle

This Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle will be on our Thanksgiving table this year, for sure!

This past Thursday we were invited to attend a pre-Thanksgiving dinner with friends. It is such a fun evening filled with good times, laughter and amazing food! Everyone brings their favorite and best side dish or dessert to share. This year I made a Trifle, which has now become my new favorite go-to dessert. It is so simple to throw together! I made the cake and pumpkin cream cheese mixture the night before. A few hours before our party I whipped up homemade organic whipped cream, layered the dessert and topped it off with chopped pecans.

Jam Filled Butter Cookies

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Make these Jam filled butter cookies using a combination 
of half butter and half Greek Yogurt for a healthier choice! 

These are another one of my holiday "test" run cookies. They are basically the same dough as the Fig Pinwheels I just made, only I swapped out the honey for confectioners sugar to make the dough harder and the butter flavor more compact. The filling can be whatever flavor jam you want! This is made with strawberry jam filling since my husband loves strawberry and it pairs so well with the hint of orange zest in the dough!