Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Pot Pie

Project Real Mom: Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Pot Pie!
The great quest begins for ways to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers. I can do the traditional Thanksgiving meal for about one meal after the big day and then I’m so OVER it. I have to get creative about ways to use up the leftovers! (Tip: if you host Thanksgiving, tell your guests to bring their […]

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The “Happy Pill” of Holiday Cocktails (and Survival)

Project Real Mom: Meet my little friends: lime, cranberry and champagne.
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and with it comes the ensuing craziness (and let’s be honest, Drama!) of the holiday season. My husband’s family tends to be pretty “Brady Bunch” – calm, cool, collected. Mine on the other hand…oh boy, you better hold on tight. It’s gonna be one hell of a ride.  My husband and I always […]

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It’s Turkey Time and We Need to Talk…Talk Brine!

Project Real Mom: Simply the best turkey brine EVER!
It amazes me that there is actually a debate about whether or not to brine your Thanksgiving bird! Now, to each their own, but people, c’mon…have you ever TRIED it?!? Once you brine, you will never make a turkey the “old” way again!  The science behind brining states the salt in the brine allows the […]

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Time Saving Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving

Project Real Mom: Prep your Thanksgiving sides ahead of time. Write the baking temp and time on the tinfoil so you don't have to look up the instructions again!
It’s 5:00 am on Thanksgiving morning and your alarm goes off. If you’re anything like me, you want to drop a nuke on that damn thing and say “Screw the turkey, we’ll go out for Chinese.” I don’t do mornings. I despise them. Well, at least until coffee. Coffee is my saving grace. My family […]

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Citrus Infused Lemon-Orange Cranberry Sauce

Project Real Mom: Lemon Orange Cranberry Sauce...absolutely delicious!
Please put down the can opener and throw away that can of jellied cranberries! Homemade cranberry sauce is so easy to make and will only take you 20 minutes, tops! Don’t be scared, I’ll walk you through the entire process. This sauce has all the flavor of cranberries but offers another taste sensation with orange […]

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