On the Giving of Thanks.

There’s nothing like morning’s fleeting stillness for committing thoughts to words. I barely ever get to enjoy that space, but there’s no more perfect time that right now to reflect and appreciate, even for one moment, how much there is to appreciate. The basic act of thanks is what makes this my favorite holiday hands down. Today, there’s no need for gifts, tacky holiday tunes, or Black Friday drama. Let’s just be grateful and share a beautifully, lovingly crafted meal together. That sentiment is simple, profound and universal.

I’m sure if you celebrate Thanksgiving you’ve already got your menu planned and well on its way, but here’s a few of my favorite recipes I will be making either today or throughout the holiday season. Top to bottom: Poppy Seed Crusted Butternut Squash with Kale & Pomegranate from My New Roots, Apple Cheddar Quickbread from Everybody Likes Sandwiches, Spicy Roasted Broccoli from My New Roots, Smitten Kitchen’s Spicy Sweet Candied Nuts, and Pancetta Sage Stuffing Muffins from A Cozy Kitchen. Guess I better get cracking, huh?


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