Five Favorites for Thanksgiving

by | Nov 21, 2014 | Thanksgiving | 13 comments

The last couple years we have hosted Thanksgiving dinner at our home, but this year many of my siblings will be coming to town and we will be going Over the River and Through the Wood to my parent’s home!

I’ll be bringing the Raspberry Cranberry Jello Mold, Sweet Potatoes, and Apple Cider.  I still plan to bake a turkey at home (probably on Wednesday or Saturday so we will have our own leftovers) as well as some of our favorite turkey themed treats and appetizers!


  1. Beth

    Delicious! We make a similar cranberry mold with crushed pineapple. I just love the sweet-crunchy combo! I'm bringing that to a celebration this weekend with my dad's extended family. On Thursday, my Mom and I are teaming up to bring desserts to my Aunt's home to celebrate with my mom's side of the family.

    Many blessings to your family this Thanksgiving!

    2014-11-21 18:02:48

  2. Theresa

    Hi Jessica! I love the turkey veggie platter!! So cute!

    2014-11-22 01:13:53

  3. jenny0992

    Mmm, looks delicious, fun and festive. Safe travels.

    2014-11-22 02:24:47

  4. Shauna

    Hi Jessica! Such cute fruit and Veggie platter ideas! I just wanted to say thank you for the years of inspiring ideas you have given me! I found your blog in 2008/2009 and you have given me such awesome ideas for celebrating the liturgical year. I am a convert and your creative ideas have helped me so much! God bless your kindness, generosity and willingness to share your family for the Glory of God! ~Shauna Coard ❤️

    2014-11-22 05:42:00

  5. Christine M.

    We are going to try your cranberry jello and veggie platter this year. Thanks for the ideas. God bless!

    2014-11-22 18:35:19

  6. Jessica Gordon

    Your cranberry mold with crushed pineapple sounds delicious too! I hope you have a wonderful time with all your extended family!

    2014-11-22 20:33:41

  7. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you, Theresa! 🙂

    2014-11-22 20:33:52

  8. Jessica Gordon

    Thanks, Jenny! Luckily my parents live only about 10 miles away so we won't have too far to travel, but many of my siblings will be traveling from all over the state and country. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone!

    2014-11-22 20:42:10

  9. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you, Shauna! I'm so glad to hear the blog has been helpful over the years. God bless you and your family!

    2014-11-22 20:43:14

  10. Jessica Gordon

    I hope you enjoy them! God bless!

    2014-11-22 20:44:17

  11. Bernadette

    Lovely! Can't wait to see the upcoming Thanksgiving photos! Have a wonderful, blessed holiday with your family! 🙂

    2014-11-23 17:34:13

  12. Valerie

    Mmm; the rasberry cranberry jello looks enticing and so festive! Thank you for always being so gracious with your crafts & creations…I appreciate all the ideas!

    2014-11-23 21:34:19

  13. Julie Fier

    Happy thanksgiving! Andrew is smoking a turkey and I am making GF Apple pie and spicy ginger cranberry sauce…all to take to a friends house later today.

    2014-11-27 14:26:42


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