Category: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving DIY Cookie Train

Thanksgiving DIY cookie train

How adorable is this Thanksgiving DIY cookie train?  This delightful holiday centerpiece will delight both the youngsters and the young at heart.  This Thanksgiving train will have your child “toot tooting” all through Thanksgiving day!  The project is not only fun to make, it’s a great dessert idea too. Here comes the Thanksgiving cookie train, all set…

Thanksgiving Recipes – Recipe Ideas for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

These delicious Thanksgiving recipes are the ultimate way to show thanks to your family and friends! Planning the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner just got easier with the help of these delicious recipe ideas. For my family, Thanksgiving has always been about each person bringing over their favorite recipe creation.  Both of my parents passed away in the last few years,…

20 Candy Corn Recipes -Dessert Ideas Using Candy Corn

Candy corn treats

These delicious Candy Corn Recipes have you seeing candy corn in a whole new way! It’s not just for snacking or handing out for Trick or Treat. You can use candy corn to make many delicious treats and desserts. October 30 is National Candy Corn Day! If  you have been reading my blogs lately, you…

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins – Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins for Fall

Fluffy pumpkin muffins with cheesecake topping

Pumpkin season is upon us and that means using this fall vegetable in all sorts of pumpkin recipes. These Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins have a delicious cream cheese layer that is swirled into a soft and fluffy pumpkin muffin. They are perfect for fall! It’s time for another recipe to celebrate one of the many National Days. October…

Candy Corn Pudding Pops

Candy corn pudding pops

This is such a fun time of the year for spending time in the kitchen. It’s sort of a cross between cooking and crafting.  These candy corn pudding pops are a fun treat to make and are the perfect choice for those who love the traditional Halloween and Thanksgiving candy corn. These candy corn pudding…

Pumpkin Haystack Cookies – Halloween Butterscotch Haystacks

pumpkin haystack cookies

Two of my favorite treats are haystack cookies and Halloween candy pumpkins.  These cute Pumpkin Haystack Cookies combine both flavors into one delicious recipe and will be the star of your Halloween party table. My mom used to make these for us when we were children and it’s always a recipe that is nostalgic for me and…

Wine Cork Pumpkin – DIY Pumpkin Made from Wine Corks

DIY wine cork pumpkins

Fall is such a fun time of the year.  I get to be a kid again, making fun Halloween recipes and DIY projects. This easy to make Wine Cork Pumpkin comes together in a few hours and looks great in any fall vignette. We drink a lot of wine at our house, and I hate…

Hurricane Popcorn Table Decoration

Autumn hurricane vase popcorn table decoration

Looking for a fast and easy decoration for your tabletop for fall?  What could be easier than this hurricane lamp popcorn table decoration? This pretty vignette is made from supplies you may have on hand or outside and looks wonderful on the dining room table.  It is perfect for a fall table and can be used…

Salted Pumpkin Fudge – Vegan and Paleo Treat

Salted Pumpkin Fudge

It’s September folks and you know what that means?  2+ months of all things pumpkin!  This delicious salted pumpkin fudge is my paleo and vegan alternative to a normal high sugar fudge recipe.  This salted pumpkin fudge is gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, paleo and tastes great, too!  It is the perfect sweet treat for your…

2016 Top Posts – Always The Holidays

These 2016 Top Posts were the most visited roundups and projects on Always The Holidays last year. From a mummy doorway to a scarecrow door decoration, these were all a big hit with my readers

The New Year brings us the chance to think back over last year and plan for the one to come.  Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?  I do, both for myself and also for my blog. Part of that process is looking back over the year that just ended to see what YOU, my readers,…

Banana Pumpkin Pancakes – A Taste of Fall

These banana pumpkin pancakes will welcome in fall in a very tasty way. Great to serve for Thanksgiving breakfast!

Breakfast will be a delight in your house with these banana pumpkin pancakes. They are super tasty and perfect for the season. Fall is the time for pumpkin recipes.  The creamy smooth taste of it is perfect for everything from breakfast to dessert. Welcome in Fall with these banana pumpkin pancakes. We love pancakes at…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles Welcome Autumn in Style

These peanut butter chocolate truffles have a lovely coating of chocolate with some autumn leaf sprinkles. I love the texture that flax seeds and chia seeds add to the mixture.

Autumn is my favorite time of the year.  We have a long, hot summer here in N.C., so getting a break from the hot weather is a real treat for me.  And, since I also love all the holidays to come, I get very excited by this change of seasons.  These delicious peanut butter chocolate…

DIY Autumn Floral Bow Tutorial

DIY Autumn Floral Bow

Do It Yourself Autumn Floral Bow I love making floral bows with wire edged ribbon.   I use them in so many ways – for basket vignettes, for door wreaths in each season and also for all my special Christmas gifts.  They are so easy to make, and store bought decorations with bows already made cost so…

Thanksgiving Oreo Turkey Cookie Place Card Holder

Oreo Turkey Cookie Place card Holder

Dress up the kids table at Thanksgiving with this Oreo Turkey Cookie Place Card Holders. This adorable Oreo Turkey Cookie will do double duty at the Thanksgiving table by showing the kids where they should sit.  Imagine how delighted to see their names poking out of one of these cute little guys? One of my favorite memories…

Candy Corn Pretzel Fudge

Candy corn pretzel fudge

This candy corn pretzel fudge is sure to become a holiday favorite. You can be sure fall is here when you start seeing candy corn in the grocery stores.  It is a favorite in our house and I like to turn it into seasonal sweet treats (and to eat it straight from the bag!) This…

Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Truffles

Pumpkin shaped chocolate truffles from mollymel.blogspot.com

One of my good friends, Regina, also has a blog called Molly Mel.  Regina often features Brazilian treats, such as Brigaderos, with her readers and she has shared a Halloween take on the Brigadero that is perfect for the holidays. These pumpkin shaped chocolate truffles are the perfect treat for your Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert table. …

Candy Corn Pecan Fudge Recipe

Ring in the Holidays with this candy corn pecan fudge. All the flavors of the season…candy corn…marshmallows…white chocolate…Golden Oreos…pecans.  All wrapped up into one decadent and tasty bite of fudge.  This candy corn pecan fudge is sure to become one of your favorites in the upcoming holiday season. You will need these ingredients to make…

Autumn Scrapbook Paper Pumpkins

scrapbook paper pumpkins

DIY Scrapbook Paper Pumpkins. These DIY scrapbook paper pumpkins are simple to do and require only a few supplies.  If you are someone whole loves to scrap book, this project will appeal to you!  I love holiday projects that are easy to do, are not intended to last long (so they don’t need to be…

Make Your Own Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece

DIY Baked Thanksgiving Cornucopia

DIY Thanksgiving Cornucopia. Time to decorate your table in style. Sure, you can purchase a cornucopia, but why not try making one in the oven.  It’s easy to do if you use frozen bread dough. To Make the centerpiece, you will need the following supplies: Disposable 12-14″ aluminum pizza pan Nonstick cooking spray Baking Sheet…

Pumpkin Recipes for Thanksgiving

Round up of Pumpkin Recipes from Soup to Drinks!

It is that time of the year. The pumpkins are everywhere and it’s time to think of new and tasty ways to use them after the carving is done and it’s time to think ahead to Thanksgiving. These pumpkin recipes are the perfect way to use up those pumpkins after you finish carving them! Round…

DIY Cinnamon and Nut Wreath

DIY Cinnamon Nut Wreath.

Make your own Cinnamon and Nut Wreath This is the time of the year when most homes have wreaths on their front doors. But before you add your Christmas themed wreath, how about this Cinnamon nut wreath? The wreath is fall themed and has a combination of walnuts, brazil nuts and pecans, as well as…

DIY Indian Corn Cakes

DIY Indian Corn Cakes

Indian Corn Cake Centerpiece This do it yourself project for Indian Corn cakes will really brighten up your Thanksgiving table.   The cakes are authentic looking and are easy to make. To make this project, you will need: 1 yellow cake mix 1/2 cup of chopped peanuts 9 inch baking pan 1 can of vanilla frosting…

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Plaque

This DIY Thanksgiving dinner menu plaque tells your holiday guests what is on the menu for the celebration.

Let your holiday guests know what will be on the menu with this Thanksgiving dinner menu plaque. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time to gather your loved ones and make a meal from your heart that you know they will love.  Let your dinner guests know what is on the menu with this stylish Thanksgiving…