Thanksgiving Cooking Essentials

Gosh, I can’t believe that we are at the end of October, and Thanksgiving Day is right around the corner.  I would say that this is probably everyone’s favorite time of the year, and with the anticipation of getting together with family & friends, it’s never to soon to plan out your Thanksgiving Day menu.  I’ve also come to learn that having the right cooking essentials is a must, from tableware, appliances, and even a book to help you host the perfect holiday party.  So, below are some items that have helped me though the years save time, money, and even space.   



Crock-Pot Double Oval Connectable Slow Cooker System



Crock Pot Hook Up Connectable


You can never have enough crock-pots as far as I’m concerned.  This double 1 quart system is perfect for holding dips, appetizers, or finger foods.  It also comes in 2, 3.5 quart sizes, a variety of colors, and you can connect more together if you need too.  This particular one is available at Amazon for around $45.  Super price and so convenient.     




Emile Henry 12-Inch Pie Dish Cerise Red



Emile Henry 12 Inch Pie Dish Cerise Red



I have a family that loves pie, even more than cake, so forget the 9 inch pie dish, I say go for this this 12 incher.  🙂  This ceramic pie dish is not only pretty, it will cook your pie evenly, and you can get your pie ready ahead of time and go from freezer to oven.  (Perfect way to save on time).  This pie dish is around $55, but it’s an investment that will last for many years to come, and it would make the perfect hostess or bakers gift.  



Hamilton Beach 22-Quart Roaster Oven, Stainless Steel




Hamilton Beach 22 Quart Roaster Oven



My mom is the one who bought me my first roaster oven, and boy am I glad that she did.  I really like having the room in the oven to cook all the sides, and honestly my turkey not only cooks faster, but it’s moist and delicious.  This roaster comes in at around $55.00 shipped.     


Norpro Porcelain Gravy Sauce Boat with Stand and Candle



Norpro Porcelain Gravy Sauce Boat with Stand and Candle



In my family, you must have a gravy sauce-boat.  Now some people like to have a ladle with it, but to me that’s what the spout is for.  With this gravy boat, you get to take it up a notch by adding the constant heat of the candle underneath.  Plus, I think the flickering light would make your table decor even prettier.  This little guy comes in at around $20, so I would get 2 if you have a large table gathering.  



Pyrex Baking 8-Piece Set & Carrier


Pyrex Portables 8 Piece Set

Sometimes you have to take your baked goodies & sides on the go, and this Pyrex portables is a perfect way to do it.  It’s got three baking dishes, lids, and carrier for around $40.  Great price on this one.     

And finally, let’s say that you don’t have a clue as to how to cook the perfect Thanksgiving dinner, well here’s a #1 selling book by Sam Sifton to help you out.   It’s available to download on Kindle or you can get a hard copy. 






Thanksgiving by Sam Sifton




Just so ya know that some of the links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission if you decide to purchase.  I really do appreciate your support and I hope that you wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with all of your family & friends.

Super Thanksgiving Home Decor Ideas

Thanksgiving Day is on its way, and I know that some of you are decorating divas out there who are always looking to add a fun, new, festive piece to your autumn holiday decor.  (I’m guilty too)!!  So, here are some super items that I have found online,  from a scarecrow light, Pilgrim salt & pepper shakers, and DIY ideas that will add some fall time flavor to this favorite family time season.   Many of these items are going fast, because the prices are just down right cheap!  So gobble yours up now, while their still available!  🙂   


Jeweled Table Top Turkeys



This bedazzled turkey couple is full of bling, fall colors, and perfect for highlighting a corner area in your home or mantle.  $23



Seasonal Dachshund Dress-Up Outdoor Decor



Seasonal Dachsund Dress-up Outdoor Decoration


Seasonal Dachsund Dress up Outdoor Decoration from Collections Etc.




I’m a doxie lover and I love that you can dress up this pup for each season, including fall with his cute little pilgrim hat!  


Color-changing Cornucopia Thanksgiving Centerpiece


Color Changing Cornucopia Thanksgiving Centerpiece Holiday Figurines


How pretty would this color changing cornucopia go in the middle of your Thanksgiving table?  I love all the thankful words that are displayed for everyone to see and appreciate.  All three of the above items are available at







Pumpkin Topiary




I had to add this stunning DIY Lighted Pumpkin Topiary to my list from  I love the ambience that this beautiful craft makes, and you could go with a gold, silver, or bronze color palette.  Love, love, love!  



October Hill Natural Harvest Handmade Furry Pod Turkey Centerpiece






October Hill Natural Harvest Handmade Furry Pod Turkey Centerpiece Decoration 5.5 by 4 by 6 Inch Collectible Figurines



I don’t know about you, but this turkey centerpiece really is a perfect way to say, “Happy Turkey Day” to all of your family & friends!  🙂  This little guy is available at Amazon, and includes Prime 2 day shipping!  (This one is going fast by they way)!  🙂  



Native American Couple Salt and Pepper Shaker Set




Native American Couple Salt and Pepper Shaker Set 3 1 2 Inch Kitchen Dining





Pilgrim Thanksgiving Turkey Magnetic Salt & Pepper Shaker Set


Pilgrim Thanksgiving Turkey Magnetic Salt Pepper Shaker Set S P Combined Pepper And Salt Shakers Kitchen Dining





Pilgrims Salt and Pepper Shaker Set





Pilgrims Magnetic Salt and Pepper Shaker Set




I love seeing whimsical, seasonal, salt & pepper shaker sets, not only because their festive, but people will actually use them.  The above sets are all magnestic, and would make a perfect hostess gift as well.  They are available at Amazon at a super price, between $9-13.   



I hope that you have enjoyed some of my Thanksgiving Home Decor Ideas, and just so you know that some of the links above are my referral links, and if you decide to buy I may get a small commission fee, at no cost to you of course.  I am very thankful for your support.  🙂