Thanksgiving is Coming!

As Thanksgiving is quickly approaching we thought it would be a great idea to run a Thanksgiving series for all of our followers.

Thanksgiving has been hosted at our house for quite a few years now and each year we’ve made some little changes here and there in the hopes that the day will go smoother and be less stressful than the year before. So in the next few weeks we will be sharing some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes with you as well as some helpful tips and decorating ideas. If you’d like to stay up to date with the series follow us and you’ll get notifications in your inbox!

If you have any specific questions related to Thanksgiving send us an email and we’ll be sure to answer them for you! Our email address is cherishedcottage98@gmail.com.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Recipes

  1. Deviled Eggs with a Twist
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Fall is here!

As we all know, Fall is approaching. Where we live the weather certainly hasn’t cooled much (in fact, we have been going through a bit of a heat wave in the last week) but some leaves are still changing and beginning to fall.Fall, leaves, fall leaves, pumpkin

There’s also the more obvious reminder- pumpkin. There’s pumpkin everywhere right now and it will stay this way for the rest of the season which is fine with me because I like pumpkin. But the month of September doesn’t just bring the changing of the leaves, pumpkins, and cozy clothes; it also brings fall decorations!

I personally am a huge fan of summer but by the time September comes around I’m ready for a little cooler weather and some comfy clothes. I also really enjoy decorating for fall so to bring in the season I have added two new handmade items to our shop. I’ve spent a lot of time recently trying to find the best way to make wreaths that will survive various weather conditions and that will also look beautiful. The result of my research and hours spent in craft stores is these two wreaths (pictured below). There will be many more to come as the seasons continue but this is what we’ve started with. Let us know what you think and if you have any special requests!

 

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This wreath was made by special request and the customer loved it so much that I decided to add it to our website!

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This second wreath was actually the very first one I made but it’s started a lot of interest in my making other wreaths.

Let us know what you think!

Autumn Harvest Breakfast Casserole

As I mentioned in previous posts, Lisa comes up with most of her recipes at some pretty random times. This specific one she came up with around 5 this morning (while the rest of us were sleeping!) and I personally think it’s a keeper!
This breakfast casserole packs a lot of flavor between the pumpkin, apples, and brown sugar and it isn’t super sweet. This recipe is also really cool because you can eat it when it comes out of the oven or serve it at room temperature for a quick breakfast one the go!

This recipe is split up between 3 parts; 2 layers of the casserole and the crisp topping. So here’s a list of the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Quick cook oats
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 Small apple
  • Flour
  • Brown sugar
  • 1 Stick of margarine
  • Pecans
  • 6 Pieces of bread (we used Pumpkin swirl bread, but you can use any type of bread you choose)
  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 cups Canned pumpkin
  • Vanilla extract

To begin, preheat your oven at 400º and grease a 9×9 pan.

Here’s what you’ll need for the topping: 

1 cup Quick cook oats
1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/3 cup chopped apple
2 teaspoon flour
1/4 cup brown sugar (not packed)
2 tablespoons chilled margarine cut into small cubes
2 handfuls of chopped pecan

Combine all of the dry ingredients and once they are mixed well add the apple pieces and margarine cubes, mix loosely with your fingers and set aside.

Now here’s what you’ll need for the first layer:

6 pieces of bread
5 eggs

In a bowl beat the eggs until light and frothy. Then add the bread cubes and blend until all of the bread is well saturated and the egg mixture is well absorbed. Put the bread mixture in your casserole dish.

Here’s what you’ll need for the second layer:

2 cups canned pumpkin
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup brown sugar (loosely packed)

2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 egg beaten

Stir all of these ingredients together and layer on top of the bread mixture. Spread out to cover the bread mixture evenly.

Add the crisp topping and you’re ready to bake!Autumn Harvest cooked

Bake at 400º for 15 minutes and then turn the oven down to 350º and bake for another 20 minutes.

And you’re ready to serve! We put whipped cream or syrup on ours to add sweetness.Pumpkin Crisp, Apple Crisp