Looking for some great ways to make Thanksgiving easier? Check these tips and tricks out!




Yield: 8 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes


1 cup + 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups very hot water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium sized bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and spices. Set aside.

In a smaller bowl, stir pumpkin, milk, melted butter and vanilla together to combine. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix to create a thick batter. Pour into a small 8-inch casserole dish with high sides.

In a separate bowl, stir sugar, brown sugar and pecans together. Spread over the top of the batter evenly. Pour hot water over the entire thing {WITHOUT STIRRING A THING!} and bake for 40 minutes or once the middle is set. {Be sure to place on a baking sheet incase it bubbles over.} Cool 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve with more pecans and vanilla ice cream.

How is this even possible that Thanksgiving is like 2 weeks away!? Yikes! Are you ready? We’re not… but we’ve been checking out some really cute, fun and quick ideas that are sure to make everyone “ooooh and aaaahhh” this fabulous family holiday! Check out some of the creative and pretty ideas that we found on our Pinterest Hunt today:


Look at this gorgeous table with the pinecones dangling from the chandelier. What a great idea to keep the kids busy on nature walks around the neighborhood!!


Aren’t these about the cutest little things ever!! What a GREAT idea to bring with you to you family Thanksgiving!


Seriously?! Could a centerpiece get any easier than this?


Got some gourds left over from Halloween? Hollow them out and stick some little tea lights in them for instant ambiance!


Okay, maybe this is the easiest centerpiece ever. Bag of cranberries, water and floating tea lights. Done!


What little Thanksgiving guest wouldn’t LOVE to dig into these delicious treats!


Put flowers in a pumpkin instead of a vase. Perfect for a #Thanksgiving centerpiece. Simply cut out the center, clean out the pumpkin and place an empty clean can in the center and fill with your favorite fall flowers or a candle!