Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Chocolate Town Pie


Chocolate Town Pie  is my new favorite pie and I think it will remain that way!  Yummy and so easy to make.  I could put whipped cream on it but I want you to see how it looks then you can add the whipped cream if you like.  It tastes like a pecan pie with melted  chocolate chips in it.  When I read this recipe it looked like to me that it would be a chocolate cookie in a crust but no… It is much better and has that soft gooey, yummy center like a Pecan pie.

Here is the recipe I got from a friend.



  • Ingredients

9 inch unbaked pie shell

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

2 eggs beaten

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour

1 cup chocolate chips (I used the big milk chocolate kind)

1 cup chopped pecans (you could use walnuts) but then, it wouldn’t taste like a pecan pie would it?

  • Directions

Prepare pastry shell; set aside. Heat oven to 350.  In a smallmixer bowl cream butter, add eggs and vanilla.  combine sugar and flour and add to creamed mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.  Pour into unbaked pastry shell.

  • Bake

Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until golden .  Cool about one hour.  Serve warm, with whipped cream.

This Chocolate Town Pie is as “easy as pie”!  I can hardly wait to make it again.  I won’t even wait for a holiday for this one.



Chalkboard Holiday Blocks, very simple and interchangeable

I  painted these wooden holiday blocks (cut from a 2×6) in a tan neutral color, before using the chalkboard paint on them so they would match my house, but be versatile and interchangeable blocks for all the holidays.


chalkboard block letters490


only 4 wooden letter blocks plus a base 2×4 and here is a list of the sayings I have come up with to use here.






Give – thanks


HOME – welcome


Xo  Xo  Xo

Ho Ho Ho


So many fun things to do with them, I hope you make some of your own, or I can custom make them for you if you contact me.

Have a Great Day!!

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft for Kids to Make from a box, Albuquerque Turkey

Kids Love this life-sized lovable turkey!

A friend of mine who is a preschool teacher gave me this idea and the pattern to Albuquerque Turkey for me to make with my grandkids in our “Grama School”

1-Take a big box and cover it with brown paper

2 draw a turkey head and have them color it or just cut the shape out of colored cardstock

3- draw and cut out a black hat out of black cardstock

4- make the wings

5- glue them together

6-reinforce behind the hat so it will stand up straight. You may use a piece of poster paper or a flat ruler you have around.

7- glue the head and hat and body on the box

8-Cut strips of brown paper bag for the legs

9- Cut out shoes and glue to legs and glue legs to the box.

Now you have a Thanksgiving friend. Teach the kids the song

It goes like this to the tune of Clementine

Albuquerque is a Turkey

And he’s feathered and he’s fine

And he wobbles and he gobbles

And he’s absolutely mine.

He’s the best pet that you can get.

Better than a dog or cat.

He’s my Albuquerque turkey

And I’m awfully proud of that.