One Of My Favorite Words: Scrumptious!

17 Nov

Table settings


60 Stylish Table Settings for Thanksgiving – under the table & dreaming by Stephanie Lynn



Hello, and welcome to my blog! I am a writer, but I am also a woman with many interests, and I’m a bit of a “foodie.” Anyone who knows me well would agree. I enjoy trying new recipes and even inventing recipes of my own. Baking, grilling, broiling — I love it all. I also enjoy eating good food (prepared with love of course, it’s the tastiest kind). I have prepared a list of food traditionally prepared for Thanksgiving so that even those of you who don’t traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving in your country can enjoy a feast fit for a king and queen on Thursday the 28th of November, or whenever.

I remember when I moved into my first house, everyone expected me to host Thanksgiving dinner at my new place. I searched all over the net for recipes. I had 15 guests! Everything turned out great (thank God). I have found some delicious recipes in various terrific blogs. Here I provide a menu of recipes so that anyone can prepare a complete and delicious Thanksgiving meal. If you’ve never hosted a Thanksgiving meal before maybe you should surprise your family this year. It’s a lot of work, but it’s also a great deal of fun, and your place will be blessed in the process. (To find the recipes and instructions click on the title links above each picture.)

I would love to hear about any funny (recipe gone wrong), unusual (Tofurkey anyone?) or rewarding (you invited a homeless person to dinner) Thanksgiving experiences you might have had. Feel free to tell me all about it in the comments section. I will share my favorites in a future post. ;D



I can’t imagine Thanksgiving without a beautifully roasted turkey. 😛

For a juicy and tender Turkey follow the recipe at Just A Little NuttyOne Of My Favorite Words: Scrumptious!



Carrie Groneman shows you how to make her delicious Butternut Squash Soup at A Mothers Shadow




At my house there must be cranberry sauce to accompany the turkey.

You can make Candied Orange and Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce (Yum!)

by following the recipe at Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog

Cranberry sauce



Another Thanksgiving dinner staple: Mash Potato and Gravy.

Get a great and easy to follow recipe from the Barefoot Contessa – Ina Garten

mashed potatoes and gravy



Just A Little Nutty gives us a great recipe for Green Beans (You gotta have your veggies)

green beans



What is Thanksgiving dinner without stuffing (dressing)?

Bountiful Harvest Sausage & Cranberry Dressing

Get the recipe at It’s Yummi!




Another great recipe from Just A Little Nutty

Corn Soufflé (I’m salivating just looking at this picture)

Corn soufflé



We gotta have our carbs, right? The Rowdy Baker features a

scrumptious recipe for Pumpkin Rolls

pumpkin dinner rolls



No Thanksgiving meal would be complete without dessert! (At least, not in my house)

Cooking Classy will show you how to make this mouthwatering

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce

pumpkin cheesecake



This is a nice twist on the traditional Pecan Pie.

And They Cooked Happily Ever After has a quick and easy recipe for you to follow

Pecan Squares

pecan pie squares



More dessert! I saw Lizbeth McGow’s recipe at Just Dip It In Chocolate and I had to add it here! 😛

Butterscotch Banana Harvest Cake

let them eat cake



Last, but certainly not least is a nice cocktail.

Find the recipe to this yummy drink by Francis Schott at Food & Wine

Dirty Bart

Black Bart Recipe



Food & Wine features another cocktail winner by Linton Hopkins


DCV Recipe

58 Responses to “One Of My Favorite Words: Scrumptious!”

  1. Becca from November 17, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

    Thanks so much for sharing my recipe! Happy Thanksgiving!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 17, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

      Hi Becca! It was my pleasure. It really looks yummy and I plan on trying the recipe myself. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Ha,ha! 😀


  2. Teagan Kearney November 17, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    I’m a sucker for desserts, Vashti, and that pumpkin cheesecake with salted caramel sauce…mmm…better wipe the drool off my chin!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 17, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

      That’s one of my favorites Teag! There’s some serious involuntary salivating every time I look at the picture. 😛


  3. Rosey November 18, 2013 at 1:41 am #

    YUM over here! The stuffing, the beans, and the salted caramel sauce over dessert?? I feel like I had a great meal just visiting!

    I have no great stories. My first turkey years ago had everything left inside, lol. I had no clue.
    I hosted most holidays at my house in Florida, but now that we’re up north my MIL insists on doing every single one. It’s good and not-so-good, but it is what it is. 🙂

    Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 18, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

      Rosey, it’s so funny the same thing happened to me with my first turkey. I took most of the stuff out of the turkey, but I didn’t realize that there was more near the neck. The lucky thing was that after presenting the turkey my mom and I took it to the kitchen to carve it instead of doing it on the table. Phew! My mom noticed it, but after she stopped chortling she was sworn to secrecy. 😉


  4. Holly Yzquierdo (@MyPlantBasedFam) November 18, 2013 at 1:43 am #

    Stopping by from the MMM link up! Your Thanksgiving table looks gorgeous. I’ll be featuring lots of Thanksgiving ideas this week on my blog. Such a fun and busy time of year.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 18, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

      Holly, you’re right it is a fun and busy time of year. I love it and most people seem to be in a great mood, which is always nice. Thank you very much! I’ll be checking out your site for more ideas. 😀


  5. Brittnei November 18, 2013 at 2:53 am #

    Are you serious? Scrolling through reading this was like watching food porn lol. I just saw a sweet potato cheesecake but pumpkin? Sounds wonderful! I love the dressing in this post. It’s my favorite thing about thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing with us on Countdown in Style. Don’t forget to come back Friday to see if you are featured. 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 18, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

      Brittnei, dressing is one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving dinner too! I love it and I’m going to try this recipe because it really does look scrumptious. I like pumkin pie and cheesecake so I thought this dessert should be awesome. I’m so glad you enjoyed this post. I’ll be sure to check it out! 😀


  6. Ashwin November 18, 2013 at 6:03 am #

    Turkey looks yummy!!! and Butterscotch banana cake is my favorite!
    Vashti, you’re making me drool over the pictures 😛


  7. Manhattan Image and Style November 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    Oh, all this looks amazing!! I can wait for Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing these wonderful ideas! ❤

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  8. anallievent November 18, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

    Scrumptious is certainly the word for this Thanksgiving spread! Yum! Thanks for sharing.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

      Hello Alli! Yes it is! You’re welcome and thank you for stopping by and checking it out. 🙂


  9. mcushing7 November 18, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    OMG….. you have made me soooo hungry!!! Love these pics and the post! I will be back to PIN some pics for my Pinterest Thanksgiving Board! Wanted to give some Comment Luv Back To You!!!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 18, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

      Ha,ha! Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed my post. Have a great evening! 😀


  10. nettiemoore11 November 18, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

    Thank you for including my Cranberry Sauce! Happy Thanksgiving! Nettie


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 18, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

      You had me at candied orange Nettie! Ha,ha! Thank you. You have a great Thanksgiving too! 😀


  11. JESS44903 November 18, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    What a great post with Thanksgiving coming up! 🙂

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 19, 2013 at 1:30 am #

      Hi Plucky! That was the idea. 😉 Thank you for stopping by and it was my pleasure linking up. 😀


  12. jorobinson176 November 20, 2013 at 6:34 am #

    Hungry now – food!! 😀


  13. Alana Munro - The Author Who Supports November 20, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    Mmmmm yummy!!! I need to eat now! 🙂 x


  14. winyp24 November 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    awww…this looks so delicious,hmmm! 😀


  15. winyp24 November 20, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

    congratulations, very good blog you have here..*****


  16. Patrick November 21, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    Great post Vashti. Those cakes look so delicious, especially the butterscotch banana cake and pumpkin cheese cake. Wondering if I should make some food for thanksgiving or get it pre-made.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

      Hi Patrick! Yes! My mouth just watered when I saw those the first time and it still does. Ha,ha! Oh you should definitely try making one of those desserts yourself. Think of the look on your family/friends faces when you present them with one of those. There’s nothing like a home cooked meal that you make yourself, but I understand if you don’t have the time or facilities to do it. I think if you make one of these desserts you’ll make up for it though 😉


  17. April (@100LBC) November 21, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    Everything looks absolutely delicious! I was hoping I would be in my new place by Thanksgiving, but I won’t be, so it’s unlikely I’ll be cooking much for the celebration. I’ll see if I can make something!

    Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!



    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 23, 2013 at 4:33 am #

      I guess we’re in a similar situation. I’m between homes too. I thought I’d be in my new place by now, but I’m still in a temporary location. I will be doing some cooking though. Have a great Thanksgiving with your family and I hope you’re in your new home soon. You’re welcome, it was my pleasure to link up with you guys. 😀


  18. Mrs.AOK November 22, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    Yum that pumpkin cheesecake with salted caramel!!! I could take a slice of that right now with a cup of coffee 🙂
    Thanks for linking-up to Mommy Monday love.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 22, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

      Hi! You’re making me hungry just talking about it. Yes, wish me luck, that is one of the desserts I’m going to try to make for Thanksgiving. It was my pleasure linking up. Thanks for coming by and for your comment. I hope to see you back here. 😉


  19. Easy Life Meal & Party Planning November 22, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    The tablescape is gorgeous and what a wonderful collection of Thanksgiving Dinner recipes! Thank you for sharing on the Blog Hop Blitz!


  20. Kenneth Goh November 24, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    Hi, thanks for joining four seasons blog hop. Thanks for introducing the various dishes for Thanksgiving…. Cheers.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 25, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

      You’re so welcome Kenneth! It was fun linking up with you guys. All the best!


  21. Hi Vashti! Thank You so much for including my Butterscotch Banana Cake! What a pleasant surprise! Hope you have a beautiful week and a Happy Thanksgiving, Hugs, Lizy


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 25, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

      Hi Lizy! Are you kidding? That cake has been the “star” of the post! Ha,ha! I salivate every time I look at the picture. 😉 You have a great week too and a wonderful (no need to say delicious) Thanksgiving. Hugs & kisses! 😀


  22. Diana Jackson December 5, 2013 at 7:00 am #

    Lovely word ‘srumptious’…..sums up your amazing picture of your feast! ‘Agape’ is mine…I think you gave a lot of that too:-)


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

      Hello Diane! Thank you very much. I love words almost as much as I love food and Agape is a good one! Thank you so much for stopping by. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Have a lovely day! 😀


  23. Kimberly H. Smith December 28, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    That table setting is gorgeous! I love corn pudding and corn souffles. But don’t have recipes for it–now I do.Thanks for sharing.


  24. Kev December 29, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    Scrumptious is a perfect word…and this post is scrumptious…now I’m hungry! lol


  25. Lorinda McKinnon - the Rowdy Baker November 13, 2014 at 10:29 pm #

    How did I miss this last year? Thank you (a year late) for including my Pumpkin Rolls!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 14, 2014 at 4:37 pm #

      Hi Lorinda! I thought it was worth sharing again this year. The recipes are incredible including yours. 😀


  26. Joy @ Yesterfood November 25, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

    Vashti, I agree- the word for this post is “scrumptious”!! I want all of these at Thanksgiving, especially the desserts and cocktails. 😀 Thank you for sharing this luscious (one of my favorite words) with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! Happy Thanksgiving! ♥


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 26, 2014 at 11:00 am #

      Hi Joy! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. It’s always a pleasure linking up to your party. Have a great Thanksgiving! ❤


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