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Thanksgiving greetings Sugar Pie Sistas! In just days families and friends all across America will gather ’round the dinner table to celebrate the founding of our wonderful United States Of America by the Pilgrims over 380 years ago. The aromas of  each family’s hand-me-down recipes of roasted turkey, dressing or stuffing,  sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie will be swirling through the air drawing everyone into the warmth of the kitchen for a peek of what will soon delight their taste buds. It’ll be  a time to catch up with loved ones, watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, cheer for a football team and snuggle by the fire to watch  Hallmark and home movies. And hopefully, amidst the flurry and joy of the festivities, each one will remember to thank the Giver of all good gifts, our wonderful Lord.

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 Thanksgiving can be hectic if you’re getting your house ready and bustling about in the kitchen orchestrating the cooking and baking not to mention the things on your mind that have caused you stress. It’s amazing how God’s Word can calm our heart. I love Psalm 94:19… “In the multitude of my anxious thoughts within me, Your comforts cheer and delight my soul!”Wow! I would venture to say that all of us have anxious thoughts…things we’re worried about…things that makes our heart hurt. But oh my darlin’s! God is here…and in the sweetest most endearing things His comforts cheer and delight our soul if we just look for them! Let’s open our eyes, smell with our nose, listen with our ears the blessings that God and placed all around us.  Let us be quick to thank Him!

Have you ever thought of the aroma of a Thanksgiving turkey roasting in the oven, or the warmth of a crackling fire or the familiar ticking of the clock at grandma’s house as one of God’s comforts that “cheer and delight our soul”?  Or the words spoken with excitement “Time to eat!”…hands held around the table and grace being said…that first bite of mom’s savory stuffing and then Auntie’s creamy pumpkin pie?  Comfort. Cheer. Delight. 

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How about the basket of old family photos filled with faces you love and memories that make you smile. Or time spent with loved ones, good conversation shared over a hot cup of coffee and fresh baked cookies on a crisp blustery day, where  smiles and laughter warm and revive your heart?  Or cozy slippers… a cuddly hug from a child… Christmas music…  falling leaves twirling in a gust of wind as they fall from the sky. How about stopping to really take in the precious view of your family gathered around the dinner table…the smell of the furnace turning on to warm the house on early frosty mornings…these are God’s comforts to “cheer and delight your soul”. These are the things to be thankful for. Our God is so good!

So this Thanksgiving, let’s be mindful and thankful of the little things that warm and hug our hearts! Everything doesn’t have to be picture perfect…it’s being with our loved ones and savoring those moments that is most important!


butter crunch pumpkin bars

Worried you won’t have time to make a pumpkin pie? My Butter Crunch Pumpkin Bars are easy to make and to tell you the truth they are maybe even more delicious than pumpkin pie! (Shhhhh! Don’t tell anyone I said that! Heehee!)  Get the recipe HERE!



Thanksgiving Day Song

Thanksgiving day has come, Light the fire, gold and cheery,

Let’s be glad of heart and merry, Thanking God for home.

It’s chill November weather, But the fire-light’s on the wall,

Home, dear home, is best of all, Let’s thank God together.

(From an old School Song Book 1945)

Have a Blessed

Thanksgiving Day

Sugar Pies!

Sending big hugs

from Sugar Pie Farmhouse!

Aunt Ruthie

P.S. For more yummy goodness:

The Neighbor Lady’s Banana Nut Sweet Bread     

Old School Snickerdoodles!

Aunt Gen’s Date Nut Bars

Grandma’s Old Fashioned Ginger Snap Cookies

Aunt Ruthie’s Chewy Golden Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Butter Crunch Apple Pie

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