Impress Your Guests: Thanksgiving Bread

Thanksgiving is my husband's absolute, hands down favorite holiday of the year.  And while we both make most everything from scratch, this bread is just about the easiest thing in the world to make & really impresses the guests for any occasion.  All you need for this semi-homemade recipe is a can of any pop & fresh french bread (we use Pilsbury), some kitchen shears or very clean scissors & some seasoned olive oil.

Start by taking the dough out of the can… classy, right?! And placing on a greased cookie sheet.

Take your kitchen shears & at an angle, snip right through the bread dough almost all the way through. You need to be sure to leave a bit of the dough intact to create your stem.

Separate your leaves by pulling each piece in the opposite direction… Pretty neat right?!

At this point you can go directly into your preheated oven, but I like to brush the top of mine with some seasoned olive oil.  I normally use minced garlic & rosemary with mine. And no specific ratio… just a little of this & a little of that.  Brush the top of your bread & place it in the oven following the original packages directions.

When it comes out you have a truly impressive looking loaf of bread for your table, that smells amazing (and took no time at all!)  And by the way… the same olive oil mixture makes a great dip for your bread!

And since the only decor allowed on our Thanksgiving table is food, why not make some of it a little more decorative?!?

Happy meal planning Loves!! 

xo- K

HoHoHostess Gifts

Thanksgiving is next week!! How did this happen?  Does anyone else feel like this has completely snuck up on them?  While I am trying to hold off on the actual Christmas Decorating posts until after Turkey day, I did want to share some fab Hostess Gifts I have come across the past few days.  The holiday social calendar is about to be filled people!  All of these gifts start under $50 & would truly be a unique gift for your favorite Hostess.  The Striped Marble & Wood Cutting boards from Terrain are GORGEOUS.  I saw them in person at an event a few weeks ago & have to say, they have made their way onto my personal Christmas List. 

Btw, did you know Martha Stewart's go to Hostess gifts are fresh eggs from her Chickens?!  Or when the season is right she has been known to bring a bouquet of radishes from her garden.  Obviously.  Had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Martha this weekend as well as watching her give tips & tricks for the upcoming season.  That definitely got me in the mood to celebrate!

What is your "go to" Hostess Gift?!

xo - K
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