Mangia Mondays:: Fall Recipe Highlights and Gobble Gobble Cupcakes

Happy Thanksgiving week
and welcome to Mangia Mondays,
the weekly blog hop I co-host with the ever-fabulous Kristin of Delightfully Dowling!
Every week we are inspired and amazed at all the goodness you're all cooking up in your kitchens!

The week of Thanksgiving is, to me, the unofficial end of autumn.  After this week we'll be in the throes of the Christmas season, so before we bid this season adieu, I thought I'd highlight some Mangia Mondays recipes that truly capture the essence of fall, before getting to my Gobble Gobble Cupcakes.

{It's high time I start featuring some of the great recipes linked up each week, don't you think?!  
Start looking for highlights every week and grab a button if you've been featured!}

So let's get to it!
How about a Pumpkin Spice Latte with real pumpkin from Mo'Betta?  YUM!

You know what would be delicious with that latte?  These Autumn Spice Cookies from 3 Boys And A Dog!  I'd love to make these with the kiddos this week!

The rub on this Spice Rubbed Turkey with Cognac Gravy at Cook Lisa Cook really caught my eye.   Even though I'm not hosting Thanksgiving this year, I'm definitely going to make this for a Sunday dinner this winter!
{Lisa says that roasting the bird dark meat up results in a moister and juicier turkey - I have to try that method.}

A couple weeks back Tracey at The Kitchen Is My Playground shared Maple-Mashed Sweet Potatoes with a bruleed topping - ohmygoshthatsoundssogood!!!  {Plus I have always wanted one of those little torches to brulee something with!  I'm a closet pyromaniac.}

How about rounding out your Thanksgiving meal with homemade Cranberry Sauce?  This recipe from Coupon Cookin' includes mandarin oranges and sounds soooooo good.....and much more appetizing than the gelatinous stuff in the can!  How yummy in a post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich, or served over biscuits as dessert!

Many thanks to these creative bloggers and chefs for these great fall recipes, and to everyone who links up each week to share recipes, kitchen tips and tricks or restaurant reviews.  I'm so THANKFUL for the opportunity to get to know and be inspired by you!

Now before you head off, here is a fun little activity to keep the kiddos occupied while you get ready for your Thanksgiving feast!

Last year all the cousins got together and made turkey placecards and turkey cupcakes - from the littlest cousin, all the way up to our oldest nephew who was home from college!  

It was so cute to see them all at the table together being silly!
They did such a great job with the turkey placecards for the Thanksgiving table the next day....
and the cupcakes were pretty darn cute too!
So simple to make....
let the kids frost cupackes with chocolate frosting, then add chocolate sprinkles.
The head is a mini Reese's peanut butter cup, the feathers - Swedish Fish.
The eyes are made with writing gel or frosting, and the "gobble gobble" is a sliced red Swedish Fish.
Fun to make, fun to eat!

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Wishing you and your family a 
happy Thanksgiving 
filled with blessings big and small!


Mo 'Betta said...

Thanks for featuring my Pumpkin Spice Latte!! I could use one right now...with those Autumn Spice Cookies! I think I'll try out the latte on ice since it's a ridiculous 75 degrees today - Mother Nature is so confused ;)

Val said...

Wow-nothing better than Fall yummies.

Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground said...

Ahhhh, thanks so much for featuring my Maple-Mashed Sweet Potatoes! Yes, I am a closet pyromaniac, too. LOVE my kitchen torch! I've linked up my Cabernet Cranberry Sauce this week. Thank you for hosting such a fabulous party! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving, Lisa.

Moore or Less Cooking said...

I posted my sweet potato pie recipe Lisa, but I think the post went to my Pie Party, I still can't figure out how to do it if it isn't the rent post...sorry! I love your family making place cards, so adorable and all those fabulous holiday treats! Can I just say that there are so many great blogs posted! I don't know which ones to choose, I wish I had time to visit them all!


Moore or Less Cooking said...

that should be recent!

Mrs Mary Joy Pershing said...

I love the place cards and the cupcakes are adorable! I can only imagine what a wonderful time they all had working together to make all of them! What special memories!

Joyfully serving Jesus,

Mrs Mary Joy Pershing

Sandy said...

Ha ha ha ha ha those turkey cupcakes. Looked so.... well, okay, they totally cracked me up. Almost woke up the kids.
Looks (as always) Yummy Lisa,
Well done girl.
I don't know how you do it.
You are always so dedicated and on time with your recipe's on Monday.
I always tend to forget that it is Friday and I was going to do a photo post.
Just can't seem to stitch ooops stick with it.

By the way...
Read your comment on my last post.
And wanted to thank you (this way - this time) for your sweet message.
Thanks so much...
Have a great week.

Parents of a Dozen said...

Wow, I really like the idea of roasting the turkey breast meat down. It always seems to be dried out, even though I try to under cook the turkey so it won't get dry. I will have to try that this year. Happy Thanksgiving!

Lisa~~ said...

Hi Lisa,

Thank you for featuring my Spice Rubbed Turkey, it really is delicious and I'm serving it again this year. Your place cards and cupcakes are both adorable and it looks like everyone had so much fun making them.

Where in Mass are you? Though I now live in Atlanta I'm originally from Boston.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Privet and Holly said...

Just stopping by
with a virtual hug....
Hope you have had
a wonderful week!
We just got home
from Maryland tonight.
Time to turn our
thoughts to Christmas : )

xx Suzanne