I love Thanksgiving, for so many reasons. I know, I’m a little late on this one, but I have to get it out there.  I’m thankful for the double F’s — family and friends — of course. I’m thankful that it’s a holiday, and I get a couple of extra days off of work.  Also, I’m thankful for my KitchenAid mixer, because it’s kind of awesome.

Yeah, I totally thanked my mixer. It doesn’t get love everyday, so the days it gets to step out into the spotlight, get to sit on the primest real estate of my countertops, I have to soak it all in.

I was in charge of pies this Thanksgiving.  Martha I’m not, but I think I do OK.  I mean, everyone ate it — and didn’t die. So, that’s a good sign.