November Review {Part 2} + a FREE recipe

Food, family, and gratitude worked together to create wonderful memories during the holiday. Remember all those recipes I mentioned a few weeks ago? I got them all done! The seafood bisque was a bit treacherous to make (here’s a tip: when making a bisque, go ahead and get all the ingredients measured and prepped prior to starting and work quickly once you begin), but it turned out scrumptious. The cod pieces melted in my mouth, and I’m not even a huge seafood fan.
My favorite discovery was a tie between the pineapple cream cheese cobbler and the honey biscuits. I’ll be making both a few more times throughout the upcoming year, I think. They were delicious! The honey biscuits were especially fun, because the honey taste came through so beautifully. They were the first from-scratch biscuits I’ve ever made, and it was a fabulous recipe for my debut. It was simple and easy to follow while creating a lovely scent in my home while they were baking.
Honey Biscuits
Compliments of the Taste of Home: Christmas (2013) recipe book.
Note: The parenthetical inserts are mine, not the cookbook’s.
Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 1 dozen
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 egg
1 cup milk (I used Silk Almond Milk)
¼ cup butter, melted
¼ cup honey


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl, combine the egg, milk butter, and honey. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove from pan to a wire rack (I moved them directly to a glass bowl for serving, and it worked great). Serve warm.


My parents, sister, and I spent Thanksgiving eating our feast and getting a start on our Christmas movies in a marathon. It’s so fun to pull out the Christmas movies and take turns choosing which one to watch. We might be squeezing in more throughout December as we each have time to spare between jobs and writing and other responsibilities. A few of my favorites this season are White Christmas, Arthur Christmas, and Remember the Night.

If you need more recommendations, I’m happy to share, so ask away in the comments. And please share which Christmas movies are your favorites this year.

The leftovers disappeared quicker than usual, thanks to a couple of family friends that spent time with us over the weekend. Swapping stories and seeing movies at the theater with these friends, as well as eating the remains of the Thanksgiving feast, enhanced an already brilliant holiday.

How did you spend Thanksgiving?
What is your favorite recipe for this time of the year?

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