Good morning, everyone!  Can’t believe it’s already Saturday morning.  The weekend is flying by.  Slow down!

Anyways.  Here’s my last Thanksgiving related post.  This week I spent my Wednesday baking away for Thanksgiving Day.

(That rhymed).

On my dessert menu:  Carrot Cake Cookies, Turkey Cupcakes, and Banana Bread.  The first two were to bring along with me to my grandfather’s house, and the latter was to send with Tim since we decided to split up for the day and I wouldn’t be seeing his family.

Want the recipes?

Carrot Cake Cookies
Originally I was planning on making these as carrot cake sandwich cookies, as originally seen on Nutritionella.  But I got nervous that the cookies were too thick to make a sandwich with, so I ended up making them as individual cookies with frosting.  These are a little healthier since made with Greek yogurt, but since this isn’t my own creation you’ll have to click here to get the recipe specifics!

I’ll still post my pictures:

Turkey Cupcakes

There is absolutely nothing special about these except for the candy decorations on top!  I used a simple store-bought cake recipe instead of doing from scratch.  If I had more time, I would have tried them from scratch substituting applesauce instead of butter.  Next time!


  • Cake Mix
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Eggs
  • Candy Corn
  • Marshmallows
  • Twizzlers
  • Chocolate Frosting


  • Follow directions on box for cupcakes
  • Once cooled, frost with the chocolate frosting
  • Decorate the tops to look like turkeys

These are not healthy at all.  But they sure are cute!

Banana Bread

This was a second go round!  The original recipe is posted here, along with the pictures.  This one is healthier because it uses bananas, wheat flour, and also some Greek yogurt in the mix.  I chose this because I already had all the ingredients in the house.  Hope Tim’s family liked it!

Other Tidbits

A couple more pictures from the day for your viewing pleasure:

And my personal favorite:

Question of the Day:  How was your Thanksgiving this year?  Did you cook or bake anything special?  Any good stories to share?

Off to study!

Be Thankful Challenge:  My cute god-daughter!