Celebrate Thanksgiving 2020

There is always time for Gratitude and new beginnings

Hello, sweet friend…

Cheers to Thanksgiving 2020!

With it being nearly 30 years since both my parents passed away…I have discovered the importance of creating a home for quite a while now.

That being said a holiday has not gone by in which their memory and those earlier years haven’t come to mind. As time goes on…these memories become more precious…mainly because they have made my own traditions richer. At the heart of these memories is a gratitude for having the opportunity to experience the richness of family in it’s fullness and a love which has inspired me to create my home today. New traditions to make, time to enjoy with my husband Joe, and a day to create a special meal. Memories which have taught me to focus on what I have instead of what I’ve lost. I know that’s easier said than done, but I hope all of you can focus on what you have to be thankful for, too. In a year with so much instability, tragedy and loss, I’m thankful for every day offered.


What’s Cooking?

I thought this Thanksgiving it would be nice to bake something that I never baked before. Something easy…and this pecan pie was the perfect choice. It just happens to be one of Joes favorites!

Pecan Pie


3 eggs

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons melted butter

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup corn syrup

1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

1 pie crust ( I baked my own…store bought is fine)


Mix the eggs sugar melted butter salt and corn syrup together until well blended.

Then add chopped pecans and mix into egg mixture.

Pour mixture into pie crust.
Bake in preheated oven 40 to 45 minutes.

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5 Responses to Celebrate Thanksgiving 2020

  1. Jose says:

    Thank you for such a beautiful reminder of being grateful for what is!
    Oh my, that pecan pie looks delicious

  2. Marge says:

    I love gratitude posts. I so admire your ability to tackle jobs you haven’t done before like that delicious pecan pie.

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Marge! Gratitude is so important… it’s amazing the things that we can take for granted… well at least I know I can… until I stop & really think about Joe fortunate I’ve been… my heart becomes filled with gratitude. Have a great day sweet friend!

  3. Donna L Kelly says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Joe!!!!! This is my first Thanksgiving away from my family. Its very sad and I hope by us all staying home and apart, we will all be together next Thanksgiving once again. I am cooking my own dinner too! Have a wonderful day xoxo

    • Marcia Ren says:

      These holidays will be spent differently and we will look back finding the specialness of what they offered. Blessings sweet friend!

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