So now that Thanksgiving is done, I don't have much of an excuse for the lack of recent posts. So, I won't even attempt making up one.

Now officially starts my favorite time of the year...beginning with Thanksgiving. I love spending time with loved ones and having quality time with each other. On top of that, there is nothing better than amazing Thanksgiving dinner! Food, food and more food! I've recently noticed that I can no longer eat endless amounts of food. Is it that I am working out more often? Am I getting older? Whatever it may be, I was pitifully only able to eat one heaping plate of food with tiny seconds of sweet potatoes and stuffing.

During the past few days at Starbucks, many customers have come into the store asking how our holiday weekend was and how much food we ate. But every customer that really knows me asked one question: "What did you make?"

I did not make any extravagant dish, only a simple appetizer, courtesy of Williams-Sonoma. So without further adieu...

Savory Pumpkin Spread

8 oz. cream cheese (softened) 1/2 jar Williams-Sonoma Pumpkin Butter (or any other brand) 1 cup chopped pecans 3 strips bacon (cooked and crumbled) green onions (chopped to taste)

Mix all ingredients together and serve with crackers.