Notes From Swan's Nest


October 2014 (1)

August 2014 (1)

July 2014 (2)

June 2014 (1)

March 2014 (1)

February 2014 (2)

January 2014 (1)

December 2013 (1)

March 2013 (2)

February 2013 (1)

December 2012 (1)

November 2012 (1)

January 2012 (1)

December 2011 (1)

November 2011 (1)

September 2011 (1)

August 2011 (1)

July 2011 (1)

June 2011 (1)

May 2011 (1)

April 2011 (1)

March 2011 (1)

January 2011 (1)

December 2010 (2)

November 2010 (1)

August 2010 (2)

July 2010 (1)

June 2010 (1)

April 2010 (2)

March 2010 (1)

February 2010 (2)

January 2010 (1)

December 2009 (4)

November 2009 (1)

Happy Thanksgiving

It’s snowing outside, a turkey is defrosting in the refrigerator, and the mantle and tops of book cases and the china cabinet are decorated with autumn leaf garlands, pumpkins and tiny white lights that glow softly on this overcast day. One of my favorite family holidays is just days away and I’m excited.
My holiday television special, “A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving” is airing nationwide on PBS and Create TV stations today (Nov 19), and I’m receiving emails and Facebook posts from viewers who enjoyed the show and want to share stories about their own holiday celebrations and home renovation projects. Many viewers are also searching for more recipes and entertaining tips. You can find them here on my website at, and also on PBS Food’s new website at
At PBS Food, you’ll discover my Ten Essential Thanksgiving Planning Tips, and since tradition is such an important aspect of the Thanksgiving holiday, I’ve shared some of our traditions in an article titled Celebrate Thanksgiving Family Traditions. And please don’t miss my Thanksgiving recipes and slide show in the section Discover New Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas – cranberry relish in orange baskets, Southern Brussels sprouts with brown butter and pecans, pumpkin pie with autumn leaf border, and many more family favorites.
I look forward to sharing more easy holiday decorating tips and spectacular holiday recipes with you in the coming weeks, so please check back. For now, may you and your loved ones enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving!