A Gift of Love from Kyla’s Kitchen

Hello All!

My name is Kyla and I’m the videographer and editor for The Sublime Soiree! I have absolutely loved working with the team and cannot wait to see where we go next!

This week was my week to “take over” our social media pages to share my ideas and traditions surrounding Thanksgiving. If there is one thing you should know about me it is that I LOVE Thanksgiving. It is by far my favorite holiday for so many different reasons. I love being able to spend time with my family, I can’t get enough of all the food, and it is such a good reminder to remember the things and people that God has placed in my life.

With that being said, Thanksgiving is hosted by my parents. They began hosting after my Granny passed away in 2005. Before my Granny was called home, we would have Thanksgiving at her house, and after she passed, we really didn’t have anywhere to go and neither did a lot of our other family members and close family friends. My parents decided they would be the ones to carry that torch, and we have been having thanksgiving at their home ever since! It has been a blessing to us all. Since Thanksgiving is hosted by my parents, my mom cannot help but cook until her fingers fall off! As I have gotten older, my desire to also contribute to the dinner spread has grown. I love to cook; it is one of my favorite hobbies. I love to try new recipes and I even love to make up my own! Today I wanted to share with you all, my favorite recipe that I have been bringing to our Thanksgiving dinner for at least 5 years now, Butternut Squash and Kale Pasta!

Now I feel that I should warn you, when I make recipes I am very loose with everything. I don’t always cook by the book. Sometimes I’ll add a little more of this and a little less of that. Just depends on what I’m feeling and how my taste buds are speaking to me that day! I want to encourage you that as you are cooking this holiday season, to cook with joy. Sometimes cooking can cause us to feel rushed, or stressed. This year I want you to focus on the joy that eating around a table with your friends and family brings. Let that drive your cooking this holiday season. There is no need to feel overwhelmed because the Lord provides. You can trust that when He provides, it will always be good. I hope you give this recipe a try! Who knows maybe it will be a new favorite!

— Kyla Butler © November 17, 2021

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