I have very mixed feelings about November this year. The month is associated with Thanksgiving, and it holds many sweet memories for me. As a young newlywed, I hosted the family holiday, and it became tradition for me to do so. To carry forward my past, I used my mother’s china and stuffing recipe. As the years progressed, my son and my niece were born the week of the holiday, and we celebrated their birthdays (again) with ice cream cake in addition to all the other desserts. All good.