Meet Claire  →

I am a wife and mother that is passionate about sharing content that helps us each live a beautiful and virtuous life. As an etiquette instructor, I love to seek out the beautiful things that surround us. You can often find me making a meal with my husband, building LEGOs with my son, and reading a good book - all in a beautiful dress! Thank you for being a part of this community, I am so happy you are here!

Hello, I’m Claire!


Search the blog

Insights on Literature, etiquette, and Beauty from a Catholic wife and mom

Thanksgiving Menu

Brined and Roasted Turkey

We are using the recipe from Against All Grain Celebrations Cookbook. I found the link to the recipe here!

Mashed Potatoes

Boil skinned potatoes, drain out water, return to pot with milk, butter, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, and mash!

Smoky Candied Bacon Sweet Potatoes

Another recipe from the Celebrations Cookbook! I found the recipe online here!



Cranberry Sauce


Mom’s Stuffing

I’ve been trying to get my mom’s stuffing recipe for YEARS! It’s my favorite thing on the Thanksgiving plate and she says she makes it different every time but I finally got her to write it down for me! Here it is:
One stick of melted butter, one large onion, 3-5 celery stalks, one large bag of cubed stuffing bread, four chicken bouillon cubes, two cups of water, poultry seasoning to taste and pepper. Cook onions and celery in butter, add seasonings and bouillon, add stuffing bread cubes- mix, then add water. If put into turkey or chicken- juices will moisten and you can add drippings for taste. 


We are using the recipe found at the bottom of the Brined and Roasted Turkey recipe above!


These rolls from Handle the Head look incredible! I can’t wait to make (and eat!) them.

Cider Caramel Apple Pie à la Mode

When Mike and I were engaged, we made this recipe together for a crowd. It was the first time baking a dessert for other people together and we put our heart into it and we were holding our breath when everyone took the first bite! I think we shocked ourselves with how incredible it was! Making this because it’s delicious, and brings back such a fun memory.

French 77

My go-to drink, with such an interesting history! Here’s the recipe we use.

What’s on your menu this year? Let us know! We hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

Listen to the latest

Tune into the Finding Philothea Podcast where my husband, Mike, and I share the mercy, beauty, and joy of a life lived for Christ.



to receive my weekly newsletter filled with etiquette tips, curated booklists, delectable recipes, and my cherished discoveries delivered straight to your inbox.


Explore the blog

the latest