Tag Archive 'Thanksgiving'

The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie

on Nov 18th 2015

Alright folks, this pumpkin pie is to die for and rounds out my fall menu quite nicely.  Refrigerated pastry crust teams up with a gingersnap crust for a delicious foundation for the perfect pumpkin pie. 1 refrigerated pie crust 2  cups  crushed gingersnaps (about 40 gingersnaps) 1  cup  pecans, finely chopped 1/2  cup  sugar 1/4  cup  butter, melted […]

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Pumpkin Pie – Gluten, Dairy, and Sugar Free

on Nov 26th 2014

I needed to create a gluten, dairy, and sugar free recipe recently for a family gathering.  This was my first attempt at pumpkin pie without sugar.  This pie is delicious – so delish I’m not sure your guests would ever know it is free of dairy and sugar and gluten.  I found organic gluten free […]

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All Natural Holiday Cranberry Nut Salad (sugar-free)

on Nov 27th 2013

My favorite cranberry salad is one my Mother-In-Law has been making for years.  Since we are eliminating a lot of chemicals, dyes, and sugar from our diets, I am pleased to rework my favorite recipe and offer a clean, sugar free version that is as tasty and tangy as MIL’s original. 3 cups fresh cranberries […]

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Blue Ribbon Carrot Cake

on Apr 3rd 2012

While Carrot Cake is a typical Southern Thanksgiving treat, it also deserves a place on the Easter menu as well.  This cake was one of my first “from scratch” hits when I baked it nearly 25 years ago in our first newlywed love nest.  Time has deepened my love for both my husband and this […]

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Meatless Monday -Loaded Sweet Potato

on Oct 17th 2011

Here’s a pleasing side dish that is much easier to make than sweet potato casserole and is a tasty way to welcome fall.  Just wash some large sweet potatoes, and wrap them in foil. Then bake them at 425 degrees for about an hour, until potatoes are soft when you squeeze them. Next remove foil, […]

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Caramel Pecan Pie

on Nov 22nd 2010

I’ve tried many recipes for Pecan Pie. Seems like it is hard to find one that’s not too syrupy, not too sweet, or not too runny. I think I’ve found the perfect match for our family – Caramel Pecan Pie, made with those delicious Kraft caramels. Yum! 1 deep dish pie crust, store bought or hand made […]

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