Archive for the 'Thanksgiving' Category

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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12 Days of Christmas Jar Gifts – Hot Spiced Tea and Cider Mix

on Dec 12th 2012

Here’s one of my hubby’s favorite fall/winter beverages. He asks me to make this mix so he can keep some at work to make whenever he wants.  I also had a request for this recipe from an old friend Pam.  The recipe is easy to make and can be stored in a pretty canning jar, […]

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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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How to Brine a Turkey -Best Turkey EVER!

on Nov 21st 2011

How to Brine a Turkey This is our third year to brine a turkey and we decided to make a video to share with you about the process.  Hope you enjoy it. This is an easy way to prepare your turkey for that Thanksgiving feast.  The fruits and herbs which go into the brine give the turkey […]

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Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

on Nov 21st 2011

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake Crust: In a food processor or blender add: 1 pound package Gingersnap Cookies Pulse or blend until cookies are crumbled smooth. Then add: 1 stick real butter – melted ½ cup pecan pieces 1/3 cup brown sugar Dash of salt Pulse or blend briefly. Press into a 9” springform pan. Cover the […]

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Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter

on Oct 24th 2011

I had never given much thought to Pumpkin Butter until recently.  To break the rainy month blues one Saturday evening, we loaded up the kids and drove to Cool Springs just to roam around for a while.  I had a few moments to myself, and the aroma pouring out of WILLIAMS SONOMA drew me inside […]

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Turkey and Southern Corn Bread Dressing and Gravy

on Nov 24th 2009

The Turkey:   One of our favorite ways to prepare our Thanksgiving bird is to slow roast her in the oven after brining.  For best results you need a roasting pan that elevates the bird on a rack, allowing the drippings to drain below and away from the bird as it cooks.  I got mine […]

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Best Broccoli Casserole Ever

on Nov 18th 2009

Best Broccoli Casserole Ever Spray a 9×9” baking dish with oil, or grease with butter. Preheat oven to 325. Empty 1 16oz package frozen broccoli cuts into 9×9 baking dish. In large bowl add: 1 cup mayonnaise 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 2 beaten eggs 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce […]

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