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Marbled Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie

by on November 11, 2009 · 28 comments

Marbled Pumpkin Pie

If you like the idea of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving but would rather eat cheesecake, here’s the perfect holiday pie. I found the original recipe last night and had everything on hand except pecan cookies which were part of the pie’s crust. So for my too-lazy-to-go-to-the-store version, I used a traditional homemade pastry crust and […]


Published on November 11, 2009
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I can’t believe I never posted this recipe! It won a prize in a local contest a few years back and it’s easy to make. The pumpkin makes it quite holidayish and it’s a great alternative for those who don’t like pumpkin pie. I am having trouble finding a picture of the original, but there’s […]


Published on October 25, 2009
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Sweet Potato Pie

by on November 25, 2008 · 22 comments

Sweet Potato Pie

Last night at dinner Todd told me one of the guests was bringing sweet potato casserole. My first thought was “What am I going to do with the 5 pounds of sweet potatoes I bought?” and my second was “Hallelujah!” Thanksgiving Day’s cooking schedule just got a little less hectic. Since I’m in that weird […]


Published on November 25, 2008
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2008 Thanksgiving Pecan Pie

by on November 22, 2008 · 9 comments

Pecan Pie

This is one of my favorite pecan pie recipes. The pecans are toasted, the butter is slightly browned, the pie uses both types of corn syrup and it’s not overly sweet. I think the small bit of cream tames the sugar somewhat, but I’m not sure. For this test pie, I made a basic shortening […]


Published on November 22, 2008
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Slow Cooker Stuffing Basic Recipe

by on November 21, 2008 · 13 comments


Slow Cooker Stuffing 1 1/2 cup onions 1 cup celery 1-2 sticks butter, I used salted (divided use) 8 inch square pan of cornbread, crumbled (10 oz)** 10 ounces chewy baguette type bread or ciabatta, cut into cubes 1 1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning 2 large eggs 1 1/2 cup chicken broth to start, then add […]


Published on November 21, 2008
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It occurred to me today that Thanksgiving is less than a week away. I knew it was coming, but the exact date was foggy. Plus, we’d planned a small Thanksgiving with just the three of us plus my mom – a group whose taste preferences I know as well as my own if not better. […]


Published on November 20, 2008
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Fresh Pumpkin Pie

by on October 29, 2008 · 20 comments

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When I was little, my mom made a fresh pumpkin pie using the guts of a Jack-o-Lantern. I didn’t like pumpkin much to begin with and that pie turned me off to it completely. Years later, I tried pumpkin pie again; this time, from a typical recipe using canned pumpkin. Thanks to its mild flavor […]


Published on October 29, 2008
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Pumpkin Carrot Cake

by on November 19, 2007 · 7 comments


An easy carrot cake adapted from Nestle’s Very Best Baking site. Pumpkin adds a little flavor and moisture. Pumpkin Carrot Cake   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 35 mins Total time 45 mins   …


Published on November 19, 2007