Showing posts from November, 2008

Pumpkin Pecan Pie

A special pie perfect for fall and Thanksgiving tables. It's a "two-fer", that is, two pies in one. It's a combination of both pumpkin pie and pecan pie, in separate but somehow almost-melded layers. Dare I say, this is one spectacular pie? And yet, it's super-simple to make, including a No-Roll Oatmeal-Cookie Crust. Two Thanksgiving Favorites in One Pie. Pumpkin Pie, Made from Scratch & Pecan Pie, Made from Scratch, Just Together. Way Less Sweet Than Typical Pecan Pie. Budget Friendly. Party & Travel Friendly.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

The Recipe: Cheesecake bars with four pretty layers, one cheesecake, one pumpkin and one whipped cream, all atop a graham cracker crust. Positively addictive! COMPLIMENTS! "It's very yummy." ~ Anonymous "... now a family favourite." ~ Anonymous "Made for Canadian Thanksgiving dessert four years in a row." ~ Michelle Oh dear, this is gonna date me. Who else remembers that layered concoction of pudding mix, cream cheese and Cool Whip? As a teenager in the 1970s, it felt naughty to call it "sex in a pan" cake and "better than sex" cake. Even the more polite "Robert Redford in a Pan" warranted a titter or two. The cake was a favorite at church suppers – take that, church elders! – and neighborhood potlucks. Well, this is the very same cake, just gussied up a bit with fresh ingredients. It’s not complicated to make but does have several moving parts. Diet alert: it’s positively addictive. The recipe

Perfect Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes
(Party Potatoes Recipe)

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes for a Crowd How to make smooth, rich and fluffy mashed potatoes with baking potatoes, butter, cream cheese, sour cream and seasonings – sure, serve them right away but these mashed potatoes are especially designed for cooking ahead of time to serve later, heated up in the oven or in a slow cooker. These mashed potatoes are great for serving a crowd and perfect for parties and family gatherings. Trust me, making the potatoes ahead of time takes so much pressure off the cook. Hooray! No more mashing potatoes at the last minute! Homemade Comfort Food, Perfect for Thanksgiving and Other Family Occasions. Budget Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. How to Feed a Crowd. Potluck & Party Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

Make-Ahead Fresh Green Bean Casserole

How to Freeze a Green Bean Casserole Made from Scratch with Fresh Green Beans & Fresh Mushrooms First there was the World’s Best Green Bean Casserole , the viral recipe on A Veggie Venture, my food blog about vegetables. Now? Let's call this new recipe the World’s Most "Convenient" Green Bean Casserole. Both recipes are made from scratch and call for fresh green beans and fresh mushrooms. But with Make-Ahead Green Bean Casserole? You make the entire casserole in advance and then freeze it for serving later! See what I mean? Convenient! America’s Favorite Thanksgiving Casserole, Made In Advance & Frozen. Vegetarian. Travels Well.