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Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Crumb Topping

Pumpkin pie says Thanksgiving to me. It’s not my favorite pie (that would be pecan), but I’m never able to leave it off of my Thanksgiving menu. This recipe is the best pumpkin pie I’ve ever eaten, due mostly to the thick layer of pecan crumb that I dribble over the pumpkin before baking. It could also have something to do with the whipped topping I dollop on top. This recipe and 11 others appear in Your Best Thanksgiving Ever!, the ebook I published in October. All 12 will grace my table this Thursday.   Print Recipe Pumpkin Pie with … Read more

Homemade Orange Cranberry Sauce

Originally posted on November 12, 2008 I don’t like canned cranberry sauce. The whole gelatinous ooze thing doesn’t appeal to me. Actually, I think the biggest problem is the sound it makes when it schloops out of the can onto the plate, and it maintains the ridges from the can. There is nothing appealing about that, in my opinion. When I first started hosting Thanksgiving at my home, I made my own cranberry sauce. Fresh food is always preferable to food from a metal can, so I found a fresh cranberry sauce recipe, and I cooked it. And no one … Read more

Homemade Cracker Jacks Recipe

homemade cracker jacks recipe

Joe and I have a bad habit. Well, we probably have several bad habits, but let’s not talk about those. The one I’ll admit to now is our Cracker Jack habit. We don’t buy Cracker Jacks. We don’t have little toy surprises. We don’t share our nighttime snack with our babe. There, I said it. The horror! Joe makes our Cracker Jacks. The recipe is simple, and he whips it up most evenings after Grace goes to bed.   This is delicious hot or cold, fresh or stale, by yourself or with a buddy. You get the idea. 2013 note … Read more

Baked Oatmeal Pudding

The best baked oatmeal pudding recipe with cherries, blueberries, and nuts - This healthy recipe is simple, easy, and basic but tastes so good! Made in the oven.

Grace and I love oatmeal for breakfast. We eat it almost every weekday morning. A couple weeks ago, we got a new cookbook, the WomenHeart’s All Heart Family Cookbook, and it has a really nice baked oatmeal recipe in it.     I topped this with light whipped topping, too, but that’s just me. Print Recipe Baked Oatmeal Pudding Servings Ingredients 1 cup fat-free milk2 eggs2 tablespoons light olive oil1/2 cup packed brown sugar1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 cup chopped nuts pecans are our favorite1/4 cup dried cherries cranberries, or … Read more

Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I love pulled pork. I love all barbecue, but especially pulled pork. Joe found this recipe in The Patriot-News, our local newspaper, and he brought it home for us to try. I’d like to final product to have a little more barbecue sauce, but it is really great just as it is. I’ve eaten it every day this week. Really.   Print Recipe Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwiches Servings Ingredients 14.5 ounce fire-roasted diced tomatoes undrained3 tablespoons packed brown sugar3 tablespoons cider vinegar2 cloves garlic pressed1 1/3 teaspoons salt1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano1 1/2 teaspoons sweet or smoked paprika1/4 teaspoon ground … Read more