Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sweet Potato Crunch

My mother, Teresa, has made this recipe for years! It is my all-time favorite Thanksgiving dish! Even if you're not a big sweet potato fan, you are sure to like this dish with all the yummy butter, brown sugar, and pecans that are added. It's like getting to eat a dessert, but you can call it a "vegetable", ha, ha!:)

Sweet Potato Crunch

3 c. cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
1 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 stick butter, melted
1/2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix all ingredients together and pour into a greased baking dish. Cover with crunch topping.


Melt 1/3 stick of butter. Add 1 cup brown sugar packed and 1/3 cup all- purpose flour. Blend well and add 1 cup chopped pecans. Sprinkle on top of potatoes.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie

I love coffee creamer, so when I saw that this recipe calls for hazelnut creamer, I just had to try it!

Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie
by: Sunny Anderson
*freezes well



* 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
* 3 tablespoons sugar
* 3 tablespoons hazelnut creamer, divided
* 1/2 cup butter, melted
* 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
* 3/4 cup light brown sugar
* 3 eggs
* 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
* 1/2 cup heavy cream
* 1/4 teaspoon allspice
* 1/2 teaspoon salt


Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

To make crust, mix graham crackers, sugar, 1 tablespoon of hazelnut creamer and butter until combined. Press into a 9 to 10-inch springform pan or cake pan making sure to press mixture up the sides and bottom as well, set aside.

For filling, in a large bowl mix in order cream cheese, brown sugar, eggs 1 by 1 and pumpkin puree. In a small cup stir remaining 2 tablespoons of hazelnut creamer, allspice and salt into heavy cream. Pour heavy cream mixture into pumpkin mixture and blend until combined. Pour into crust and bake for 35 minutes or until the center sets. Allow to cool to room temperature before serving.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake
by: Paula Deen, 2007

I made this cheesecake this Thanksgiving for the second time! Last year in Macedonia was my first time making it and I was so pleased! It is incredibly delicious!! This is now a traditional recipe that I want to have every Thanksgiving on the menu.


* 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
* 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 stick melted salted butter


* 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
* 1 (15-ounce) can pureed pumpkin
* 3 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
* 1/4 cup sour cream
* 1 1/2 cups sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg (optional)
* 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
* 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

For crust:

In medium bowl, combine crumbs, sugar and cinnamon. Add melted butter. Press down flat into a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.

For filling:

Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add pumpkin puree, eggs, egg yolk, sour cream, sugar and the spices. Add flour and vanilla. Beat together until well combined.

Pour into crust. Spread out evenly and place oven for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let sit for 15 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pumpkin Pancakes

Here's a Thanksgiving breakfast that the whole family will enjoy!

Pumpkin Pancakes
by: Susie Horne/ Cheryl Dillon


2 c. all purpose flour
2 tbsp. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 ½ c. milk
1 c. pumpkin
4 eggs, separated
¼ c. butter, melted


*In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
*Combine milk, pumpkin, egg yolks, and butter in another bowl. Pour into dry ingredients. Stir just until blended.
*Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into batter.
*Preheat griddle, grease lightly. Pour on batter, about ¼ cup for each pancake. Cook until tops bubble and is dry and bottom browned. Turn and cook other side until browned. Makes about 2 dozen 3-4 inch pancakes.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

M & M Rainbow Blondies

M & M Rainbow Blondies


2/3 cup butter
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup M&M’S® MINIS® Milk Chocolate Candies
3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


Preheat oven to 350°F (or 325°F for glass pan). Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; add egg whites and vanilla extract. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture just until combined. Stir in M&M’S® MINIS® Milk Chocolate Candies
and nuts. Spread dough into a greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly moist with crumbs. Cool completely before cutting. Store in tightly covered container.

Makes 32 SERVINGS.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mild Curried Chicken

Mild Curried Chicken

serves 2

1 medium onion, diced
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
8 oz. cubed chicken breast
3-4 tbsp. Patak's Mild Curry Paste
1/2 c. diced canned tomatoes
3/4 c. water
cooked rice

1. Saute onion in oil.
2. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned.
3. Stir in Patak's Mild Curry Paste, cook for 1 minute.
4. Add tomatoes and water.
5. Simmer, uncovered until the chicken is throughly cooked, about 25 minutes.
Serve over hot, cooked rice.

Eric had asked me to cook this for him because he loves Indian food. I actually did not expect to like this myself, but now I'm looking forward to cooking it again! It turned out great, and so easy!