Pumpkin Pie

I knew I was going to be out of town today but didn’t get anything ready to post, so I thought I would reshare my pumpkin pie recipe. It seems fitting since it is our Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend !

I did a lot of cooking yesterday and hopefully I will get it all posted before Thanksgiving actually arrives.

I made two pumpkin pies to have with dessert. We are going to have that and the other half of the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake I made last week and froze.

I know it seems easy to just buy a can of prepared pumpkin pie filling but it really isn’t that much more difficult to mix it up yourself with a can of pumpkin puree. I have been making this same recipe for probably almost 30 years now… and yes, that was hard to admit to… and other than the one time I forgot to add the sugar lol, it has always tasted great.

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Thanksgiving Recap

I thought with our Canadian Thanksgiving being this coming weekend… October the 8th (and yes, I do know it seems early, especially to those of you in the US!)… I would do a recap of some of our favourite holiday recipes.  There are some things you just have to have with your turkey dinner…. stuffing, mashed potatoes, good gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie…. you get the picture!

Here are some of our previous posts featuring our all time favourites, and well loved, Thanksgiving/holiday recipes!

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Stuffing Ring

This is another one of those things I have been seeing everywhere, and since I cooked my turkey unstuffed this year it seemed like a perfect time to try it. 

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This is the ingredients I used. Basic bread stuffing ingredients. 

I broke the bread into small pieces, although they likely would not pass my mother’s inspection.  As kids, it was our job to break the bread, and I honestly couldn’t tell you how many times we were sent back with our bowls to fix it because the pieces were too big. 

We all loved, and fought over the stuffing and were told we wouldn’t get any if we didn’t do the bread lol.  Incentive!

I added everything else to the bowl and mixed it up, by hand once it was almost done.

Next I pressed it into my well greased bundt pan.

And baked it at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. This is what it looks like done and released from the pan.

Recipe 

Stuffing Ring 

Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 25 – 30 minutes  Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 1 loaf of bread, white or whole wheat 
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 eggs, beaten 
  • 1 tbsp. Dried parsley 
  • 3 tbsp. Poultry seasoning or sage
  • 1 cup chicken broth 

Directions 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Generously grease bundt pan.
  2. Break bread into small pieces. 
  3. And remaining ingredients. 
  4. Mix well to combine, finish mixing by hand.
  5. Press mixture into prepared bundt pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 – 30 minutes. 
  7. Allow to cool about 10 minutes, then release from pan onto serving plate.
  8. Enjoy with turkey and your favourite gravy.

Sweet Brown Molasses Bread Dinner Rolls

Isn’t that quite the title?  Let me say that these are well worth having a big ass title!  I found this recipe on Pinterest on www.itsalwaysautumn.com and even though I had pretty much already decided to go with the Fresh Dill Dinner Rolls I made last week as a test run I instead opted to give these a go.  Nothing like trying a new recipe a few days before a big meal, but at least I knew if they didn’t turn out I still had time to make more.

That wasn’t a concern in the least, they are delicious.  They smelled so good while baking that I actually burned my fingers breaking one open to eat it fresh from the oven lol!

I will document my step by step and post the link to the recipe at the end!  I hope you take a chance and try these, you won’t be sorry!

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Fast & Easy Cranberry Sauce

I know that our Thanksgiving is still a week and more away, but I like to get everything… and I mean everything done ahead of time so that I can enjoy the day.  Nothing worse than hearing about your own gathering, because you were stuck in the kitchen all day cooking.

This recipe is very simple, and takes less than 15 minutes to make your own Cranberry Sauce and not the cylindrical blob of jelly “stuff” that comes out of a can!

We usually make jars of this to add to our Christmas baskets too!

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