Tag: holiday recipes

Memaw’s German Chocolate Pie, Plant-based

My Memaw used to make THE BEST German Chocolate Pie. It truly was my favorite pie during the holiday season. This season, I worked out how to make it plant-based so I could relive those sweet holiday memories with my Memaw. WATCH ME MAKE THIS PIE Here’s all we need… 4 ounces semisweet baking chocolate […]

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Pucker Up Cranberry Pudding

Hang on to your pen & paper until the end of the video. Pucker Up Cranberry Pudding is super quick and pucker up good! Watch the video ALL THE WAY to the END for outtakes. Whole food plant geek, hot wife, awesome mom & camera ham. FOLLOW ME for practical plant-based cooking, cookbook reviews and […]

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Quick Mardi Gras King Cake Idea

So last Mardi Gras, our friends threw a BIG Mardi Gras bash.  About an hour and half before the party began, I found out our hostess wasn’t going to have a King cake.  I couldn’t believe it.  How could there be Mardi Gras without some form of King Cake? I didn’t have enough time to […]

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Simple Christmas Bean Salad

This is my new favorite bean salad recipe.  I know it’s got the word Christmas in it’s name, but that’s not going to stop me from making it anytime I feel like it.  It’s the balsamic vinegar that makes this low fat recipe work so well.  And the next time I make it, I’m going […]

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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe from Somewhere Else

This recipe comes from one of my favorite sources for learning how to cook things the right way, Cook’s Illustrated.  Although they call this recipe, The Best Sweet Potato Pie, I have to disagree.  It’s good, but it’s not the best. This recipe has the texture of a pumpkin pie with its dense filling.  I […]

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The BEST Sweet Potato Pie Recipe EVER EVER

Simple, quick to bring together, and truly a sweet potato pie.  This recipe comes to me by way of my hardworking farming friend, Lynn Jarvis.  This is NOT one of those recipes that turns out tasting like a pumpkin pie.  This sweet potato pie recipe allows all the reasons why we love the sweet potato […]

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Simple Pecan Pie Recipe

Making Pecan Pie from scratch is A LOT EASIER than you might think.  For years now, I’ve avoided baking this pie.  Mainly because I’ve listened to distraught homecooks tell of their good intentions to make the infamous “Grandmother’s Pie” only to be let down and left with an overly brown crust holding a runny filling.  […]

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The Gourds Have Eyes

If you’re looking for a creepy, cool Halloween idea for your table setting, try making eyeballs with Swan gourds.  The kids really got into this art project and had a blast!  I did, too. Keep an eye out for Swan gourds at your local farmers’ market or the grocery store.  I recommend picking gourds with […]

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Simple Traditional Pumpkin Pie

Here’s my secret to a GREAT PUMPKIN PIE year after year… Follow the directions on the back of the Libby’s Pure Pumpkin can.  Pick up the boxed Pillsbury’s pie crust with the two rolls inside.  And DON’T FORGET to get the can of EVAPORATED MILK!  (I forget it every time.) In the past, I have […]

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Boo! Chocolate Covered Ghost Pretzels for little monsters

You know how you see these holiday specials that show how to make treats for Halloween but they show it to you the DAY before Halloween (I’m not mentioning names…MARTHA!). Well, how is THAT supposed to help me?  Unlike you (MARTHA!) I don’t have 30 yards of muslin, 2 pounds of fresh truffles and a […]

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Frozen Cranberry Dessert

The first time we tried this dessert was at a pot luck holiday party.  The best thing about pot lucks is there’s always something new to try.  For the adventurous types, this is a lot of fun.  For picky eaters, it’s spells an evening of loading up on chips.  For those with highly trained taste […]

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Simple and Delicious Pumpkin Cookies

Every Thanksgiving holiday, it’s my responsibility to bake the pumpkin pie and sweet potatoes. I have never dared to alter these traditional dishes. Certain flavors run too deep in our memories and to change them would only upset the harmony. Not to mention, my family would totally rag on me for fixin’ somethin’ that ain’t […]

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German Chocolate Pie Recipe

This post originally written November 2, 2007. Growing up, my Memaw always made two pies for the holidays: Pecan Pie and some kind of chocolate pie with nuts and coconut blended together.  The chocolate pie was my favorite!  When she passed away in 1998, she took the recipe with her.  No one in our family […]

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