I love how Shanon talks about pumpkin pie: "I consider pumpkin pie as the “Grand Hoo-Ha” of Thanksgiving Day. Every year I am looking for “the” recipe. Something that retains the pumpkin flavor with a creative twist..." Well folks, this is it!
There's something about the holiday season that makes us all a little nostalgic. We probably all have old family recipes that we pull out specifically during the holidays, and the sentiment alone makes them that much more comforting and special.
Cathy's pie is "an ode to her grandmother." It's made with a "delicious, creamy" pumpkin custard rather than the traditional pumpkin pie filling. A simple graham cracker crust and fresh whipped cream topping make it her own.
When smells of ginger, cloves and cinnamon are wafting out of the kitchen these big sugary molasses cookies can't be far behind! With a perfect balance of sweet and spice the only thing missing is ME and a cup of tea with milk!
My favorite holiday pie? Apple. Hands down. And Joelen has the secret to a perfect pie: "finish the components separately and then assemble them before serving."
Crisp apples cook down over the stove before they're dropped into a pie crust and sprinkled with a streusel topping. The best part? This pie only bakes for about 10 minutes before you can serve it up "a la mode with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel."
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Adriana waxes poetic about these pretzels, and I can see why. "The pretzels themselves are near perfect. Fresh from the oven, their insides are soft and pillow-y, but once cooled, they develop that characteristic pretzel chew" that we all know and love.
Add a little spicy mustard, and you have a perfect fall snack...maybe something to munch on while you prepare Thanksgiving dinner?!