Caramel Apple Pie

Decided to step up the Thanksgiving apple pie this year, and what a step up it was! 1 pie crust, homemade or store bought (I used a Marie Calendar’s frozen one) filling 6 – 7 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples 1/2 lemon, juiced 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt topping … Continue reading

Maple Sugar Cookies

These are delicious!  Made them for Thanksgiving and everyone loved them. cookies 2 1/3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened 1/3 cup oil 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon maple extract frosting 2 cups powdered sugar 2 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

Easy Maple Cranberry Sauce

I tried out this new cranberry sauce recipe this year and it was really good, a nice mix of tart and sweet. 1 orange 12 oz fresh or frozen cranberries 1 cup real maple syrup 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar Optional Variations Cinnamon Apple – 2 Granny Smith apples, diced (about 2 cups) and 1/4 … Continue reading

Salted Caramel Pecan Pie Bark

I’m not gonna lie, this was my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner!  YUM-O!  Courtney wanted a pecan pie but when I showed her this, she was fine without a pie.  It’s the perfect mix of sweet and savory. 1 box refrigerated pie crusts, softened as per box instructions 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecan halves … Continue reading

Betty Crocker French Apple Pie

If you follow my blog then you know how I feel about pie, I don’t really like pie and I haven’t made enough of them to feel comfortable making them but I’m getting there.  This pie was super easy and was a big hit for Thanksgiving, even my son Zach who is not the most … Continue reading

Classic Baked Corn Pudding

Here’s the other new recipe I tried for Thanksgiving dinner.  Zach loves corn so I thought I’d mix it up a bit.  This tasted good but I didn’t care for the texture, other people liked it though so if you don’t have texture issues then you might like it too.  It was really “eggy” so … Continue reading

Whipped Cranberry Fluff

We had Thanksgiving dinner yesterday since we are in married kid mode and now have to trade off holidays.  This might be my new favorite recipe for Thanksgiving.  We have staples that I always make and then I always try a few new ones, at some point I’ll have the perfect Thanksgiving dinner menu! 1 … Continue reading