Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What I'm Loving Wednesday: Thanksgiving Edition!

As I take a break from baking, I will once again link up with Jamie for 'What I'm Loving Wednesday'. I am still having a hard time with the Thanksgiving holiday this year, not that I don't have a lot to be thankful for (which I will post more about tomorrow!) but because it's a lonely holiday this year...and then yesterday, my oh so wonderful timing kicked in and I am now horribly sick- can only stand for short periods without feeling woozy, but I have lots to do so I will keep pressing on. So today's topic for WILW is Thanksgiving, particularly, the FOOD!!

Homemade Apple Pie

Need I say more? Completely from scratch, crust and all!! This is a recipe shared with me by my wonderful mother-in-law, and it's one of my absolute favorites! I don't know about everyone else, but there is a certain sense of accomplishment I feel when I make something like this from scratch! It's just not the same as buying mixes, etc. And while they may not be the prettiest pies in the world, I can assure you they taste absolutely amazing!!!

Grandpa's Pumpkin Pie

A staple for all holiday meals! I love it! Several years ago, before I was married, my mom made my sisters and I each a family cookbook- filled with recipes from family members and close friends. At the time I didn't appreciate it quite as much, but now that I am out on my own and have lost my grandpa and great grandma, I am very happy to have this. It's like having a piece of my family with me, especially on the holidays and I'm very thankful for that!

Cranberry Sauce
Okay, so not necessarily the sauce itself (though my homemade sauce is pretty awesome!), but the cranberries themselves. Is there a prettier food? Such a deep, gorgeous red- I love them!

These have been my projects for the day! My Thanksgiving favorites though are the stuffing and the mashed potatoes! As some of you may know, I don't eat meat, so no turkey for me! But I am making it for my little guy and our guests!

Of course I have many other things I'm loving today, but I've been writing this between baking times and well, I have lots more work to go! I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!


  1. YUM!!!! I just made some cranberry sauce today! Those two pices look incredible!

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  2. Those pies are beautiful! LOVE the little angel in the middle- what a sweet touch. I have been horribly sick, too...did not get to enjoy my mom's thanksgiving feast yesterday. :( Such a bummer!

  3. Thanks for playing along!

    Apple pie is my favorite!

  4. Ohhh nice pies and the cranberry sauce looks yummy, too. Snowstorm today, I was up early baking now I want to make these pies!


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