Category Archives: Autumn/Thanksgiving

Never-Fail Sweet Potato Pie

This is the recipe for the first sweet potato pie I ever made. I don’t make pies often, so I needed an easy recipe, and I found it at a site called the Sager Creek Vegetable Company (the site is no longer up, so I can’t link to it). This recipe makes three, yes three, sweet potato pies, so it’s perfect if you’re needing to make lots of pies for the holidays!

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Maple-Pecan Pumpkin Bread

Making pumpkin bread every fall is kind of a tradition for me, but since I like to experiment with new variations, I wanted to try a new version of pumpkin bread. I thought the combination of maple and pumpkin sounded really good and it’s so perfect for autumn! And I also thought some chopped pecans would be good in this (if you have allergies or just prefer not to add any chopped nuts, it would be great without that, too).

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Apple-Carrot Coleslaw

Are you a fan a coleslaw like I am? I thought it would be fun to try a seasonal version of it—with apples and some extra carrots added in. And I made it the super-easy way—I used a 16-ounce bag of coleslaw mix and I used pre-shredded carrots on top of that! It sure can’t get any easier than that, right?

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Pumpkin Pie Magic Bars

I’m a big fan of Magic Bars, but never would have thought of adding a pumpkin pie flavor to them–what a great idea! When I did a review a for a cookbook that came out several years ago, Dessert Mash-Ups, I found this yummy-sounding recipe, and I can tell you that these bars definitely taste as good as they sound!

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Autumn in November

It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.

—SARAH ADDISON ALLEN, American author

NOVEMBER…when nature’s colors get richer, the weather gets colder, and the days get shorter. We enjoy the coziness of home more…scented candles, hot cider, warm blankets, and pumpkin bread fresh from the oven. We look forward to Thanksgiving and gathering with family and friends. We savor this quieter time before the busy rush of December and pause to reflect on all we are thankful for—the people in our lives, the comforts we enjoy, the health we are blessed with, and so much more. The arrival of November not only brings us the beauty of the colorful outdoors, it also brings us special moments to enjoy inside…and time to remember all the wonderful things that warm our hearts throughout the year.

May November be a special month for you as you enjoy the autumn and Thanksgiving season!

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