Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipes

  • By Trish, posted on November 22nd, 2011.
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This  is the time of year that I'm always thankful that I come from such a great family...with traditions that are handed down generation to generation...and of course bein' southern means we LOVE to hand down recipes! So I am paying it forward this holiday season and handing down two of my Meemo's (that's what I called my grandmother) Thanksgiving Favorites...her Corn Casserole Recipe and her Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Please email me or tweet me and let me know how your family likes them!

Happy Thanksgiving y'all!!

 

Corn Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (14 3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1 (8-ounce) package corn muffin mix (recommended: Jiffy)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cans of corn, corn muffin mix,eggs, sour cream, and melted butter. You can also put in a 1/2 a cup of the shredded Cheddar in the mix as well... Pour into a greased 9 by 13-inch casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and top with Cheddar. Return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Let stand for at least 5 minutes and then serve warm.

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Blend in eggs one at a time. Remove 1 cup of batter and spread into bottom of crust; set aside.
  3. Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to the remaining batter and stir gently until well blended. Carefully spread over the batter in the crust.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until center is almost set. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. Cover with whipped topping before serving.
  • By Trish, posted on November 22nd, 2011.
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Trashing The Dress

Trashing The Dress

I recently did a commentary show for The Style Network Called "Glamour Magazine's 25 Wedding Do's & Don'ts and in the process they actually listed Trashin' the Dress as a Don't...I have to say that I was a bit offended by that...not just because I Trashed my dress, but that they were assuming that the defintion of Trashing the dress was to rollin' in paint, going 4-wheelin' in your dress or lightin' it on fire!!

There is a lot of theories as to why women Trash Their Dresses...I'm gonna just tell you why it made sense for me. I come from divorced parents, so clearly wearing my Mama's wedding dress down the aisle didn't exactly scream, long lasting marriage or good karma...So I really thought about my experience with wedding dresses, and here's what I know...I've sold a ton of lovely wedding dresses (and I'm sure expensive in their day) at yard sales over the years or worse...them NOT selling and going on a charity truck! I've helped girlfriends over the years when they've called me and were all worked up because they didn't have room for the Ginormous preservation box that their dress had been "time capsuled into" but they were afraid to take it out because they didn't "want it to turn yellow" I knew that I didn't want that to be the fate of my dress...
 

When I found Del Sol Photography in Playa Del Carmen Mexico...I was HOOKED. I knew that I wanted my marriage, and my dress to be a one time thing. So I decided to talk to my husband about doing this adventure together...He loved the idea and I was so thrilled to have this experience together.  It wasn't about destroying my dress or a lack of respect for marriage...It was about One Man. One Commitment. One Dress.

Just for the record my dress is fine...I had it dry cleaned and it's shrink wrapped and vacuum sealed (I can't stand all the space those big old boxes take up!) My husband and I decided, that if we are blessed enough to have a child, we'll have it made into their Christening gown someday. That way it will always stay a part of our family.

I know Trashing the dress isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I know it's the greatest memory we could have given each other..

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