With summer quickly disappearing in our rear-view mirror and fall coming at us at highway speeds, there are a few things we need to remember. Granted, we all love summer for it’s sunshine and lazy days. And lets not forget the BBQ in all it’s glory. But for me, leaves changing color and eventually coating my lawn (in unending piles) means special times are on their way. Because with fall comes the start of family feasting season. You know, when every member of your family comes together for meals of epic size, shape and variety. And although I am an outspoken proponent for coming up with new and exciting dishes, at this time of year I try not to stray too far from the time tested classics.
Which brings us to Thanksgiving ! Between this and Christmas, these are the two biggest deals of our family’s culinary year. And with all the shopping headaches that go along with the latter, I am more than thankful that Thanksgiving is an opportunity to have some great food with great family and friends (without it costing an arm and a leg).
Of course, when we think Thanksgiving, turkey is probably the first thing on our list. Root vegetables follow closely behind. Carrots, potatoes, squash, you name it. And what Thanksgiving meal would be complete without a pumpkin pie for dessert ? Well, this year it may just be mine ! Don’t get me wrong. Pumpkin pie deserves every bit of mouth watering it gets. And nothing says harvest season to me like the sight of a pumpkin waiting to be eaten or carved. So this year when I started thinking about dessert I thought, lets keep the pumpkin, but does it have to be in a pie ? So I hopped on the computer, and crossed my fingers that the internet had something for me.
And sure enough, I didn’t have to look far. As soon as I saw the name Kraft in my search results, my finger was already clicking the link ! And if Pumpkin recipes are what your looking for, my advice would be to check these out. Pumpkin cakes, pumpkin cheesecakes, layered desserts, and trust me that’s just the beginning. I chose to go with pumpkin cookies. And why not, cookies are as easy as pie ! They are simple, fast, and a nice change of dessert while still giving the pumpkin its rightful place on the Thanksgiving table.