Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Crank Up The Oven!



Time to start baking!

The house is clean.  The laundry is done.  The groceries are bought and put away.  Now it's time for fun!!





I love holiday baking.

Before I start the desserts, I need to bake my family's favorite coffee cake to be enjoyed Thanksgiving morning while watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  I hear cheers from the crowd!

The pumpkin pies are next ~ my husband's very favorite food in the whole world!  If I'm running low on time, I will use a frozen pie crust.  I know it isn't homemade but to me they are delicious and easy.  The recipe I use for the pumpkin custard is an old family recipe from my husband's side of the family.  I love the smell of the nutmeg and cloves as the pies bake.  It is hard not to just cut a slice to eat right out of the oven but the pies must cool and be saved for tomorrow.

While the pumpkin pies are baking, let's start a fruit pie.  Not everyone loves pumpkin pie (Shocking I know!!!)!  I want to have options.  Some years I bake apple or blueberry apple or cranberry apple.  They are all delicious.

Are you doing any baking for Thanksgiving?  If so, what are you baking?

*I could use help from these little mice today!  Brambly Hedge illustration by Jill Barklem.*

8 comments:

  1. You'll have a house filled with wonderful scents! I'm not baking but we'll still have lots of good food. Happy Thanksgiving my friend. I am thankful for your friendship. Hugs!

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    1. I am thankful for your friendship too, Diane! xo

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  2. Hi Gina~

    Whew, your day sounds like mine!! I just got done making two batches of rolls, and a wonderful, apple-spice cake with buttercream, cream cheese frosting. Oh my the smells in my house!

    Go put your feet up!!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Barb, I'm resting now. Oh gosh, I'd love a bit of your apple spice cake!

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  3. It sounds as if you are cooking up the most delicious food, Gina. My mouth is watering with the reading of what you are going to cook/bake. Enjoy a most lovely Thanksgiving celebration with your family.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I love thanksgiving foods but it seems that it takes so long to cook and not so long to eat!

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  4. I am not as excited about cooking as you are, LOL, really wouldn't mind ordering a thanksgiving dinner but I don't want to make others work for me so I do it. I am making a pumpkin pie with an already made pie crust but hand whipped whipping cream to go on top :)
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Connie, I'm with you on the premade crust! I've never been very good at pie crust. My daughter makes amazing crust though! :-)

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