anniegebel {BBC} 3 kids; Georgia 2853 posts
9th Nov '07
Quoting Gracie's mommy to be:" im replying to the brownie recipe!!! its 4am here in Indiana, and im such an insomniac that i am currently ... [snip!] ... will be thanking you too.. ive been in a cooking rut the past few weeks :) have a good night (morning?) and God Bless you all!"

good for you for baking at 4 in the morning ! When I can't sleep I usually just watch tv or read...nothing that involves standing!

anniegebel {BBC} 3 kids; Georgia 2853 posts
11th Nov '07

So I made the super easy peanut butter cookies, which are super easy, and they are SO fabulously good! My husband is in love with them and I want to make more...and more...and more...but I'm trying to resist. I'm sure there will be more by the end of the week, though. No one can resist such incredible yumminess forever!


anniegebel {BBC} 3 kids; Georgia 2853 posts
12th Nov '07

Any Thanksgiving favorites out there? We're going to be celebrating with just our immediate family this year (me, husband, 4 year old, 2 year old). My kids aren't super picky and I like to try new I'm looking for a new side dish to whip up! It doesn't have to be a Thanksgiving favorite, just a fall favorite would work too! Thanks in advance!

sarah0890 2 kids; Rock Hill, South Carolina 360 posts
12th Nov '07

My SIL made this last year for Thanksgiving and it was AMAZING!!! It is super easy to make too. Let me know what you think.

Fluffy Pumpkin Cheesecake
1(8oz) package cream cheese.- softened.
1c. canned pumpkin
1/2c. granulated sugar
1/2tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1(8oz) container whipped cream (you can also use non dairy whipped topping)
1 graham cracker pie crust

Beat: cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice in large bowl with large wire wisk or electric mixer on high until smooth. Gently fold in whipped topping. Spoon into crust. Refrigerate 3hrs. or until set. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon if desired.
Servings- 8(large)

......................... 34 kids; Tennessee 38820 posts
13th Nov '07
Quoting anniegebel:
anniegebel {BBC} 3 kids; Georgia 2853 posts
13th Nov '07

Thanks! I'll check those out. I love squash and my husband enjoys it, but that's one of the things the kids don't! I found a recipe for sweet potato pecan bread...I think I"m going to make that...since it's just us we don't need a whole insane feast! Thanks for the ideas...I'll go check them out!

♥Aimee+3 3 kids; Fort Bragg, North Carolina 35673 posts
13th Nov '07

I saw this on Paula Deen...

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie
1 cup apple butter
1 cup fresh or canned pumpkin
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
3 eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
Sweetened whipped cream, for garnish

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Combine apple butter, pumpkin, sugar, salt and spices in a bowl. Stir in eggs. Gradually add milk and mix well. Pour into pie shell. Bake for about 40 minutes or until set. Cook's Notes:
-If the crust begins to burn, place tin foil around the crust and lower the temperature of the oven.
-A tasty topping for this pie is praline pecans.

mrsgibson Florida 271 posts
13th Nov '07

this is absolutely wonderful!!!!!! i am a new mommy of nine now (with one on the way) ranging from 7 to 17 years old. any good economical recipes??

......................... 34 kids; Tennessee 38820 posts
14th Nov '07
Quoting mrsgibson:
anniegebel {BBC} 3 kids; Georgia 2853 posts
15th Nov '07
Quoting mrsgibson:
......................... 34 kids; Tennessee 38820 posts
15th Nov '07

Some meals that go along way are...lasagna, pasta, chilli, casseroles, soups & stews.
Another idea is having a baked potato "bar" can serve salad and baked potatoes. Toppings can be anything...chilli, cheese, sour cream, broccolli, ham, salsa, bacon, etc. Everyone can make their potato their way. ;)
If you have any particular recipes you are interested in let me know. I can find anything.

anniegebel {BBC} 3 kids; Georgia 2853 posts
19th Nov '07
Quoting mrsgibson:
Andie. 3 kids; Oregon 7883 posts
20th Nov '07

For Thanksgiving:
(I made this last year, and am gonna make it again)

Apple Cranberry Pie

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 cups sliced peeled tart apples
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons butter

In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Add apples and cranberries; toss gently. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry. Add filling; dot with butter. Roll the remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Cut vents in pastry, using a small apple cutter if desired. Place over filling; seal and flute the edges. Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F; bake 50 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.

dea 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Howell, MI, United States 1514 posts
20th Nov '07

slush cake aka almost better than sex cake.
1 pkg graham crackers
8 oz cream cheese
1 c powdered sugar
2 sm chocolate pudding mix
3 c milk
1 1/2 c coolwhip

mix sugar & cream cheese. fold in coolwhip. mix milk & pudding. line pan with crackers. top with cream cheese mixture. add pudding top with coolwhip. serve cold or warm.

Andie. 3 kids; Oregon 7883 posts
20th Nov '07

Anyone have a good recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie??