All posts filed under: Thanksgiving

Mercury Glass Tablescape

Are you tired of seeing posts about this table yet? No matter what it is, I am never fully happy with any decorating arrangement. I revisit decorated areas of my house constantly, moving and shifting items. Eventually, I get bored and just tell myself to walk away and move on to something else. Professional designers, decorators, and other people who happen to be born with the decorator’s eye can just throw together a vignette, a tablescape, or an entire room and it looks natural, effortless, and stylish. I tend to overthink everything. I decorate an area and walk away and then I walk back by and move something or stand a stare at the area, rethinking my initial arrangement. In some cases, you just do not have a choice but to walk away and leave the arrangement because you have no other options (which is probably the ideal situation for my overactive brain). In the past year, I have rethought, rearranged, and revisited every room in my house. I have settled on most areas but …

Best Pie Crust & Pecan Pie Recipe

This my tried-and-true, go-to pie crust recipe. This recipe has never failed me. It always stays together and tastes great. You can either make this the night before and put it in the freezer overnight (which works great) or you can make it and let it rest in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour (which also works great). This Perfect Pie Crust Recipe is from Add A Pinch and though this year, my crust wasn’t as pretty, it stayed together which to me, is way more important. Now, on to the greatest pecan pie recipe of all time. Last year I was out of the best syrup in the world and had to use Karo Syrup for my Pumpkin Pecan Pie which was delicious but nothing beats Golden Eagle Syrup. I’m telling you, this syrup will change your life. What can you use it for you ask? French Toast? Yep. Biscuits? Yep. Bacon? Yes. Pancakes? Sure. Make baked beans with it? Why yes. How about Pecan Pie? Yes ma’am, and here is the recipe …

Pumpkin Pecan Pie

This year we were asked to join two other couples and their children for Thanksgiving. So, I made desserts. One of them was this pumpkin pecan pie with homemade pie crust. It was the first time I have made a pie crust and I was really nervous that it wouldn’t stay together but it did and I was very proud of myself. I modified this recipe for the pie filling and modified this recipe for the pie crust. Ingredients for Pie Crust 1½ cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup vegetable shortening (I used a Crisco All Vegetable Shortening Baking Stick) ¼ cup butter 4-5 tablespoons ice water Directions Butter a 9-inch pie plate or skillet and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour and the salt. Cut in the shortening and butter with two forks until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Gradually add enough ice water to the mixture while mixing with a wooden spoon until a ball of dough is formed. Put the dough onto a lightly floured sheet of plastic wrap and …