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Pecan Pie

For the past 7 years, our staple Thanksgiving dessert has always been pumpkin pie. Yes, there was that taste-off in 2006 when we made a pumpkin pie and a sweet potato pie.

Well, the pumpkin pie won and it has been the dessert of choice ever since.

During Thanksgiving 2011, a mysterious combination of events

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Classic Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff isn’t on the top of my cravings, but for Jenni, it’s a birthday tradition.

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For the past 2 years, come December 10th, I’ve know exactly what I’ll be cooking: Beef Stroganoff.

Thanks to Jenni we’ve added another recipe to our family cookbook. INGREDIENTS 1 pound cubed beef stew meat

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Cream of Mushroom Soup

On the day before Thanksgiving, I make a double batch of Cream of Mushroom Soup. We devour some for lunch with a hot loaf of Amish White Bread. Amidst all the other pre-Thanksgiving Day cooking, an easy lunch is a good thing.

The entire reason I make cream of mushroom soup is for the

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Whipped Cream

Nothing says Thanksgiving like slathering whipped cream on top of pie.

This box of goodness can go either way. Add vinegar and you’ve got sour cream. Add vanilla + sugar and you’ve got whipped cream.

DIRECTIONS Combine: 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar (regular works in a bind) 1/2 tsp vanilla (optional, still tastes great

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Homemade light corn syrup

Thanksgiving is the one time of year that I need Karo syrup. Since it pains me to pay $10 for a bottle in the local export store, I learned how to make my own. Sure, it adds an extra step, but I think it’s worth it since I only need corn syrup once a

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Strawberry Lemonade Bread

Hello strawberry lemonade bread. You are the very definition of “Yum”.

A little lemon syrup was completely unnecessary, but delicious all the same.

Ingredients: 2 Cups fresh strawberries, roughly chopped 1 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour zest of one lemon 3/4 Cup granulated sugar 1/4 Cup brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp baking

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