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Thanksgiving Desserts

November 19, 2011
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We are just days away for the biggest food stuffing football playing day of the year. At my Toastmasters’ meeting, this week, there were two holiday recipes printed on the back of the agenda. My email has been getting filled with Thanksgiving Day recipes. One friend even suggested and after Thanksgiving dinner coffee and desert tasting time. Food, family, food, football, and more food.

Smelling all those inviting aromas from the kitchen the day before and Thanksgiving morning are so tempting. I know we still have a few more days before the big day, but my mouth is already watering. My mind’s eye is filled with pictures of the orange, browns, reds, and all the other colors that make up holiday desserts. My nostrils are flaring out ready to absorb all those wonderful smell of Thanksgiving Day.

A lot of money can be spent on just this one meal. Many people opt for pre package, pre made meals as well as deserts. Money can be saved by making these Thanksgiving dinner and desserts from scratch. If you ask me, I believe the homemade dessert do taste better.

Pumpkin Pie is the old stand by, especially with whip cream on top. I have seen 8″ pre made pumpkin pies selling for under $3.00. Now you take you basic pumpkin pie recipe, then add a few extra ingredients you have something like Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake. You have just turn a plain old pumpkin pie into a memorable treat. This one takes 30 minutes to fix and 40 minutes to cook. The cost is just around $3.00.

Bread Pudding is another basic dessert that only cost pennies to make. Now add a few extra ingredients and you have Pumpkin Bread Pudding. This takes 20 minutes to fix and 40 minutes to cook. The cost to fix for six people will be under $3.00.

If you don’t like pumpkin then use something like cranberries. How about Cranberry Bread Pudding? It takes about the same time as Pumpkin Bread Pudding. I does cost a little more because Cranberries are a little more expensive, but you have something exciting and different to finish off your Thanksgiving Day meal.

Since I am married to a woman from the southern part of the United States, I must include at least one pecan recipe. Apple Cinnamon Pecan Cake is my choice. Apple Cinnamon because I love the taste of apples and cinnamon most anytime of the year. Pecans for my wife. The recipe feeds 15 people and cost close to $10 to fix.

For my last money saving recipe for a Thanksgiving dessert is Decadent Chocolate-Pecan Pie. You can fix this recipe for around $10. It will take you 30 minutes to fix and 55 minutes to bake. Here you can satisfy the chocolate and pecan lovers all in one dessert.

Bottom-line: I want to hear from you. Tell me what fantastic dessert you are fixing for Thanksgiving. Tell me what you are planning to spend to make it, as well as how many people it will feed.

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