How was the weekend? Mine was fantastic. The boys were gone with their dad and I had every intention of working all weekend and taking the husky for a forever long hike buuuuut that didn’t work out. I did, however, have this Peach Blueberry Crisp to pick at while I caught up on everything last night so it wasn’t too bad.
I love giving away a couple Butterball turkey checks every year before Thanksgiving.I really have no idea why but I look forward to this post all year.
I think the turkey represents Thanksgiving for me and I love feeling like I can be a part of your Thanksgiving meal. It’s pretty cool. So whoever wins, send me pictures of your Thanksgiving meal!
Butterball’s theme for this year is #TBT (Throwback Thursday – but we’re doing it on Tuesday)! So I’m sharing a couple of my fave Thanksgiving #TBT photos!
This one is from 2007. It’s my lovely grandma and my first baby on his first Thanksgiving. We haven’t had Thanksgiving in our hometown in, maybe, 5 years now and every year I stalk Facebook and Instagram waiting for photos of the family.
Plus, how fun is baby’s first Thanksgiving? They eat ALL THE FOOD.
This one isn’t much of a #TBT but last year my husband came home from his second deployment ON Thanksgiving. In the middle of the day! So I did all the prep work for the meal in the morning and then we managed to pull it all together by dinner time!
I thought I’d share this Apple Cranberry Streusel Pie today, too! I made it twice last week. The first time, it didn’t cut nicely. It didn’t the second time either but it’s so good that I’ll forgive it.
Yes, I’m admitting that my family ate 2 entire cranberry apple pies last week.
Make sure you use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win a Butterball turkey check worth $20! That’ll get you a pretty good sized turkey for your Thanksgiving meal! This is a quick one so I can get the check to you in time so don’t wait! The giveaway ends 11/19 at midnight!
And remember that Butterball has their Turkey Talk-Line experts who can offer 30+ years of experience, tips, recipes, and more! If you have a turkey emergency on Thanksgiving, call 1-800-Butterball and they’ll help you out! Or tweet them @Butterball!
(Fun fact: I love these nerdy holidays. I once made the most epic Britney Spears themed Mole Day poster and was devastated on the last day of 10th grade when I went to retrieve the poster to hang on my bedroom wall and my chemistry teacher was all, “Yeahhhh… no, I’m gonna keep that one.”)
Anyway, you guys know I hate making pie. Every Thanksgiving we talk about how I am most definitely not making any pie and then two days later, I begrudgingly make a pie. And complain about it the entire time.
But for Pi Day, I teamed up with Crisco and they sent me some of their Crisco Baking Sticks and their Classic Pie Crust recipe – guys, I made pie and didn’t complain about it at all! I love a pie crust made with shortening anyway but this recipe and Crisco Baking Sticks made pie-making so easy!
I decided to make a Chocolate Pudding Pie because it’s been AGES since I’ve had one and who doesn’t love pudding pie?! Super easy to make – the hardest part is waiting for it to chill!
Be sure to like the Crisco Facebook page for a special Pi Day coupon for the Crisco Baking Sticks so you can celebrate Pi Day, too! Also, use my Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win a Crisco Pi(e) Day baking kit giveaway package worth $75! There will be 3 winners – yay!
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There are few things in life that I love more than a pie with a streusel topping made of rolled oats.
I feel like I mention at least once a week that I really, really hate making pie. The crust. It’s just too fussy for me. And then there are those stressful moments where I’m positioned in front of the oven trying to catch it between when it’s undercooked and too jiggly and overcooked with burnt crust.
Pie is just too stressful for me.
But pie is SO GOOD and you can’t do the holidays without it, right? Plus that list of pies my husband wants gets longer everyday.
I picked up the special winter packaging of Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oats that’s exclusive to Target (it’s limited edition so keep an eye out!) and wanted to make a fabulous and easy pie with them.
I’m super traditional when it comes to pie for the holidays. I like pecan, pumpkin, and sweet potato. That’s it. So I made a super simple, but absolutely delicious sweet potato pie.
The pie starts with a store-bought crust and I don’t care what anyone says, I think they’re just as good as anything I’d make from scratch. Then a simple sweet potato mixture (I just diced my sweet potatoes and boiled them like I was making mashed potatoes – beat them with my stand mixer until they were smooth and added the rest of the ingredients) and then topped with the oat mixture.
It turned out perfectly. Super soft filling with a crunchy topping. Just how I like my pie!
Make sure you print the Quaker Oats coupons on the Target website and then head to Target to #QuakerUp with the limited edition winter packaging of Quaker Oats and let me know what you think of #MyOatsCreation.
I really had no intention of taking 2 weeks off the blog. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my aunt was visiting and even though I really planned on getting posts up, it just didn’t happen. I even had recipes photographed and ready to go. I’m sorry, I’m a slacker.
If it helps, I didn’t even do laundry while she was here.
Anyway, remember how the kids and I went to that apple farm a couple weeks ago? Well, it turns out my children threw a bunch of rurnt (ruined, bad, disgusting for those that don’t speak Alabama) apples into their bags.
What is wrong with my children?
Why would you pick an apple filled with holes?
I don’t understand.
The littlest’s bag was so bad that he had to have been taking bites of each apple before putting them in his bag.
But I somehow salvaged enough to make this Apple Crisp. I think I tell you guys every year around this time about how I hate making pies. I just hate it. Crust is just too fussy for me. So when I have apples, I always make crisps or crumbles.
What’s the difference, you ask? You should ask someone smarter. I have no clue.
But this particular crisp is special because it’s got a bottom crust! But not a fussy crust like a pie crust. It’s just the crumb topping pressed into the bottom of your dish!
It was absolutely delicious. And since it’s made with oatmeal, you can totally call it breakfast.