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Kentucky Blackbottom Pie

I have a few family members who don't like Pumpkin Pie...hard to believe, I know!  So this year for Thanksgiving I decided to make one of my sister's favorites for those who would like something other than Pumpkin.  It was so delightful!  Of course the big scoop of vanilla ice cream helped too.  I hope you and your loved ones have a Happy Thanksgiving!





Kentucky Blackbottom Pie
Courtesy of {Angela Watkins}

1/3 c. flour
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick butter, softened
6-7 oz milk chocolate chips (I recommend Ghirardelli)
1 c. chopped pecans
1 frozen deep pie shell

Directions
Mix flour, sugar, eggs, salt, vanilla, and butter.
Fold in chocolate chips and pecans.
Pour into pie shell.
Bake 50-60 minutes at 325 degrees

Sweet Potato Casserole

This is my absolute FAVORITE side dish for Thanksgiving!


Sweet Potato Casserole

3 large sweet potatoes/yams, pealed and cubed
1 c sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 c butter

Directions
Boil sweet potatoes, drain and mash
Tip:  Instead of boiling,steam them in Ziploc steam bagsIt is so much quicker and one less dirty pot.  Not to mention it will also keep out the extra moisture.
Mix potatoes together with sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs, milk & butter.
Pour into a greased 9x13 baking dish.

Topping:
1 c brown sugar
1 1/2 c flour
1 c pecans
1/3 c coconut
1/2 c melted butter

Mix together until crumbly.
Place on top of sweet potatoes and bake at 350°F  for 30-40 minutes
Or
Instead of topping, bake sweet potato mixture 30 minutes
Then top with miniature marshmallows
Put back in the oven under broiler until marshmallows are lightly browned.

Pumpkin Roll Cake

Can't get enough pumpkin this time of year!



Pumpkin Roll Cake
Adapted from Libby's Pumpkin Roll

Prep
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Cake
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup pure pumpkin puree

Filling
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, room temperature
6 Tbl butter
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract

powdered sugar & melted white chocolate chips for garnish

Cake
Preheat oven to 375°F
Grease 15x10" cookie sheet
Line with wax paper
Grease and sprinkle with powdered sugar
Lay out and sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar
In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt
In a large bowl beat eggs and sugar until thick
Beat in pumpkin puree
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until top of cake springs back
Immediately loosen sides and turn cake onto towel
Carefully peel off wax paper
Roll up cake and towel together, starting at the na…