Classic Pumpkin Pie


1 small pie pumpkin
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
pinch white pepper
pinch salt
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup half & half
1/3 cup half and half
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
9” unbaked pie crust

Cranberry Sauce


2 cups fresh cranberries (1/2 pound)
Zest and juice of one grapefruit
1/2” piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 cup sugar


Place all ingredients in a small saucepan over
medium heat. Simmer until cranberries burst 
and sauce begins to thicken.

Green Bean Casserole


1 lb fresh green beans- trimmed and cut into 
1 inch pieces
1x12 oz container of crimini mushrooms- small
diced medium onion, medium dice
2 clove garlic, minced
Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
4 oz of grated cheese (Parmesan works well but
anything goes)
2 cups whole milk
3/4 cups panko bread crumbs
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon Black Pepper

Maple Pecan Pie


One 9” pie crust
3 eggs
1 cup grade B maple syrup
1/2 c. light brown sugar
2 T melted butter
1 t vanilla extract
1 1/4 c pecan pieces
Pecan halves for decorating


Combine eggs, maple syrup, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in bowl of mixer.  Beat until well 

Beat in melted butter.

Stir in pecan pieces and pour into pie crust.

Pear Bleu Cheese Salad


12 oz mixed salad greens
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 pear, cored and sliced thinly
1/2 cup chopped candied nuts
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup olive or walnut oil

Sausage Stuffing


1 stick butter
1 vegetable bouillon cube
3 cups boiling water
2 Tablespoons canola oil
1 pkg Gimme Lean sausage or other bulk sausage
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 1/2 cup celery with leaves, sliced thinly
16 oz bag stuffing crumbs or cubes


Pre-heat the oven to 350°

Sweet Potato Biscuits


5 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 Tablespoons baking powder 
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup vegetable shortening
2 large cooked, mashed, and cooled 
sweet potatoes
1 cup heavy cream

Vegan Gravy


1/2 cup vegetable oil
3-6 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 yellow onion, minced
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/4 cup Tamari sauce
2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 Tablespoon ground sage
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/8 cup red wine
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
6 mushrooms, sliced (optional)


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