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Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s Thanksgiving! My favorite holiday of the year. What’s not to love about a holiday that celebrates all that we have by stuffing our faces? Seriously, though, I love Thanksgiving because it’s steeped in tradition and family and food and love. And pie.

Speaking of pie, yesterday I made 5 pies. There will be 9 people for dinner at my friend Lois’ house. Let me repeat: 5 pies. 9 people. That’s a pretty good pie to person ratio, in my world. So what did I make? Chocolate Cream, Cranberry Pecan, Pumpkin, Mincemeat and Apple.

apple pie 2014 for carole knits


I’m particularly proud of that apple, I can tell you that. My idea came from here and Dale helped me by designing and cutting out the trunk and branches. I used Wilton Food Coloring Paste on 3 little blobs of pie dough and then cut out the leaves with a tiny leaf shaped cookie cutter from Williams Sonoma. I attached them to the pie with a bit of egg wash and then sprinkled the whole thing with Wilton Sparkling Sugar. It took some extra time but it’s a showstopper.

I also made Bourbon Cranberry Sauce and Cranberry Cake for Dale to share as he goes pheasant hunting this morning, a Thanksgiving tradition for the men in our family. As for me, my morning will be spent with a piece of that cranberry cake, a bit of glogg and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year I’ll be starting a new tradition while I watch: Jimmy Fallon’s Thanksgiving Parade Bingo.

And so, let me take this moment to wish all of you a wonderful and very happy Thanksgiving. Whether your feast is big or small, may you be filled with joy and contentment and love as you give thanks for all of your blessings.

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  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Carole! that pie is a work of art…I know it’s going to be delicious too. (and thanks for the bingo link – that’ll be fun!)

  2. I was impressed with the sheer volume of pie production, but then you show us you had time left to create that masterpiece! All I can say is, I’m grateful for all the beauty and creativity you bring to us with your blog. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! I will think of you as I watch the parade, in between the table setting and cooking. We are having seven people, but we only have two pies! That apple pie is a work of art.

  4. Thanksgiving is a time of celebration and joy, which you do so well! Your pie is one of the most beautiful ever! Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend!

  5. That pie is INCREDIBLE — almost too pretty to eat! Of course, the photo of it will last forever after you eat up the actual pie.

  6. Your apple pie is gorgeous! Every time you mention making mincemeat pie, I go all nostalgic. Do you use jarred mincemeat? I wonder if anyone in my posse would actually eat it.

  7. Your pie is amazing, but I think the pie/people ratio would be better if you had nine pies and five people, but maybe that’s just me.

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