Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Thanksgiving Memories – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call


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Thanksgiving Memories

As we begin this week of Thanksgiving my thoughts turn to my mom. She loved the holidays and getting all of her family around the table. My parents owned a tavern/cafe for 23 years. For many of those years, they lived in the apartment above the business along with me and my grandmother. She had a Duncan Fife table with at least four leaves. It stretched out of the dining room and into the living room. My parents, grandmother, my brother’s family, my sister’s family, and later my family were sometimes joined by my mom’s sister. Dinner was served at 2 p.m. and you had better be at the table ready to eat.  My dad died in 1988, but the tradition continued until my mom sold the business in 1993 and moved to an apartment. We still got together but not around the big long table. The tradition stopped when she went into a nursing home in 2008 and passed away in 2009. All the food was delicious  – all the usual Thanksgiving goodies, but the thing I remember most was the Impossible Pumpkin Pie. When she found that recipe you would have thought she found the Holy Grail. She went on and on about how “it makes its own crust”. Every year she took so much delight in baking that pie. I can still see her bringing the pies to the table with a huge smile on her face. 

Of course, every year we always have pumpkin pie but it has been a long time since we have had Impossible Pumpkin Pie. So this year, I dug out my recipe box but the card was pretty tattered so I did an online search to make sure I had everything right and found there are now microwave instructions too. I need to pick up a few ingredients and I think we will stick with oven baking but I will share both with you. (I am sure the recipe is also on the Bisquick container this time of year.)

Impossible Pumpkin Pie

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1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2 cup Original Bisquick™ mix
1/2  cup sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs

Whipped topping, if desired

1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 9-inch pie plate.
2 Stir all ingredients except whipped topping until blended. Pour into pie plate.
3 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until chilled. Serve with whipped topping. Store covered in refrigerator.

MICROWAVE: Grease microwavable 10-inch pie plate. Beat all ingredients until smooth, 1 minute in blender on high or 2 minutes with hand beater. Pour into plate. Microwave on inverted microwavable dinner plate on medium-high (70 %), rotating pie plate 1/4 turn every 5 minutes until knife inserted in center comes out clean, 22 to 28 minutes. Cool on flat, heatproof surface (do not cool on wire rack).
High Altitude Directions: (3500 to 6500 feet): Increase microwave time to 26 to 32 minutes.

Happy Baking,


Weekly Rewind – November 11 – 17, 2018

Sunday – 2019 LITERARY ESCAPES CHALLENGE – Sign Up Today!

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #46 2018

Tuesday – #SpecialGuest – Anne Canadeo – Author of Purls and Poison (A Black Sheep & Co. Mystery) – Great Escapes Book Tour #Interview / #Giveaway

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – Cry Wolf (A Zoe Chambers Mystery) by Annette Dashofy – Great Escapes Book Tour – @HeneryPress

And – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Uncle and Ants: A Silicon Valley Mystery by Marc Jedel – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Kate Carlisle – Author of A Wrench in the Works (Fixer-Upper Mystery) – #Review / #Giveaway @BerkleyMystery

Plus – Gratitude Giveaway Hop 2018

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – A Vintage Death (A Keepsake Cove Mystery) by Mary Ellen Hughes – Great Escapes Book Tour @midnightinkbook

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Fatality by Firelight (A Cat Latimer Mystery) by Lynn Cahoon #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

Saturday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Killalot (An Ivy Meadows Mystery) by Cindy Brown – Great Escapes Book Tour @HeneryPress

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Wishing you a week full of happiness! 

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2 thoughts on “Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Thanksgiving Memories – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

  1. Thanks for sharing both your memories and the recipe! I love the way a time, a sight or a smell can bring back such sweet memories. I think about my Mom at holidays too. I think about all the cooking, cleaning and without a lot of the modern conveniences as well as everything being cooked from scratch. It always made her so happy to bring the family together and have the table spread with delights from her kitchen. I can see her smiling as we all sat down be it for a holiday, birthday or just Sunday dinner. Thank God for my memories and pray they are never stolen from me. My Mom passed with Alzheimer in 2014. This Thanksgiving I will also pulling out some of the old handwritten recipes and as I make them I will remember my Mom’s smile.

    Have a blessed day and upcoming week!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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