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November 24, 2009



I am bringing desserts. Homemade pumpkin pie and chocolate banana trifle, cuz what's a holiday without chocolate!!!!

black eyed susans kitchen

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Kim. Enjoy the day and the company.
♥, Susan


..sigh....I remember the day when all I had to make was one or two dishes....sadly tho, now it's all up to me. Which, on Thursday, when all the bellies are full and they're going on and on how much they love me..I'll be fine with it!! Heh.
So, today and tomorrow will be filled with pumpkin crunch, your sweet potatoes, seafood dressing, mashed tators, chocolate pies, the turkey and the ham....whew, I better get busy!
Oh....and the plumber (insert frown here)
Why, oh why is it that whenever all the big company comes..something goes a-wry??
Have a happy, happy turkey day, my friend!


Happy Thanksgiving and I must try your recipe.

Bunny Rose Cottage

Happy Thanksgiving Kim! I bet it is just beautiful in your inviting home. Thank you so much for this recipe! It looks fabulous. And since I am having Thanksgiving at my home this year, I may just have to give it a try! Have a blessed holiday!


You are loved too Miss Kim! .. Remind me next year and I will ship you some of our very own Pecans from our over 200 year old Pecan trees.. here on Paper Road farm! Happy thanksgiving ~ Sarahlynn


Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Kim. We're having a Vegetarian Thanksgiving here at Mockingbird Hill Cottage. Hope you have a wonderful day.


Trust me...her sweet potato casserole is a real treat and always the highlight of our Thanksgiving dinners.


Happy Tksgiving to you Kim and your dear family. Thanks for sharing your life and talents with us. We go to our son's home, our dear daughter in law loves making this holiday special for the entire family. I will be making broccoli casserole,a corn casserole and sweet potatoes and an appetizer. Have a blessed day!


I will be making corn casserole. Have a very happy Thanksgiving!~

Suzann from The Olive Cottage

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!


Thanks for the yummy sounding dish, Kim. I, too, am thankful for you and your beautiful blog. Every since you helped me get started you have been a beautiful constant in my life. (You and your sweet, sweet critters)


Happy Thanksgiving, Kim! I think I may be bringing your casserole to the dinner we're going to :-)


Happy Thanksgiving to you Kim and all at Daisy Cottage! And thank-you for the recipe, my husband loves sweet potatoes and your recipe sounds wonderful. Our family is hosting this year so we'll be having the works. I love your blog and my five year old daughter loves your music!

Susan Ramey Cleveland

Made sweet potato casserole yesterday. Almost the same recipe.


Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Kim...and don't forget Miss Maggie... I'm sure she would like a little turkey also.
Love Claudie
P.S. We had our Thanksgiving last month, so we can let all of you enjoy yours!!


Hey that recipe looks awfully familiar to me... Hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does. I wouldn't eat sweet potatoes any other way!

Daisy Cottage

Hi Jen!

Well that would be because it was originally yours cute girl!!!!


Becky G.

My mom and I will be sharing the cooking her at my home. You can find our menu and links to some of the recipes we ALWAYS have on Thanksgiving HERE

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving! Becky

Becky G.

Sorry, somehow my code didn't work! You can find the menu and recipe links on my blog

Thanks! Becky


Sounds delish! I hope you have a wonderful & blessed Thanksgiving with your family. I'm not cooking this year ~ yay!

Debbie Phillips

We are going to my Mother's house this year. She is 87 and still cooks up a storm-pecan pies, chocolate cakes, turkey, and everything else. He cornbread dressing is so good!!! Happy Thanksgiving!! Debbie from Texas

Kim D.

This sounds yummy, I love sweet potatoes.. I just had some a friend made, they were actually healthy. She slices the sweet potatoes, adds butter, chopped apple, dried cranberries, cinnamon and a little water to keep them moist then bakes them for about 30 minutes. They were delicious. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Kathleen Grace

We always host our family for Thanksgiving and we have been advised that it just wouldn't be the same without Earl's famous pumpkin chocolate swirl cheesecake for dessert. Find it here
Happy Thanksgiving Kim! I hope your week is wonderful!

Shannon Venable

I make one similiar to this every year and you are right, I always have to double it. My family likes it for dessert as well as a side dish. It is so yummy! Thanks Kim for sharing. Love your blog. It is like coffee time for me. So enjoyable!

Nancy Hutson Maisenbach

I am thankful for you dear Kim and all the friends who gather here.
We are hosting dinner this Thanksgiving.
My DH is smoking a stuffed turkey. Tomorrow is bake the pumpkin pie day, mash the potatoes and chop the veggies for the stuffing.
Our daughters are bring the rest.
We always have my moms wonderful
Lemon Lime Jello
1 small pkg lemon and 1 lime jello
dissolve in 1 cup boiling water stir for three minutes.
1 med. small curd cottage cheese
1/4 c. mayo
1 c. chilled canned lowfat milk
1 med. can chilled crushed pineapple
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Mix all pour in 1 1/2 qt. casserole. (I use my square corning ware covered one.)
This set up in about two hours.
Enjoy the day with your friends and family and see you back here filled with great memories and happy hearts.
Nancy M.


THANK YOU, Dear Kim!
I will definitely make your Sweet Potato Casserole for Thanksgiving. I was actually wishing for a new Sweet Potato recipe,(what a really nice surprise to find your recipe today!)Thank you!! Thank you!!!
AND I have been wishing for a new way to make Deviled Eggs...Hmmmm....Maybe Dear Daisy Cottage can make another wish come true...???
Would anyone have the PERFECT way to make Deviled Eggs???? :-)


Hi, dearest, beloved Kim,
You are a delightful blessing to many. At my house I am making lots of side dishes and desserts. And sweet potato casserole is certainly on my list. Someone else is bringing turkey and dressing.


My daughter and hubby is hosting. But of course, I have to bring her favorite. Chocolate Pie - Graham Cracker crust (Keebler); large cook & serve Chocolate pudding - mix and cook as directs - add marshmallows; put into pie crust. Serve with cool whip on top. She knows this recipe, but when she makes it doesn't taste like mine. I think you call that: Add large helping of Mother's love :) Blessings and have a great family Thanksgiving. Janet

Mary Lou

Happy Thanksgiving, Kim! My daughter and son in law are staying with us (up from FL), and my other daughter is here, so we are having a very special time. My hubby is doing most of the cooking, but I am doing the pumpkin pie, apple crisp, and fresh cranberry/orange relish. I found the recipe for the relish on the back of a bag of cranberries years ago. I just pick through and wash a bag of cranberries, cut up 1/2 an orange, and throw it in a food processor/chopper (usually in batches), and process until everything is finely chopped. Put it all in a bowl, and add 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar (or part fructose), and mix together. I keep tasting it to see if it needs more sugar. It's usually a hit whenever I make it.
Hope you have a wonderful family time!
Mary Lou


Hi Kim!
I would share the recipe I'm contributing for Thanksgiving - but it's the same as yours! I got it from a friend years ago, and I make it every year for both holiday dinners. I love it!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kathy from Clearwater

Maggie Mallard

A very Happy Thanksgiving Kim. Your recipe for sweet potatoes sounds really tasty. I think I will ask my daughter if she thinks we should add to our menu. Yummy
I am taking the turkey and dressing. The dressing is the recipe my mama and mother always used and it is go good you could slap the one next to you. lol Just kidding.
It is a easy recipe. I cook 5 pans of yellow cornbread, 10 slices of bread toasted. Four eggs, lots of poultry seasoning, pepper and I saute a package of green onions and a package of celery. Just mix all this up and you can use juices from the turkey to make it moist or just use about 8 of the chicken boulin cubes with maybe four cups of water. I just use both. The juices from the Turkey and the cubes. Just pour and mix until you get the dressing the way you like it. Our family likes it moist.
Kim I always enjoy your site and so glad I found you months ago.


Hi Kim,
Just popping in to say Happy Thanksgiving. I hope your day spent with family is perfect.

dena pickle

How Sweet! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! I'll actually be making and hosting the whole meal, and looking forward to it!
Happy Thanksgiving

Tracie~My Petite Maison

Hi Kim,
That recipe sounds so good!
I will be making scalloped brussels sprouts from a cookbook a dear blog friend from Canada sent to me. I can't wait to try it. Oh and garlic smashed potatoes with Willie Bird turkey - yum... I want to raid the fridge already.

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

kelly~rose vine cottage

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Cindy Meguiar

Happy Thanksgiving Kim!

Carol Adams

I just noticed your play list... I'm listening to Crystal Blue Persuasion... Wow...takes me back. You must be pretty close to my age. I graduated from HS in '72... Ah takes me back. Thanks for the memories..
Hugs and happy turkey day!
Carol Adams in Indy


Yum...thanks for another wonderful recipe.

Since I've just had some dental surgery today, I feel very blessed that I don't have to cook this year. We will travel tomorrow to my home town to be with family.

I wish for you a very Happy Thanksgiving.



Kim....Sending you loads of wishes for a Great Thanksgiving and hope all of your family are with you to give thanks.



Happy Thanksgiving, Daisy Cottage. Here at my cottage I've been busy preparing ahead for tomorrow's meal at my mom's. (I'm lucky, she fixes a lot of the meal.) I've made or will be making shoepeg corn casserole, pumpkin roll, broccoli and rice casserole, ham and Christmas salad. All of these are favorites of some one person in the family who requests them each year. (I love that.) My sons always ask for PINK STUFF, which is what I call Christmas Salad. (It is pink stuff, though.) To make it you mix a can of cherry pie filling, crushed pineapple (drained), a container of whipped topping, chopped pecans, and Eaglebrand. How can you go wrong when one of the ingredients is Eaglebrand, that's what I'd like to know?

Hope you are enjoying your day and not letting all the cooking/cleaning get you down. It's all worth it in the end, huh?


Happy Thanksgiving Kim!!! Please try the below.. it is a family favorite each year.. wishing you and your family the best!
1-15 oz can pumpkin
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cup sugar
1- 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice OR 1/2 tsp cinnamon & 1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 yellow cake mix
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
2 sticks margarine (melted)
Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Mix pumpkin, eggs, salt,milk, spices, and sugar. Pour into pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix over pumpkin mixture, press with a spoon. Add chopped pecans. Pour melted margarine over pecans. Bake for one hour at 350 degrees.

sweet cottage dreams

I am going to make YOUR recipe here!! I am looking for some good tried and true ones!

Happy Thanksgiving, Kim!

love you,

PS: I'll be back to catch up with you.


Happy Thanksgiving Kim!



Greetings from Mississippi. Our menu remains virtually the same each Thanksgiving at the request of all the family.

Fried Turkey
Smoked Turkey
Honey Baked Ham
Cornbread Dressing & Gravy
Crock Pot Corn
Bacon Wrapped Marinated Green Beans
Sweet Potato Casserole
Yeast Rolls
Cranberry Relish
Pistachio Salad
Coconut Chess Pie
Chocolate Chess Pie
Cranberry-Apple Dump Cake
Boston Cream Pie

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving everybody! Don't eat too much like I probably will.


Kim, this looks divine!

Am I making something??? This year it's reservations. Mr. Magpie has been sick, and he's not up to going to NC to spend Thanksgiving there with friends where we were invited. So, we are having a date day and going to dinner at a favorite restaurant. Thank GOODNESS for St. Augustine being a tourist mecca. LOL!

Love to you and Happy Thanksgiving to one of the biggest blessings in the Land of Blog...


Sheila :-)


I think that is the same recipe I use, and it is absolutely wonderful! Really I would be happy with just that to eat~~~

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss

Hi "Neighbor"! Stopping by to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!


unbelievable! THAT is the same recipe I make for the holidays that the family just won't do without!! It's so yummy!
My daughter even called from college last week for the recipe so she could make it for her dorms...thanksgiving feast!
have a wonderful holiday!


Happy Thanksgiving!
My sweet potatoes are nearly identical to yours, except it's our family tradition to top the casserole off with a layer of large marshmallows. When it bakes, the top gets brown and crispy and the middle is gooey, yummy marshmallows (with the potatoes underneath of course!).

D. @ Outside Oslo

Apples are so wonderful this time of year, so I'm making a tarte Tatin. The recipe from Orangette is fantastic:


Hi Kim-Happy Thanksgiving. I am going to my sister's home. I am bringing the pumpkin pies (thank you Village Inn),the traditional green bean casserole, the cranberry sauce (I mix whole cranberry sauce with mandarin oranges and walnuts) and Cherry Flip Salad (Cherry pie filling, sweetened condensed milk, crushed pineapple, walnuts, marshmallows and Coolwhip). My sister is making the Turkey and ham, stuffing, potatoes, and cheesy corn. My brother and his girlfriend bring the rolls and the yams (she makes them with bourbon and she won't give up her recipe!) I am picking up my folks from the retirement home so we are looking forward to a nice time. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family, friendship, good food and may blessings! Love~Mary

The Pleasures of Homemaking

Hi Kim!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!


Pat@Back Porch Musings

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Kim!

Teresa Nesler

In Europe we just don't celebrate Thanksgiving, however we have plenty of sweet potatoes and all sorts of nuts therefore I'm tempted to give it a try! Why not? Happy Thanksgiving everyone!



Happy Thanksgiving Daisy Cottage Dwellers...

I did try you Sweet Potatoe Casserole and it was SO YUMMY!!!!!! I did taste a lot like my

Pumpkin Crunch...I posted on my blog, up above is the link.

I made that along with Turkey in the Bag, Green Beans, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, raw broccoli, Bubbly Apple Cider, your sweet casserole, PUmpkin Crunch with Vanilla Bean Ice cream on top and a good Chard. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Kim.

You are a true blessing to all of us.

cindy h

I was in charge of the pies..well, the dutch apple pie ended up on my kitchen floor when I took it from the oven :(. Hope everyone else enjoyed their meals and gave thanks for all we have !! Wonderful friends..beautiful homes..loving families..a job..good health..and much more!
Cindy H

Donna, The Decorated House

Hello Sweet Kim~
You know I count your friendship among my blessings, today and everyday. I know you had a wonderful day with family. Especially since no one left you with all the dishes!
We had a great day, too.
Lots of Hugs, Donna

susan st. john

I just had to laugh when I saw your stack of cookbooks...sometimes, when I am getting ready to cook something that I want to check in one of my cookbooks, I feel like I am writing a research paper. Oh, well. I still believe a cookbook is worth it, even if you only find one good recipe. Of course, I like them better if they have more than one good recipe.



1 lb bag of fresh cranberries
1 1/2 cups sugar (my friend Marcia uses that sugar substitute that starts with an S but I have never had the nerve to try)
2 cups water
1 large package of sugar free raspberry gelatin (but the last 2 years I found cranberry flavor around the holidays yippee)
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 15 ounce can of crushed pineapple, drained

Boil water, berries and sugar in a deep pot until quite a few berries start to "pop"

Take off heat, then add gelatin powder stir until gelatin powder is dissolved well.

Let cool a bit but not so long it sets - add remaining ingredients

I have put in sprayed gelatin mold before, but the last few times just put in a "serve worthy" nice white glass casserole dish with a lid, and it was nice because it could just be put in fridge, served, then put back in fridge - easy as can be. If you choose to use a mold, after it sets (overnight in fridge is suggested) just place in warm water in shallow pan to let it loosen up so it can be inverted onto a serving tray - very nice on bib lettuce leaves.)

This simple side is a real crowd pleaser, I promise you.


well - i'm a little late with this - BUT i have a lovely new (to us) drink..non alcoholic..fill a pitcher 3/4 full of ice. add four cans of fresca, then l l/3 cups of cranberry juice cocktail. mix a bit. after you pour into the ice filled glass squeeze a wedge of lime and add it to the glass..oh yummmm!! we had thanksgiving at my house this year..our first without my husband. we lit a candle and placed it next to his picture and son,his fiance and their two sweetie pie boys and her parents were here.. i made place cards for everyone and on the inside wrote what i was thankful for about them..Kim, i'm thankful that you share yourself to freely with us. thank you


I wish I had had that recipe when I was cooking dinner at my son's! Sweet potato was the ONE casserole I fudged and bought ready made. It was just awful! I think I'll make this over Christmas to wash my taste buds ;-)
Love you Kim!

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