The Cook Book: Pumpkin Pecan Pie {& a giveaway!}

Welcome to another edition of The Cook Book
where myself & other bloggy friends share recipes they love!
Today I'm throwing in a giveaway at the end, so stick around.

Today seems fitting for Pumpkin Pecan Pie, since Thanksgiving is tomorrow (yikes!)
I brought over foodie blogger Elizabeth Ann to share this with you.

Hi! I am Elizabeth Ann from Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box
I love spending time in the kitchen, cooking and baking for others,
 and I ADORE home-cooked meals with lots of friends and family around the table! 
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching,
I wanted to share a pie that you probably haven't had before! 
This Pumpkin Pecan Pie combines two amazing desserts into one delicious piece! :-) 
Not only is this pie wonderful, this is an easy dessert that you can make 
the day before Thanksgiving and serve cold! Enjoy! 

You will need these ingredients:
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 15 ounce can pumpkin
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark-colored corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 unbaked 9-inch piecrust
1 cup chopped pecans 
Whipped cream (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
In a medium mixing bowl combine the eggs, pumpkin, sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon; mix well. Pour into the piecrust. Sprinkle with the pecans. 
Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a knife inserted off center comes out clean. 
Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate within 2 hours; cover for longer storage. 
If desired, serve with whipped cream. Makes 8 servings

 Yum!! For more great recipes visit Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box!

And how about a little giveaway?? I know you love those!

Today I have just a few kitchen goodies for you
Recipe Box & Cards
Cupcake Liners
and a 'cookin makes you good lookin' cup =)

Since I know everyone is probably super busy starting today through the weekend, 
I'm going to make this one easy for you!
*its mandatory that you follow this blog to enter this giveaway*  
All you have to do is leave one comment and let me know 
what is your favorite part about Thanksgiving?

This giveaway ends Sunday @ 10pm (pst)


  1. I follow via blogger. I love spending time with the family for thanksgiving.

  2. Following via Google (NatWoo)

    My favourite part of Thanksgiving is the food! My mom mades some great stuffing and although we never have Turkey, we have an grain-feed organic Chicken that is the size of a Turkey and raised on a local farm.

    I already had my Thanksgiving (Canadian) and hearing everyone in the US talk about it is making me wish I could come down to the States for a second one! haha

  3. i have been a follower for awhile now : )

    my favorite part of Thanksgiving is my family and the stuffing (very important since i am a vegetarian : )
    hugs and wishing you and yours the best Thanksgiving EVER!

  4. I follow you! What I love about Thanksgiving is spending time with my family and also the yummy food!!
    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

  5. Shopping the day after!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Definitely the mashed potatoes. The turkey and family and mess can leave, just let the potatoes be!

  7. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is spending time with my family! Our entire family doesn't get together very often, so when we do, it's really special :)

  8. I follow your blog :) My favorite part of Thanksgiving is actually after Thanksgiving when my mom and I make homemade turkey soup with the leftover bones and meat. We even make homemade noodles! I love it!

  9. I love sharing all the things we are thankful and having communion at home as a family.

  10. Family! :-) And of course I follow your blog! :-)

  11. Love spending time with the family all day! :)

  12. I love spending time with my family and eating all the country soul food.

  13. Of course i follow your blog girlfriend!!!{wink}

    I would say spending time with La Familia!! and the food too :)

  14. I follow you. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is our traditional sticky bun breakfast. :)

  15. I follow via GFC.
    My favorite part about Thanksgiving is the yummy food I only eat once a year and the fun time spent with family.

  16. I do follow you. What a cute giveaway.
    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is just being with my family.

  17. Follow through GFC :)
    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the dinner rolls (and spending time with family, of course!). :)

  18. I follow! and I love bringing family together!

    lacynicolpeck at yahoo dot com

  19. I follow (duh!) Happy Thanksgiving Heather.

    I love being with family, eating my mom's pecan tarts and broccoli rice casserole!

  20. oh yum! and i love the little giveaway set!! my fav part about thanksgiving (even though it was last month here) is my momma's stuffing!!! i look forward to that shizzz all year!
    xox dana

  21. I am a follower through GFC (HannahBee)

    My fav part about thanksgiving is the food. Pumpkin pie and cranberry jelly!

    hannah at nathanaeliversen dot com

  22. Love this post!! Looks so favorite part is always getting together with the whole family, playing games, acting like fools and laughing till we almost pee...LOL TMI?!

  23. Those are so cute! The pie looks amazing. I follow via google reader.

  24. Lovely looking pie! I follow your blog via google reader and love it.
    My favourite part about thanksgiving is the food (and leftovers) and family of course!

  25. I follow via GFC as Yvette.

    My favourite part is the FOOD ;)

    yvettezuppiger at gmail dot com

  26. Love your shop, everything is my style!!!!

  27. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is being together with my family. :)
    hallielouwho at gmail dot com

  28. I am a follower !
    Natalie and Dana - Come on down and I will fix you another TDay dinner !
    My favorite is the time together with family and friends and the stories and conversations.... but the food is awesome too.

    Lisa (

  29. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is being with family all day!

  30. Spending time with my family! This year there was over 100 of my family members in one house... LOVE!

  31. I love spending time with my family on Thanskgiving!! :)

  32. So cute!

    I would definitely say my favorite would be making Apple Pies, spending time with family, and celebrating my puppies birthdays. (Two yorkies - turned 6 this year!)

  33. hi Heather!!
    my favorite part is cooking!! I love to cook all that delicious food, and share it with family and friends. :)
    Thank you for this give-away opportunity!!♥

  34. I follow your blog, and I loved getting to see my mother in law and I hosted this year, and nothing got messed up!!!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  35. Spending time with my family that I don't get to see very much of and making new memories and traditions! It's always fun to spice things up!

  36. i follow your blog and my favorite part of thanksgiving is being with family and baking the pies!!!

  37. Seeing my family and Green Bean Casserole. Mmmm.