I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, because I sure did! I enjoyed spending time with my family and friends. My childhood BFF was also in town, so she came by and we all shared lots of laughs! I told you in a previous post that I was going to be throwing down this year for Christmas! I’ve always baked a cake of some sort, but this year I wanted to get down to the nitty gritty. I decided I was going to make DRESSING! Yes dressing, NOT stuffing! My Mom was so nice to share her “secret” family recipe with me. I was so nervous, because I’ve had some tasteless dressing on many occasions. I was like “Lord, please don’t let me mess this up!” lol I just want to go on record and say that my Mama was so proud! She said, “Baby, your dressing is too good, I would have thought it was mine!” It made me smile, hearing my Mom say I did an awesome job, knowing she is one of the best cooks I know! They say, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”, because when I went in kitchen last night…there was hardly any left. My husband LOVED it too!
Here are few pics before everything was ANNIHILATED! LOL!
My dressing! Yep...I can cook!
I was also so thrilled to try my pies out of my cookbook. I made 3 pies, 1 cake, and Peppermint Bark Fudge (which I told you about in a previous post)!
The first pie I made was a pecan pie (FIRST TIMER), and it was deeeeeliciousssss!!! This is my absolute favorite pie in the world! I forgot to take an after pic (don’t judge me), but here is the prep picture, before going in the oven. If it wasn’t devoured, I promise I would have a pic!
Pecan Pie (Pre-baked)
I also decided to make two sweet potato pies (once again FIRST TIMER *smile*) and they were BOTH delicious! I made one from fresh sweet potatoes and the other one from canned (and used egg beaters) just to see the difference. They both turned out AWESOME! I’m proud! *toot toot*. I also made a red velvet cake, but I make that every year. And you guessed it, delicious!
I used canned sweet potato on the left and fresh (from scratch) sweet potato pie on the right
My pie from scratch!
I wish everyone a fun-filled continuation of the holiday season! Let’s all eat, drink, and be Merry! Happy New Year!!!
Since I didn’t get a chance to take a pic of my first pie, I was planning to make another one. I made sure I took a pic this time. This is it…and it’s perfect! :)