Southern State of Mind

Turkey Day Vibes

Happy Saturday! Hope you all have been enjoying your holiday week/weekend thus far. I️ know I️ have. It’s been nice to spend time with family and just hangout and relax!

Now I’m excited for college football today and to see my noles take on the gators. Hoping for a W 😉 Are you watching any games today? Who are you rooting for? Gamedays are just so fun too to get out with friends and be in a fun environment.

Anywho, I️ wanted to share with y’all some recipes and snapshots I️ have from thanksgiving day I️ spent with my family. These recipes were pretty good so I️ couldn’t wait to share them lol…

There’s also a yummy BLT dip from a restaurant in Tallahassee, Madison Social. They have their recipe posted on their social media and I’ll probably be posting it another day on here !!


Pumpkin Dip from Savor The Seasons Cookbook from Junior League of Tampa

1 can of pumpkin

16 oz of cream cheese (room temp)

2 tsp cinnamon

4 cups of confectioners sugar

1 tsp of ginger

Mix it all together until smooth. Put the dip in the fridge for couple hours before serving. Serve with gingersnap cookies.

My Aunt’s Pumpkin Pie

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup of bisquick

2 tbsps of butter

1 can evaporated milk

2 eggs

1 can pumpkin

2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Grease pie pan. Mix all ingredients in blender then pour into pan. Bake for 50 to 55 mins.

From Paula Deen’s site: Korrie’s Kentucky Pie

2 tsp vanilla

2 sticks of butter melted

1 cup of self rising flour, sifted

1 cup of semi sweet morsels, melted

2 cups of sugar

4 eggs, lightly beaten

2 cups of chopped pecans

Two 9 in pie pans

Preheat oven to 350. Combine eggs, sugar and melted chocolate into large bowl. Add flour and mix well, stirring in remaining ingredients except for pie shells. Bake for 50 to 60 mins and it freezes well.

Minny’s Chocolate Pie from The Help

1 15 oz pie crust

1 1/2 cup of sugar

3 tbsps of unsweetened cocoa powder

4 tbsps of unsalted melted butter

2 large eggs, beaten

3/4 cups of evaporated milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350. Add pie crust into 9 in pie plate and crimp edges. Prick crust lightly with fork. Line the crust with foil and fill with pie weights or dried beans.

Bake for 15 mins or until set. Remove foil or weights or beans and bake for another 5 mins just until crust is dry but not browned.

In large bowl, whisk sugar with cocoa powder, butter, eggs, evaporated milk, vanilla and salt until smooth. Pour filling into pie shell and bake for about 45 mins until filling is set around edges but a little jiggly in center.

Cover the crust with strips of foil halfway through baking. Transfer pie to rack and let cool completely before serving. Refrigerate after serving and refrigerate if made day before.

Found this recipe through a friend who found it on Pinterest. It is NOT my recipe but it is delicious! Minus desserts aside, all of the food was delicious. I️ provided desserts, my mom made sweet potato casserole and we actually bought the rest from a local restaurant Boca. Haha I️ know not traditional but still tasty!

Hope you had a great holiday spent with family or friends or both. Have an awesome weekend !!!


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