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Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipes

| November 21, 2017
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Do you need any last minute holiday recipes?  The support staff at Strategic Financial isn’t just great at assisting clients and associates but they know their way around the kitchen as well.  Margaret McDonald said that one of her favorite sides to share at Thanksgiving is Holiday Cranberry Salad.

Holiday Cranberry Salad (Margaret’s Fave)

1 (12 oz) package of cranberries, chopped

1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, with juice

2 c. sugar

½ pint heavy whipping cream

1 c. chopped walnuts

2 c. miniature marshmallows

In large bowl combine cranberries, pineapple and sugar.  Let stand for about an hour.  Drain in refrigerator overnight.

Whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form.  Mix cranberries, walnut and marshmallows.  Fold in whipped cream.  Refrigerate until Thanksgiving dinnertime.


I am always assigned to make pies for my family Thanksgiving gathering.  My absolute favorite pie and dessert is Pumpkin Pie.  I figure you can never go to wrong with Martha Stewart (at least when it comes to recipes).  I have my own version of her pumpkin pie recipe that I use every year.

 Traditional Pumpkin Pie (Ashley’s Fave)

Pie shell

3 eggs

¾ c. brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 Tbsp corn starch

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp ginger

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp nutmeg

Pinch of clove

1 (15 oz) can pumpkin

1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk

1 egg

1 Tbsp Milk

Whipped Cream (A MUST) 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Mix up your pie crust or roll it out if you want to make things simple and place into your pie plate. Prick bottom of pie crust with holes.

Mix 3 eggs, sugar, vanilla, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger, salt, nutmeg, clove and pumpkin.  Slowly add evaporated milk stirring until incorporated.  Pour into crust.

Mix 1 egg and 1 Tbsp milk in little bowl and brush on sides of crust.

Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake another  50-60 minutes or until middle is just set.  Serve with copious amounts of whipped cream.

We hope you enjoy time with your friends and family this week.  SFC is very thankful for your friendship and business. Let us know if we can assist you this holiday season, whether it is with recipes or reaching your financial goals.

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