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Holiday Traditions with Hickory Farms

One of my favorite holiday memories involves my grandfather. Every Christmas, we’d drive thirty minutes to a neighboring town to buy him a Hickory Farms gift pack for Christmas. His favorite was the Summer Sausage and strawberry hard candies. He kept a small knife in his pocket. He’d take it out, slice a piece off with that knife, and hand it to me with a salt cracker. He’d also sneak a candy to me when no one was looking. Such a simple memory, but priceless to me. continued

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As part of this sponsored post for Collective Bias®,  I made the following recipes using Honeysuckle White turkeys to have for an early Thanksgiving family celebration.

I’m having a hard time believing it’s November already. With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, I thought it might be a good time to learn (again) how to cook a turkey. My mother has been trying to teach me for years. When I first got married, she hoped I would try to impress my new husband with some new-found turkey skills. It didn’t work out so well back then. So it’s time to try again. I’m feeling incredibly blessed that I have my mother here to teach me. It’s time to roll up my sleeves and get a little dirty in the kitchen. continued

Perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake

This time of year, I really like to be in the kitchen. I love to bake. Getting out my grandmother’s recipes brings back wonderful memories of her. She taught me a lot of what I know. One of my favorite things to make is a combination of two of her recipes. But the combination happened by accident. I made her pumpkin cheesecake only to have the top crack in an ugly way. To cover it up, I used a topping she used on her Lemon Lush recipe. I now have the perfect pumpkin cheesecake!

The great thing about bringing these two recipes together into one, I no longer worry about whether my cheesecake cracks or not. I don’t even think twice about it. It’s going to get this amazing top coat that puts this recipe at the top of my holiday to-do list. I’ve labeled this the Perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake because it’s easy to make, full of flavor, and a huge crowd pleaser. Enjoy!

PumpkinCheesecake

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