Happy Thanksgiving

Hey friends!

Just wanted to stop by to say a quick “Happy Thanksgiving!” I hope that you enjoy some restful time with your family and friends (even if there may be some chaos to get the actual meal going!). We’re hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year, which I am super excited for. Some wonderful friends are coming over to share the holiday with us, since all of our family is on the east coast.

Check out my post on Sierra Trading Post’s blog about simple ways to enjoy a healthy holiday:

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Enjoy- and have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!

[Mini] Pecan-Crust Sweet Potato Pies

Whenever I’m asked to choose my favorite holiday, I’ll quickly say “Thanksgiving.” There are so many things that I love about Thanksgiving- the food (of course), the traditions, spending time with loved ones and the excitement of the Christmas season right around the corner. Sadly, I wasn’t been able to spend the holiday with my family last year and won’t be able to again next week but I’m lucky enough to have some great friends to share the day with.

Greg and I are hosting Thanksgiving at our home this year- and we’re pretty excited about it! It will be our first holiday in our new house and it will be nice to experience and share some of our favorite traditions here with our friends. We’re doing it pot-luck style and everyone is bringing a few different dishes. As I was sitting here thinking of what to prepare (besides a gigantic turkey!), I pondered upon a few different dessert ideas. To me, Thanksgiving just isn’t Thanksgiving unless you end the meal with pie (or, preferably, a few different types of pie!). I wanted to make something that’s somewhat traditional – and give it a bit of a facelift. My mind immediately went to two different types of pie: sweet potato and pecan. Then I thought- why don’t I combine the two?

For me, my least favorite part of a pie is the crust: it’s all about the filling. I wanted to create a recipe where the crust was every bit as delicious as the filling- a pie that had delicious, harmonious flavor in every bite. I think I achieved it with this recipe. ;)

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