Cool Whip, Redi-whip or The Real Deal? Which do you use to top your Thanksgiving pies?

Deep dark secret revealed ~ I like Redi-whip (always “redi” and waiting in the fridge) right out of the can, and have even served it straight on teaspoons to the kids when I was in a sharing mood.

On our Thanksgiving pumpkin pie however, it must be the real deal, high butterfat gourmet whipping cream.

If you are looking for a new pie recipe to conclude your Thanksgiving meal this year, try picking from one of these. Don’t they all all look scrumptious. Food your way holds the secrets for getting these pies from mixing bowl to your table ready for your favorite topping.


Pretty pink kitchens produce practically perfect pies. Practice, practice and more practice for budding cooks at your house and just see all that they will cook up for you.


Perfect Pretend Spices are an essential for young chefs. There is even cinnamon for preparing pumpkin pie.




Making your own whipped cream is so easy and so good.

Just use an electric mixer and be sure not to over beat or you will surprise yourself with new, possibly unwanted, butter making skills.



* 1 cup heavy cream
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 1 teaspoon vanilla

Whip cream until almost stiff. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until cream holds peaks.


While your football lovers are glued top their games these Pumpkin Gumdrop favors would be a fun activity for all generations to join together to create.

Shannon, certified Floral Designer and Party Planner,  of Shannon’s Shanonigins gives us the 411 on the easy steps to create the pumpkin gumdrops for your Thanksgiving table. Shannon also suggested that they would make “sweet” place card holders. Just cut a slit in the gumdrop stem and placed a place card in them.