Oh, boy, boy, who's looking forward to Thanksgiving? I know I am.  
 Lol, I cannot believe that it's right around the corner. My family's favorite tradition is when we go to Hot Springs, Arkansas every year and stay in a vacation rental for a week. While we are there, we enjoy hiking, walk around downtown, shopping, relaxing and last but definitely not least eat lots and lots of food on Thanksgiving until our bellies are full and content. I also enjoy watching The Macy's Thanksgiving day parade while I'm in my pajamas and drinking coffee. 

So anyways, as some of you know I recently have been practicing my baking for the upcoming holidays since I know that I'm terrible at it. But I am determined to show baking who's boss and not let it intimidate me.  Moreover, to further improve my cooking skills an incredibly sweet family friend of ours taught me how to bake my first pie. I bet you will never guess what kind I made, if you guessed pumpkin then yep you got it right! I not only cannot believe that I baked my first pie, but I was shocked at how incredibly easy it was to make. And oh yes, of course, it was so very yummy. I think I just might make this delicious pie again for this Thanksgiving. I too made a buttermilk pecan pie that I will write about later this week. 


Libby's Pumpkin Pie 

3/4 C. granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
 2-3 tsp Penzey's Pumpkin Pie Spice or 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. Ground cloves and 1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 can (12 Fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) Pillsbury's deep-dish pie shell
Whipped cream (optional)

Preheat your oven to 425° F for the first half of baking and then for the second 350° F

Directions 

1. Combine sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.

2. POUR into pie shell.

3. Place your pie into the preheated 425° F oven and bake for fifteen minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F; bake for forty to fifty minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for two hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Top with whipped cream before serving.


Adapted from Very Best Baking