TIP OF THE DAY: Thanksgiving Pie & Ice Cream Pairings


TIP OF THE DAY: Make Easy Rum Raisin Ice Cream

Look for it in stores or make your own Rum Raisin ice cream. Photos courtesy Häagen-Dazs.   Our favorite Thanksgiving ice cream flavor is not Pumpkin, but Rum Raisin. It’s an old-fashioned flavor that seems very American (as rum was produced close to home, in the Caribbean). Actually, its roots are in Sicily; the history…
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RECIPE: Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Bread pudding is a Southern classic that can be tweaked to become a fall special with the addition of pumpkin purée. This recipe, from Heidi of FoodieCrush, not only adds the pumpkin, but tops the bread pudding with a bourbon pecan sauce. Says Heidi: “With bourbon pecan and caramelized pecans topping a bread pudding made…
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RECIPE: Chocolate Pumpkin Tart

One year we made pumpkin pie with a chocolate cookie crust. But here’s an even better filling for that crust, that marries pumpkin and chocolate. “There’s just something about the combination of pumpkin, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and chocolate that make me go a little weak in the knees,” says Annalise Sandberg of CompletelyDelicious.com.…
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RECIPE: Pumpkin Flan, Delicious & Gluten Free

Pumpkin flan. Photo courtesy South Water Kitchen | Chicago.   Unless you bake with gluten-free flour, Thanksgiving guests following a gluten-free diet can’t enjoy your pumpkin pie. So Roger Waysok, executive chef of South Water Kitchen in the Chicago Loop, suggests a gluten-free alternative: pumpkin Flan. His recipe, below, is easy for to prepare and…
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