Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pumpkin Desserts for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! While I leave the headlines behind today, my thoughts & prayers go out to the victims of a world in turmoil.

I'm thankful for the pleasant times I get to spend with family and friends.

And what better way to cap-off good times than with a good dessert!

I came across this video-slide show about Costco's pumpkin pie manufacturing.

Despite the "Metropolis" style mass-production, Costco bakeries turn out delicious treats and are a favorite source for crowd-pleasing goodies. Their "Costco-sized" pies weigh-in at about 3 pounds each!

Costco ramping-up pumpkin pie production for T-Day (Turkey Day):

In addition to pumpkin pie, there's a few pumpkin-based treats I love almost as much chocolate. This time of year, even more-so.

There's pumpkin bread:

A grocery chain called "Top Food & Drug" makes the best manufactured pumpkin bread I've ever tasted. I can eat half a loaf in one sitting--and gain 3+ pounds as a result, which is why I usually steer clear of the bakery section. (Once in a while I give in to temptation).

However, my all-time favorite pumpkin-based dessert is the pumpkin-roll. Imagine the taste of pumpkin-bread and cheesecake filling all "rolled" into one and topped with powdered sugar. Talk about the best of both worlds here! I actually haven't had this in years. Which may be just as well, because I could eat half a roll of this too.

I hope all of you have an enjoyable holiday meal with family, friends and whatever desserts you decide to satisfy your sweet-tooth with.

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