I’m a few days late writing this post but things have been crazy. It seems sleepless nights are the new norm for now and with Little Man starting physical therapy and having exercises to stay on top of at home I’m feeling a little overwhelmed.

Ok, enough complaining…. Thanksgiving, the time of year when it seems you get more family time and lots of cooking. We have two family recipes that are a must for the holidays. Either both are made or at least one. We made both last week. My wonderful husband seems to have taken over making the oh so delicious chocolate mint pie (recipe to follow) and I made my Grandmothers homemade Mac ‘N Cheese recipe (not sure I’m ready to share this one just yet, maybe for Christmas).

I love holiday family get togethers. There’s always great food and a chance to catch up with everyone. Having a little one takes up some time and we seem to be making it to less family get togethers so having the time off for the holidays is nice. Back to the food, I love eating but I must admit I’m a picky eater. Having such a spread of options for me to find some I like is great. The turkey, mashed potatoes and of course my homemade Mac ‘N Cheese are a must on my plate. Those seem to be my thanksgiving favorites. What are some of the foods you like during the holidays?

Back to dessert…. chocolate mint pie!!! Being new to the blog scene I’m not yet sure how to create a page just to link it with the recipe so I’m posting it below for now.

Chocolate Mint Pie

what you need:

1 1/2 sticks margarine or butter, softened

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, packed

3 eggs

4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate

1 teaspoon pure mint or peppermint extract

1 graham cracker pie crust

Combine the softened butter with the powdered sugar. Once combined mix in the eggs one at a time. Mixing well before adding the next egg.

Melt the chocolate using a double broiler.

Add the melted chocolate mix well then add the mint extract mixing completely.

Pour the mixture into the pie crust.

Chill in the fridge for several hours. About an hour before serving remove from the fridge.

You can also freeze if making ahead of time, be sure to move to the fridge the morning of serving or the night before.

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