Taylor's Thoughts

Another year of Thankfulness

expressing gratitude and relief.

2017 gave me so many things to be grateful for and it was my best year so far as an author. No, I didn’t make any top seller list or achieve whatever society sees as success. I made my own kind of success. I became friends with new people. I was able to talk to new and faithful readers that loved my work. I also became friends with a group of women that inspire me daily with their words of advice and shenanigans. And the best part of my year, gaining a PA that loves my work and has no issue about busting my chops to make me work.


Since writing is just part of my life, I need to include my family and personal friends. They always amaze me with their love and support, especially the hubs.

And speaking of family, it is my family’s tradition to go to my sister-in-law’s home for Thanksgiving. There will be the traditional turkey and stuffing. There will be homemade noodles- MY FAVE! There will be sweet potatoes- Becoming my second favorite. And there will be other mouth watering foods… I’m making myself hungry here… lol

Not only will there be delicious foods, but the company will wonderful be too and I’m really grateful for that.  Whenever we get together, there are  plenty of laughs and interesting conversations.


But lets get back to the food. Not only did I want to write about the things I grateful for, I also want to share a couple recipes for some of my favorite foods. The first is my crock pot stuffing and second is my double layer pumpkin pie. I really can’t take claim to these recipes, but I’ve had them so long I don’t remember where I got them and unable to get do credit. So, to the person out there that made these possible for me to find, I’m thankful for you.

I hope you enjoy these as much as my family and I have.

Crock Pot Stuffing.

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 med onion-chopped
  • 1 c. celery(I don’t put this in when I make mine.)
  • 1 1/2 loaf of dry bread
  • 3/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  •  1 tsp. sage
  • 3/4 tsp. thyme.
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper.
  • 3 c. of chicken broth
  • 2 eggs-beaten.
  • 1 greased crock pot
Mix butter, onion, celery, spices, broth, & eggs. Once mixed, add to breading in greased cock pot. Cook on high for 45 mins, then turn on low for 6-7 hours. Stir lightly.

And now for desert.

Double Layer Pumpkin Pie

  • 4 oz cream cheese-soften
  • 1 tsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. Cool Whip
  • 1 can of pumpkin
  • 2 pkge vanilla pudding
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin spice
  • 1 Graham crust

Bottom layer.

Mix cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of milk, & sugar. Gently stir in Cool Whip. When mixed, spread on the bottom of the Graham crust and put to the side.

Top layer.

Mix 1 cup of milk, pumpkin, puddings, & spices. Mix well and then spread on top of white layer. Fridge for 4 hours and then enjoy.

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