I've been hosting as often as I can since just after college. Back then, many of my friends worked in retail and had to be back at work on Friday and couldn't go home for the holiday. I started collecting everyone up and having "Thanksgiving for Strays". We created our own family for the day. I've kept of the tradition ever since.
There are a couple of dishes I can't do without on Turkey Day and one is pumpkin pie. My favorite comes straight from the back of the can of Libby's pumpkin. It's the one my mom made and I trust her on things like this. I do like a scratch crust. And real whipped cream. Certainly Cool Whip is a fine product, but it's not whipped cream. It's topping. And it has its place, just not on top of my pumpkin pie.
We've been working on a little project with a bunch of other designers and the folks at Jimmy Beans Wool to bring you a surprise this holiday season. They'll be unveiling it on November 16th. Any guesses where I took my cue from? I could almost smell the cinnamon and spices while we were dyeing the yarn. It's super yummy!