Category Archives: Holidays
Hope ya’ll had a great Thanksgiving.
Mine was wonderful. Today, we’re just hanging out, playing games with the kids and eating plenty of yummy leftovers.
See ya next week.
Calla Dragos here.
Most of you mortals tend to enjoy your holidays, sometimes a bit overzealously. That’s all right. So do dragons.
You see, we’re very family oriented and very protective of what and who we consider ours.
The food isn’t a problem — a few cows and a bit of breathing fire. Dinner’s served. (We can’t cook turkey very efficiently. They’re too small.)
But the joys of this American Holiday can be shared by anyone.
Because essentially, it all breaks down to one thing.
Spending time with each other.
So, to all you mortals — Happy Thanksgiving from the Dragos Clan.
Until next time ~ Calla
Any or all of the above is good all year long. But the closer we get to Thanksgiving, the more there seems to be around.
I love pumpkin pie. Pumpkin cheesecake rocks. But above all, I’m a chocolate freak.
This year, as my family’s traditional Pie Lady, I decided to combine all three loves.
I’m making a Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake in addition to Pecan, Fruit, Pumpkin, and Chocolate Mousse. I found the recipe online, but like everything else I cook, I changed it up to make it my own.
1 Graham Cracker Pie Shell (Bought or homemade)
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
4 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup half-and-half or 3/4 cup light cream
1 Tub Cool Whip
Prep Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 1 1/2 hrs
1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2 In medium mixing bowl combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 egg; beat on low speed until smooth.
3 Spread cream cheese mixture in the crust.
4 Sprinkle with the chopped chocolate.
5 In a bowl combine pumpkin, brown sugar and spice.
6 Stir in 4 eggs.
7 Gradually stir in half and half.
8 Slowly pour pumpkin mixture onto the chocolate layer.
9 Bake 60-65 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
10 Refrigerate to cool
11 Add layer of Cool Whip
12 Top with more chopped chocolate
I’ll let you know how it turns out, since this first one is for home 🙂
Thank you, to every Veteran out there. Thank you for my freedom, for my right to complain about our government, to vote people in and out of office.
Thank you, for making sure that I can go outside in the morning and now have to worry about war on my doorstep.
Thank you, for your time, your sweat and your tears. For the blood shed to keep America free.
You deserve more than just one day a year. But today, many will get together and think back to all you have done for us.
Know that though it is never said enough, your sacrifices are appreciated, even by the jerks who decry what you’re willing to go out and do for our country and everyone in it.
Sending my love and appreciation to every one, Veterans and active military.