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Gold Medal Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

My inspiration for Gold Medal Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie is that I am kind of obsessed with old school recipes. I recently came across this 1953 advertisement for Betty Crocker’s Chocolate Brownie Pie, which was originally published in House & Garden magazine. It sounded like my kind of pie (gooey brownies in a pie crust, anyone?), so I set out to recreate it. The first test-run tasted pretty good, actually, but

Cheesy Squash Casserole with Ritz Crackers topping.

For Thanksgiving this year, the fam and I packed up the car and headed north to go camping in a quaint and beautiful little town named Quitman, Georgia (Well that’s north for us since we live in Orlando, Florida). My sister asked me to bring a side dish to for the multi-family Thanksgiving feast, which is held around the campfire each year. This squash and cheddar casserole was a winner, winner, turkey dinner!