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5 Quick, Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

Pumpkin Pie


¾ cup sugar

1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin spice

1 can pumpkin (15 oz.)

1 ¼ cup evaporated milk

2 eggs

Basic piecrust



  1. Preheat oven to 425˚C.
  2. In a bow mix sugar, evaporated milk, and eggs. Then add pumpkin spice and pumpkin until consistent.
  3. Lay piecrust in a pie pan and add mixture into the crust.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, thenreduce temperature to 350˚C and bake for 40-50 minutes or until golden.


Oreo Turkey’s




Candy corn



  1. Take an Oreo apart, and the side with the cream will be the base and lay it on a work surface.
  2. Place a whole Oreo on the side of the base standing strait up.
  3. Place a whopper in front of the Oreo standing up on the base.
  4. Place a piece of candy corn, pointing away from the whopper on base and place many pieces of candy corn in the Oreo standing up.


Rice Krispie Treats


3 tablespoons butter

1 package (10 oz.) of marshmallows

6 cups of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal



  1. Add the marshmallows and butter into a saucepan and stir while stove is on low heat.
  2. Once the marshmallows are melted, add the Rice Krispies cereal to the pan and stir until well mixed.
  3. Remove from saucepan and left cool on wax paper.
  4. Mold away into pumpkins, candy corn, witch hats, or whatever is your liking.


Ginger Bread Cookies


6 cups of all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon of baking powder

1 tablespoon of ground ginger

1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon of ground cloves

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 cup shortening

1 cup molasses

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract



  1. Sift flour, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix molasses, brown sugar, water, egg, and vanilla then gradually add the dry ingredients.
  3. Divide dough into about three pieces, wrap in saran wrap, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350˚C.
  5. Remove dough from the refrigerator and roll into ¼ thickness to cut into shape desired.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.


Pilgrim Hat Cookies


Chocolate wafer cookies

Orange frosting

Miniature peanut butter cups



  1. Place wafer cookies on a work surface and add frosting to the center of the cookies.
  2. Place the miniature peanut butter cups on the frosting, on top of the cookies.
  3. Using a piping bag, pipe around the peanut butter cup and a square buckle on the peanut butter cup.


Written by Jacinta Crestanello’17




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