This was a universal American Indian dish consisting as it did of the two most common ingredients to be found in the New World - corn and beans.
This is one of the dishes I serve on Thanksgiving. Since our youngest son emigrated to Seattle in 2003 we have kept Thanksgiving. Really, as an excuse to have yet another dinner party.
I used Phil Vickery's recipe to make the pastry for this pie which gives a pastry which is much easier to roll out and handle.
In this traditional American Thanksgiving recipe, sweet potatoes become even sweeter with a topping of baked marshmallows.
My friend Christine's mother invited me for Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh, and shared her pumpkin pie recipe with me. I adapted in for British ingredients, and it has become a staple of my repetoire. When I first started making it 20 years ago, it was almost unheard of in the UK, but now it seems a bit more common. I use the American "cups" measurement because I have a set of them -- British cooks can use half a standard mug.
This American Christmas and Thanksgiving tradition is festive and delicious. Using simple ingredients like real sweet potatoes and a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg, it is actually very easy to make.
This is a much healthier version of the old American Indian dish traditionally served with the turkey at Thanksgiving.
This makes a lovely accompaniment to the turkey on Christmas day or Thanksgiving dinner. Serve cold.
Pumpkin pie is an American classic, served at Thanksgiving and Christmas. This recipe is perfect in autumn and winter when pumpkin is in season. Try substituting butternut squash for pumpkin, if desired!