Monday, August 27, 2012

Taste of Home Mrs. Holiday Contest

Taste of Home magazine is searching for their first ever Mrs. Holiday using video submissions and public voting!  One lucky Mrs. Holiday will be a Taste of Home ambassador to the media, post articles in the magazine, represent  Taste of Home at foodie events and receive a $50,000 salary for doing all this fun "work"!

I would love to be named Taste of Home Mrs. Holiday!  This where you come in; I need YOUR voting help!  It's super quick and easy; just follow this link, like the page on Facebook and vote for me, KC Quaretti/ Thanksgiving.  I'm on the lower left of the page under Most Popular.

Thank you so much for you voting support!!!!!!!!!!

Here is my video entry:

Here is the recipe for my almost famous Pumpkin Pecan Praline Pie:


1 can (15 ounce) pumpkin
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice
½ teaspoon salt
1 can (14 ounce) sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs beaten
1   pie crust (9 inch) ready to bake


1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons dark corn syrup
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
Pinch salt

Crumble Method:
Mix all crumble ingredients together and set aside  

Pie Shell:

Pre heat oven to 425F

Place crust in pie dish and prick with a fork

Line with parchment paper or non stick foil

Fill with dried beans or pie weights

Cover edges with foil

Bake for 20 minutes

Remove foil and pie weights, return to oven for 5 minutes

Pie Method:

Mix pumpkin, spices, eggs and milk together
Pour into pie shell

Cover edges with foil
Bake in preheated 425F oven for 15 minutes
Reduce heat to 350 and bake 25 minutes or until just set
Top with praline crumble and return to oven for 10 minutes
Remove from oven and cool completely.

Servings: 8 slices

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