Every Thanksgiving our family takes our annual holiday photo and every year I look at the photo and can’t believe the blessings that God has provided us. Love, sacrifices, courage, strength, patience, healthy children and a house full of joy- that is what I reflect upon.
I am thankful for my family and the life we’ve built together through the ups and downs. I am thankful that God blessed me with two very spirited children that test my limits at times and are teaching me to be a more patient person. I am thankful for the love and support of my husband through 10 years, he makes we want to be a better person and is my best friend!
The holidays are all about family, friends and being thankful for the blessings that God provides in our lives. I hope that this season your lives are filled with a joyous spirit and a table full of tasty homemade creations.
Here’s a special recipe from my family in Texas that is always found on the Baldwin Christmas table.
Texas Pecan Pie
2/3 cups sugar
1/3 teaspoon salt
1/3 C butter
1 C. Syrup (1/2 dark and 1/2 white Karo syrup)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat the eggs well, add sugar gradually, 1/3 tsp. Salt, melted butter, add syrup and vanilla. Do not mix hard for a long time or mixture will become foamy. Pour onto unbaked pie crust. Sprinkle with whole pecans (about 1 C.) Bake at 375 degrees until nicely set and browned. The pie will be a little jiggly in the middle when you take it out.