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My Grandma Chunkie made the best Chocolate Pie! With only 5 ingredients, this rich chocolate pie recipe is a quick and easy dessert everyone loves!
Grandma Chunkie’s Chocolate Pie Recipe
This chocolate pie recipe is our family tradition thanks to my fun Great-Grandma Chunkie! I remember Grandma Chunkie as a fun little spit fire with pink tinted hair and always wearing a cute apron. I guess she was heavy as a child and that’s where the name came from. All my great-aunts and uncles had nicknames. One was even called Aunt No No.
I loved going to Grandma Chunkie’s house, because she was always baking something tasty. She grew up working in her family’s restaurant in Tulsa. She also let me play with all her jewelry (clip on earrings!) and make-up. I loved hearing stories of her travels and times when she dated a pro-wrestler… the kind like you see now on the WWF! Ha.
She would tell me crazy stories, like how you had to be careful traveling back when she was a girl because Indians would kidnap you. Or the time she and her brother ran away when they were really little. They tied themselves together so they wouldn’t get lost (or kidnapped by Indians) on the train. Who knows what was the truth? Ha!
Originally Published May 7, 2009
Grandma Chunkie was also a sister of Christ! When I would go on ski trips, she would pray on a cloth and make me put it in my pocket to keep me safe:-) In college, I would get these little prayer cloths in the mail every now and then.
This photo of Grandma Chunkie is probably from the 1940’s. I think she is alive and well in my daughter! I see a lot of Grandma Chunkie in my own little spit fire.
The best Chocolate Pie
Grandma Chunkie made THE best pies! Usually for our Thanksgiving dinners, we would have about three pumpkin pies along with banana, lemon and chocolate. I never liked pumpkin pie, so she always made me my own mini chocolate pie. A Thanksgiving tradition, I started with my kids. I’ve posted this recipe before, but in case you missed it, here it is again. Enjoy!!
Grandma Chunkie’s Easy to Make Rich & Creamy Chocolate Pie
For all you chocoholics, this pie is a must! Here’s the recipe that she wrote on a small piece of paper. You can print the recipe below.
- One large Hershey Candy Bar (milk chocolate) 8 oz (now I get 2 large chocolate bars)
- 18 large marshmallows cut up
- 1/2 cup sweet milk (I don’t know what that meant… so I just use regular milk)
- 8 oz. Cool Whip
- Baked Pie Shell
- Melt Candy bar and marshmallows in milk over low fire until smooth. Cool.
- Add 1-9 oz Cool Whip into chocolate mixture
- Pour into baked pie shell and keep cool until ready to serve.
- Spoon a large helping of Cool Whip on your slice of pie! (I like to add chocolate sprinkles too)
Did you have a grandma like my Great Grandma Chunkie?
Grandma's Chocolate Pie
Grandma’s Chocolate Pie recipe. With only 5 ingredients, this rich chocolate pie recipe is a quick and easy dessert everyone loves!
- 2 1.55 oz Hershey candy bars
- 18 large marshmallows cut up
- 1/2 cup milk
- 8 oz Cool Whip or Homemade Whipped Cream
- 1 Baked Pie Crust
Bake the pie shell and let cool.
- Melt candy bar and marshmallows in milk over low fire until smooth. Let cool.
- Stir in one 9 oz. Cool Whip into chocolate mixture.
- Pour into baked pie shell and keep cool until ready to serve.
- Spoon a large helping of cool whip on your slice of pie!
An easy Autumn Spice Punch Recipe made with Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea, apple juice and fall spices. A perfect drink to serve for Thanksgiving or at your next Holiday party. It’s a simple Holiday punch recipe the whole family will love!
This post is sponsored by Milo’s.
Quick & Easy Autumn Spice Punch Recipe
This year, we’ll be home for the holidays and that means coming up with new recipe ideas. Today, I’m sharing a simple and beautiful Autumn Spice Punch Recipe made with Milo’s Award Winning Tea that the whole family can enjoy!
My family loves iced tea, so I thought instead of serving the usual iced tea, I would make it extra special with a little spice and everything nice. Holiday punch is always a great party drink to impress your guests. This recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving, a fall or Christmas party and even a baby shower! This tasty punch is made with Milo’s Sweet Tea, apple juice and autumn spices. It literally takes minutes to make and will look amazing on your holiday table!
All Natural Award Winning Tea
Milo’s tea is so good! It’s an all natural award winning tea fresh brewed from real tea leaves. My kids love sweet tea, so I love the fact that their tea is sweetened with a clean ingredient list of pure cane sugar and no preservatives or added acids. It’s perfect for a holiday punch.
Milo’s famous sweet tea recipe is the same recipe that was brewed by Milo back in 1946! Being able to buy the gallon jugs makes this Autumn Spice Punch recipe so easy to make. Using it saves you time not having to brew your own tea.
I really like buying this tea because, not only do they use all natural ingredients, but Milo’s Tea Company is a family, women-owned business. Founded by Milo Carlton in 1946 as a restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama, his tea recipe became so popular that buy 1989 the family started selling it by the gallon. The company is now run by Milo Carlton’s granddaughter.
Autumn Spice Punch Is Not Only Easy, But Beautiful
I love pretty holiday food, but making delicious drinks is way more fun to me! A simple drink can have beautiful garnish that makes people feel special. Adding slices of oranges, apples and cinnamon sticks to this punch makes it a sure winner for Thanksgiving! If making it for Christmas, just add some cranberries for a dash of red.
Where to Find Milo’s Famous Tea
If get Milo’s tea at Walmart in the refrigerated juice section. It’s also available in no calorie sweetened with sucralose or unsweet. Click Here to find a store with Milo’s near you.
Print the Autumn Spice Punch Recipe
I hope you enjoy this easy Autumn Spice Punch recipe for your next holiday dinner!
Autumn Spice Punch
An easy Autumn Spice Punch Recipe made with sweet tea, apple juice and fall spices. A perfect drink to serve for Thanksgiving, a Christmas party or baby shower. A simple Holiday punch recipe the whole family will love!
- 4 cups Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea (chilled)
- 4 cups apple juice (chilled)
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 oranges
- 1 red apple
- 1 green apple
- 4-6 cinnamon sticks
- Combine the sweet tea and apple juice into a punch bowl or large pitcher.
- Using a whisk, mix the nutmeg and cinnamon into the punch. Mix well until most of the spices are dissolved.
- Add the juice of one orange and stir some more.
- Slice the remaining orange and apples to use as garnish.
- Serve cold and top with cinnamon sticks, orange and apple slices before serving.
Last updated on November 5th, 2018 at 05:48 pm
This Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing is a delicious southern Thanksgiving side dish or everyday dinner recipe! The combination of apples and sausage lets you enjoy sweet and savory flavors all in one bite.
Easy Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe
Whether you call it dressing or stuffing, it’s all delicious! I made up a new recipe for Sausage Apple Cornbread Dressing to try this Thanksgiving and it turned out so amazing! This dressing recipe is a fun twist on southern cornbread dressing.
I’m very picky about cornbread dressing since it’s both my husband and mine’s favorite Thanksgiving side dish. I’m happy to share this dressing (or stuffing) recipe with you because it turned out to be so tasty! I will be making it a lot more often for an everyday dinner, not just on special holiday dinners.
Originally published November 25, 2013
A Twist on Cornbread Dressing
I have seen savory recipes that called for apples, but never eaten them in my cornbread dressing, so it was the perfect reason to do some test cooking before the big day.
This dressing recipe is not all cornbread. I mixed in some sour dough bread and used spicy turkey sausage, but you could use any kind of sausage you like. My son said I need to use “real” sausage next time. So I will do as he says. Ha! Personally, I thought the turkey sausage was fantastic and like that it has a lot less fat than regular pork sausage.
Adding something sweet to your savory dressing is perfect!
For the sweet to my savory dish, I used a small amount of apples cooked in white wine. The wine cooked apples gave the apples a nice tart and tangy sweet flavoring which complimented the spicy sausage.
When you’re done, this easy cornbread dressing is ready to be eaten right out of the oven. It goes perfect with your left over white wine!
Try this Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing for dinner sometime. It’s crunchy, sweet and savory all rolled into one dish… delicious!
More Thanksgiving Recipes to try:
- 15 Thanksgiving Stuffing and Dressing Recipes
- Autumn Spice Punch Recipe
- Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies
- 20 Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
- Chocolate Caramel Pumpkin Cobbler
Do you call it dressing or stuffing?
Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing
This Southern Cornbread Dressing is a delicious Thanksgiving side dish or everyday dinner recipe! The combination of apples and sausage lets you enjoy sweet and savory flavors all in one bite.
- 4 links spicy Italian turkeysausage
- 2 boxes Jiffy Cornbread Mix
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 loaf sour dough bread, cubed
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 3/4 cup chopped celery
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 3 granny smith apples, peeled a chopped
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1 tablespoon thyme
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 1 tablespoon sage
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, diced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 6 cups chicken broth
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix cornbread, milk and eggs and bake according to the package.
- Cook sausage in a skillet. Remove from pan and slice.
- Remove cornbread from oven and cut into small squares and arrange on a baking sheet.
- Cut sour dough bread into cubes and arrange on a baking sheet.
- Bake bread for 8 minutes or until toasted.
- Reduce oven to 350 degrees
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add celery, onions, apples and brown sugar. Cook for 2-3 minutes until brown.
- Add wine and cook 2-3 more minutes.
- Add thyme, parsley, sage, rosemary, salt, pepper and chicken broth. Stir until fully heated.
- Add bread and sausage to a large bowl and pour the skillet mixture over it all.
- Gently toss and add more broth if it seems too dry.
- Transfer your dressing mix into a baking dish.
- Bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until the top is crispy.
Recipe is a mixture from a 2004 Cooking Light Magazine recipe and my family recipe.
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