I slogged through a productivity boot camp this past week and one of the assignments is to have a clean work space.  As you well know, that's a bit of a tough assignment for me.  Today I've been tackling the computer desk and I really didn't make it very far!  But, I did uncover this recipe and I'm sharing it with you because it's Whatever Wednesday!  One of my ambitious projects for 2014 is to start organizing my thousands of slips of my favorite recipes.  I'm a huge Pinterest fan and food bloggie (that's kind of like a foodie that needs inspiration?)and so my file folders are full, the fridge is full of slips of recipes and lots of bookmarks online. 

Here's the twisted logic.  I have to type this recipe for my book and so I might as well give you a copy too?  It's my Thanksgiving Signature dish.   We always celebrate Thanksgiving with my mom's family and we do a combined meal, meaning we all bring the same dish every year with the hostess being responsible for the turkey.  This is MY dish and I've been told not to show up if I'm not bringing the casserole.  It really is THAT good, even for non-squash fans.

Squash Casserole:

Cream together: 

  • 1/3 c. butter
  • 3/4 c. sugar


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can (5 oz) evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 8 c. squash (I use butternut squash, and do 8-10 cups.)



  • 1/2 c. Rice Krispies
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. pecans (or walnuts)
  • 2 T. Butter- melted


Add Casserole ingredients together and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until firm.  Add topping 5-10 minutes prior to end of baking

And because it's a stamping blog and I'm cleaning off my desk.  Here's a Thanksgiving Card that I was supposed to share with you WAY back in November.  We did this card at my class and we used the Bargello technique and yes, I found coordinating background paper in my pile, thanks to my 7 year old artist, Ella!

Bargello Technique