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Holmquist Family Thanksgiving Favorites

November 25, 2010

Just as you would work a muscle to make it stronger, carrying on family traditions year to year make families stronger. Traditions bring familiarity and security! Traditions say, “We are a family–we have a common bond!” On this Thanksgiving, I wanted to share a few of our items from our Family Table! May you and yours be blessed beyond measure on this Thanksgiving Day, and may your cup be filled with blessings— especially the blessings of family and friends to surround you. May your heart overflow with thanksgiving to God from Whom all blessings flow!

Sweet Potatoe Souffle


1 LG can and 1 SM can of yams

1/2 t. salt

1/3 c margarine (melted or softened)

1/2 c. milk

1 t vanilla

2 eggs


Mix all ingredients together and put in a buttered 9×13 baking dish. Cover with topping.


1 c brown sugar (packed)

1/3 c flour

1 c chopped pecans

1/3 melted butter or margarine


Mix thoroughly and sprinkle on top of souffle. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes. May be made the day before. Bake before serving!

Cranberry Salad


1 bag of fresh cranberries

1 c sugar

1 tub of Cool Whip

3 stalks of celery, chopped

1-2 apples, chopped (green and red)

1 pkg pecan pieces

1 bag of miniature marshmallows


Using a food processor (or blender), blend cranberries. Add 1 cup of sugar and let sit overnight.

On Thanksgiving morning, add the remaining ingredients and stir. Chill for an hour or so in refrigerator.


I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and that your traditions strengthen your families as you celebrate at the Family Table!

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