Southern Holiday Surprise!

Submitted by Christi

Special Holiday Give-Away Post!


Don’t you just love cooking for the holidays? So many of our good holiday memories revolve around that delicious roast turkey that we remember from our childhood. And, what can beat mom’s pumpkin pie?

The folks at Cool Whip and kraft foods have pitched in too make it that much more fun this year!

They sent me this wonderful basket of goodies to help me get started on my holiday baking.

Cool Whip Basket

What is even more fun is that they will send one of you a basket of goodies too! Just leave a comment here for a chance to win. Post a link to the give-away on your Facebook page and then leave me a comment telling me about your link and you have another chance to win. You can enter every day between now and Wednesday, November 18th. I’ll announce the winner on Thursday morning! Good luck to everyone!!!!

Please note:  Kraft Foods is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me. This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by A Southern Life.

As you can see, there are LOTS of possibilities here:

Goodie Basket

I’ll be posting different recipes throughout the week up til the drawing. These ingredients can easily metamorphosize into something really delicious. The first recipe I made was Double Layer Pumpkin Pie.

Double-Layer Pumpkin Pie

prep time
20 min
total time
4 hr 20 min
10 servings
photo by: kraft

What You Need

1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup  plus 1 Tbsp. milk, divided
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tub  (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
1 HONEY MAID Graham Pie Crust (6 oz.)
1 can  (15 oz.) pumpkin
2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1 tsp.  ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp.  ground cloves

Make It

BEAT cream cheese, 1 Tbsp. milk and sugar in large bowl with whisk until blended. Stir in half the COOL WHIP. Spread into crust.

WHISK remaining milk, pumpkin, dry pudding mixes and spices 2 min. (Mixture will be thick.) Spread over cream cheese layer.

REFRIGERATE 4 hours or until firm. Serve topped with remaining COOL WHIP.

Looks yummy. It is in the fridge now, awaiting consumption!

A fun metamorphosis for the holidays and for

Metamorphosis Monday

Metamorphosis Monday with Between Naps on the Porch

Today’s Lagniappe: Some Ideas

I made the Double Layer Pumpkin Pie with sugar free Cool Whip and sugar free Kraft Instant Pudding Mix. I also substituted Splenda for the sugar. If I had a sugar free graham cracker crust, this recipe would have been completely sugar free! By the way, it was delicious without the sugar so I can have a second helping without so much guilt 🙂

By the way, the recipe says prep time is 20 minutes. I did it in less than 10 (and 2 of those were stirring!).

16 Responses to “Southern Holiday Surprise!”

  1. Paula Says:

    I’d love to win this. I’m so excited that the holidays are almost here and that it is baking season!

  2. pandora"s box Says:

    count me in…your pie looks delish!

  3. Charlene Says:

    Can’t wait to try. Sounds delicious and with no baking, this should be a breeze!

  4. Denise H. Says:

    Wow what a great prize…and I will post, be happy too!

  5. Terri Says:

    I’ll post on my FB!!!! I love ‘no cooking’ cooking! 😉

  6. melinda Says:

    Count me in!! My family loves this pie also.

  7. Katy Says:

    That is one yummy looking pie! Count me in too!

  8. Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too Says:

    My baking supplies have dwindled. (eek) I would love a chance to win some awesome baking supplies! Thanks for the chance.

  9. Mary L Says:

    What an awesome giveaway with the holidays in sight. Please put my name in the hat. Thanks!

    Mary L

  10. Patricia Says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win something so useful – and delicious possibilities.

  11. Barbara Says:

    This giveaway is definitely getting me in the mood to do some holiday baking. Getting together with family in the kitchen is a great memory maker.

  12. Sheila Says:

    I love to bake for the holidays. Great giveaway.

  13. kat Says:

    Hi Christi, even though this is a giveaway post and winning it would be fun, my real reason for commenting is to tell you that I really, really love your blog. I used to read it all the time but then got really busy and didn’t visit as often. Last week I checked back in with you and have been with you every day since, even trying to catch up on previous postings. The reason I love your blog so much is because you are so genuine, love beauty in the everyday, and you don’t miss an oportunity to give credit to the One who deserves all the glory. Not to mention you’re a life long Southerner just like me. Keep up the good work and thanks for having such a good heart.

  14. [email protected] DensDailyLife Says:

    I love anything pumpkin at this time of year, that pie looks delish! I also love pumpkin roll with cream cheese filling and just got the ingredients in to make it for next week.

  15. [email protected] DensDailyLife Says:

    I posted this on my FB page 🙂 Not sure how you can see it though Christi if you’re not in my friends book?

  16. Cheryl Says:

    I love the holidays and all the smells from cooking the yummy stuff

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