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The Pies Have It November 25, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — carlawordsmithblog @ 3:16 pm



When it comes to Thanksgiving, nothing comes between me and my pumpkin pie!  I LOVE pumpkin pie.  It’s my favorite pie in all the universe and I can eat it anytime of the year.  My daughter Kristen, on the other hand loves pecan pie.  Me, not so much.  My husband isn’t a big sweet eater at all, but will have a little of everything.  What is your favorite?


A new survey reveals that I am not alone in my pumpkin pie obsession.  Here are the most popular go-to Thanksgiving pies ranked according to how many people said they were their faves:

Pumpkin – 50 percent

Pecan – 27 percent

Apple – 20 percent


So what do these choices say about you, the voters?  According to “The Tasteful Life,” a lot!


If pumpkin pie is your favorite, you are nostalgic and a traditionalist.  (yep, that’s me!)

Pecan pie lovers like the simple things in life and are seekers of love.

Apple?  You’re all-American and predictable.  You are probably also the healthier one of the pie bunch.


This got me thinking.  What about the rest of the food at the Thanksgiving table?  Do they also say something about us?  Yeppers.  “The Gloss” found that your favorite Turkey Day dish is also revealing!


If the bird on the plate is your favorite Thanksgiving food, you are probably strong, honest, and reliable.  You are also probably a traditionalist and a true friend.


Those who dive right into the stuffing (or dressing as some call it) love to laugh and are fun and lively.  They are most likely the life of a Thanksgiving Day party.  (this one’s my fave!)


Mashed potato lovers tend to be a bit sophisticated and reserved, but if the mood strikes them, they loosen up and tend to enjoy life to the fullest.


Crazy over cranberries?  Then you are more than likely nostalgic and are the one adult who doesn’t mind sitting at the kids table.


If the green beans get you, you are hands down the health nut of the bunch.  Who would pick something healthy on the one day everyone is allowed not to?!


So what are you?   Do your choices match the personality described?


Whatever your liking, as we all do our shopping, plan our Thanksgiving meals, and cook ‘til we’re turkeyed-out, let’s also focus on what ingredients are really important in the recipe for life.


“Into each day put equal parts of faith, patience, courage, work, hope, fidelity, kindness, rest, prayer, and one well-selected solution.  Add one teaspoon of good spirits, a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkle of play, and a heaping cup of good humor.”  Author Unknown




One Response to “The Pies Have It”

  1. crosekrusso Says:

    LOVE pumpkin pie

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