Little Chefs 2

Pass Down the Joys of Thanksgiving Cooking with these Family Recipes

Mini Pumpkin 
Pie Bites

Serves 12

A great dessert or easy appetizer, these mini pumpkin pies will please everyone at your Thanksgiving dinner. Great to make with the family, kids will enjoy mixing the ingredients decorating the pumpkin pies.


1 cup of canned pumpkin

3/4 cup of evaporated milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice

1/2 cup of Original Bisquick mix

1/2 cup of sugar

1 cup of Cool Whip Frozen Whipped Topping, thawed


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray muffin pan with cooking spray, or use muffin tins if preferred. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients except for the Cool Whip, until blended thoroughly. 
  2. 2. Pour 1/4 cup of mixture into each muffin tin, making sure each tin has an even amount of batter. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until muffin tops are golden brown and cooked through. 
  3. 3. Allow pumpkin pie bites to cool in pan for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Allow muffins to completely cool for 10 more minutes before decorating to prevent Cool Whip from melting.
  4. 4. Once fully cooled, decorate each pumpkin pie bite with one tablespoon of Cool Whip, and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon on top as desired.

Cream Biscuits 

Serves 12

Do away with rolls and add something new and different to your Thanksgiving table with cream biscuits. Easy to make, kids will love kneading the dough with their fingers and enjoy their creation with butter or cranberry sauce.


4 cups of all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tablespoons of baking powder

2 tablespoons of sugar

1/2 cup (1 stick) of chilled butter, cubed

1 tablespoon of kosher salt

1 1/2 cups of heavy cream 
 (plus a little extra for brushing)

One 3-inch biscuit cutter


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed.
  2. 2. Add butter to the mixture and, using your fingers, blend together until the batter forms pea-size pieces. Add the heavy cream and mix until dough forms, adding more cream in tablespoons if dough appears dry.
  3. 3. On a floured surface, roll out dough until it is approximately 3/4 inches in thickness. Using the biscuit cutter, cut dough into rounds and repeat process until all the dough is used.
  4. 4. Transfer the biscuits onto a paper-lined baking sheet and brush tops with heavy cream. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with butter or cranberry sauce at your Thanksgiving dinner.