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Thanksgiving recipes

Hillsboro Elementary School second graders, taught by Debbie Dick, provided these recipes as a class.

Pumpkin pie


Buy a crust from the grocery store OR if you make it, use three scoops of flour, one cup water, two eggs, a hint of sugar, 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar, and a pinch of yeast.

Mix the ingredients. One to two 2 minutes later, put more flour on top of it again, and fit it into the pan, and crimp it.

Pumpkin filling

  • 3 eggs
  • Can of pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of butter

Put ingredients in a bowl and mix it all together. Pour it in the middle of the crust. Put a crust on top and make fancy designs in it if you want to. Cook it at 150 degrees for 10 or 15 minutes not hours or seconds. Wait a few minutes to put the whipped cream on so it doesn’t melt. Eat it all up like you want some more.


  • 1 turkey
  • 1 bag of stuffing
  • Seasonings (paprika, pepper, salt)
  • 1 1/2 cups of butter

Pluck the feathers off of the turkey, melt the butter, and put it on the turkey, stuff it, mix seasonings together, and put them on the turkey, put it in the oven at 305 degrees for five minutes. Take the turkey out of the oven and let it cool for at least one or two minutes, then take out the bones. Eat it!


Hillsboro Elementary School second graders, taught by Rachel Winter, provided this recipe as a class.

Pumpkin pie

  • 3 cups of cooked pumpkin
  • 1 quart of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of nutmeg
  • 1 pie crust

Put the cooked pumpkin in a bowl. Use a mixer to blend it together. Add in the milk and eggs. Mix together. Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix it all together. Pour pie ingredients into the pie crust. Bake at 260 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Take out pie and let it cool 20 minutes to one hour before serving. Enjoy!


Hillsboro Elementary School third graders, taught by Vera Isaac, provided these recipes as a class.

Go to the store and buy a turkey, or you could just shoot one if you have a tag. Take the plastic off and take the skin off if you want it off. Put it in a roaster. Put some chicken broth in the bottom of the roaster. Add some spices or seasonings. Bake at 300 degrees for three hours. About a half hour before it’s done, put in potatoes and carrots. When the meat thermometer shows that it’s done, take it out. Let it cool and cut it and eat it.

Pumpkin pie

  • 1 little pumpkin
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 store-bought pie crust

Cut the top off the pumpkin and cut off the sides of it. Take out the seeds and gooey stuff. Put the pumpkin in the oven for 30 minutes. While it’s in the oven, get a bowl. Put the dry ingredients into the bowl. Put the eggs, milk, and melted butter into the bowl while stirring. Get the pumpkin out of the oven, take the skin off, and smash the pumpkin. Add it to the other ingredients, mix, and pour into the pan where the crust is. Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream on the top.


Hillsboro Elementary School third graders, taught by Lenna Knoll, provided this recipe as a class.



  • Turkey
  • Stuffing
  • Tall pan with a lid
  • 1 or 2 shakes salt and pepper
  • 1 shake Mrs. Dash
  • Feather puller


1. Preheat oven 150 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Put stuffing in.

3. Put turkey into pan head first.

4. Cook for two hours.

5. Add salt, pepper, and Mrs. Dash.

6. Cut to bite-size pieces.

7. Dig in.

Last modified Nov. 24, 2010