The important thing is not how much we accomplish, but how much love we put into our deeds every day. That is the measure of our love for God. – Mother Teresa

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I recently found my little book that went missing: The Blessings of Love by Mother Teresa. It’s a book full of inspiration from this wonderful woman whom I adored. She brings insight and clarity and perspective in this book, for when we get mixed up with wrong motives and off track with things that do not matter. I know it’s the week before Thanksgiving and many of us feel stressed. Come back tomorrow and I will share about a Stress-Free Thanksgiving and a schedule to keep us on track for Week 3!

Today I want to talk about my friend, Faye. She’s an older friend in my life whom I’ve known for 41 years. I love her attitude about life, and her perspective about giving and loving, as she has taught me a lot about these things. But what I really love is her recipes!

Do you remember 2 weeks ago when I shared my Easy-Press Pie Crust? Well today I’m going to share the promised Faye’s Pecan Pie recipe that goes perfectly into that pie crust! For me, it’s a MUST for my Thanksgiving menu this year. And it’s so easy!

Preparing the pie crust from this recipe, you will make Faye’s recipe in an already cooked pie crust. (And I’m telling you, it’s much better than buying store-bought. You will WOW your guests for sure.)

Faye’s Pecan Pie
(This recipe is from Faye’s wedding 1956 Betty Crocker cookbook.)

Filling is for a 9″ pie. You can double the recipe for a 9×13 pan, which is a size I love for a larger crowd. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat together all ingredients except pecans.
3 eggs.
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 cup pecan halves

Add in the pecans and mix by hand. Pour into pastry-lined pie pan. Bake until set at 375 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes, or until set.

How’s your week looking in preparation for Thanksgiving Day? What pies will you be having this year?

Bringing it back around to Mother Teresa, don’t let worry and stress steal your joy this week as you prepare for the big day. I know I’m trying to keep a good attitude and perspective, as I cross off my “to do” lists.

(Head over to Tidy Mom’s today and check out all of the pie recipes and her lovely GIVEAWAY (and a copy of The RE!) Sheila from Strawberry Cake blog is also giving away a signed copy of The RE. Thanks, Ladies!)