Thanksgiving is next week and I’ve decided to be adventurous…I am going to do some baking!!!   I have always wanted to give baking a shot without having to invest too much time and too much money and with Great Value products (Walmart’s store brand), I think I can make this happen, so I am going for it.

I went to Walmart and did most of my shopping so I’ll be baking this weekend. Here’s what I plan on making…

Pumpkin Pie


  • 1 Great Value Deep Dish 9″ Pie Crust
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup Great Value Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Great Value Salt
  • 1 tsp. Great Value Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/4 tsp.nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp.ginger
  • 1 can Great Value 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 cup Milk


  • Prepare frozen pie crust according to package directions and set aside
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • In a medium bowl, beat eggs, sugar, salt & spices.
  • Stir in pumpkin and milk; mix well
  • Pour mixture into prepared pie crust and bake for 10 minutes
  • Reduce heat and bake at 350 degrees for 40 – 45 minutes
  • Pie is done when knife inserted comes out clean (from the center)
  • Cool

(my mouth is watering just thinking about it)

Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Wreath

Can’t forget to eat on Thanksgiving Morning, so I thought I’d try to make a Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Wreath

  • 1 can of Great Value Crescents (8 count)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup of shredded Colby and Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • Parchment paper


  • Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
  • Scramble your eggs
  • Cook your Bacon
  • Lay out crescents on parchment paper in a circular shape with the thicker part facing the middle
  • Place cooked bacon on the crescents
  • Sprinkle cheese toward the middle, forming a circle
  • Add your eggs and more cheese on top of that
  • Fold crescents over
  • Bake for 17 minutes or until crescents are done and golden brown.

Monkey Bread


  • 2 cans of Great Value Biscuits
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup melted butter or margarine


  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly grease 12-cup fluted tube pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  • In large -storage plastic food bag, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon.
  • Separate dough into 16 biscuits; cut each into quarters.
  • Shake in bag to coat.
  • Arrange in pan,
  • In small bowl, mix brown sugar and butter; pour over biscuit pieces.
  • Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center.
  • Cool in pan 10 minutes.
  • Turn upside down onto serving plate

Next up…I must attempt to bake it, so stay tuned I’ll post pics!  This should be interesting….

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Disclosure: I am participating in the Great Value campaign with The Motherhood. I have been compensated for my time. However, ALL opinions are my own.