Thanksgiving is my family's favorite holiday because it's centered on togetherness, and the Furbers all like to be together! It's a tradition in our family that guests bring their favorite Thanksgiving recipe to our feast to be served along with our menu. Some of the recipes have been so delicious, we've added them to our own repertoire. This Gingerbread is one of those.
The recipe came from Sandra Nye, our back-door neighbor in Pocatello, Idaho. Sandra brought her gingerbread to one particularly large feast when I was a teenager and we've made it ever since. The gingerbread reminds me of my Dad, who can eat a whole pan of it by himself; of my Mom who always makes whipped cream from scratch to accompany the gingerbread; and my happy adolescent years in the small town of Pocatello.