A Google of “pumpkin pie for those who don’t like pumpkin pie” yielded this beauty which will impress all but the most resistant of the pumpkin pie averse.
Fluffy Pumpkin Buttermilk Pie from smittenkitchen.com.
There are times when doing everything "from scratch" is not required. One of those occasions is Thanksgiving when you are swinging a complex dinner for a crowd and you don't have staff. Consider this excellent Mashed Potato Casserole with boxed potato flakes!
High school Home Ec. back in the day taught us essentials like "White Sauce" and recipes we despised like Eggs á la Goldenrod. Turns out, it's a classic and when not being forced to become happy homemakers, it is really quite delicious. The secret is in the sauce!
The first day of school is the first day of the queen of comfort food, the pot roast. Just be sure to use a cut that is not too lean. Other than that, it's hard to go wrong. We all remember coming home from school to the smell of this deliciousness as our soft landing.
Sometimes the lure of a traditional recipe is just what's needed. Though we don't all have a basic bread recipe that we can simply modify, if we did, the base bread of this beauty would be a good one to choose!