I'm wondering if you followed the recipe exactly or improvised at all.
Many times. It is the most requested recipe at dinner parties. Great presentation!
I've never followed her recipe exactly, but to answer your question about improvisation, I would say that you could sub out absolutely every ingredient in her recipe, save the pumpkin. I've used rice instead of bread, no cheese, no cream, all sorts of vegetables, all sorts of different seasonings. Have at it!
Thanks, ladies! I haven't tried it due to the amount of dairy in it.
I make it every thanksgiving without the bacon for the vegetarians --great presentation. Spectacular like a turkey