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November 7, 2023

The Best Pumpkin Chiffon Pie You’ll Ever Taste, And the Famous Woman Behind the Recipe

Grandma Elsie's Famous Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

It's that time of year again – the holidays are fast approaching and as many of you know, the season kicks off with my favorite holiday: Thanksgiving. One of the many reasons I look forward to Thanksgiving is because it’s the season of Grandma Elsie’s Famous Pumpkin Chiffon Pie and other crowd-favorite recipes, and special time with family and friends.

Grandma Elsie and Her Special Tradition

For those of you who don't know the story behind Grandma Elsie and her famous Pumpkin Chiffon Pie (which is the best I’ve ever tasted), I'd like to share it. For those of you who do, I hope you'll indulge me in a retelling to honor the woman whose generous spirit and tradition are behind the pies.

Instead of getting holiday gifts for friends and neighbors, Elsie Edelstein, who I adopted as my grandmother, made pumpkin pies and hand-delivered them before Thanksgiving. The blessing, as she used to say, was in the making (“food brings people together”) and in the giving ("it’s better to give than receive!”).

A tradition that started with one creative and thoughtful woman was quickly adopted by her daughters and grandchildren, along with friends and neighbors.

And these aren’t any old pies.

The Famous Pumpkin Pie Recipe

These are the most delicious, mouth-watering pumpkin pies you’ve ever had. Even people who don’t like pumpkin pies love her now-famous recipe. You can, too, and here's the recipe.

For two decades, The Grossman Group has adopted her wonderful tradition by passing along Elsie’s famous pie and spice mix recipes to friends, clients, and colleagues in our network.

You'll see there are a heap of recipes using Grandma Elsie's famous spices! From scrumptious breakfast to dinner with a twist, tasty snacks, elegant drinks, and decadent desserts, there's something for everyone as you gather around the table with friends and family over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Coming Together for the Holidays

I’ve always felt that Thanksgiving is a great holiday because it prompts me to take time to recognize all the things I’m grateful for. For me, it’s my family, time with my children (although they’re at the age where they’re less interested in spending time with me!), our health, and my team at The Grossman Group.

For more than 20 years, we’ve been engaging employees and helping leaders lead with heart. We’re grateful to have the opportunity to partner with our clients in navigating evolving workplace challenges with communication strategies that empower teams and produce impressive business results. Despite the challenging times we’re in, it brings us such joy to help organizations connect with their people in new and meaningful ways, and to help leaders see the difference they can make when they lead with their heart, first.

What are you grateful for this year?

—David Grossman

In the spirit of giving, we want to pay it forward by offering complimentary copies of Heart First to leaders who want to make the workplace better. We’ll provide you, members of your team, and/or a leader you think will benefit with a copy (it’s on us). Click below to select your option and submit your book order today!

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