• Brittany Partington

Happy Thanksgiving from the Carnegie!

A few weeks ago we asked Carnegie patrons to share what they are thankful for. We received several answers from family to community to chicken nuggets. As we run to grab last-minute items from the grocery store, hurriedly clean our homes, or tie on our aprons to face the oven - let us all take a moment to remember what we are grateful for.

It could be the community we live in or our ability to give back. We may take a moment to reminisce about our family or friends who have become family. As dinner approaches, we can say an extra thanks that our tables are filled with hearty food to fill…or overfill our stomachs. Or maybe you consider the small things, like “chicken nuggets and Teletubbies,” because life’s simple moments of joy are hard to beat.

We at the Newnan Carnegie are grateful for each of our patrons this week and all year. We are proud to serve our city through the promotion of literacy and education by offering a variety of books and free programs. We hope you will join us during the winter season for a special program or to grab a book to read on chilly nights.

If you still feel rushed after taking a moment of gratitude, grab the few ingredients you need to whip up this tasty Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip! Chef Carlin introduced this to us at our Fall Cooking Class. It’s quick, simple, and full of fall flavors. It is sure to be a hit with your family!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Serves: 12


16 oz. Cream Cheese, Softened

(1) 15 Ounce Can Pumpkin (puree not pie filling)

1/3 Cup Packed Brown Sugar

1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar

1/2 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 Box of Ginger Snaps (Chef Carlin recommends Publix brand.)


In a large bowl, if using a hand mixer, or the bowl of your stand mixer blend together the cream cheese and both sugars until fluffy. Mix in the pumpkin puree and the pumpkin pie spice until all ingredients are well incorporated and smooth.

Serve immediately, or cover and chill in the refrigerator if serving later. Serve with ginger snaps.

Fun Tip: Any broken ginger snaps can be crushed and sprinkled on top as a garnish!

Recipe originated from

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