Not a fan of ginger? Substitute graham crackers, chocolate, or vanilla wafers for gingersnaps. Swap pureed sweet potato for pumpkin, if you like. Make the cookie crumbs by processing them in a food processor or placing them in a large resealable bag and rolling with your pin until finely crushed. For whipped cream: Out of powdered sugar? Substitute ¼ cup granulated sugar well mixed with ½ teaspoon cornstarch. "I like to do a figure-eight pattern rather than around in a circle so that everything gets stirred evenly, plus that's how my grandmother did it." KM "FYI: To rain in sugar is how my grandmother described it." KM
Use pasteurized eggs if serving to those with compromised immune systems.