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Monday, October 17, 2011

Pumpkin Pie!!!

Hey all! Sorry for the lack of activity this month. I warned you this month might be rough. 
Whatever I don't finish from this month I plan on finishing next month. 

For now I'd like to share with you this pumkin pie I made. It was made using Paula Deen's Recipe

Instead of buying pre-made crusts I used the recipe I used in my apple pie post

Alright now that I've got that out of the way here is the tutorial.

First pre-heat the oven to 350. 

Here is what you need: 
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups canned pumpkin, mashed
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg plus 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer. 

Beat in the pumpkin, then the sugar and salt. 

Next beat in the eggs, yolks, half-and-half, and melted butter. 
Finally, add the vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger and beat.

Grease your pie pan and roll out the dough. It will be necessary to bake your pue crust before you bake your pie. you will need to weigh it down to prevent the dough from rising. I used foil and some change but you could also use foil and uncooked beans or foil and pie weights. 

My crust still came out with a few bubble. I carefully poped them. (watch out for steam being released from the bubbles.)

Poor your filling into the crust and bake for 50 minutes. Stick a knife into the center, when it comes out clean your pie is done. 

Let cool. Cut. Top with whip cream. Enjoy! 

See you hopefully soon! 


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Give Away Winner!!!

I am pleased to announce that the winner of my first giveaway is......

Mrs. Payne!!!! She said...


I will be contacting you within the next few days, to arrange the delivery details of your prize.

Thank you all so much for participating. Check back this weekend for some pumpkin madness!


Monday, October 3, 2011


I love October.  Pumpkins, crunchy leaves, and boots, what's not to love? 

With my love of October comes a love of pumpkins! 

So this month's baking focus will be PUMPKIN! We will be making pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie. I feel like I need to redeem myself and try another pie. 

This month's dinner will be pan seared steaks with a red wine pan sauce. 

This month's craft project will be finishing the make-up bag, and hopefully decoupaged bangles. 

This month's cookie will be snickerdoodles. 

I am really busy this month with very few days off. It is my goal to post one post a week, commute to work, sleep, work my other job/jobs, exercise and scrapbook. If all of these things happen it will be a miracle! 

Happy October!!! 

<3 Courtney