Posts Tagged ‘healthy’
I love everything about pumpkin pie the smell when it is cooking and then getting to eat it with a massive dollop of whip cream that is what makes Thanksgiving complete!! This is my favorite recipe for pumpkin pie as it is only sweetened with honey and has no canned milk in it just lots of yummy cream!! And I know these pies are going to be extra yummy as I used an heirloom pumpkin and made fresh puree.
This recipe makes two 9 inch pies.
Honey Pumpkin Pie
Preheat oven too 475
2 cups pumpkin
2 cups cream
1 cup honey
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)
11/2 tsp salt
Whisk together well and pour into to unbaked pie crusts bake at 475 for 10 minuets and turn oven down to 375 and bake for 40 min. Hint: I cover my crust with tin foil as it can get to brown. Enjoy!! Make sure and refrigerate!!
Homemade whipping cream! Find it by clicking this link. It is at the bottom of the post. Whipping Cream
For our date night I wanted to make something special but not to much work!! I love the thought of date nights but when I start thinking how much work it would be or how $$ I can sometimes get discouraged on the idea. I have come to realize that our marriages are so important and they need special attention on a regular basis! But most of the time between all the dishes, laundry, and the every day things that need done it can be hard to take the time, find the time, and have energy to even start thinking about trying to plan a date night. As a perfectionist I always want everything perfect and if it can not be then I don’t want to do it, so I have had to get over that and go with the flow!! So here is an idea “to go with the flow” and show your husband how much you care! Even if you just take one night a month and dedicate it to your marriage, put the kids to bed a little early and then instead of taking that time to get caught up on the house or other things take the time to focus on your marriage! Make these easy Chocolate dipped strawberries or this easy drink eat or drink them in your room by candle light and just talk about you as a couple! Super cheap, super easy, super fun, and a super way to show your man how much he means to you!
To Die For Chocolate Dipped Strawberries!
2 TB butter
1/2 cup sucanat
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 TB water
Melt butter in small heavy bottomed saucepan over low heat
Stir in the rest of the ingredients and heat until steaming
Cook for 5 min
Remove from heat
Wash and dry around 15 organic strawberries (depending on size and how many you eat before they get to the plate) ( Make sure you use organic has un organic strawberries are heavily sprayed with pesticide)
Dip strawberries and arrange on a pretty plate
Refrigerate for an hour or more and enjoy!
(You can also you use any other fruit and dip using tooth picks)
My husband deemed these as his favorite ever and said I should call them Sensual Chocolate Dipped Strawberries!! So I don’t really have to say that this a idea was a huge hit with him!!