Pumpkin Pie

I knew I was going to be out of town today but didn’t get anything ready to post, so I thought I would reshare my pumpkin pie recipe. It seems fitting since it is our Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend !

I did a lot of cooking yesterday and hopefully I will get it all posted before Thanksgiving actually arrives.

I made two pumpkin pies to have with dessert. We are going to have that and the other half of the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake I made last week and froze.

I know it seems easy to just buy a can of prepared pumpkin pie filling but it really isn’t that much more difficult to mix it up yourself with a can of pumpkin puree. I have been making this same recipe for probably almost 30 years now… and yes, that was hard to admit to… and other than the one time I forgot to add the sugar lol, it has always tasted great.

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Lemon Loaf Cake – Update

I wanted to do an update on this post. I liked the texture of this loaf cake, and how fresh it stayed in both flavour and texture that I decided to try it with another cake mix/pudding combination.

This time I used a white cake mix and vanilla pudding. I also had about a cup of chocolate chips left in the cupboard so I threw them in too.

While the taste and texture was still awesome and chocolate chips do taste really good in it, the chocolate chips all sunk to the bottom of the loaf. I know that doesn’t affect the taste at all but I think next time it would probably work better if I added the chocolate chips or anything else I might want to add to the dry ingredients to see if they “stay” where they are supposed to be…. scattered throughout the loaf. Still a great taste and texture, just sunken chocolate chips lol!

Next I’m thinking maybe a nice spice cake mix and butterscotch pudding lol???

Sandie


Last week I finally tried one of those cake mix/pudding recipes… you know the ones that say only 5 ingredients too make?

I really didn’t expect it to work out very well because I tried the same sort of thing with cake mix donuts a few weeks back. That was an epic fail! When I tried to get them out of the pan they just crumbled.

Why I thought it would be a good idea to give it another go is beyond me, but thankfully this time it was an epic win!

The loaf cake turns out so moist and flavorful, and it almost has a pound cake texture. I will definitely try it again!

Sandie

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Date & Nut Loaf

For as far back as I can remember, this has been one of Dillon’s favourites. He always swore up and down he didn’t like anything with nuts in it, but he loves this loaf cake.

His grandmother used to make loaf after loaf of this each Christmas. I don’t make anywhere near that many loaves and I don’t think it should be relegated to just being eaten at Christmas…. so I make it all year round!

Sandie

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Marble Cheesecake (Baked)

We were having company on Sunday, a nice visit with my brother-in-law and nephew. I made a huge pan of lasagna, French bread, Caesar salad and then this cheesecake for dessert. You can never go wrong with cheesecake… am I right lol?

Cheesecake is a favourite around here… this one being about 2nd or 3rd on the list of favourites! It is easy to make and well worth the time it takes to make it… which really isn’t that bad either!

The cheesecake was delicious even though it cracked a bit through the middle. It certainly didn’t affect the taste… just the aesthetics of the cheesecake. Since no one was grading me on the appearance of it, it was a great success for dessert.

Sandie

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Cranberry, White & Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

I wanted to make a batch of cookies with something other than just chocolate chips or raisins or that sort of thing. Then I thought….. why not make some with chocolate chips, but both milk chocolate and white chocolate chips plus dried cranberries (aka craisins lol). Add a little cinnamon to the cookie dough and they were delicious! A nice Fall version of the typical chocolate chip cookies!

And before I forgot about… I wanted to introduce everyone to “The Elusive Loch Ness Cucumber lol. I found this in my garden and mine and Chris’ first thought was that it looked like the Loch Ness Monster lol!

Sandie

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Baked Chocolate Donuts

Let me start by apologizing for being absent for 2 days… or is it 3? I am so exhausted right now I honestly can’t remember. I have tried starting this post twice now. Both times I literally fell asleep creating the post and until this morning haven’t been able to finish it. By the time I wake up from my unplanned nap it was time to get back to washing and painting the walls.

I am pleased to say that all the walls except for one section is done!!!! I was just so tired yesterday after painting that I decided to wait and do that section today when I start putting the pictures and such back in place.

Holy crapadoodle!!! I have spent the last 2 days washing walls! And I hurt everywhere lol… I guess part and parcel of growing old! Today is going to be pretty much a rest day. All I have planned is filing in holes with spackling before I paint tomorrow!

On Sunday I did some baking for lunches and these donuts were one of the things I made. They love homemade donuts… and I love the fact these are baked and not fried.

Sandie

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Caramel Brownies

Yum! Caramel and rich, chocolaty brownies!!! What could be a better combination? I love caramel and brownies are my weakness (why I don’t make them often lol), so I decided to combine the two on the weekend for lunch box snacks!

I use my favourite brownie recipe, the one I use every single time, and then added some melted caramels into the mix. Very sweet, but a wonderful treat!

Sandie

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