Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pumpkin pie without sugar!

Pumpkin pie without sugar!

Pie dough (I used homemade wheat)
1 small freshly prepared pumpkin
1 1/2 c. evaporated milk, undiluted (made my own for the first time google it)
1/4 c. molasses
1/2 c. truvia stevia
1/2 tsp. salt
1 table spoon pumpkin pie seasoning
3 eggs, beaten slightly
Use small to medium size pumpkins. Clean out seeds and either save to plant next year or roast them later when you are done (great for a parasite cleanse) . Cut pumpkin in half and bake faced down in a casserole dish filled half way with water to keep it moist. Bake at 400 degrees for for about an hour or until pumpkin is very tender. Remove and put immediately and sprape with a spoon off of the skin into a large bowl and use a hand held beverage blender to make into a smooth filling or use your blender both will do the job. My kids enjoyed each getting a turn at using the hand held mixer.

For Pie: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix well fresh pumpkin with remaining ingredients. Pour into pie shell. Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees, then reduce heat to 350 degrees. Bake another 45 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.

Recycling tip and money saving tip of the day!

install plastic hooks upside down on the outside of your trash can and use those plastic grocery bags from the store in your kitchen trash. I put in two on each side plus I hotglued a couple of clips from skirt hangers to each end of the inside to hold in the bag to the side and then I used a small plastic skirt hanger and clipped each bag to the other in the middle. Works great and you can have little helpers get the trash out easier too. Its not so heavy for them in the small bags and they feel big. I guess you could just use clothes line clips or other clips you may have hanging around the house as well. God Bless!

Muffin pizzas

Today we made muffin pizzas and the kids really raved over them so here goes!

Heat your oven to 350

Make up some pizza dough Two recipes of it will be good. Use the recipe of your choice, I have a simple one that I use whole wheat dough with and its made with baking powder and not yeast there fore it is faster on days like today when you are baking for Thanksgiving.

Take your dough flattened onto a extra large cutting board or kitchen surface and grab a small mouthed glass jar or other small biscuit cutter and cut out lots of small circles. I let Zoi girl cut some of these she likes to bake with Mom.

Place each circle in the bottom of sprayed muffin tins and top with half a spoon of sauce

Then top with a generous pinch of cheese and other ingredient or only cheese (that's what we did) I let my little Zena do a little of this she likes to be included.

Then I added another circle on the top.

Place the dough in your tins I made 24. Put them into the oven on the center rack. Cook for about 10 to 12 minutes until brown on top. Enjoy!

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