November 2008

This is what I’m planning to make for our Thanksgiving pot luck!  Let me know what you think!  I thought I would pass it along!  Happy Thanksgiving!  Happy Eating!



It’s Thanksgiving week!  Here’s my recipe for today to inspire Thanksgiving in all of us!  It’s very good!  I made it this past weekend.  It’s very easy, very quick, and very yummy!

You will need:

  • Box of Gingersnaps
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2- 8oz. packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • muffin liners

Preheat your oven to 325F

Line a muffin pan with a liner.  I made about 24 cheesecakes.  Place a gingersnap in each liner. 

Beat the 2 pkgs of cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar together.  Add the corn starch and pumpkin pie spice.  Add the 2 eggs, beating thoroughly. Finally, add in the pumpkin.  Make sure to scrape your bowl often.  The cream cheese will like to stick to the sides!

Pour the mixture onto each gingersnap and fill about 3/4ths full.  Make sure they are all even.  Bake for about 20 minutes. Be sure to watch them because it may take more or less! 

Let them cool for a few minutes and place in the refrigerator for about an hour to fully set up.

Top them off with a dollup of whipped cream and enjoy!

Have I got a deal for you.  Send $29.95 to the following address for my miracle egg substitute and you’ll never ever need 2 eggs again!

Ha ha, I’m just kidding, but I will give you the address if you just want to send me some money for the “fun” of it! 

So, this week has been one of the those that hit near some of my worst.  I was craving a brownie.  I have a recipe from scratch that only calls for 1 egg, but I was so tired and just wanted to use the mix so there would be less clean up and less items to get out.  Well the mix box called for 2 eggs along with 1/3 cup oil, and 1/4 cup of water I do believe.  I only had 1 egg.  I decided it was worth the try…yes, I wanted it that bad!  Well, they were EXTRA chewy, but I am positive they taste better!  I’m serious!  So, some tips for 1 egg brownies…..

  • cut them as soon as you can while they are still hot, otherwise they will be very hard to cut
  • you may like the chewy, but if you don’t, microwave them for just a few seconds individually on a napkin and they taste absolutely wonderful!! 
  • Leave me any questions you may have about this or other questions….I’m going to get a 1 egg brownie!

Happy Baking!


P.S.~ That Thanksiving meal is less than a week away!!!!!!!

Am I thankful for those tears? No, not exactly the tears…but the experiences that came with them.  The knowledge each of them brought me.  Would I go back and change things?  Umm…no, because even though the best days of my life led to the saddest, the best outweigh the worst.  I am thankful for the experience and the memories.  I’m thankful for those crazy days.  Would I go back knowing what would happen?  I do believe I would…but I think I would change things if I could and make it even better and maybe I could change the sad ending. 

Yep, that’s my thoughts of the day.

If you are going through a trial or tough time…just remember the experience it’s giving you.  It’s making you stronger.

My hope is that maybe, just maybe, I’ve helped someone through a tough time somewhere or another.  If you ever need to talk…I’m here. Unbiased help is just a click away.  Leave me a way to get in contact with you and I will be there!




Can you believe it?  I sure can’t!  Time sure flies!  100 posts…*whew*

I wish I had something special for you, but I’m afraid I don’t. I’m afraid at this point in my life, I’m just speechless.  I wonder if all the things going on are all related to me?  Is it punishment?  I hate it.  I can’t stand it.  GR.  I’m just hanging on.  But here I am.  
Let’s see, I have made Chocolate Chip Cookies recently.  I gave some to my friend who only gets college cafeteria food!  I don’t think I could stand that! I MUST HAVE A KITCHEN!

so that’s it for now.  i hope everyone is doing well.  take care and happy baking…