1 15 oz can pumpkin
2/3 cup unsweetened soy milk (or milk or cream - milk has more carbs, so adjust)
1/3 cup cream
1 C sugar equivalent from artificial sweetener
1 teaspoon dark molasses (optional)
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 scant teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 t salt
As an artificial sweetener, I prefer a form of liquid sucralose, as powdered types have more carbs and sometimes an off-taste.
1) Preheat oven to 425 F. (important)
2) Dump all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and whirl to blend.
3) Pour into the crust.
4) Put the pie in the oven and immediately turn the oven down to 375 F. In 15 minutes, turn the oven down to 300 F. (This cooks the crust, so it isn't soggy, but then allows the custard to bake more slowly.) Bake until almost set in the middle, about 30 to 40 minutes more. If it starts to crack a bit around the edges, it's probably done.
5) Cool and serve with whipped cream (the real stuff, made with vanilla and sweetener). How To Make Homemade Whipped Cream
This is pie crust is great for pumpkin pie, but it can be used for other custard/pudding fillings. It really helps to start out with pecans from the freezer, because then the butter blends through but quickly sets up so the "mass" is pliable.
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
1 cup pecan pieces (frozen)
2 T melted butter
2 T sugar equivalent from artificial sweetener of your choice
1. Take pecans out of the freezer and measure them into a food processor (you can use a blender, but be careful not to blend them down too small). Pulse the processor until the largest pieces are as big as lentils or split peas.
2. Add the butter and the sweetener . Blend until it's mixed evenly.
3. Dump it into a pie pan, and push with your fingers to cover the bottom and sides. It should be the right consistency to mold the crust to the pie pan evenly.
Nutritional Analysis: Whole crust is 4.5 grams effective carbohydrate plus 10.5 grams fiber, 10 grams of protein, 101 grams fat, 950 calories.
Great Christmas green treasures! Lovely and great for the season of giving. Special thanks goes to JimandGina! Click any ot the pictures and they will take you to the website of the item featured. Have fun shopping!
Here's a look at my table decoration for thanksgiving. I used to not use placemats but table cloths with a clear plastic vinyl cover to keep it clean. The vinyl cover looked great for awhile but it got dirty too fast with grandkids. But the problem with this cloth was it just wouldn't come clean when washing it. I tried several times to scrub and clean it. So I bought a new one and started over, once it was dirty tried and tired to clean it, the surface looked clean but when held up to the light it still showed finger prints.
I finally gave up the idea of using the vinyl cloth and just use fabric cloths and decorations to make it look nice. Now, my idea was to use a table runner with placemats. I like the look here above. Now the question I pose to you is, are placemats for look or for use? My daughter uses her's only for looks and I use mine for looks and use. I want the kids to use the mat so the table cloth will stay clean longer.
Share you opinion on do you use your placemats for decoration or use them as a function to keep the table cloth clean or table clean?
Have you ever wondered? Do you know the signs or symptoms? Listed below are a few of the symptoms I have found by researching.
How Is Celiac Disease Diagnosed?
Diagnosing Celiac Disease can be difficult and frustrating for both the patient and the doctor because each person is affected individually. With no definite set of symptoms to cause suspicion, the single most important step in getting a diagnosis of Celiac Disease is to recognize its myriad features.
People who have any of the following situations should be evaluated for Celiac Disease:
Symptoms indicating nutritional deficiencies.
Unexplained digestive problems such as IBS, acid reflux, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, chronic abdominal pain.
Chronic skin disorders, especially when itchy.
Unexplained visual problems including poor night vision, dry eye, or cataracts.
An auto-immune disease like Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus or Sjogrens Syndrome.
A chronic disease like arthritis, migraine headache, or polyneuritis.
A relative who has Celiac Disease.
A relative who has Dermatitis Herpetiformis.
Frequent or long bouts of colds, bronchitis, and other respiratory infections.
Long recuperation from illness or surgery.
A history of tuberculosis.
Cancer, especially of the digestive tract.
Very good diagnostic tests are available, but no one test can definitively diagnose or exclude Celiac Disease in every individual.2 And, because all diagnostic tests look for harmful effects of gluten, you must be eating gluten in your diet when any diagnostic test is performed. Tests may be inconclusive if you strictly eliminate gluten for longer than two weeks. So if you think you may have Celiac Disease or feel better going without gluten for a week to 10 days, go get tested before continuing.
The more I research this problem the more I find things that I deal with myself. I have found I have 6 of the items listed here. So I either go the the doctor to have this confirmed or I just go off gluten myself as a self diagnosis.
We have tried the old tried and true rag mop and the Swiffer Wetjet. But nothing beats the Dirt Devil Steam Mop we just bought. This mop steam up the dirt and makes it easier to remove stuck on food from children's spills. The triangle base makes it great to get into corners.
It works just great the only complaint I have is the instruction guide. The guide kept referring to a different model and not much about the model I have. It didn't even tell you were the on switch was for this model but the other model not purchased. So had to search for it, it wasn't in the typical spot on the handle but on the red water tank.
My daughter has celiac disease and can't have wheat and other grains. So I've been looking into helping her have a happy healthy pain free holiday. In doing so I have found some new recipes I'm going to try this season. Here is my first one I will have this Thanksgiving! Bon Appetit!
SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE
6 or 7 cooked mashed sweet potatoes (baked or boiled) selection tip: choose small or medium sweet potatoes with smooth skin and no/few bruises
1/4 cup butter
3 or 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/2- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla, depending on taste
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (fresh is important or you may get a flavor that overwhelms the sweet potatoes- so aim for fresh!)
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/2 cup pecan halves for topping
salt to taste
Combine all ingredients in a bowl except the egg and the pecan halves (topping). Taste the mixture and adjust your salt and sugar if needed. Stir in egg. Put in casserole dish and top with pecan halves. I like to make some sort of design with the topping, but it is not necessary. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until set.
Make ahead: This sweet potato casserole can be made one day ahead. Just refrigerate and top with plastic wrap. I add my pecan halves before I put it in the oven and add an additional 5-7 minutes to the baking time.