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It’s pumpkin, you like?

1 Dec

Ever since I missed out on eating pumpkin pie this year at Thanksgiving (I was too full to eat dessert), I’ve been  obsessively thinking about it. Oddly, no pumpkin pie was materializing as a result of these thoughts, so I took matters into my own hands and made some myself.

I followed a ridiculously easy recipe (see below)- it took all of 10 minutes to prepare and less than an hour to bake in the oven.


1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree

3/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 9″ deep dish pie shell (I used a frozen one from Whole Foods)


Mix pumpkin and spices together. Add remaining filling ingredients. Mix slowly just until thoroughly mixed, pour into pie shell. Bake at 425 degrees (F) for 15 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350 degrees (F) for an additional 35-40 minutes. Thoroughly cool before serving.

Serves 6-8. Or if you’re greedy like me, serves 1  🙂


Spooky Sweets

17 Oct

I was taking a stroll through my neighborhood this afternoon and glimpsed this jack o’ lantern lollipop and this ghost lollipop in the shop window of Papabubble. If there’s one thing I like, it’s candy, and if there’s another thing I like, it’s Halloween, so I was pretty happy to find these creepy but cute treats.

I walked into the shop, helped myself to a few samples, and watched the candy makers expertly stretch and roll the  gooey, flexible taffy into long strips and conical shapes.

I couldn’t help but feel slightly jealous of these candy magicians. Just being around candy makes me happy, imagine if I could make such handsome creations? My heart would sing with sweet delicious joy.