Sunday, June 26, 2005
"WATCH OUT MOUTH, HERE IT COMES!!"
this is what mikey said when he was taking a bite out of one of the cupcakes you see here. since we are not going to be with the kiddos for fourth of july (more on that later in the week) i decided to make some 4th of july cupcakes. of course they were delish.
but really stole the hearts of mikey, bella, and myself (not mike b/c he HATES pumpkin), was this pumpkin fluff pie you see here.
1 sleeve of graham crackers crumbs
5 T. of melted butter
1/4 cup of sugar (i used brown sugar)
mix graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, and melted butter in a pie dish. once mixed cover bottom and sides with mixture to make the crust. i then throw mine in a 350 degree oven for a few minutes to set it. this optional of course.
1 can of pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 pkg. of sugar free/fat free vanilla pudding (i have used white chocolate and banana with excellent results)
pumpkin pie spice
dump pumpkin, pudding mix, and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl and beat with a hand held mixer until completely mixed. then add whipped cream.
pour mixture in graham cracker pie shell, top with more whipped cream and place in fridge to set.
*note: i got the recipe for the pumpkin fluff when i was cruising around the weight watchers message boards before i had bella. this is one of the best recipes if you like pumpkin. the recipe called for it to be served by itself, but i thought, hey, whay not throw it in a pie crust and call it delish?
pictures of the kiddos eating their cupcakes: