Monday, October 22, 2007


All I can say is that I can't stop eating, no I am not pregnant. This always happens this time of year. Parties start with candy and sweets that I can't say no to. I also tend to be busy with my napkins in October and I get stressed and eat my way through it. You would think I would be too busy to stop and eat, but that is not the case. As I am writing this-I am eating pumpkin turtle pie which is divine. I usually exercise 4 days a week, but when I get busy exercising goes out the window, so my eating is not off set by anything. Viscous Cycle-I know.
I hope to get control of this problem of mine soon.
I have made two pumpkins pies in the last week. The first pumpkin pie was a recipe off a can of pumpkin and I didn't really care for it. The second pumpkin pie I found in this month's issue of Better Homes and Gardens. It is a Turtle Pumpkin Pie.
Here is the recipe-
Turtle Pumpkin Pie
1/4cup plus 2 TBSP. caramel topping
1 Honey Maid Graham Pie Crust
1/2 cup plus 2 TBSP pecan pieces
1 cup cold milk
2 pkg. (4 serving each) Jello Vanilla Flavored Instant Pudding
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 TSP. ground cinnamon
1/2 TSP. ground nutmeg
1 tub (8oz) Cool Whip, thawed
Pour 1/4 cup caramel topping into crust, sprinkle with 1/2 cup pecans
Beat Milk, pudding mixes, pumpkin and spices with whisk until blended
Stir in 1 1/2 cups whipped topping
Spread into crust
Top with remaining crust
Refrigerate for 1 hour
Top with pecans and drizzle remaining with caramel


suburban prep said...

For me most anything pumpkin will do. I make pumpkin crisp instead of pumpkin pie because hubby and the rest of the family members won't eat pie after eating this.
I just saw in the November issue of cooking Light a recipe for Turtle Pumpkin Pie and it looked to die for. I guess I will have to eat pumpkin pie again. Oh goodness I am hungry too now.

Somewhere Between Pinot and Pacifiers said...

I am with you on this one. I posted about how Fall makes me fat not too long ago. The turtle pumpkin pie sounds delish!!!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Thanks for the recipe, it sounds divine! And, I love anything pumpkin!!! :)

Happy Homemaker said...

Mmmmmm! Sounds yummy! I'm a pumpkin lover, too! I even bought pumpkin spice coffee creamer!

magnolia mama said...

I have the same problem.

Preppy Mama said...

I'm right here with you. I'm a nervous eater.
I saw this recipe and am dying to try it!!

Paula said...

Mmmm... That recipe sounds really tasty! I'm a nervous eater, too. Getting dark earlier, settling in earlier for the night, and cooler temps don't help with the wanting to eat more this time of year.

s. said...

This is off topic, but I just wanted to say thanks. Your blog came up while I was looking for cocktail napkins and led me to the To Bee Named site, which I was not familiar with. They had exactly what I was looking for and the price was so incredibly reasonable. Thanks!!!!

Hemstitch & Hydrangea said...

Hello Madame!

How are you doing? I have been MIA and things have been a bit rough over here in Chi Town- all is vcoming back together and am loving making my way around to catch up on so much-

I can tell you- I am eating for England at the moment as well- between the fall shows- making me want snacks/ dessert, etc and the parties, travel- wine consumption with meals has gone up too-

Its not event the holidays yet!

Preppy Napkin said...

I am so glad that many of you are feeling my bulge.:) You are right hemstitch and hydrangna-the holidays are still one month away!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

I've recently made the turtle pumpkin pie, too. My husband loves pumpkin pie in any form and I thought this recipe was pretty good.

MMM said...

I have the same problem and now I want your pie. Yummy recipe!