great grub 14

I told you I would post this recipe, and I did not lie. Like I said before my father-in-law is diabetic, but his favorite part of Thanksgiving is pumpkin pie, which he clearly cannot eat. So I modified a recipe I found online somewhere to make a pie that has less than 10g of sugar in the whole thing! So here you go:

Maple Pumpkin Pie


- 1 can pumpkin pie
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1.5 tsp cinnamon
- 1.5 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup splenda
- 1 egg, 2 egg whites
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 9" pie crust

Preheat oven to 350°F
Mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Bake for 1 hour!


great grub 13

Well we all know what holiday is right around the corner! Every year since I was about 8 years old I have been responsible for the pumpkin pies at Thanksgiving. It is definitely my favorite food for this day. I have tweaked this recipe about a million times, but I finally have one that is simple and delicious. This year I may just try my friend Sarah's pie crust! (Side note: My father-in-law is diabetic but loves pumpkin pie, so I will be posting his version soon!)

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

- 1 15oz. can pumpkin
- 1 12oz. can evaporated milk
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 2 eggs
- 1 9" deep dish pie crust (homemade or frozen)

Preheat oven to 425˚F
Mix the sugar, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir the pumpkin into the eggs. Add the spice mixture. Slowly stir in the evaporated milk. Carefully pour mixture into pie shell. Bake at 425˚F for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350˚F and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for at least 2 hours. Can be refrigerated but do not freeze as the filling will separate from the crust. Serve with homemade whipped cream!

heaven is the face

This is the song that Steven Curtis Chapman wrote for his little girl that went to be with Jesus. Just much of this song can be applied to our lives.

inexpensive etsy 9

Well it is almost my favorite time of year...Christmas! Time to start shopping folks. I am going to show you what you can get on etsy for all your favorite people. This week we will focus on what to get for "him." Could be dad, husband, brother or uncle. Whatever you need, etsy is sure to have it.

I love a good wallet for man. I think they are one of the most tell-tale accessories. Bifold or trifold? Leather or cloth? Lots of pockets or just a few? All men have a preference. I love this one from hypothesis.

And we all know men love their t-shirts. My husband has a growing collection of vintage looking shirts. My friend Allen has the BEST collection of Jesus shirts in the southeast for sure. I love this one from Loftymornings. Hippie meets biker. And it's organic!

Of course we all have to think of something awesome to get our techie why not something for their favorite accessory the iphone? I LOVE this cover from AlyssaLyn. Cute and functional!

Happy shopping!

when i say

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not shouting “I’m clean livin’.”
I’m whispering “I was lost,
Now I’m found and forgiven.”

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I don’t speak of this with pride.
I’m confessing that I stumble
and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not trying to be strong.
I’m professing that I’m weak
And need His strength to carry on.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not bragging of success.
I’m admitting I have failed
And need God to clean my

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible
But, God believes I am worth it.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches
So I call upon His name.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not holier than thou,
I’m just a simple sinner
Who received God’s good grace, somehow.

-Maya Angelou


I am stealing this idea from my friend Sarah!

Today I am thankful for:

- walks with my nephew and my dog
- coffee with flavored creamer
- my job(s)
- really good friends
- my walk with Christ
- new recipes
- date nights with my amazing husband/best friend
- the fact that His mercies are new EVERY morning!