Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie
I really enjoy baking in the fall. Summertime baking is fun, but baking those fall desserts really makes me happy. I love it!

My mom has a great sweet potato pie recipe and I asked her for it. Hope it's okay to share mom! I made a paleo version of it so if you'd like that recipe, check it out at my other blog "The Girl Who Went Paleo." So here is the sugary version made with a wheat crust. It's just so delicious! I love this pie warm but it's even better after it's been refrigerated over night. Can't wait to make this again so I can eat the whole thing!

I'm the only one here who will eat it. SCORE!
Makes 2 pies
4oz. unsalted butter, softened (1/2 stick)
2cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
2cups granulated sugar
1 - 5oz. can of evaporated milk (1/2cup + 2Tbsp)
1tsp vanilla
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350degrees.
In a large bowl, mix the butter, potatoes, sugar and milk until well blended. Add vanilla, eggs and cinnamon and mix well. Pour into the unbaked pie shells and bake for 1 hour or until set.
Tip: If you'd like, you can assemble the pie and freeze it, un-cooked. When you're ready to bake it, let it thaw out completely and bake accordingly.
Also, if you bake this pie and want to freeze it, cut the remainder of the pie into slices and wrap individually in plastic wrap. Freeze. When ready to eat, thaw at room temperature or microwave it for 15-20 seconds until thawed. It's delicious warm or cold.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Paleo Breakfast Scramble

Paleo Breakfast Scramble
Who gets tired of eating the same thing every single breakfast? I know I do and I just had to mix it up this week. I started by cleaning out my fridge. Anything that needed to be consumed that day was going into my breakfast. It's a fun way to reinvent breakfast and use leftovers from previous meals.
Here's what I did for this super fast and tasty breakfast.
Ingredients:Serves 1
1 small handful diced red potatoes
5-6 broccoli heads, diced
1 small bell pepper or any pepper of choice
7-8 slices of turkey meat
2 eggs
S&P (salt and pepper) to taste
1tsp cooking oil of choice, I prefer olive oil here
In a skillet, heat up the oil on medium heat and add the diced vegetables. Saute until warmed through and add the turkey meat and cook until slightly browned. Next, add the eggs and scramble in the pan with the vegetables and turkey and cook thoroughly. Add salt and pepper and eat!