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Sunday, December 18, 2011

mangia mondays 41: gingersnap & pumpkin pie

howdy, friends!
welcome to another edition of


a blog hop i co-host each week with the sweet-as-sugar-cookies
lisa from shine your light!

last week,
i shared that the hubs & i are expecting our first little one
{aka, "cupcake"}.
{i love love LOVE this ultrasound picture... little cupcake is just hangin' out in mommy's tummy!}
i'm officially 13 weeks & due 6/28/2012!
hubs & i can't wait...
& the time is already just flying by!
thank you so much for your sweet words - 
i'll keep you updated!
but, for now, mangia monday!

this week, i'm sharing
gingersnap & pumpkin pie

{sorry for the picture! my normal camera is being fixed right now...
it suffered water damage! :'( }
{this recipe makes 2 pies!}
1 LB gingersnaps, crushed finely {for crust}
12 TBS unsalted butter, melted
3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding
2 C cold milk
30 oz pumpkin pie filling
8 oz cream cheese, softened
cinnamon, to taste
nutmeg, to taste
whipped topping
gingersnaps {crushed for garnish} {optional}

1. combine crushed gingersnaps & melted butter. divide evenly between two pie plates & press firmly to form a crust.

2. beat instant vanilla pudding with 2 C cold milk for 5 minutes, or until it thickens up. add pumpkin pie filling, cream cheese, cinnamon & nutmeg. beat until combined & creamy.

3. pour pumpkin mixture over both crusts.

4. top each pie with whipped topping & crushed gingersnaps. refrigerate & serve.

it seriously couldn't get any easier than this!

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dowlings, out!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

mangia mondays 40: a cupcake in the oven

hiya, friends!
welcome to another edition of


a blog hop i co-host each week with the stupendous
lisa from shine your light.

this week,
i have something exciting to share:

a cupcake in the oven


okay, okay...
i know it's not a food post,
but we're having a baby
(whom we lovingly refer to as "cupcake")!

don't know if you've noticed,
but i haven't been doing much cooking lately...
a lot of things make me nauseous
& i've just been so tired!
luckily, that's all winding down since i'm officially 12 weeks pregnant
& finished with my first trimester!
:)

things i've been craving:
- pizza.
- flamas, some insanely hot chips made by doritos.
{they set my mouth on fire & make me cry,
but darn it! they taste so good!}
- salt & vinegar anything.
{mostly, anything with a vinegar-y taste.
have you guys tried the black bean dip from trader joe's?
it's amazing! & vinegar-y!}
- apples.
- crystal light lemonade.

annnnywho,
hopefully i'll have some christmas goodies to share next week
because the semester is finally over & i have some time to breathe.

but, now it's your turn!
link up those recipes & food posts!

how mangia mondays work:

. add a link to your recipe or food post & visit some others who have linked up before you .

. link back to mangia mondays anywhere on your blog .

. thanks for not linking up to giveaways or items you're selling .

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until next time,
dowlings, out!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

mangia mondays 39: naan pizza

hey there, friends!
welcome to another


a blog hop i co-host each week with the super sweet
& awesomely talented
lisa from shine your light!

this week, i'll be sharing:
naan pizza

olive oil
toppings of your choice
{we did marinara, cheese, green chile, & turkey pepperoni}

1. heat grill to medium. lightly brush one side of the naan with olive oil.

2. place oiled side on grill. heat 1-2 minutes or until grilled side is golden brown.

3. remove naan from grill. top grilled side with toppings. return to grill & heat 3-4 minutes, until cheese melts & bottom is golden brown.

we used our foreman grill inside,
but i bet these would be awesome on the outdoor grill in the summer
with fresh basil & mozzarella!

& you can make them mini pizzas, too
& serve them as appetizers!

now it's your turn -
link up those recipes & food posts!

how mangia mondays work:

. add a link to your recipe or food post & visit some others who have linked up before you .

. link back to mangia mondays anywhere on your blog .

. thanks for not linking up to giveaways or items you're selling .

. help spread the word about mangia mondays by sharing this post with others .


until next time,
dowlings, out!