Chocolate Pie

A few weeks ago, my husband’s volunteer fire department held their annual roast beef supper fundraiser.  Hubs asked me to make a few pies.  It was a bit on short notice, so I whipped some chocolate pies up.  They aren’t like a pudding pie, it was more like a brownie/whipped cream deliciousness.  The recipe is gluten-free, so if you have a recipe for gluten-free pie crust, you should try this out!

Step 1: Pre-bake your pie crust.

Step 2: Over a double boiler, melt 1c of semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1/2 c of margarine or butter

Step 3: In a separate bowl, beat three eggs, a dash of salt, and 1/2 c of sugar.  When well-beaten, gradually add to the chocolate mixture.

Step 4: With your oven set to 350, bake for 15-20 minutes, until it is firm, and cracks start to appear on top.

Step 5: After it has cooled (the fridge being the best place for it to set), you can make some whipped cream for the top.  I put in about 1/2 c of whipping cream (18% cream) into a cold bowl and starting whipping.  Gradually add a few tablespoons of sugar until you’ve reached the desired consistency.  **Note, add the sugar asap, otherwise you may end up with butter**

Step 6: Top with some shaved chocolate or sprinkles, and enjoy!

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This recipe was inspired from this one that I found at Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/Chocolate-Pie/

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Work in Progress

I know I haven’t been posting a lot lately.  I’ve been exhausted at nights, and I find myself wanting to be in bed as soon as my toddler goes to bed.  Here’s some of the things that I’ve been up to lately:

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I made some more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cake pops for a birthday party.Image

Here’s a set that I’m making for our new addition.  They haven’t been finished yet.  Once they’re done (hopefully… this weekend…) I’ll post the pattern for the hat, as well as the link for where to find the pattern for the booties and the diaper cover.  It’s going to be based on a cartoon character, can you guess who?

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

Beachy Hair Spray

We’ve recently been enjoying some lovely weather here in Eastern Canada, with temperatures in the mid-20s.  Not quite warm enough to go for a dip in the water, but there were some days that I was sorely tempted.  Especially because I’m feeling rather large and pregnant.

Anyway, pregnancy is making me exhausted lately, and I haven’t had time to do much with my hair.  I mixed up some hair spray, and thought that you may want to try it.  It will give you hair that looks like you were at the beach.  Here’s what you put into a spray bottle:

  • 1 1/2 T of Epsom salt
  • 3 squirts of hair gel (use whatever your favourite is)
  • 1/2 C of warm water (dissolves the salt)

Shake, and then spray away.  I find it helps to scrunch the hair, as well.

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The hair gel is optional, but it keeps the waves in all day.  I used to mix it up with just salt and water, and my hair would flatten out by lunch time.

**Note – I do have naturally wavy hair, but it never stays wavy all day.  This spray helps emphasize my natural waves.