Nourishing Pumpkin Pie Recipe (gluten free filling made with honey and coconut milk)

My husband was having a rough day at work today and so I thought I would throw together one of his favorite treats : pumpkin pie!

Nourishing Pumpkin Pie
unbaked pie shell (crust)
1 can of organic pumpkin puree 
2 eggs
1 can of full fat organic coconut milk
1/2 cup of raw honey
1/2 tsp sea salt
2  drops (NOT droppers!) of liquid stevia (this is my favorite brand)
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp organic vanilla
Preheat oven to 350*.
Bake pie shell for 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly.
Combine all in a large bowl with a hand mixer (or use your stand mixer).
Pour into cooled pie shell and bake 45-60 minutes (depending on your oven).
When pie filling seems set in the middle remove the pie from the oven and cool completely on a cooling rack. Serve at room temperature or our favorite: chilled!


Normally I would make up a homemade pie crust, BUT I happened to be having a rough day AND I happened to have bought an organic premade pie crust from Arrowhead Mills that I found on clearance at Kroger last week for just over a dollar.

I invented this recipe myself by combining about 3 different pumpkin pie recipes I found.



Tate loved watching his Pepe (Grandpa) and Daddy cutting tile for the kitchen back splash!


Baby's First Pair Of Rain Boots

This week Tate's Aunt Becky gave him his first pair of little rain boots! Caleb dressed him in this cuuuuute outfit. He's looking like SUCH a little boy!
Here are some similar  rain boots .

Kitchen Backsplash

My dad is really good at tiling and he came today to teach Caleb how to install white subway tiles for our kitchen back splash. I've waited 3 years for this day and I'm so excited! I sold some stuff a few months ago on Craigslist and was able to afford to buy the tile and other things for their installation. When we moved in there was this old (1954) paneling for the backsplash. It was too country looking for my style. We bought an inexpensive white subway tile from Lowe's to replace it and we're using 1/8th inch spacers in between the tiles, and "bright white" grout will go on top in a few days. 

I love these two!

Separating The Cream From Milk When You Have Raw Milk

I love the raw milk we buy from a local farm and sometimes I want to separate the cream from the milk. I get SO much cream from a gallon of raw milk!  At first I was spooning it off the top, but then I saw a tip online where you use a turkey baster to remove it....that is SO much easier! I got one for a few dollars at Target recently.
Amazon has a nice stainless one here.


Upholstering A Cute Little Step Stool

Tate loves loves loves to look out the big picture window in our living room.
He waves at the garbage man, the mail lady, and neighbors walking their dogs.
I wanted a cute little stool for him to stand on to help him see out - but something that would be low in case he took a tumble. Caleb built me a very solid little stool from scrap wood. I painted it white and upholstered it with a thick foam cushion and covered it in a soft white fabric. He loves it!
I wanted it to match my living room decor haha cause I'm super picky like that ;)

Happy Boy!