Thursday, November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks

To all who celebrate this holiday, Happy Thanksgiving!!  I am in awe that another year is almost over.  I'm extremely thankful to be here.  I'm also extremely thankful to still have such wonderful people, that would be you, still reading my blog.  I find incredible joy blogging and reading other blogs.  And to me, that's what life is all about, finding joy each and every day.  So I made two thank you pies.  Yes, they are real.  The dolls are not getting these.  There's noting terribly special about these pies, except that they are firsts for me.  

For my blogging friends, my first ever homemade pumpkin pie.  I've made sweet potato before, but never pumpkin.  I forgot to save some whipped topping, but this gives me a chance to make some from scratch.  Another first.

This pie is for my boyfriend, who has been so wonderful to me.  He loves peanut butter, so I made him a frozen peanut butter pie, with a homemade chocolate graham cracker crust, and shaved Cadbury chocolate with almonds on top.  The reviews said it taste like a Reese's peanut butter cup.  We shall see.

I hope to get extra points for presentation.  

Again, Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for your loving support over the past couple of years.  

34 comments:

  1. Thank you, they look really yummy, and have a great thanksgiving day! And by the way... would you mind sharing the recipes (or the links) of those delicious cakes. If it's true that the second one is like Reese's peanut butter cup, I will for sure love it! My sister brought some last year, and I became addicted to them... A real problem as they are not sold here.

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    1. Rossetti - Wow, no Reese's peanut butter cups where you live either! It's time to move. I haven't have a Reese's cup in over 20 years, but I still remember how wonderful they are. Here is a link to several peanut butter pie recipes. The one I made is the third on on the list. I am thinking about adding chocolate syrup when I serve it.

      http://search.cookinglight.com/ck-results.html?Ntt=peanut+butter+pie&x=8&y=15

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Vanessa. The pies look yummy.

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    1. DBG - Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving Vanessa! The pies look delicious! I'm sure they will taste just as good.

    P.S. When I first saw your pic, I was like she has nailed another one to the tee. Lol! It was good to see that this one was real or else I would have had to come off doll diet.

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    1. Georgia Girl - LOL! You know I like to keep you guys on your toes. Is it real or is it memorex? Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Those pies look so delish! Here at my house, none of us really like turkey, so instead we are having steak & pie! Hope your thanksgiving turns out great!

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    1. Verona - Steak and pie sounds great! I didn't eat turkey yesterday, but plenty of other good stuff.

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you too Vanessa! Your pies look wonderful! My roommate made a great looking lattice-type apple pie that I can't wait to dig into. Hope you and yours have a great holiday. :-)

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    1. Cindi - Hmmm, I almost made a lattice topped apple pie, but that would have been too many sweets lurking around the house. I'm sure it was delectable.

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving because I got to see all my visiting brother's come from College! And my Mom's pies aren't too bad, either! [;

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    1. Isabel - Thanksgiving is such a wonderful family time. Glad you got to see your brothers.

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  7. Hello from Spain: I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. I'm happy to meet you through the blog. Your cakes are exquisite appearance. Keep in touch

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    1. Marta - Thanks. It's bee a real joy meeting you this past year. You've been an inspiration the way you have taken this blog thing by storm.

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving Vanessa! And the pies look yummy!

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    1. Lisa - Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm sure your dolls did.

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. Both the pies look delicious!

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    1. Brini - Hope your day was wonderful! I had pumpkin pie for breakfast. That was in you guys honor. We didn't taste the other pie yet, because we spent the whole day out celebrating.

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  10. They look pretty special and amazing to me for first pies! Happy Thanksgiving to you Vanessa!! I'm so happy I follow you...you're awesome!!

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    1. Tracy - Awwww. You're awesome, too! Hope you had a wonderful turkey day.

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  11. Happy Thanksgiving Vanessa! Those pies look so good I have been druling over my computer! Are you gonna make any pies for Christmas? Happy Holidays!

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    1. sisilovessinging - Thanks! Oh no. No drooling on the computer. I hope to make apple pies for Christmas. Both for the dolls and for myself. I will probably do cherry, too. I've never made either of those in real life.

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  12. Pies look wonderful. Hope you and your bf ate with pleasure. :)

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    1. Roville - Thanks! Me and my BF were so full from enjoying family Thanksgiving feasts, that we have yet to sample the pie. Once we recover a little, we will be diving in.

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  13. Yay and hooray - I'm glad that you are here and posting some of the best playscale themed content online ;-D

    Thanks for sharing the photos of your yummy pies. I'm sure you and the bf will enjoy them when you can.

    Best wishes to you and yours!

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    1. D7ana - You know you always come to mind when I am doing a food post. Real or otherwise. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with all of your favorite foods. Maybe not all of them. You have quite a few.

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  14. I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Vanessa! Your pies look delicious. I'm going back for leftovers now...

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    1. Roxanne - Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, too. Sounds like the food was wonderful. I ate out, so no leftovers. Darn.

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  15. Hey I made a chocolate pecan pie but this looks good too! I might have to try it. And yes you get extra points for presentation because we eat with our eyes first!

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    1. Ms. Leo - Mmmmm, chocolate pecan pie sounds great! I prefer to look at pies, rather than eat them. Much easier on the waist line.

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  16. I saw the pics before reading and I said, "That girl knows she can throw down on some fake pies." LOL! Those look delicious. Did you get the thumbs up on the peanut butter one?

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    1. Kenya - LOL! Making real food always helps me make fake food better. I did get the thumbs up. Frozen pies are a little tricky when you aren't serving them all at once. They have to be keep in the freezer, which means you have to let it thaw out a little before you can eat it. I ended up cutting it into individual pieces so they could be thawed out one slice at a time.

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