Sunshine in my kitchen: My Mom's Pumpkin Pie
My mom is such a great, Godly example to me. Growing up, she always had a healthy (by typical standards) from-scratch meal on the table when dinner time arrived -- despite the many other things filling her day (homeschooling, gardening, laundry, and children!). My mom is one of the hardest workers I know; she makes me feel lazy in comparison! :) I'm grateful for her example and encouragement to me.
In my mom's "spare" time, she would bake yummy things like cinnamon rolls, cakes, or pies. The desserts never lasted long!
This is the pumpkin pie recipe my mom always used growing up. Pumpkin pie is not my favorite pie (apple wins!), but it is one of the easiest pies to make from scratch.
Served with real whipped cream, it is a sweet, spicy dessert that everyone else seems to go crazy over! Growing up, my brothers would fight over the pumpkin pie... now, it's my husband and sons who love, love, LOVE this pie! (Maybe it's a guy thing?!)
Don't skip out on the cream! Real whipped cream takes this from "good" to "super good" and is well worth the few minutes spent whipping the cream. I buy cream in bulk at Costco and then plan a few things to use it -- like these pumpkin pies, some kind of scones, salmon chowder, etc.
More recipes from my mom:
...and I think that's all I have posted online (so far)! Wow! I didn't realize how many of my mom's recipes are on here! :)