Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Torte-Oh My!

Now I'm not saying...
Seriously ..
I am NOT saying..
That this is
THE BEST
Pumpkin Pie Torte
that you will ever eat.
I don't have to tell you
because pictures
speak for themselves.BabyE was given a tablespoon
of
Pumpkin Pie Torte
that was left in
Mom's Dish.
I don't know if he has ever
had a real
sugary treat before.
Here he is trying to figure
out how to get it
out of the bowl..
Hmmmm...Maybe
Just Maybe..
If he puts the bowl down
a bit and leans his face
towards it...
Maybe-just maybe..
that will work?He gets enough in his mouth
to look at Mom and
signal
with his baby blues..
Mmmm...This is good!Next he looks at Nana.
Mmmm...Nana...You are the most wonderful,
beautiful, sweetest Nana ever.
I love you Nana.
This is THE BEST
Pumpkin Pie Torte in the
whole world!
Can't you just read that in his expression?
I can...because I am the
Grandchild Whisperer..
I KNOW what they are thinking..
And...because I know...
Because I KNOW..
how much this little boy loves this
I ask him
ever so sweetly..
Do you want another bite?
What do you think this expression means?
I'm taking that for a YES..
A big resounding YES!
One more baby bite..
and then it's off to bathtime and
beddy-bye for you.
Now in case..
just in case..
You, too, would like to see
looks like this on the faces
of your family and friends...
I am posting the recipe
right here for you.
It is courtesy of Carol
a volunteer co-worker..
She said it was
calorie free between
November 1st and Thanksgiving..
but she may have been lying..
you know how those red-heads are.
So..go ahead...be brave..
Try this for yourself!
Pumpkin Pie Torte
Base:
1 Box white or yellow cake mix
½ cup softened butter
1 egg
Combine above-reserve 3/4 cup of this for the topping.
Press rest into a 9/13 pan.
Filling:
1-30 oz can Pumpkin Pie MIX (not filling)
1/3 cup evaporated milk
2 eggs
Combine above and pour over base.
Topping:
3/4 cup reserved topping (from base mix)
1 cup sugar (a little more if you like it really crispy)
1 t cinammon or pumpkin pie spice
Mix together. Sprinkle on top of filling layer.
Bake @350º for 45 minutes or until set
(make sure base is done-I baked mine for an hour).
Cool completely.
Serve with whipped cream or Cool Whip.
Sit back and enjoy the looks on
the faces of your friends/family/co-workers.
Don't eat any yourself..
because I have learned that
the fatter they get..
the skinnier I look!
Amen
your photo name

23 comments:

  1. I am soooo making this!!! Thank you for the recipe! You had me cracking up this morning with the Grandchild Whisperer lol! Too funny! Thanks for always starting my day with a smile :)

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  2. so, so , so ,so CUTE! One precious little guy. The recipe looks so good too!

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  3. Diana, this looks just soooo yummy, you know, we dont get pumpkin pie over here and i have always wanted to try some! Well, now i got the recipe, there is no excuse! Although, do you know what is in the pumpkin mix? and the spice mix? I would have to make somehting up myself as i wouldnt find that kind of stuff in the supermarket!!!
    Little babyE, does he look a little like his nanna? (or a lot?!) its hard to tell from photos, but thats kind of how it seems!!! He`s a cutie!!!
    Laura xxx

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  4. Well, I just think I've found another new recipe to try. BTW, the cutie is precious!

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  5. That sounds yummy! I will take BabyE's advice and give it a try.

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  6. I'll have whatever he has if it will make me have such a sincere and gorgeous smile like that!!! I just want to pinch him!!

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  7. You are just too funny! Such cute pictures, too! Ok, I am coming over for dessert! The monks in the UP better watch out, Nana Diana's dessert takes the cake, er, I mean takes the "torte"!

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  8. Fabulous, fabulous, FABULOUS!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  9. Delicious looking, you are blessed to be surrounded by the cutest kids!
    XoXo

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  10. That certainly looks good especially all over his cutest face with those bright blue eyes. I think his eyes even look bluer surrounded by pumpkin.

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  11. As long as it's kid tested, I'll give it a try. LOL
    I love BabyE. Big blue eyes and pinchable cheeks. Lovin that curly hair.
    I'm putting that on my wish list.
    Hugs- Tete

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  12. Hi Diana,
    I just e-mailed you too. Sorry I am so behind these days.
    He is absolutely adorable!!! I mean cute, cute, cute!!!
    And the recipe is making me hungry right now.
    HUgs,
    Cindy

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  13. I know what you mean about being a grandma whisperer...me too..I can understand them so perfectly! I love the recipe and have been making it for years..it is SO good! ;D

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  14. Yummy, you can tell by that sweet little one's face.
    That is similar to what we call pumpkin pie cake.
    Gonna give it a try, if I can find a can of pumpkin.
    Thanks D
    Love ya

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  15. Ok...seriously how cute is that little guy??!! Oh man those blue eyes are gonna make the ladies come running someday! What a great recipe to use as an alternative to pumpkin pie...I think we may just have to make this one at our house next week! :-)
    Vanessa

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  16. I have to admit, we didn't eat a whole lot of pumpkin growing up but a few years ago Mom made a "punkin roll" and it is amazing! I might have to try this for one of our Thanksgiving deserts this year. Thanks for sharing. And that baby is just a perfect little angel. I think he likes it.

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  17. What an absolute cutie!!! And the torte looks pretty yummy too:)

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  18. Thanks Dianna! Always love your posts about BabyE - not that we're partial or anything! :) Aunt Catherine & Uncle Justin

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  19. Oops Diana - sorry about the extra "n"!! Was thinking of Justin & Jason's mom! ;)

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  20. I loved the part about when the cake is calorie free!!!!

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  21. Yum! Lots of whipped cream for me in this one - I am so there!!! Or maybe here....since the little blue eyed cutie ate the rest....and from the sounds of it, who could blame him?!?

    Purrs!

    Romeo

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  22. Your posts are too funny....I love Sweet Cheeks and the girls "doing lunch"...and this little guy he's going to be a real ladies man...those eyes are gorgeous!!....and your pumpkin thingie looks delicious...sounds so easy to make...and no calories...totally free of sin....my kind of dessert!! LOL.

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