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Recipe: Low Calorie Pumpkin Custard Cups

16 Sep

Whenever the temperature drops, I cannot wait to make pumpkin pie.  The smell of cinnamon and pumpkin baking in the oven just switches my gears into fall mode.  I also love eating all that delicious pumpkin pie, but I really don’t want all the calories.  So I came up with a mish-mash of recipes that I have tried throughout the years that satisfies my pumpkin craving without the guilt.

What you’ll need:

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  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute (like Egg Beaters)
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 2/3 cup Truvia (or any no calorie sweetner)
  • 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 6-8 ramekins (depending on size) with nonstick cooking spray.

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In a blender, start by blending the egg mixture and milk first and then add the remaining ingredients.

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Pour into the ramekins.  I like to have the ramekins on a cookie sheet for ease of taking in and out of the oven.  Bake for approximately 35 – 40 minutes.  Let cool for 15 minutes.

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Top with whipped cream  (this is where you can splurge a little!) and a sprinkle of Pumpkin Pie Spice.  Let me know if you try these at home!  Enjoy.

xoxo

Jennifer

 

 

 

 

 

 

A pop of vintage to WOW your guests!

12 Sep

I love new finds and couldn’t wait to share this one with you.  We recently added some vintage paper placemats that will add that WOW factor to any sit-down event you’re planning.  Some events that come to mind are bridal shower luncheons, birthday parties, weddings and dinner parties.   These are just a few of my favorites.  Make sure you explore the whole vintage paper placemat collection!

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xoxo

Jennifer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peyton Manning Would Agree

30 May

I thought today’s blog post could focus on something that really means something to me … handwritten thank you letters.  Of course, that would seem almost absurd for me not to say that considering that I work for The Stationery Studio.  However, it is true.  I love sending and receiving handwritten thank you letters and notes.  It seems that four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning feels the same way I do.

I came across an article yesterday in the Los Angeles Times about Bronco’s Quarterback Peyton Manning and how he has, throughout his career, been sending handwritten thank you letters and notes to other players.  He even went on to say that while he was being recruited to play in college, the first thing he looked for was handwritten notes versus form letters and how that impacted his decision.  That’s pretty powerful.

I admire Peyton Manning for discussing his love for handwritten letters and thank you notes as most people probably wouldn’t think of a football player taking pen to paper unless it involved a contract.  Manning credited his mother for instilling the importance of handwritten gratitude.  That’s an important lesson for children (and adults) to remember when taking a moment to thank someone.

I have to admit that I really don’t know much about Peyton Manning, but it impressed me immensely that an all star NFL player respects the art of a handwritten letter.

xoxo

Jennifer

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