11.24.2012

cyber weekend sale!

it's that time of year again - my black friday, cyber weekend, cyber monday sale!  get 10 of my cute & whimsical handmade cards for $10 in my etsy shop today thru monday!  there are 6 new gothy designs (a yeti, skeleton angels, a dark angel, a skull and crosscanes, a tim burton inspired tree, and mr. and mrs. grim claus), and 3 new traditional (2 kitty and 1 dog card).  go take a peek!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/OnCupcakeMoon?section_id=10762490





11.16.2012

let's talk turkey

well, maybe not turkey, but how about a holiday dessert? like something with maybe - eggnog? i loooooooove me some eggnog and when i discovered something called "eggnog pie" i was in heaven. as usual, i changed the recipe a bit - more eggnog, less milk, added almonds, and removed a layer of caramel and pecans.  it's super easy to make, and i think this is going to take the place of pumpkin pie during the holidays in my house from now on.  the hardest part is to wait the 3 hours while it is in the refrigerator!


















layered eggnog pie

9" pre-made graham cracker crust (see below, or use a premade one from the grocery store)
2 packages vanilla instant pudding (3.4 oz. size)
1/2 cup cold milk (i used 1%)
1-1/2 cups cold eggnog (i used store-bought lite eggnog)
1 tub of whipped topping (i used lite cool whip)
1/2 cup sliced almonds

1. whisk together pudding mixed with milk and eggnog, about 2 minutes.  spoon 1-1/2 cups of this into pie crust.
2. stir in half of the whipped topping to the remaining pudding mixture; mix well.  spread over the top of the pudding layer.
3. spread a third layer of the remaining whipped topping over the other two layers.
4. top with sliced almonds.
5. chill for 3 hours.

makes about 10 servings.  enjoy! =)



graham cracker pie crust

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup melted butter
1/3 cup sugar

1. combine all ingredients. press to the bottom and up the sides of 9-inch pie plate. bake at 400° for 10 minutes.

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download a printable copy of this recipe at...
http://www.oncupcakemoon.com/recipes/eggnogpie.pdf