27 November, 2014

Pumpkin Pie

The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Cinnamon Butter Graham Cracker Crust
2 cups graham cracker crumbs, finely grinded
3 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons melted butter (3/4 stick)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
A pinch salt
Combine all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix. Then pour into a pie dish and press down along the bottom and sides of the dish. The crust should be wet enough to hold its place. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 7 minutes.

Creamy Pumpkin Pie Filling
1 can Libbys pumpkin
4 oz cream cheese, room temp. and completley soft
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 can evaporated milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
Whip the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and continue to beat on high, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Continue to beat with the sugar and then add in the pumpkin and the spices. Mix until combines. Pour in the evaporated milk and butter and continue to mix. Pour the pie filling into the crust and bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Turn the oven to 350 degrees, cover the crust with tinfoil so it doesn’t burn and bake for another 20-30 minutes until the center cooked. Let it cool before adding the layer of marshmallow.

Marshmallow Fluff Recipe
3 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
In an electric mixer with whisk attachment, beat egg whites and cream of tartar together until light and frothy. Slowly add in the two tablespoons sugar and beat until soft peaks form. So fun.
2. In a small saucepan, combine 1/3 cup water, corn syrup and remaining 2/3 cups sugar. Place over medium heat and cook until boiling. Cook and stir until mixture has been boiling for about 6 minutes or until it reaches 242 to 248 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat.
3. With the mixer on low, slowly add the syrup mixture to the egg whites. Increase mixture speed to high and continue beating for 5 minutes. Add in the vanilla and beat for another minute until mixture looks like marshmallow cream.
Pile the cooled pumpkin pie with marshmallow fluff! Using a torch or broiler, toast the top of the marshmallow until golden brown. Sprinkle on some cinnamon and enjoy!

This recipe totally has my mouth watering!

Melissah xox

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Outdoor Living - Blue & White Stripes

Stripes Ahoy!

Dress your home up this summer with blue and white stripes.
Add a little seaside chic to your outdoor living spaces
with stripey cushions, deck chairs,
sun umbrellas, tablecloths and sun loungers.
Stripes always look stylish no matter what you do with them!

Melissah xox
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Island Time

Island Time

Resort wardrobes called for crisp cottons and linens ~
light and loose is the way to go on hot, humid days.
White is the go-to basic that can easily team up 
with brights or pastels for a pop of colour
or pared back with neutrals for a chic, sophisticated look.
Textured and straw accessories with give your holiday wardrobe
a laid back tropical vibe!

Melissah xox

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26 November, 2014

Beach Cottage Kitchen


Taking it's cue from retro fifties style
this cute beach cottage kitchen in a mix of sorbet pastel shades ~
is full of eye candy everywhere you turn!

I have a set of vintage cake tins
because somehow slices, cookies, cakes and biscuits taste better
when they are lovingly stored in an old fashioned cake tin!
I also have my eye on that KitchenAid mixer.
I have an ice blue one on my Christmas wishlist ~
it's such a shame they are so expensive here in Australia.

Melissah xox

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