Thursday, November 19, 2015

Mostly Paleo Pumpkin pie sheet cake

I fell in love with this pumpkin pie sheet cake a few years ago but since going paleo I wanted to try to make it with some changes.  The original recipe is from Mel's Kitchen Cafe and it is super delicious.  You'll never want to make pumpkin pie again.  True story.   I just changed some of her ingredients to make it paleo friendly.

*I wish I would have gotten a better picture but didn't think about it until I'd already cut it (and ate it).  Also I used a jelly roll pan.

  • 2/3 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cassava flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons grassfed butter (1 stick), melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg 

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
  • 1 (12-ounce) can coconut milk (or 1 cup)
  • whipped coconut cream for serving
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place an oven rack in the middle of the oven (too low and the crust will burn).
  2. For the crust, whisk together the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Pour in the melted butter, vanilla and egg. Stir to combine (I use my hands at the end to combine the dough into a cohesive ball).
  3. Press the dough into the bottom of a lightly greased 9X13-inch pan.
  4. For the filling, you can use the same bowl that was used for the crust as long as there aren’t any large clumps of dough remaining in it. Whisk the eggs until light and creamy. Stir in the sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and pumpkin. Whisk to combine. Stir in the coconut  milk or cream.
  5. Pour the filling over the crust.
  6. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. Don't overbake or the crust will be too tough. **I only baked mine for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Cool completely. Cut into squares and serve with sweetened whipped cream.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Week in Review - 11.13.2015

School stuff

I had him cover words with money and when he read the word right he got to keep the money.  He liked this game, lol.

Some geometry going on.

This is an art class we take twice a month and I thought the kids did great with their Veteran's Day paintings.

We go to tutoring twice a week and this is my youngest two being silly there waiting on their older siblings to finish up.

 Life Stuff

I took the kids to SkyZone.  They have been wanting to go forever and I finally just did it.  They LOVED it.  I had fun too and man what a good workout for all of us.

The kids took this one.  Its just a tad blurry . . .

And I'm crazy proud of my husband.  He competed in a Crossfit competition - it was a partner competition and he did so great! 



Food Stuff

I've been a food prepping fool and it makes eating right and eating paleo so much easier!!!  And it makes me feel so much better too. 

Breakfast of champions and moms.

Hope you had a great week!

Friday, November 6, 2015

October in Review 2015

Life Stuff

I made the girls costumes this year for Halloween. 

Do you like our costumes?  Because we aren't wearing costumes but I am wearing a glow in the dark pumpkin shirt.  Festive right?

We wanted to do a super hero/villain theme but I had a certain WWE guy that did not cooperate.

We got to go to my husband's work Halloween party at the Children's museum.  The kids got to play games and go through the haunted house with the lights on of course.

 We also went bowling as a family.  I did not win.

We also went to the pumpkin patch with my cousin and her kiddos.

Halloween day

My nephew's costume is hilarious!

Pumpkin painting

Food stuff 

I went to Brown County with some friends just to get this balsamic at The Wild Olive!  It is cranberry walnut and it is so yummy!

I love this fry cutter.  I use it quite a bit to make homemade fries.

 Some of my paleo meals that I post on Instagram.  I love paleo in case you didn't already know that.

School stuff

 About me

My brother and I at our town's festival

I got my hair colored for the first time in a long time and I love it!

And this cutie wanted me to curl her hair just like mine!

My Dad and I are working on building a table for us!!!

That is the haps in October - hope your month went well!  Now onto November and Thanksgiving and all that fun stuff.