What a busy weekend I have had! We got our dumpster on Friday and by Noon Sat it was full! Yep you heard me full. I mean who has that much junk? Obviously I do. We got rid of our old windows, 14 of them, moldy drywall that was in our basement, cleaned out the garage, and got rid of old gutters. Now hold one here is the kicker.. we are getting another one. LOL  I can’t beleive all the stuff I am getting rid of it’s nuts. We still have our basement to clean out. Not sure how such a small house can have so much crap.

This week is going to be challenging for me with the Thanksgiving feast we traditionally have.  Lots and lots of bad food will be present. Everything in moderation right?  Maybe I should bring Subway. LOL Love the Commit to Fit Challenge that Subway is doing. While my goal isn’t going to be running any marathon or anything that elaborate.  My goal is to get below 200 by my birthday in April.  With hard work and eating right, it’s possible. I know eating Subway will help me reach that goal.

I hope you all have a super Thanksgiving and enjoy the recipe.

Pumpkin Bourbon Pie

The holiday season is fast approaching. And why not add a festive twist to a traditional favorite. Made with better-for-you pumpkin, our tasty recipe features a hint of bourbon.    

Estimated Times

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 55 mins
Cooling Time: 2 hrs cooling

Servings: 8


3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 large eggs
1 can (15 ounces) LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons bourbon
1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell
Bourbon Whipped Cream (recipe follows – optional)


PREHEAT oven to 425° F.

MIX sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk and bourbon.

POUR into pie shell.

BAKE for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F; bake for an additional 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately with Bourbon Whipped Cream or refrigerate.

1 cup heavy cream in large mixer bowl until soft peaks form. Add 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, 2 teaspoons bourbon and 1 teaspoon ground ginger; continue to whip until stiff peaks form. 

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Karla Bond

As a full-time career oriented mother of one, I love to chat and write about topics that matter to me in my life. My day has to starts with a cup of joe and usually ends with exhaustion. I have a passion for cross stitching and of course spending time with the kiddo. I am always on the look out for topics to write about like recipes, healthy living, and products I find fascinating.

10 Responses to Happy Healthy Monday

  1. Thats a great goal! Not sure how far away you are, but I’ll join you for it, except my birthday is March (ouch).
    We had the same kind of dumpster experience when we moved this year, but ours wasn’t windows..it was just trash. I bet the cleaning process is making the weight loss goal a bit easier.
    Good Luck with the Thanksgiving meal!
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  2. Here’s my suggestion: My plate trick 1/2 veggies, 1/4 protein, and 1/4 tastes of things you don’t want to eat a lot of. 🙂
    Leah @bookieboo´s last blog post ..Mamavation Mondays- Move It with the Kids

  3. Great goal and sounds like you are getting a lot done on your home, too! I am sure you will make your goal if you just stick with it. I bet clearing out your home will be quite a work out on its own. The recipe sounds delicious… and way too tempting! Lol.
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  4. Greta says:

    MMMM pumpkin pie!!
    I have no doubt you’ll reach your goal!!
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  5. Colleen says:

    wow your cleanout sounds like us just a couple months ago! We had the moldy drywall and tons of junk! I forced my hubby into cleaning out the basement and then the garage! The stuff is so easy to pile up, and so hard to get rid of! It is so refreshing feeling after though. Its a great workout too!
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  6. Marie says:

    You will so reach that goal by April! You weekend sounded a lot like mine. We cleaned out our basement storage areas, it felt so good! I almost feel lighter because of it.
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  7. MrsFatass says:

    Great cleanout! And I love the pie recipe. I love putting a hint of liquor in the pumpkin pie. I often use a bit of Amaretto or Frangelico, but the burbon sure sounds good.
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  8. Heather @ Not a DIY Life says:

    My plan of attack for Thanksgiving dinner is to have small (tiny) portions of everything, and NOT go back for seconds! I want to enjoy, but I don’t want the guilt, or the elastic waistband!

    Love ya, Karla!
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  10. lorrie says:

    have an awesome thanksgiving and i know that purging yourself of all thst stuff was quite the workout hope you meet your goals this week
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