My Life as a Dog

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's that time of the year where we share good times with good friends and family and a key part of that is the good food. Each year I get an assignment or volunteer to make something for our Thanksgiving dinner. This year I had been flipping through a Sunset magazine and saw what looked like a new twist on the traditional pumpkin pie. I've made plenty of pumpkin pies in the past so I wanted to do something a little different. I feel this way each year. Last year a made a cranberry cream pie just to try something different. But this years twist was just making a crumble that tops the pie.

Here's what I did:

For the pie crust, I just buy the pre-made frozen kind. I might be adventurous but that that adventurous yet.

For the pumpkin pie filling I just follow the recipe on the pumpkin can. Nothing tricky there.

But here's where the twist comes in. Before I put the pies in the oven, I sprinkled Walnut Streusel (with pecans instead of walnuts) over the top. Here's how you make the streusel:

Walnut (or Pecan) Streusel


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup butter (now that I think about it I might have doubled the butter, oops!)

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg


Combine all ingredients. Mix until crumbly. Should make about 2 cups. Sprinkle evenly the streusel on top of the pumpkin pie mixture and bake like regular.

Okay, mind you, I haven't tasted my new Pumpkin Streusel Pie yet. But I am pretty sure that it will be delicious!


Melissa said...

I just found your "blog" through Bri's. I know this comment is way too late, but those shoes are freaken HOT! I'm not sure which ones I like better! btw it's missy

Melissa said...

k it's missy again. I checked out that site. Am I just retarded cuz on the one site it says they are $10 but when you click on the style it takes you to 6pm and has a way higher price. If i add them to my cart its still the high price of like 70ish. what am I doing wrong? maybe one of these days I'll call u to see! they dont have the size I want, but figure I better learn now! ;) thanks for the awesome tip!

Unknown said...

Hey Missy. I thought they were clearing them out. A lot of the styles I liked were already gone. I did just go back to look and it appears that they only have a few styles left but that the prices aren't as cheap any more. That makes no sense to me but whatever. The slick deals site is just a site that lists bargains from different vendors on the internet. So they listed it while them on 10/24/2008 shortly after they went on sale. I think I bought mine the first day slick deals listed them. They do have pretty good shoe sales on These are the only ones that I have bought though. I like the black ones the best. I haven't worn the tan ones yet. Hope this info was helpful. :)

Kiwimommy said...

That looks like it was one yummy pie! Other than the three (predictable) pumpkin pies I made, I also contributed a chocolate chip cheesecake to our get-together this year. Guess which was the bigger hit? I've decided that I need to make the cheesecake more than just one a year!

Unknown said...

Kiwi, my pie didn't look so pretty but it did taste good. This photo is from the magazine. Cheesecake is always a hit!