Monday, December 31, 2012


Happy New Years Eve Gypsy Trail Friends! 
I had an epiphany this month that I just had to share!!!  Ok, so maybe it wasn't an epiphany but a stoke of genius......or maybe just a fun, simple, and  mad scientist food creation at very least!

Christmas Vacation Drum Roll........rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....................
.................EGG NOG CREAM PIE!  Yes, that is right, one more use for that glorious Holiday Beverage!

Egg Nog Cream Pie 

~Party Guest List
  • 3 Cups Egg Nog
  • 1 Large Package Vanila Instant Pudding (5.1 oz) 
  • 1 Pie Crust ( Can be Grahmn Cracker, Traditional Pie Crust, Store bought or Homemade) 
  • Whipping Cream ( or Cool Whip...whatever makes your skirt fly up) 
  • Mixing Bowl, Spatulau, and Wisk
Egg Nog Cream Pie ~ Party Guest List

Follow PUDDING Directions and USE 3 Cups Egg Nog! 
It is super thick so it will still set up like the pie directions.

Pour 3 Cups Egg Nog in a mixing bowl

Add Pudding Powder to Egg Nog in bowl

WHISK Away at the mixture until you don't think you can whisk anymore!
3 Minutes seems to get it whipped into shape pretty good.

POUR Crazy Egg Nog Concoction into Pie Crust
A Spatula is very helpful to get the thick mixture off the sides of the bowl.

Resist the temptation to stick your thumb in it for a taste.
(You do have permission to lick the bowl that you are finished with:)

Lathe in a delicious WHIPPED CREAM TOPPING!

  Serve & Enjoy! 

Here is a quick version of the recipe without all the pictures :)
My Oh MY Egg Nog Cream Pie ~Party Guest List
  • 3 Cups Egg Nog
  • 1 Large Package Vanila Instant Pudding (5.1 oz) 
  • 1 Pie Crust ( Can be Grahmn Cracker, Traditional Pie Crust, Store bought or Homemade) 
  • Whipping Cream ( or Cool Whip...whatever makes your skirt fly up) 
  • Mixing Bowl, Spatulau, and Wisk
 Party Plan:

Add 3 Cups Egg Nog & 1 Large Package Vanilla Pudding to mixing bowl.  Whisk throughly for about 3 minutes.  Add Mixture to Pie Crust.  Spread generously Whipped Cream topping on top of Pie Filling. 
Serve and Enjoy or Chill & indulge later!

(Tips : For a milder taste, You use half milk and half egg nog for your pie filling mixture.  If doing so, use pie filling directions and only use 2 1/2 cups liquid)

THANK YOU so much for traveling the gypsy trail with me this year!  Looking forward to a fabulous 2013!
Much Love,

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P.S. Here are some other recipes you might enjoy:

for a MASTER LIST of ALL Recipes available on the blog Click Link Below
  1. Sour Cream Apple Pie ~
  2. If the Chuck Wagon's Rockin ~ My Shepard's Pie ~
  3. Uncle Jim's Famous Beer Batter Bread ~
  4. Cowboy Approved Sandwiches ~
  5. Best Brownies in the World ~
  6. Cheesy Card Game Chip Dip ~
  7. Yummy Potatoes ~
  8. Snicker Doodle Salad ~
  9. Wild West Lasagna ~
  10. Just for You Sweet Pea ~ Sugar Snap Pea Appetizer:
  11. Treat Your Taste Buds - Tomato Salad:
  12. Bucking B.L.T.omato Salad Sandwich:
  13. Bronc Rider to Breakfast- Ham & Cheese Crossiant:
  14. Fill Your Feed Bunk - Homemade Pizza:
  15. Sow Your Wild Oats ~ No Bake Cookies:
  16. Cause a Commotion~ Creamy Tomato Soup:
  17. IDAHO COWBOY~Homemade Potato Soup:
  19. My Oh My Egg Nog Cream Pie :

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


LOVE this time of year and the attitude of gratitude that wafts through the air. Filling hearts, homes, and families with appreciation for the countless blessings pouring into our lives everyday! 

Here are a few moments that I am THANKFUL for:

Today I am thankful for matches. Seriously....they are awesome little fire startin dudes :) Lovin' a cozy home and wood heat. .........they are awesome Can you imagine trying to flint and stone up a spark every time you wanted a fire....I would freeze to death!

 Today I am thankful for bumpy gravel roads :) .....and getting to you bump down the road. Thankful for the simple little things in life that make you giggle.
 .......Usually, my lil' sister & my little cousin, play the "aaaaaa" game on the way down the gravel road to my Dad's. They are both 5 and you wouldn't believe the fun you can have playing that game for a mile down the road. Hahaha.....tonight I found myself hitting the washboards in the road & saying......aaaaaaaaaaaaaa.......all by myself. I'm easily amused. What can I say

 Today I am THANKFUL for Assuming the BEST from everyone you meet. Thankful for humbling life lessons that remind you that people are not always as they seem and they are usually always better than you think, if you expect the best and give them a chance. Blessed ♥

 TODAY I am THANKFUL for Power and all the heat, water, lights, and basic blessings that I take for granted everyday.

Today I am thankful for the scenery driving country roads.  Love to coming around a bend to a herd of goats or beautiful black cows grazing.  Love Idaho 

 Today I am THANKFUL a roof that is still on the Pink House in this wind! Thankful for warm fire to cozy up to after being outside. Thankful for not getting blown off the table we stood on to put a tire on the roof to keep the tin from blowing off the house :)

 Today I am Thankful for packages delivered to your door, wonderful Lil' Red Roan customers ordering, a beautiful sunshinin' day, and small town hospitality, that when a neighbor stops by around lunch time, you can offer them a meal. ♥ Loving December Blessings!

Today I am Thankful for elves that sneak in and wash sinks full of dishes. Thankful for cut wood and warm fires. Thankful for clean rooms & beds covered in a quilt made out of Grandpa's jeans. Thankful for neighbor whose Christmas Candy....was a lasagna....on a night you really didn't want to cook.

 Today I am THANKFUL for friendly small town customer service, hard working, firewood packin, room cleaning, bed makin lil' boys, and hours spent in good company.  

 Tonight I am THANKFUL to hear the sound of a 97 year old man singing a lullaby to his beautiful bride of 60+ years. What a blessing to witness a true love story.

THANK YOU for taking the time to travel the gypsy trail with me today.  So grateful for you stopping by and hope you are inspired to write your own WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR TODAY list.
Much Love,