Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie


Aaaaand we're off!

I swear, every holiday season seems like a race against time. Halloween to New Year's Day goes by in a blur each year. I wish we could stop the madness, slow down a little, maybe even space out the holidays instead of cramming them in one after the other. Since that isn't going to happen, I'm going to try to work on being more present and enjoying those special moments that occur in the midst of all the holiday hullabaloo.

I had planned to make this pie the weekend before Thanksgiving as I read in the recipe reviews that it freezes well. But that didn't happen. Plan B was to make it the morning of Thanksgiving while Mom watched Ruby. That didn't happen either. After all my researching of recipes and agonizing over choosing one, we didn't get to enjoy this pie on the big day, because I just couldn't get my fecal matter consolidated this year (in layman's terms: I couldn't get my s**t together). (Thankfully, Mom had made a German Chocolate Cake at Eric's request so we didn't go dessert-less.) But it did happen the day after Thanksgiving and you know what? It was soooo worth the wait.





After spending most of the year impatiently awaiting her arrival, I'd be remiss if I didn't count my blessings and note how thankful I am to have my healthy, happy baby girl with us. Ruby and I had a little photo session for the Christmas card picture and here's a few outtakes. 

Here's hoping you all have a moment to catch your breath from time to time and to enjoy the ride during this mad dash to the end of the year!


12 comments:

  1. Your Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie looks so decadent. I agree...The holiday season does seem like a race against time. I'm with you, I think we should just enjoy it and remember what is important. Ruby is beautiful!

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  2. What a gorgeous little gal! Congrats!

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  3. God I love that little girl and I really want to pinch those cheeks!! And, seriously, I could eat that pie in one sitting... yummy!

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  4. So freaking cute!!!!!!!!!

    And the pie looks wonderful, maybe everyone even appreciated it more. I wish that we had Xmas on a leap year day, it would make it a lot more special!

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  5. So I hope we will see those pictures as well. She is so animated and cute :)

    As long as you got to eat that beauty, I say it is a success. Actually it is better to make it later and eat so it does not compete for for valuable stomach space on Thanksgiving :)

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  6. Great pie! And oh my goodness, Ruby is such the little sweetheart. Love it when her little face is scrunched up :)

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  7. I've never been a big pumpkin pie fan, but that is a pumpkin pie I can get behind.

    That gif is too stinkin' cute!

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  8. Triple chocolate pumpkin pie? I soooooooooooo want to try this. Ruby is adorable - I especially love the one where she looks as if she is about to get cranky.

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  9. I love those photos of Ruby! Her little, stern face just made me giggle. And, what a great-looking pie. I'm getting ideas now about multiple Thanksgiving desserts spaced out over a few days. One for the actual day, a different one for the leftover meal the next day, and so on. I like this for next year!

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  10. Ruby is truly a blessing and is growing so fast!! I honestly don't know how you have the energy to cook let alone bake such wonderful desserts as your pie. I love pumpkin and chocolate, but have never had them in a pie before. Bookmarking this one for sure.

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  11. Oh Shelly, Ruby is so precious...I love all her pictures :)
    Your pie looks great...and triple chocolate? Yes!
    Hope you are having a fabulous week!

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