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Skinny Pumpkin Dip

23 Sep


For book club I needed a quick dessert dish to bring with us to the park. I thought about just going to the store and buying cookies, but decided to actually use a pin that I’ve got pinned on Pinterest. It led me to the Skinny Pumpkin Dip.



1 tub (16 oz) Cool Whip Free, thawed
1 small box sugar free/fat free instant cheesecake pudding
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree (not the pumpkin pie mix)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp of cinnamon sugar


1. Carefully mix all the the Cool Whip, pudding mix, and pumpkin puree mix together.

2. Stir in the pumpkin pie spice.

3. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

4. Enjoy.

I personally like to eat this amazingness with apples. However vanilla wafers and graham crackers work just as well.

This recipe is so simple to make and it produces a ton. I was able to enjoy this treat for awhile.


My plate from book club. I am obsessed with Redd’s Strawberry Ale! It is amazing and perfect for fall. The food was delish of course. We read Orange is the New Black. I like the show 10x’s more than I like the book. However the book was definitely worth the read. All in all it was another great book club meeting.



15 Nov


I have lived in Hungary for over a year and only recently discovered the Könyvtár, also known in English as the library! You may not know this about me but I am a nerd, I love to read. I’ve had my nose buried in a book ever since I learned to read. I had a spare bedroom in my house set up as a library and probably own more books than I do of anything else.

It was super easy to get the library card and a bonus they could speak English. The English section was decent. I have been to three libraries abroad and this one had the best English section. Although there wasn’t much competition with the one in Italy that had only one English book!  They also had a extensive selection of German books and a few in Russian, Spanish, and French. I’m sad I didn’t find is sooner, but for the next month I will be going there frequently!

I picked up two cook books (1 in Hungarian 1 in English) and this book:


My friend Mimi had suggested it to me a few weeks back. I had planned to pick it up when I got back to the States, but since I found it here I went ahead and rented it. I enjoyed the movie and was told that the book was better so I can’t wait to find out! 

In addition I am also reading these:


Although these are more of a school reason. I’m not interested in these topics as I usually am in Criminology/Criminal Justice classes. My current semester is focusing on communication within organizations and how the Criminal justice system operates. I find that most of the material is things I know from my year working in the prison and well I can’t wait for this semester to be over!


And lastly:


I am re-reading the Start Walking book because I want to try the program again. The first time I focused more on the running aspect, now I want to start with the walking and lead up to the running. I have also pretty much forgotten everything I read the first time as I skimmed through it. This time I am going to take my time.

Do you have any good book suggestions? Especially about weight loss/ healthy living that you would recommend?

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