Not All Recipes Are Keepers

As you are aware, not all recipes are keepers in the beginning.  It takes a pretty incredible recipe to take a spot up in my recipe box.  They may not all be keepers but to me they all have potential with a few adjustments, a zillion tastes and sometimes a lot of groceries.


I’m going to share with you what it took for the evolution of what I can now call my own recipe for a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie.

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It had started off with me saving a link for a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie from a website I frequent often.  I recently decided to give it a try since I have a ton of frozen pumpkin puree.  The ingredients looked good to me, so I gave it a whirl and was excited to sip on this treat.  Well, lets just say I was slightly disappointed.  The flavours did not go nicely together, the spices were too powerful and the colour wasn’t pretty.  Not a recipe worth repeating, unless…. I fix it up!

I had high hopes for this delicious sounding smoothie, so I wasn’t about to give up.  Over the week I sipped on this smoothie about six times, making adjustments to each attempt.  I wanted it to be perfect so I could add to my recipe box.  It went from too sweet, to too runny, not enough spice, wrong spice, not enough nutrients and finally to a perfect blend.

And this my friend, is the procedure to developing a recipe.  You know its perfect when you have tested it so many times that you can’t even think of having another taste.  This recipe is now a keeper.


Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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