Add Some Spice with #TargetWedding (Plus Giveaway)

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Fall is in full swing and Lovey and I are relishing every minute. We love the chilly days, changing leaves, and early nightfall. There's nothing like coming home after a day of work, turning on some relaxing music, and sharing a meal or treat. Today I'm teaming up with #TargetWedding to show you a festive recipe that you can make for two, or for 20. Dairy-free Pumpkin Spice "Ice Cream" is a guiltless dessert perfect for Thanksgiving (or any day). It's just the right amount of sweet and spice...Reminds me of my marriage! ;)
This recipe is so telling of Lovey and I. It’s a perfect blend of our personalities. A happy hybrid of the things we love. I love pumpkin flavored everything and Lovey loves ice cream. Of course, I never buy ice cream because we end up eating a whole quart in one sitting. It’s just not good for us. However, this recipe is a good compromise.  Isn’t that what marriage is all about? Compromise?

Here's how to make this Thanksgiving/Fall-inspired recipe.

-4 bananas, peeled and frozen
-1/2 can of pumpkin puree
-1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice
-Sweetener of choice (honey, sugar, or Stevia)
-2 TB of unsweetened Almond Milk (as needed)

-PEEL and freeze your bananas in a gallon storage bag for at least 8 hours. Also, I suggest you cut or break them in pieces before freezing to make the next step easier.

-Once the bananas are frozen, place them in the food processor, along with the pureed pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and your sweetener of choice to taste (I used 2 packets of Stevia).

-Blend until smooth and thin out with  the Almond Milk if necessary (careful not to add too much) Taste test (our favorite part) and adjust the sweetener as desired! And there you have it! A healthy and festive dessert!

Here's how to create your own version of this festive frozen treat! But don't forget to set the mood with a few seasonal-scented candles and a little music played on this SONOS PLAY: 5 Wireless HiFi System!

Peruse the Target Wedding Registry  for other items to add to your cozy home this season. And while you're at it, check out this  Threshold Bistro Ceramic 16-Piece Dinnerware Set  and this Calphalon Stainless Steel Cookware.  Aren't they beautiful?
It's giveaway time! For your chance to win a $25 Target Giftcard simply leave a comment with one of your best Thanksgiving tips and your email address! Also, make sure you're following me via GFC. Good luck!

*Winner will be contacted by Target via email.


  1. The Kitchen Air Stand Mixer would really help with making mashed potatoes for a crowd of 40.

  2. Don't stress too much. Have family members bring side dishes, do prep work the day before, have kids help with decorations and centerpieces, and accept help with clean up.

  3. I always start chopping and preparing as much as possible a few days prior! Also, I bake pies from scratch but use pre-made crusts which saves time!

  4. Make something fun for guests to take home. I have given homemade truffles or a slice of pie in a cute box and everyone loved it!


  5. I make pie crusts the night before!
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  6. Prepare as much food ahead of time as possible.
    I follow you on GFC as Thomas Murphy


  7. Have fun and double check to make sure you have all the ingredients before hand.

  8. Portion control. Don't fill up on the first plate. Pace yourself or else you'll fill sluggish and heavy!

  9. My thanksgiving tip would be to relax and remember that even as the crazy is going on, the relationships with the people you love are more important than a turkey being perfectly cooked. Sometimes we can forget that in the moment, and we need to realize that the holiday is about being grateful for what you've been blessed with. ^_^ and for me, that's a big, loving family. (


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