October 27, 2017

Friendly Fill-Ins and Shopping Around the World

We're pawticipating in Friendly Fill-ins sponsored by McGuffy's Reader and 15 and Meowing.

1. I  would like to interview  Pope Benedict XVI.  Bill and I saw him when we went to Rome__.

2. I would like to be interviewed by _EEEK....I don' think I would like to be interviewed at ALL!_.

3. Halloween night was always fun because Bill would dress up in his horses head with his recording of a horse.  The kids loved it!      .
4. Once Halloween is over,   People seem to skip over Thanksgiving and go right to Christmas.      .

Today is also Shopping Around the world with our pal Bacon from PigLove

From Bacon's Blog:

This month and next month Shopping Around the World is being hosted by my brother Phenny  (thanks bro).
This month brother Phenny is asking for:


or squashes or gourd…anything from the cucurbita furmily goes…you can make a cake, soup, snack… whatever you like…
and the day for shopping around the world hop  is: FRIDAY OCTOBER 27th
grab your shopping cart, buy a pumpkin and share the prices of the things you used and the recipe of your pumpkin-dish

Low Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse

Not Mom's photo


  • 16 ounces cream cheese room temp
  • 15 ounce canned pumpkin not pumpkin pie filling
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice or use cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves
  • 1-2 teaspoons Pumpkin Spice SF syrup or sweetener of choice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a KitchenAid or stand mixer blend cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until whipped and fluffy about 5 minutes.
  3. Taste and adjust sweetener to your liking if needed.
  4. Pipe into serving glasses and top with cacao nibs or brown sugar sub .  Best if Chilled about an hour to set and thicken but still fantastic to enjoy immediately!
  5. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Cream Cheese  $4.28/ 2 pack (16 ounces)

Canned Pumpkin  $1.88

Heavy Cream  $3.24/ pint

Pumpkin Pie Spice  $3.99/1.12 ounce jar

Pumpkin SF or regular syrup  $7.99 for 750 ml bottle (Mom uses these syrups in tons of stuff)

We hope you try this!!!  We can't wait to see the other recipes!


edie said...

Thanks for the recipe, that sounds good. I'll have to try to make it.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

My human is tempted to give this a try... but she may have to reduce the recipe by quite a bit, since she is the only one who eats sweet things around here!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I love your fill-ins but I truly really LOVE LOVE LOVE this mousse recipe! Thanks.....pumpkins are so versatile aren't they!

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

Kitties Blue said...

Mom loves everything pumpkin, and the mousse sounds yummy! What an excellent choice for your #1 fill-in. Mau is sending purrs and love and smooches to his lovely wife. We all send love, hugs and prayers. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

My Mind's Eye said...

Double yummmmmmy on the mousse!
Hugs Madi Raz's gal

Carol Roe said...

We enjoyed your Fill Ins. The pumpkin mousse sounds delicious. I’m going to try it. I need to use my pumpkins.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Great fill-ins. Mom was happy to hear that Target was going to slow down the Christmas race until Thanksgiving. It would be nice to see that happen.

We love pumpkin - the mousse sounds great.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Brian said...

Those were good answers and that mousse looks darn yummy!

pilch92 said...

Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I didn't know you and Bill got to see The Pope, that must be a wonderful memory. Your recipe looks good too. XO

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cheeze cake mouse !!!!! now yur talkin grate eats guyz !!! ☺☺♥♥

Shoko Neilson said...

Oh my! This mousse looks delicious not like the mooses around here. Sounds very fatting....between you and me, there seems to be more of mom to love these days. These mousse is ideal for special occasions....it looks so good too.


Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

This dip looks so yummy ... we're going to have to try this! I can't believe there was a time I didn't like cheesecake! We like Thanksgiving too ... then again, my birthday is always within a few days of it ... so there's that too :)

Anonymous said...

What heartfelt answers. Hugs. I love Thanksgiving, so I wish it lasted longer...year 'round, really. The feeling is just so...warm. I am in awe of your having experienced The Pope. Wow. What a blessing.

Anonymous said...

P.S. I look forward to your Sparks! Hugs!