Blogging is amazing. Ok, I'm done. HA-kidding. Let me elaborate a smidgen. For those of you who blog, you know what I mean. For those of you who don't, you should think about starting your own blog. When I wrote my first post, I had no clue how many doors my blog would open, how many people I'd meet, and how many things I'd learn. Even though I've only been blogging for about three months now, I feel like it's been three years. There is so much that I've learned, from setting up this blog, to quick tips for posting each entry, to photographing the recipes I make (I still have a longgg way to go on this, but at least I'm making improvements!), to meeting people and making friends in the blogging community, to writing my own HTML code, and everything in between. And on top of all of the things I've learned, I've enjoyed every second of it. Who knew reading about HTML code and food photography could be so much fun?!
While I could go on and on about all of the things I've learned and all of the things I love about blogging, I promised you this would be short. So, let's get to the point: one such instance of a door that my blog has opened for me is meeting fellow bloggers who have similar interests. One way that I've been able to meet other bloggers is through this really cool program called Foodie Pen Pals. The gist of this program is each month you are assigned a random person to mail any food or food related items to. You contact that person to get an idea of things they like/don't like and if they have any allergies, then it's all up to you to put a cute little package together and ship it off to them. And while you are putting together a special package for your Foodie Pen Pal, another Foodie Pen Pal is creating a special package just for you! Not only do you get to meet two people, but you get to put together a package, and you receive a package! September was my first month participating, and I'm definitely signing up to do it again. And YOU can participate! Even if you don't have a blog, if you love meeting new people and trying new foods then you should look into it.
If you need one more reason that you should join Foodie Pen Pals, check out the awesome package that Brooke from Brooke Not On a Diet sent me! I swear, this girl and I must have the same taste in food because I love everything in my package.
(10 1/2-cup servings)
2 small boxes sugar free, fat free instant pudding*
2 cups skim milk**
16 ounces pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
8 ounces fat free Cool Whip, thawed
Add pudding to a large bowl. Whisk in cold milk. Whisk for 1-2 minutes, or until pudding is set. Mix in pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice. Fold in thawed Cool Whip. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes before serving.
*Use any flavor you want, but vanilla and cheesecake work well! In this recipe I used one of each and it turned out delicious.
**Do NOT use soy or almond milk; the pudding will not set.
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Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving:
Total Fat: 0.2 g
Cholesterol: 0.8 mg
Sodium: 297.7 mg
Total Carbs: 13.7 g
Fiber: 1.6 g
Sugars: 4.9 g
Protein: 2.3 g
-Great fall dessert
-Very quick and easy to make
-A delicious, light dessert
-Low in calories and fat
-Versatile-use different pudding flavors and different dippers
-Ingredients contain a lot of artificial flavorings and preservatives
-High in sodium
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
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