I have a lot to be thankful for–a wonderful family, great friends and my little beautiful granddaughter. There’s lots more but I have to keep this post short.  I have to be up early to catch the boat.

I will post again soon so I can tell you all about the fruit sushi debacle.  I think I will do a video too.  I haven’t done one in a while.  There’s lots to talk about.

If you have any quetions let me know and I will answer them on my video.


Thanksgiving Desserts

So I am hacking into my mother’s blog to ask if anyone has any good ideas for a really fun creative dessert to bring to Thanksgiving with my husband’s family…….FYI they don’t serve turkey they serve lobster.


The Daughter

It’s me, JOAN

OMG, I just nearly went nuts. I saw this post but only the title and the date and I’m thinking–That’s it, I’ve finally gone off the deep end. I wrote a post today and don’t remember doing it.

Then I start to read it and I’m wondering why I’m writing about my mother–she’s dead and never ever made desserts when she was alive.

I’m glad to know Sarah is asking for recipes because at least I know I’m not totally whacked. I don’t mind if I can’t remember yesterday but not remembering today would be creepy.

Oh, give her some recipes and make them difficult. I’m not making dessert. Love you Sarah

2 Point Pumpkin Muffins by Vitalicious

I’m back to weight watchers and one of my favorite snacks is the Vitalicious Pumpkin muffin.  Vitalicious is a company that makes  very high fiber, low calorie muffins.  You can buy them premade in the freezer section of large supermarkets or you can buy the mixes and make them yourself.   They don’t have mixes for all their flavors but they do have some.  On their website you can find recipes for using their mixes to come up with other flavors by adding a few more ingredients.

My favorite recipe is to take their blueberry muffin mix and turn it into pumpkin muffins.  I love them with a little fat free Cool Whip.

Now to be honest,  they are NOT big giant muffins, they do not taste like something you would get in a bakery but for  me they are a great snack that I don’t  feel guilty about.  The flavor also  fits the season.

I looked up a Panera Pumpkin Muffin and it contains 530 calories and 20 grams of fat.  That, my dear friends, is 12 weight watcher points. 

You can buy the mixes and the muffins on line at their website.  I buy them by the case because I make them a lot.


  • 1 package of Blue Bran VitaMuffin Mix
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon-sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 Tablespoons Smart Balance Light®

Makes One Dozen 2-oz. VitaMuffins

Original VitaMuffin Mix: 90 Calories, 6g Fiber, 0g Fat.
As prepared below: 150 Calories, 5g Fiber, 2.5g Fat.

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Preheat oven to 400°F. Line standard muffin pan with baking cups (for best results use foil baking cups) or use VitaTop baking pans. Set aside.

In large mixing bowl combine Blue Bran VitaMuffin Mix, water, egg whites, canned pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla extract, ginger and nutmeg. Then melt the Smart Balance and pour into bowl. Mix well.

Scoop 1-2 tablespoons of VitaMix into baking cups or pan. Bake for about 25 minutes.

Remove from oven and sprinkle cinnamon-sugar over top of each VitaMuffin and allow thorough cooling.Enjoy!

Tip: Freeze any unused Pumpkin Harvest VitaMuffins for a later date.