Pumpkin {dump} Cake

Pumpkin Dump Cake

I love pumpkin….pumpkin in everything…it adds such a rich, moist, not too dense texture to almost anything you bake from cupcakes to muffins to breads. I have never made a dump cake before so was not sure how this would turn out but I ended up making it twice in 8 days to take to two different get-togethers and both times it got rave reviews. It is super easy and does not take much time at all to make. I found a few … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids


This is a wonderful Thanksgiving tree with a paper towel tube base. via 1 + 1 + 1 = 1 a Ribbon Gobbler with awesome tutorial via She’s {kinda} Crafty Handprint Turkeys via kaboose via Kaboose Meet the Dubiens If making a handprint turkey the poem below would be super cute to include with it if given as a gift to a grandparent, etc. Handprint Turkey Poem This isn't just a turkey as you can plainly … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Cupcakes ~ Little Turkeys

Turkey Cupcake

What a cute little guy!!! Have some fun with the kids when decorating these easy turkey cupcakes. What you need for 1 dozen cupcakes: 12 cupcakes {any flavor} baked in white paper liners 12 mini cupcakes {again, any flavor} baked in white paper liners 1/2 cup vanilla frosting 3/4 cup milk chocolate frosting 12 thin ginger-flavored scalloped cookies chocolate jimmies 1 red fruit leather roll up small tube of … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids


Pinecone Turkey Craft A pinecone, pom pom, googly eyes, felt and pipe cleaners...so simple yet so cute! Turkey Crayon Holder My youngest son loves to draw...what a great way to occupy your little artist -be sure to include some paper or even better, a paper craft tablecloth for the kids table ...heck, even the adult table...no worry about clean up! Turkey Pinata This would be great for holding candy and small treats … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving

"Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow." ~ Edward Sandford Martin "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others." ~ Cicero "It is literally … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Muffins To Keep & Give


I love pumpkin and just about anything and everything made with pumpkin.  This recipe is from The Best of fine Cooking Sweet Cakes Holiday Baking Issue.  There are so many great recipes in this issue and I will be trying several, but today I made these delicious muffins.  I thought that these would make great little 'place cards' that would also serve as favors for your guests to take home with them.  These fit perfectly … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Crafts & Kids Tables

Thanksgiving is 3 weeks from today! Can you believe it? I can't.  Rather than wait until the week of Thanksgiving this year, I am making plans now to get things in order for the big day.  Today's post is dedicated to kids.  Below are some ideas for a kids table and a few kids crafts.  Enjoy! The picture above is from Country Living what a wonderful idea.  The kids {and you} don't have to worry if the tablecloth gets … [Read more...]

Mom’s Sweet Potato Casserole {Yummy}

Sweet Potato Casserole 002

  This recipe was my mom's and she only made it once a year--and trust me...it was worth the wait! Ingredients: 3 pounds of sweet potatoes peeled, cooked and mashed {the same as you would for mashed potatoes} 2 eggs 1/2 cup of light brown sugar 1/2 cup of melted butter 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup pecans Preheat oven to 375°.  After mashing the potatoes, add eggs, 1/4 … [Read more...]