Tuesday, October 15, 2013


With the weather getting cooler I have been wanting to make a pumpkin...something.
So, I made a Better Than...Anything Pumpkin Cake.
It is super simple and easy and very, very good.
All you need to purchase is:
*box of Spice Cake mix
*large can of pumpkin puree
*low-fat Cool Whip
*pumpkin spice 
1) Pour the Spice Cake box mix in a large bowl
2) DO NOT ADD any of the ingredients on the box...
instead use 3/4 of the canned pumpkin puree
and 2 tsps of pumpkin spice
3)Bake according to directions
4)Once cooled (at least 1 hr, over night preferable) add Cool Whip to the top 
Now you can also add Caramel Ice Cream Syrup to the top or crushed candy bar pieces,
but I think just this simple recipe was just right. 
The girls loved it!
Mom would always make us homemade sausage rolls. 
I do not have the time or patience to do that, 
so I cheated....
I used Kiolbasa brand all beef sausage cut in halves lengthwise
Pillsbury Country Style Biscuits 
I added a little shredded cheese to the flattened biscuit, placed a sausage
half on top, then folded the edges together,
and placed the sausage rolls seam side down.  
Bake according to the directions, rub the tops with butter and you 
have simple, delicious, warm sausage rolls. 
They are not as good as Mom's homemade dough sausage rolls, but they sure do hit the spot when that's what you are craving!
With Football on and Homecoming everywhere, I found myself looking at pretty, dress-up dresses.
Peaches-N-Cream Barbie was always one of my favorites, because I loved her dress so much. 
I always wondered why they didn't make us girls dresses as pretty as they made the Barbie dresses. 
Well, I found one that came pretty darn close!!
I found an amazing website, Dress First,  with absolutely gorgeous wedding dresses, special occasion dress, prom dress, homecoming dresses..you name it!
And they are all extremely affordable! 
I fell in love with this dress too...
Oh, to be young...and pretty...and thin....
I guess I can just keep wishing..

There's pages and pages of gorgeous dresses.
Some even offer free shipping...
you can't beat that!
My Aggies have been performing well. I can't honestly say that I loved every play this last week. In fact, there were moments during the game where I literally felt nauseated. But my Aggies pulled through. It's so sad to think Ben Malena won't be there next year and more than likely neither will Johnny Manziel. Mike Evans has proved play after play what a skilled and excellent player he is!
I love watching them on the field!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Hello October

Not much has been going on here...other than College Football...
my favorite time of year!
Every Saturday you will find me plopped in front of my TV, all day preferably, watching 
as many SEC games as the schedule allows.
It's not secret the Aggies are my very favorite.
I am a huge Johnny Manziel fan.
And I think this is just the ultimate, most awesome pic!! 
And college football means....
~~~~fall is here~~~~
I took this picture of the full moon the other night. 
The clouds were just passing over it.
I love that the morning air is getting crisper
and the evenings are getting chillier.
I have had more than my fair share of Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Frapps, Cafe Misto's....
and pumpkin bread.
In fact, I hope to be making a Better Than...Anything Pumpkin cake this weekend! 
This is so, so true. 
We have a first cool front moving through this weekend. 
It's got me in the mood to be in the kitchen cooking and baking up a storm!! 
I love the fall colors...
and smells..... 
....This pretty much sums it up right here.... 
I am really hoping after this procedure that was done Wednesday I will be able to do normal things again. There is nothing I would love more.