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!!


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