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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Pumpkin Roll

Recently I was introduced to an amazingly delicious treat that taste super. Pumpkin Rolls have been around for quite a while and the funny thing is that we just tasted for the first time when a good friend prepared this for us. Oh so yummy.

Libby’s Pumpkin Roll

1/4 C. powdered sugar
3/4 C. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. ground cloves
1/4 t. salt
3 eggs
1 C. sugar
2/3 C. canned pumpkin
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 C. powdered sugar, sifted
6 T. butter, softened
1 t. vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 15×10 jelly roll pan (also known as half sheet pan); line with parchment or waxed paper. Grease and flour paper; set aside. Spread out a clean, thin dish towel on the counter (make sure the towel is larger than your jelly roll pan); sprinkle liberally with powdered sugar (this can be done using a mesh strainer).
2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves.
3. In a large bowl combine eggs and sugar; beat until thickened. Add pumpkin; beat until well mixed.
4. Stir in flour mixture into egg mixture. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan, easing it carefully to the corners with a spatula.
5. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 13 to 15 minutes or until center springs back when lightly touched.
6. Immediately loosen cake from edges of pan; invert cake onto the prepared towel. Remove pan; carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake in towel while hot, starting with 10-inch side. Cool completely on wire rack (will take at least an hour).
7. When cake is almost completely cooled, make the filling: beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth.
8. When cake has cooled completely, unroll, spread with the cream cheese filling then re-roll cake. Wrap rolled cake in plastic wrap then refrigerate at least one hour (overnight is best).
9. When ready to serve, unwrap cake and place on a platter. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired (sift the sugar through a small mesh strainer for a nice presentation). Cut into slices.
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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Build Your Own Turkey

Have some fun and build your own turkey with some delicious goodies. Yummy oreo cookies and chocolate candies and a bit of candy corn allows you to make the most yummiest turkey ever.

2 Oreo Double Stuff cookies
1 malted milk balls (like a whopper)
4-6 candy corn
icing (optional)

1Take 1 oreo apart. This will be the base.
2Place the whole oreo on its side on the base, so that it sticks to white of the oreo.
3In front of the oreo on its side, place a malted-milk ball for the turkeys head.
4Place candy corn, points down, in between the oreo cookie that is standing on it's side.

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Day 7

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Last night as I could not sleep my mind began to wander. Why could I not sleep I am not sure I was comfortable and warm and felt rather well (other than the pain of arthritis that I often have) But the main thing I thought about was the reason I was tired when I was younger was that we did not sit idol. We were raised to be working, taking care of animals, working in the garden and fields, delivering newspapers, and so much more. So today I am thankful for

Day 7: I am thankful for the way I was raised. To work hard and enjoy the reward of a peaceful night and a well deserved pay day.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Princess and the Lion

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Day of Thankfullness Day 5 and 6

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Day 5 and Day 6 will be created together in this post as I found little time to blog yesterday. I guess that would bring me to what I am thankful for on the

Day 5 : Thankful for the job that I have. The girls I work with, the individuals I take care of, and even the boss who seems to be stern at times even though we know that in the end she is there with the biggest heart ready to help all of us.

Day 6: Thankful that my daughter has finally found a great place to live. While it may not be the best it is warm, it is affordable and yes it is a place that she has made a home.

Make Your Own : Pumpkin Puree

While shopping at our local grocery store I noticed that the left over pumpkins were only 1cent each. Yes that is one penny. I had to take a second look as a penny buys little to nothing now days. But then I realized that the pumpkins would probably go bad and with out being used the store would lose money so they were trying to make profit on something they more or less knew was a dead deal. But wait the holidays are approaching and these pumpkins are still very worth as they are great for pumpkin puree. Yes make your own pumpkin puree. Here is a great post where you can make your own.

A great way to make your house smell great and present your family with a tasty treat is to use the pumpkin puree in this delicious Pumpkin spice bread

  • 3 tbs ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups  fresh pumpkin puree
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp each cinnamon, fresh nutmeg, and ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • sprinkles of oats and turbinado sugar for garnish

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together the flaxseed and water until thickened. Combine flax mixture in a large bowl with sugar, applesauce, oil, and pumpkin. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, spices, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.Stir the dry ingredients into the wet. Fold in the walnuts. Lightly grease loaf pans.
Divide into two regular 8 inch loaf pans or four mini loaf pans. If you’d like, sprinkle on some oats or turbinado to garnish. Bake the large loaves for about 55 minutes and the smaller loaves for about 40 minutes. Let sit for 20 minutes before removing from pans.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Starting Successful on Monday

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Scripture of the Week:
Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.  Deuteronomy 4:9

Focus of the Week:
Cleaning out the closets still preparing for winter so many things to do and it seems as if it will be here soon

This Weeks Weather
Monday, 04
Mostly Cloudy
precip 2%
Tuesday, 05
Light Showers
precip 35%
Wednesday, 06
precip 99%
Thursday, 07
precip 2%
Friday, 08
precip 2%

Daughter is still sick doctor appt. for tomorrow, still working on budget and shopping list for month a bit behind because thought I had it done and needed to be revised.

Goals for This Week

finish my bedroom preparing fall clothes and accessories,
bake a few goodies and freeze some as well
get all laundry done and laundry room cleaned
straighten kids rooms and clothes for fall

Shopping List:
most items bought simply needing to buy fillers also always on look out for awesome buys to use in future recipes

On the blog
continue to share recipes and ideas for thanksgiving
participate in 30 days of thankfulness
share what we have going on here at home


Day 4

Going Coastal

I am starting just a bit late but I do have many things to be thankful for

1. At the top of the list always and forever is my Lord Jesus There is not one that has loved me more and did more in my life than he has

2. I was also blesses with someone to love me in life. After 26 years of marriage still going strong he has always done for me and our children and still is there no matter if the day is bad or goo. I love you my dear hubby forever and ever

3. I am very thankful for my parents who choose to bring me up in a manner with humility, respect and responsibility. From a very young age the work ethic was built that still helps me even into the days of adult. Respect for my elders was something that was built within us kids even at a very young age we are to respect our elders calling them mam, sir and always respecting them. This has helped me very much in my career in the health field.

4. I am very thankful for my brothers who are always there when I may need them. Sure they fuss and fight with me what siblings don't but when they are needed they are always there ready to help as I am for them

What are you thankful for? I am sharing this post on the blog Going Coastal as I am taking part in the 30 days of thankfulness


Autumn Beauty Makes Us long for Comfort Food

With all the beauty of the outside and the beauty that the season of Autumn is providing us with as God creates illustrations for us to enjoy I begin to think about warm comfy homey food that mom used to make so our menu looks a bit like this

chilli and grilled cheese
spaghetti, garlic toast, salad
sloppy joes, fried taters and bake mac n cheese
pork steaks, potatoes, greenbeans
the weekend will find us yet again on the move

What will you be having this week?

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Thinking Thanksgiving : Cranberries

Do you all serve cranberries with your Thanksgiving dinner? What recipe do you use? Would love for you to share
2 12 oz. packages cranberries, frozen
3 cups sugar
1 28 oz. can crushed pineapple
2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
1 cup chopped pecans
3 cups whipping cream, whipped
Process frozen cranberries in food processor until they are finely ground. Mix cranberries and sugar in bowl; cover and lit sit at least eight hours or overnight. Place cranberries in strainer; pour crushed pineapple with juice over.  Let drain at least 1 hour stirring so that all the juice drains (use the juice for punch). Mix drained cranberries and pineapple with the grapes, and pecans.  Fold whipped cream into the cranberry mixture. Decorate with more pecans and grapes if you have time..

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