Pumpkin Cake

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If you have been following me for a while, you may already know that of my love for all things fall! I literally love EVERYTHING about this season! Comfy sweatshirts, beautifully arranged mums sitting on porches, and especially pumpkin! Every year I get excited for the announcement that Dunkin Donuts is finally serving their pumpkin flavored coffees! Just give me this pumpkin cake and some Dunkin Donuts pumpkin flavored coffee and I’ll be a happy camper! A few weeks ago I was hungry for pumpkin cake and decided to turn one of my favorite recipes, White Mountain Cake, into a pumpkin cake recipe! The recipe for White Mountain Cake came from an old family friend who went home to be with Jesus years ago. It seemed fitting to turn this cake with great memories attached to it into a cake for my one of my favorite seasons… though I love Christmas, too!

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With the texture of a pumpkin roll, and spiced just right, this cake screams fall! This cake is very moist. When mixing the cake, be sure to not over mix, or it will end up a little on the sticky side. I loved making this cake because it does not require any icing. Tons of whipped cream is all it needs… and maybe a sprinkle of cinnamon! Now, if you wanted to make some icing for it, I’m sure you can find something delicious on the internet. I think a cream cheese icing would pair nicely with this cake.
I definitely plan on spending my weekend chowing down on this yummy cake with a nice, hot cup of coffee!

Pumpkin Pie Frappe

Pumpkin Frape

Pumpkin Pie Frappe

Pumpkin season starts next month and I am Kicking it off with my Pumpkin Pie Frappe. My sister and I are pumpkin fanatics. We patiently wait all summer long for pumpkin season to come rolling in and when it does we are usually the first ones in line for some sort of pumpkin treat. Usually we start our long awaited pumpkin season out with a pumpkin coffee and a pumpkin muffin from Dunkin Donuts. I’m actually drooling now as I am typing this. I think they will start serving all their pumpkin treats the first week of September. I can’t wait!

Sugar spice and everything nice is the name of the game with this recipe. Pumpkin and vanilla ice cream add sweetness and a pinch of cloves for the spice. It tastes just like my moms homemade pumpkin pie. It is basically fall in a cup and the perfect treat for September when you have fall fever but it is still hot outside. I made these Pumpkin Pie Frappes a few weeks ago for my family and received rave reviews. My sister and I slurped this fall treat down like there was no tomorrow. I actually drank one before I went to their house.. and the day before. Hey! Quality control, right? =P  I am blessed to have such an amazing family that is always willing to test all my crazy recipe inventions, both the good and the bad. They give me lots of constructive criticism which I have always been grateful for. They are my biggest fans and I can always count on them for support.

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Aunt Marry’s Apple Dumplings

Aunt Mary's Apple Dumplings

Aunt Mary’s Apple Dumplings 

Everyone says Aunt Mary’s Apple Dumplings are the best. I would have to agree but I have a confession to make, I don’t really like apples. Or any fruit for that matter. No, I am the girl who peels off the delicious warm outer layer of the apple dumpling and devours it with a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Some lucky soul next to me will get the “guts” or as you would probably call it, the apple, of my dumpling. If this were a perfect world I’d sit next to someone who didn’t like the warm flaky crust that has been drenched with a sticky butter and brown sugar sauce. They could have my apple and I could have  another serving of that warm flaky crust with sticky sauce. But this world is far from perfect and until then I will just have to deal…

In order for your apple dumpling making experience to be more enjoyable there are two things you are going to need.

  1. You are going to want a good apple corer. I didn’t have one and tried coring the apples with a knife and it was a mess, I don’t recommend doing it this way. Not to mention this was very dangerous, I cut myself twice while doing it this way. so learn from my mistake and buy an apple corer. I would actually recommend buying an all in one apple corer & peelers but I will leave a link to both.

Apple Corer & Peeler                                                    Apple Corer Only


2. You are going to need some good baking apples. If you use a different type of apple they will not bake properly. Personally, I like using granny smith apples. They seem to bake very nice and everyone loves them.

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Spiced Zucchini Bread

spiced Zucchini bread

My mom has made this spiced zucchini bread for years. We know that this recipe came from a neighbor who found it in an old church cookbook. Other than that we really have no idea who’s recipe this is. Regardless who came up with the recipe it is delicious and deserves some attention.

* Please note this recipe makes 2 loaf pans of Zucchini Bread

Spiced Zucchini Bread


3 Cups Flour

2 Cups sugar

2 tsp. Baking Soda

1 tsp. cloves

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. nutmeg

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. Baking powder

2/3 Cup oil

3 eggs

2 Cups Zucchini (shredded, DO NOT DRAIN)

* 2 WELL greased loaf pans are needed


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a  large mixing bowl add all the above ingredients. Use a hand mixer to blend all the ingredients together. If the zucchini gets tangled around the beaters, you may have to turn them off and untangle it. Once everything is well mixed, evenly pour the batter between the 2 well-greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Vanilla Crumb Cake w/ Apple, Walnut, Coffee topping


coffee cake

Today’s recipe is a simple vanilla box (poke) cake . I jazzed it up by adding a crumb topping, and then adding yet another topping, that consists of apples, walnuts, coffee, brown sugar and cinnamon. This the perfect cake to make for those who do not like icing… my sister being one of those people. The second topping almost reminds me of the yummy, oey, goey, part in a sticky bun.. enough said, right?

Lets get to it, shall we??

Vanilla crumb poke cake with an Apple, walnut, coffee topping



1 box yellow cake mix & ingredients listed on the back of the box to make it (mine took 3 eggs, 1 C. water & 1/3 C oil)

Crumb Topping-

1/2 stick butter ( softened)

1/2 C. + 2 Tbsp. Flour

3 Tbsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. cinnamon


Apple, walnut, coffee topping –

1 Lg. baking apple like Granny Smith (peeled and cut into small chunks)

1 1/2  C. brewed coffee

1 1/2 C. brown sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

3 Tbsp. butter


Cake and Crumb topping-

Preheat oven to directions on Cake Box

– Mix cake according to package, pour into a greased 13 X 9 cake pan, set aside

– In a small bowl add all the ingredients for the crumb topping (listed above) and use a fork to smash and mix them till they turn into crumbs.

– Sprinkle crumb topping over cake batter.

– Bake according to package + 5 minutes, or until and inserted tooth pick comes out clean.

– Let cool

Apple, Walnut, Coffee topping- (While the cake is baking, prepare this topping)

– Wash, peel, core, and cut apple into small chunks

– In a Medium sized, deep, frying pan turn heat to medium high and allow it to get hot.

– Once pan is hot add 1 Tbsp. of butter and apples ( you may need an additional Tbsp. of butter around 5 minutes of cooking the apples) , use a wooden spoon to stir them around. Cook apples for about 10 minutes or until soft.

– Once the apples have softened, add another 1 Tbsp. of butter and the walnuts, toss them around with the apples. Cook just enough for the walnuts to get get slightly brown (about 1 minute).

– Add coffee, brown sugar and cinnamon at the same time; use a wooden spoon to stir. Allow the mixture to come to a slight boil and let it boil for about 5 minutes (remember it is just a slight boil). Once the mixture looks more like syrup. Turn the heat off and take the pan off the burner, set it aside (either on a back burner that was not used or safety to the back of the counter on a pot holder).


Final Assembly- 

– Once the cake has cooled, gently poke evenly with a fork. (You don’t want to go crazy making the holes or your cake will come apart.)

– Pour the Apple, walnut, coffee topping evenly over the cake. ( sometimes you may need to get a spoon and gently move the apples and walnuts on the cake so they are evenly distributed.)

– Good warmed up and served with vanilla ice cream! =)




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Cookie Monday ~ Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies ~ Guest post from Prairie Gal Cookin’



Today Ashley from Prairie Gal Cookin’ is joining us with her recipe Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies for cookie Monday. Ashley, we are so excited to have you; and even more excited to dive into this cookie recipe.

As Prudy always said, take it away my friend:

Before I can share this yuummy recipe with all of you, I just wanted to thank Emily for letting me be a part of her Cookie Mondays! It’s so much fun to meet new bloggers and stumble across fun recipes – Which is exactly whatis happening here on Cookie Mondays!

When Emily asked me if I would be a part of CM, I had one recipe pop into my head – These Old-Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies. They are a breeze to make and the simple little icing you whip together to dip them in just pulls the whole cookie together and throws it over the top!

Old-Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies

My favorite part about these cookies is that they aren’t your normal oatmeal cookie – These are “dipped-icing” cookies, and full of flavor thanks to the cinnamon and nutmeg in them. They won’t last long in any household! (So it might be necessary to stash several away for yourself after you make them!)


2 cups quick cooking oats (or old-fashioned)

2 cups flour

1 T. baking powder

1/2 t. baking soda

1/2 t. salt

2 t. cinnamon

1/2 t. ground nutmeg

1 cup butter, room temperature

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs, room temperature (or run under hot water for 30 seconds)

1 t. vanilla


2 cups powdered sugar

3-5 T. milk

1 t. vanilla (or a little less, just depends on your preference!)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with waxed paper.

2. Start by pulsing the oats in a food processor several times.

3. In a large bowl, combine the pulsed oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

4. In the bowl of a stand-mixer, beat the butter on high 30 seconds.

5. Add the sugars and beat until fluffy.6. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating until yolk just barely disappears into batter.

7. Adding 1/3 of the flour at a time to the batter, mix well.

8. Drop the balls of cookie dough onto the lined cookie sheets and bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until bottoms are just starting to brown.

9. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 – 3 minutes and then finish cooling on a cookie rack.

10. When cookies are cooled, mix together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla for icing.

11. Dip the cookies into the icing (face down). Let the icing set-up and then dip them all again.

12. Let icing set-up again and store in an air-tight container.

13. Enjoy!

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Hazelnut spread pie crust roll ups

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This recipe was very easy and so good! These would be a great party food!

Hazelnut spread pie crust roll ups

* One pie crust makes about 15 depending on the size of your biscuit cutter and how many times you want to keep rolling out the dough.


pre made pie crust (room temperature)

Hazelnut spread (Nutella)

2 Tbsp. butter (melted)

1/2 cup of sugar

1/2 Tbsp. cinnamon

pudding and whipped cream for dipping! ( this is optional but I think they taste so good dipped in something… I used banana pudding ( thanks mom for the idea!) and I topped it with whipped cream. Mmmmm ) =)

* Parchment paper is needed



Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees

Using a biscuit cutter cut as many circles out of the pie crust as you can, you will need to use a rolling pin on the pie crust for the last few ( I got 15 but probably could have get a few more!). Spread about 1/2 a tsp. of hazelnut spread on each circle, then carefully roll them up. Place them on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Next use a small mixing bowl to mix sugar and cinnamon. Brush each roll up with melted butter then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture ( you will have extra more than likely, save it for another time =) ). bake for 12 minutes or until the ends are golden brown.

I made up a batch of instant banana pudding and topped it with whipped cream and some of the left over cinnamon sugar mixture and used it to dip my roll ups in… AMAZING!  These would also be good dipped in coffee, unfortunately I never got the chance to do so because they were GONE! LOL



Here is a photo of the “walk through”

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and a photo with the pudding for dipping!

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And I tried to get a photo of the inside and I was photo bombed by my 3 year old son! He was wanting a taste of the whipped cream! LOL

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Butternut Squash Cookies

butternut squash cookies

I am always trying to come up with ways to sneak healthy foods into my sons diet. These butternut squash cookies were a success, he loved them and got to enjoy a sweet while still getting some benefits from the butternut squash. =)


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