Hello Dear Friends! Some asked about the YUMMY dessert my sweet SIL Robin made for Thanksgiving. She made it special... gluten free... for me! I devoured it! It is SO VERY GOOD!!!! The recipe was shared on Pinterest via my good friend Pati Jane... then Robin found it & baked it for our Thanksgiving gathering. Originally, it was posted on The Picky Apple... and my GREAT thanks to The Picky Apple! *YUMMY*
When Robin baked it, she used a Gluten Free cake mix... this recipe as it is posted is NOT a Gluten Free recipe... it can be baked either way... and you probably won't be able to tell it is Gluten Free when you go that route with it... if there are folks in your home that don't want to dare try something a little healthier. *wink*
Pumpkin Crunch Cake
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
- 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (the original recipe called for 1/2 cup)
- 1 cup butter, melted
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom of 9 x 13″ pan. Mix pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Pour mixture into greased pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix over pumpkin mixture and top with pecans. Drizzle melted butter over pecans. Bake 50-55 minutes.
Try it! You will LOVE it!
Has your week started off well? Things are up and down here.
On the ups... my dear Aunt Sue came for a short visit over the weekend. She is from California... and we really very RARELY get to see her. I'm very happy for Facebook! We have been able to get a little closer thanks to social media. She is an amazing woman and I admire her greatly! I wish the distance from California to Kansas wasn't so far!
More ups... I've been working hard printing and sorting patterns. Some downs do go with the ups here though... my printer broke. I replaced it with one to get me by... and it is so super slow. Thankfully though... the pattern orders for my distributors will be finished tonight and will ship out tomorrow.
And very sadly... more downs. My dear StepDad is back in the hospital. He was admitted late Saturday night with the flu. After all he has been through, the flu is the last thing he needed. My Mom is hoping everyday that he will be released. He is feeling better. He no longer has the IV, he is eating, and he is alert and joking around some. However, his heart rate has been very low... and irregular. We are praying that the doctors can get him to normal again so he can be home. Your thoughts and prayers for him and my Mom are still very much appreciated. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Wishing you all warm smiles...