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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Inside Out Carrot Cake

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for cookie sheets
3/4 cup all-purpose flour 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon freshly, finely grated nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon freshly, finely ground black pepper
6 tablespoons vegetable oil 
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 
1 large egg 
1/4 cup sour cream 
3/4 teaspoon vanilla, divided
1 1/2 medium carrots, peeled and shredded on the fine side of a box grater (to yield 1 cup)
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded dried coconut
5 ounces cream cheese, softened 
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon heavy cream or milk 

 Preheat oven to 350°. Put a dab of butter in each corner of 2 large baking sheets and line with parchment.  In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, brown sugar, egg, sour cream, and 1/4 tsp. vanilla; stir in dry ingredients with a wooden spoon until well combined. Add carrots and coconut, stirring until just combined.  Drop 1-tbsp. circles of batter onto baking sheets about 1 in. apart. Bake until cooked through and browned slightly, 14 to 18 minutes. Cool on baking sheets.  Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat cream cheese until very soft. Add butter and beat until smooth and well blended. Add powdered sugar a third at a time, beating until smooth after each addition. Beat in cream and remaining 1/2 tsp. vanilla.  Flip cakes over and spread about 1 1/2 tbsp. frosting on half of them. Top each with a remaining cake, flat side down, to sandwich the frosting.

Pumpkin Not Just For Halloween : Pumpkin Spice Cake

I want to make this delicious pumpkin spice cake. The delicious taste of pumpkin is perfect for autumn and even goes great with Thanksgiving.

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pan
3 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for the pan
5 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree (1 1⁄2 cups)
1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 cup molasses
1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 

Heat oven to 350° F. Butter and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and granulated sugar on medium-high until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Beat in the pumpkin puree, milk, and molasses (the mixture may appear curdled). Reduce the mixer speed to low; gradually add the flour mixture and mix until just combined (do not overmix). Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 55 to 65 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.  In a bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle over the cake. Let set before serving.

Recipe Source : Real Simple

Crispy Frankenstein

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter
1 (10-ounce) package (40) large marshmallows
1 teaspoon green food color
6 cups crisp rice cereal
18 wooden craft sticks, if desired
Black or white decorator icing or gel
Assorted candies for decorating, such as, bright colored candy-coated chocolate pieces, small jelly beans, jumbo candy confetti, candy corn, pretzel sticks and/or mini marshmallows

Line 13x9-inch pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges. Butter foil generously; set aside. 
Melt butter in large 6-quart saucepan over medium-low heat; add marshmallows. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally until melted and smooth (5 to 7 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in food color. Stir in cereal until well coated. Place mixture into prepared pan. Press down firmly with buttered hands. Cool completely. Invert bars onto large cutting board; remove foil. Cut bars into 18 (3x2-inch) rectangles. Press craft stick into short side of each bar, if desired. Use icing to create hair and attach candies for face, as desired. Let set about 1 hour. Store in single layer in container with tight-fitting lid.

recipe source : Land O Lakes

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Saturday 9

. Do you enjoy holidays like Halloween or is your approach more robotic?

I do enjoy holidays like halloween

2. Have you ever been to a haunted house?

yes but I do not really care for them

3. What are you doing for Halloween this year?

staying home with kids treating the trick or treaters, watching scarey movies

4. What was your lamest Halloween costume ever?

not for sure I have always thougth mine were pretty good

5. Is handing out candy fun for you, or more of a nightmare?


6. Do you buy trick-or-treat candy and end up eating it yourself?

little bit of both

7. Did you carve any pumpkins this year?

no I did not but I do have jack o lanterns

8. What was your favorite costume as a child?

being a bum

9. What is your biggest pet peeve about trick-or-treaters?

the corning, soaping etc...

Step 2 Giveaway

I love finding products that stand up for their selves. Step 2 has great children products and one of these is the art / easel desk that allows children to practice their artistic skills both as an artist and an author. The blog Mommy Katie is hosting a giveaway where the winner will recieve the art / easel desk. Head over there and enter before October 29, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Great White Pumpkin Cheese Cake Ball

2 (10-oz.) blocks extra-sharp white Cheddar cheese, shredded*
1 8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
2 (4-oz.) goat cheese logs, softened
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Braided pretzel, muscadine vine and leaf
Crackers and assorted vegetables

Stir together first 4 ingredients. Shape mixture into a ball to resemble a pumpkin. Smooth pumpkin's entire surface with metal spatula or table knife. Make vertical grooves in ball, if desired, using fingertips. Press pretzel into top of cheese ball to resemble a pumpkin stem; place muscadine vine and leaf beside pretzel. Serve with crackers and assorted vegetables. 

Extra Flavorite Gum

What do lemon squares, root beer floats and bananas foster have in common? One of them might become the next delicious Extra® Dessert Delights® flavor with 5 calories per stick.

My choice would be the Lemon Squares. I love the refreshing taste of lemon and one of my mothers favorite desserts is lemon squares. Want to have your voice heard? there are two ways you can do this (1) head over to the extragum facebook page and cast your vote in the fan flavorite or (2) you can vote using your cellphone

The winner will be announced November 16, 2011 and you can cast your vote til November 12, 2011

 Extra Dessert Delights gum is available at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $1.19 (single, 15-stick Slim Pack®) and $2.49 (multi-pack with three, 15-stick Slim Packs). Look for the winning flavor of the Fan Flavorite Vote in stores summer 2012.

Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win an  Extra® Dessert Delights® gum prize package in exchange for this post. No monetary exchange took place

Fill In Blanks Friday

1. When I was a kid I wanted to be  a lawyer    when I grew up.

2. As an adult, my dream job would be   a social worker helping young families       .

3. W hen I was younger I wanted to be just like my dad   .

4. The childhood Halloween costume that I remember most was when I was  a bum I did this when I was in highschool lots of fun    .

5. My favorite childhood toy was     my raggedy ann doll .

6. The time I got into the biggest amount of trouble when I was a kid was when I     I decided to go exploring   .

7. I get daily inspiration from    friends, bloggers, co - workers there is not any one source that inspires me .
join us here

Pork Chops with Cinnamon Apples

1 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick) 
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil 
cooking spray
1 teaspoon butter 4 cups (1/2-inch) slices peeled Granny Smith apples (about 4 medium)

1 tablespoon brown sugar 
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of salt

Combine first 3 ingredients, and sprinkle over the pork. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add pork; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove the pork from pan. Cover and keep warm. Melt butter in pan over medium heat. Add apples and remaining ingredients, and cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Serve the apples with pork.

Layered Fiesta Casserole

1 lb.extra-lean ground beef
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 jar (16 oz.) TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick 'N Chunky Salsa
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen corn
12 corn tortillas (6 inch)
1-1/2 cups KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided


HEAT oven to 375°F.
BROWN meat with peppers in large skillet; drain. Return to skillet. Stir in salsa, tomatoes and corn.
SPREAD 1 cup meat mixture onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish; top with 6 tortillas, overlapping as necessary. Cover with layers of half each of the remaining meat mixture and cheese; top with remaining tortillas and meat mixture. Cover.
BAKE 25 to 30 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining cheese; let stand, uncovered, 5 min. or until melted.

Recipe Source : Kraft

Spooky Little Treat

Check out this spooky little treat at Womans Day Online

Aloha Friday

Aloha Friday is a great day to relax and join in the fun at the blog An Island Life. Bloggers ask each other easy questions that only need easy answers. How much easier can that be. So head out visit some blogs have fun.

My question this week is:

What will you or your children be for Halloween?

I have a granddaughter who will be a lady bug, and my grandson will the sweetest little pumpkin ever

Hanes Virtual Comfort Package For Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer has influenced so many lives. Many that I know and I am sure many that you may know as well. Cancer itself is a terrible terrible thing in life that I hope one day there will be a cure for so that the suffering may end. In our area there are ballgames that take a stand with the pink out or the black out, there are companies that also are giving to help find the cure. One of these great companies is Hanes.

Hanes is a company that is taking a stand to fight cancer. The same Hanes that we all know with the comfy cotton undies, socks and clothes has now created a facebook app that offers a comfort sharing to draw awareness to breast cancer. Want to check it out? Head over to the Hanes page on facebook Simply "like" Hanes, and click on the pink tab where you can personalize and send free virtual Comfort packages to friends and family via a digital tool on the Hanes facebook page. This is a fun way to show others that you support them in their fight against breast cancer. Customize "gifts" to that special person by sending photos, videos, recipes, T-shirt designs, music and messages.

Hanes is going to offer their support by donating $1 (up to $25,000) to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for each package sent. The National Breast Cancer Foundation promotes early cancer detection and provide mammograms for those in need. What a simple way to help so many have fun sending gifts of support to those you love and help earn money for a worth cause. Need someone to send a gift to then send me one (find my facebook link on my sidebar)

I participated in this campaign as a member of One2One Network and am eligible for a prize drawing. All opinions stated in the post are my own.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Easy Halloween Treat : Melting Witch Pudding Cup

1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening
8 Bugles® original snacks
1 box (4-serving size) white chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix
4 cups cold milk
1 box (4-serving size) chocolate fudge instant pudding and pie filling mix
6 drops green food color
8 creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies or chocolate covered mint patties
8 pretzel sticks
1 tablespoon Fiber One® cereal or chow mein noodles, pieces broken in half
16 gummi worm candies L

Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening on High 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted; stir until smooth. To make tops of witch hats, dip snacks, one at a time, into melted coating, letting excess drip off. Place point up on cookie sheet. Let stand until coating is set. Prepare white chocolate pudding with 2 cups of the milk as directed on box. Prepare chocolate fudge pudding with remaining 2 cups milk as directed on box. Stir green food color into white chocolate pudding until well blended. For each pudding cup, spoon 2 tablespoons of the green pudding into bottom of 4-ounce clear plastic cup or serving dish; top with 2 tablespoons of the chocolate fudge pudding. Repeat with each flavor to form four layers. With handle of spoon, gently swirl the two top layers. Insert cookie in pudding; top with chocolate-coated Bugle® to resemble witch hat. Insert tip of pretzel stick into pudding with a few pieces of cereal sprinkled at the base to resemble a broom. Insert ends of 2 gummi worm candies into pudding and hang over edge to resemble the witch’s legs.

recipe source : Tablespoons

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Chats on Farmhouse Porch

  1. Barbie asks: What's your favorite coffee drink?
I love french vanilla
  1. Dreaming asks: What's the chore you hate the most that you wish Blogger would come do?
Hey if they could come and take the trash out I would love it
  1. Farm Girl asks: Why did you decide to start a blog?
I had read blogs for quite some time before starting my own and getting involved
  1. Suzanne asks: Who's your most famous relative?
Famous as in worldly none, We all have our own personalities but as far no one has ever been ubberly popular
  1. Cathy Kennedy asks: Have you ever given yourself a home perm?
nope and don't think I ever will I have fallen in love with my long straight hair

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Quick Supper Idea : 30 Minute Meatloaves

1/2 cup ketchup
2  tablespoons packed brown sugar                                           
1  lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2 lb ground pork
1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1  egg
Heat oven to 450°F. In small bowl, stir ketchup and brown sugar until mixed; reserve 1/4 cup for topping. In large bowl, stir remaining ingredients and remaining ketchup mixture until well mixed.        Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. Place meat mixture in pan; pat into 12x4-inch rectangle. Cut lengthwise down center and then crosswise into sixths to form 12 loaves. Separate loaves, using spatula, so no edges are touching. Brush loaves with reserved 1/4 cup ketchup mixture.  Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until loaves are no longer pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center of loaves reads 160°F.
recipe source : betty crocker

Pumpkin Fudge

3 cups sugar
3/4 cup melted butter
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 (12-ounce) package white chocolate morsels
1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow crème
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Stir together first 6 ingredients in a 3 1/2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, until a candy thermometer registers 234° (soft-ball stage) or for about 12 minutes. Remove pan from heat; stir in remaining ingredients until well blended. Pour into a greased aluminum foil-lined 9-inch square pan. Let stand 2 hours or until completely cool; cut fudge into squares.

Notes: Line pan with aluminum foil before you begin to cook the fudge. Once the candy thermometer reaches 234° and the remaining ingredients are added, quickly spoon the fudge into the pan.

Recipe Source : My Recipes

HodgePodge Wednesday

1. What gives you goosebumps?

well first of all being cold, spiders, noises in the dark that are unexplained are the top 3

2. Halloween-are you a lover or a hater? Okay, that sounds harsh...Halloween-yay or nay?

always a lover don't think I could ever be a hater Halloween is a time of  year that some can go over board but to me is a time of fun, a time to even shine our light. It all depends on how one shares the holiday as for me we will be taking place in a few different Christian activities and having lots of fun sharing with others

3. Can you respect someone you do not trust, and can you trust someone you do not respect?

hard to  do but I think you can give respect without trust and I also think that someone can be an honest person and not be respectful

4. . Apples or oranges? Yes, you have to choose.

they are to different things to me and at times I may want one over the other but I must say apples as there are many more things I can do with apples

5. What is something you wish was in your town? (shop, restaurant, attraction, etc)

while we have a Wal-Mart and a McDonalds as well as other fast food restraunts and great places to shop in our town our young people are without anything to do and that is what I wish we had for them

6. What non-food item is in your refrigerator or freezer?

coffee filters believe it or not hubby keeps them in the freezer

7. Are you at all superstitious?

about somethings yes not as bad as others but I do throw salt over my shoulder when I spill it, cross the street when I see a black cat coming and never walk under a ladder

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Tonight I will be taking part in a wonderful activity at our church. Judgement House and I ask that all those that can to keep us in your prayers. It is a worthwhile event that we do every year to share the story of salvation through actions

Treat of a Sandwich : Mushroom and Provolone

1 pound ground sirloin
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup thinly sliced yellow onion
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 (8-ounce) package sliced cremini mushrooms
1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup dark beer (such as porter)
8 (1.1-ounce) slices rye bread
4 (3/4-ounce) slices reduced-fat provolone cheese 

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Shape beef into 4 (4-inch) patties. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, salt, pepper, and mushrooms; sauté 3 minutes. Sprinkle flour over mushroom mixture; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in beer; cook 30 seconds or until thick. Remove from heat; keep warm. When patties are done, remove from large skillet. Wipe pan clean; heat over medium-high heat. Coat 1 side of each bread slice with cooking spray. Place 4 bread slices, coated sides down, in pan. Top each with 1 patty, 1 cheese slice, and one-fourth of mushroom mixture. Top with remaining bread slices; coat with cooking spray. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned.

Blog Hopping week starting 10/20

Hi!!! Today I am doing one of my most loved activities and the reason my blog started out. I am hopping around visiting lots of great blogs like yours. I love it that you have hopped in here to see me. Please leaving a note saying hi and that you were here. Thanks for stopping by here

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Chilli Bake

source : Pillsbury
1 1/4 lb lean (at least 90%) ground turkey
1 can (16 oz) spicy chili beans in sauce, undrained
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated reduced fat crescent dinner rolls
1 tablespoon cornmeal 
Heat oven to 375°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook turkey over medium-high heat 7 to 9 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; drain if necessary. Stir in beans; heat until hot. Pour hot mixture into ungreased 11x7-inch or 8x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Unroll dough onto flat surface; firmly press perforations to seal. Using small Halloween-shaped cutter, cut 2 or 3 shapes out of dough. Place dough sheet evenly over top (for 8x8-inch dish, fold under short sides to fit). Sprinkle cornmeal all over dough, except on cutout area.   Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Yo Gabba Gabba Pumpkins

The Lorax and a fun Halloween Pumpkin Carving Activity

The Lorax to be released this winter March 2, 2012 from Studio universal pictures stars Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle and Betty White. The line up of stars is itself enough to get a peak of interest and when you ad a story created by Dr Seuss' about a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope and love. The 3D adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. The secret is in the story of the Lora, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Want a fun Halloween activity? Create a pumpkin inspired by the movie The Lorax Use this free pumpkin carving template and bring The Lorax to life on your front step. Make sure you are following The Lorax on Facebook and if you decide to use the template share your creation there!

 "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" is the third feature created by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment ("Despicable Me," "Hop").

Monday, October 24, 2011

Amazing Love

monday music

Monday Mayhem A Bit About Fashion or Not

1. What should you never wear to a job interview?

pajamas and slippers would not be a good idea unless it has something to do with being a professional sleeper

2. Who should never wear a mini-skirt?
a man with hairy knees

3. What fashion trend for women should be outlawed?
the thong hanging out of the top of their pants but then that is only my opinion

4. What fashion trend for men should be outlawed?
same type of deal I like the song "Pants on the ground" give an idea what I am talking about?
5. The worst fashion trend for kids/teens would be what?
not for sure on this one I think most of the looks are cute but then the looks that make them look older or sexy are a bit not my style

6. Is it ever okay to dress a pet in clothes?
if that is your thing and you think your pooch is cold why not?

7. What was the worst fashion disaster of the 80's?
I loved them then but maybe parachute pants?

8. In 10 years from now, what will people say was the worst fashion trend on the 'teens' (as in 2010-2019)?

no idea what do you think?

Join Us for Monday Mayhem

Have a Coke and a Game Night

Does your family night they love to get together? Well ours does and we love to get together and enjoy each others company while we challenge each other to a game. Coca Cola wants families to get back to the basics of enjoying each others company through Coca-Cola Family Night My Coke Rewards offers snack recipes as well as tips on how to make your family night fun. Family Night Ideas are offered and range over lots of great themes and topics. The Not So Blog is hosting a giveaway that can help get you started on a great family night the lucky winner will get

  • (1) $25 Amex Card for snacks and supplies

  • (1) Coca-Cola Coupon

  • (1) Yahtzee Board Game

  • (1) Monopoly Board Game

  • (1) Coca-Cola Polar Bear Puzzle

  • (1) Checkers Mat

  • Giveaway ends October 24, 2011 Head over here and enter now

    Glade Candle Coupon

    One way that I love to make my home feel welcome to others during the holidays is to have fresh delicious aromas in the air. One easy way I find to do this is to light a few candles and pretty soon the air starts to smell delicious Currently there is a great coupon available for Glade's candles Find your awesome coupon here

    Spooked Up Spice Cake

    1 1/2 sticks (6 oz.) unsalted butter, at room temperature
    1 1/2 cups sugar
    2 eggs, at room temperature
    1/2 cup sour cream
    2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    1 teaspoon ground allspice
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3 apples, peeled and grated (2 cups)
    1 3/4 cups flour
    1 cup raisins
    1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
    2 sticks (1/2 lb.) unsalted butter
    1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
    1/4 cup whole milk
    2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Orange food coloring
    1 tube black icing
    Peanut or almond M&M's


    • Make cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans; line with parchment, grease again and dust with flour.
    • Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in sour cream, then cocoa, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Reduce speed to low; beat in apples and flour until blended. Stir in raisins and pecans (batter will be thick).
    • Spoon batter into pans, smoothing top. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, turn out onto racks; remove wax paper; cool. Refrigerate until ready to use. (Cakes can be made a day ahead, wrapped tightly in plastic and refrigerated, or up to 3 weeks ahead and frozen.)
    • Make brown-sugar frosting: Melt butter over medium heat; stir in brown sugar and cook over low heat, stirring, until sugar and butter are blended, about 5 minutes.
    • Stir in milk and cook over medium heat just until mixture comes to a boil, stirring often. Let cool, about 1 hour.
    • Add confectioners' sugar, about 1/2 cup at a time, whisking until smooth and spreadable. Whisk in vanilla. Add food coloring in small increments until icing is desired shade of pumpkin. Use immediately.
    • Assemble cake: Spread about 3/4 cup frosting evenly on top of a layer. Place second layer on first and frost top and sides with remaining frosting.
    • Using black icing, pipe on a spiderweb (see photo). Make spiders with M&M's, adding eyes and legs with icing. (Cake can be loosely covered and kept at room temperature for up to 2 days or refrigerated for up to 5 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.)

    Printable RedPlum Coupons

    Printable Red Plum Coupons There are some good ones find them here

    SAVE $0.50 on any ONE (1) Newman’s Own® Pasta Sauce, Salsa, Lemonade, Marinade, Popcorn or Cereal
    Save $7.00 on NicoDerm CQ 14ct or larger, Nicorette Gum, Nicorette Lozenge or Nicorette mini Lozenge 72ct or larger.
    SAVE $1.00 on ANY Excellence® shade
    SAVE $1.00 on ANY EverPure, EverSleek, EverStrong treatment
    SAVE $1.00 on ANY L’Oréal Paris eye product
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    $1.00 OFF On any package of Bar-S® 2.5 LB. Smoked Sausage

    Stained Glass Spooks

    Halloween cookie cutters such as pumpkin, ghost, cat, and bat
    Heavy-duty aluminum foil
    Canola or safflower oil
    Small hard candies in assorted colors, such as Jolly Ranchers (the best) or LifeSavers
    Wooden skewer
    Satin baby ribbon, 1/8-inch wide

    Stained-Glass Spooks Recipe at

    Preheat an oven to 350 degrees.
    Line the bottom and interior sides of the cookie cutters with aluminum foil and brush the foil lightly with the oil. Set on a baking sheet.
    Arrange the hard candies in a single layer on the foil bottom of the cookie cutter. Bake until the candies melt, about 10 minutes.
    Remove from the oven, let cool for 1 minute, then poke a hole in the top with the wooden skewer. Cool; then pop out the stained glass shapes from the cookie cutter and peel off the aluminum foil. Thread the ribbon through the hole. Hang in a sunny window.

    recipe source : here

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    Bacon Delight Dip

    1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese softened
    6 green onion(s) chopped
    1 (4-oz.) carton sour cream
    1 (1-lb.) round loaf sour dough, rye, pumpernickel or Hawaiian bread                   
    1 (16-oz.) pkg.Farmland® Hickory Smoked Bacon
    1 (4-oz.) can chopped green chiles                   

    Heat oven to 350°F. Cook bacon until crisp. Drain, crumble and set aside. Cut top off bread to form a cover. Remove bread inside loaf, leaving a 1/2-inch shell of bread. Cut removed bread into 1-inch cubes. Beat together cream cheese, sour cream, chiles and onions. Stir in bacon. Spoon mixture into bread and replace bread top. Wrap bread in heavy foil and bake 1 1/4 hours at 350°F. Serve bread with bread cubes for dipping.

    recipe source : Farmland

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    Sunday, October 23, 2011

    Freschetta Proud To Support Pink and Giveaway

    I was in my mid 20s when I met a lady who would stay in my mind forever. It was this lady and her strength that helped to leave an impression in my memory. Her husband had passed on when she was young and alone she had raised her young family and then a grand-daughter. Her name was Dixie and believe me she was something to remember. You see Dixie battled breast cancer twice in her life. Once when her grand-daughter was a young girl and later when she was in high-school. The first time she battled cancer with all she had making a deal with God that she would share with others. She wanted to live to see her young grand-daughter old enough to take care of herself. She battled breast cancer and it went into remission only to return years later. It was the second time around that she shared with those that she worked with that it was time to pay up for the time her Lord had blessed her with. Her battle was long and hard and believe me I do feel she fought for all the time she was blessed with but in the end would pass shortly after seeing her precious grand-daughter graduate from high-school. There are too many stories like this for those of us who have known individuals who have had their lives touched by breast cancer. 

    October is breast cancer awareness month and I am so happy that I am able to share with you about what FRESCHETTA is doing to help bring awareness to Breast Cancer through the Proud to Support Pink program. Through the program we have the chance to help Freschetta reach their goal of sending $50,000 donation to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Simply by purchasing specially marked packages of FRESCHETTA pizzas and Artisan Pizza Crusts. Find the code on the package and enter it at , and $1 will be donated! You can also share your own breast cancer journey (or the journey of a loved one) on the page in the hopes that your story will inspire those who read it.

    Each week in October at fifty (50) pink iPod shuffles will be given away. Freschetta will also donate 50 pink iPod Shuffle Players each week in October to four cancer centers around the nation so that breast cancer patients can enjoy them. Cancer treatment is not easy to go through and music seems to help make it a bit better. Learn more about the program by visiting Freschettas facebook page and Buy and enjoy Freschetta pizzas that are made with all real cheeses, ripe tomatoes, premium meats and yummy recipes to help support the cause.
    Giveaway: Freschetta has generously donated a prize pack for one of Annies Home lucky readers to win. The prize pack includes
    •A coupon to try a FRESCHETTA pizza, 12 oz or larger

    •Two (2) pairs of FRESCHETTA PROUD TO SUPPORT PINK earphones (pictured below -- one for you and one for a friend!)

    To enter this giveaway share with me your favorite pizza topping.

    Extra entries after answering the entry question
    • follow Freschetta on twitter
    • follow my blog on twitter leave your twitter ID in comment
    • tweet about the giveaway using the hashtag #supportpink  (1 entry per tweet unlimited)
    • like Freschetta on facebook
    • subscribe to my blog via feed or email (2 entries each)
    • grab my button and tell me where you share it (5 entries)
    • enter another current giveaway here on Annies Home (1 entry each)
    Giveaway starts now and ends October 23, 2011 Good Luck Email must be in comment or on blog profile or entry will not count.

    We received a prize package like that being offered in the giveaway. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are those of mine alone and have not been influenced in any way.