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Thursday, October 20, 2016


I can't believe grandson is now 10 years old!

We celebrated his birthday last Friday even though his birthday was actually this past Tuesday. I cooked a ham dinner and Uncle Steve baked a Bugs Bunny cake.

Here he is sporting his birthday hat just like the one that I made his Uncle Steve for his birthday!


He huffed and he puffed, and he blew the candle out!

Part of his birthday present was bedding and a rug to complete his Nascar bedroom. He can tell you the names of every Nascar driver...past and present.

Here he is happy as can be in his new "digs".

I know I have said it before, but I just love being a grandma!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Pumpkin Cookie recipe...

Fall is definitely in the air...

This morning was quite crisp when I walked my fur babies, but I actually prefer this time of year over the summer heat.

I just about have all my Halloween & Fall decorations out, but this past weekend, I decided I needed to crochet a pumpkin centerpiece from a pattern I fell in love with from one of the many catalogs I get everyday. I could wallpaper the town with all the catalogs I receive, but I just love looking through them for ideas. I plan to use my latest project right through Thanksgiving so I thought it would be worth the effort to crochet it.

When my project was finished, it looked kind of bare just sitting on my table. Not that I don't have a lot of decorations that I could have placed in the center, but to keep the Lawrence household happy, I decided I had to bake some pumpkin spice cookies using a recipe I found on Pinterest.

The recipe makes about 2 1/2 dozen soft, cake-like cookies that are absolutely delicious. My family raved about them, however, I must say that they are still talking about the pumpkin coffee cake recipe I shared in my last blog. I might have to whip up another one this weekend.

However, even though they really liked the coffee cake, it looks like there is going to be a "fight" to get the last one of these cookies since they are just about gone.

The best part is that I only had to use half a small can of pumpkin for these cookies which leaves me with the other half to make a pumpkin bread recipe I found on Pinterest.

I love having a weekends-off diet!

If you would like the recipe for these melt-in-your-mouth cookies, click on the picture to be taken directly to the recipe from "The Recipe Critic".

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Pudding...who knew?

I have been searching for recipes to add to my repertoire for my holiday brunches. Recently I came across a recipe for Spiced Pumpkin Coffee Cake which I thought might be perfect for my Christmas breakfast.

Reading the recipe, I noticed one of the ingredients was Pumpkin Spice Pudding {affiliate line} made by Jello; I have never heard of it before. Apparently, it is only available for a limited time in the Fall.

I had to order some and try this recipe out. I made the coffee cake on Saturday.

It was actually gone by last night. This is an incredible coffee cake...easy to make, moist and absolutely wonderful with a cup or coffee or tea.

I ordered eight (8) boxes to try out some of the other recipes I found using the pumpkin spice pudding, but yesterday my son suggested that perhaps I place another order so that I have enough to last until next year.

If you love coffee cake, this one will not disappoint. You can get the recipe by clicking on my picture of the coffee cakes.