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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

24 Nov
Don’t they look delicious??  THEY ARE!!! 

 If you want the recipe you’re going to have to visit my friend Kassi’s blog, Truly Lovely and check out her recipe!!  It’s simple and super delicious!!  And Kassi and her sister Kayli totally rock!!  Give them both a BIG cyber hug while your there!! 🙂 
Thanks so much for stopping by and from my sweet awesome family to yours, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!!  


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I made The Pioneer Woman’s Pig Cake

21 May


I wish I had a better picture for y’all but this is all I have.  I took it to send to my sister in a text, showing her that I did INDEED make the The Pioneer Woman’s Pig Cake 

 Oh my goodness, y’all!  This is the cake of all cakes!  It’s the QUEEN of Cakeland!  It is so delicious it defies description!  It’s PERFECT for Spring/Summer time!  Heck, it’s perfect for ANY time!! 

For my birthday my sister Kari made me a PW Pig Cake.  So sweet right?  She actually used sugar free pudding, mandarin oranges and pineapples in light syrup and it was JUST AS DELICIOUS!!! 

Yep, I’m 38!! But it’s OK, I still act like I’m 22!!

 See, I told y’all this cake is so amazing that it is still amazing even low-cal!!! 

This is the recipe from The Pioneer Woman’s website.  Along with the direct link underneath.


1 box (18.25 Oz. Box) Yellow Cake Mix

1 stick Margarine (softened)

1 can (14 Oz. Can) Mandarin Oranges, Drained, 1/2 Cup Juice Reserved

4 whole Eggs

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract


1 package (4 Oz. Box) Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix

1 can (20 Oz. Can) Crushed Pineapple, Juice Reserved

½ cups Powdered Sugar

4 ounces, fluid Frozen Whipped Topping (such As Cool Whip)

Extra Mandarin Orange Slices, For Garnish


    Preparation Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For the cake, combine cake mix, margarine, 1/2 cup juice from the mandarin oranges, eggs, and vanilla. Beat for four minutes on medium-high. Add drained oranges and beat again until pieces are broken up and small. Pour batter into greased and floured 9 x 13 inch baking pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown and set. Remove from oven and cool completely. If desired, turn out cake onto a large platter.
    Once cake is cool, blend juice from drained pineapples with the vanilla pudding mix. Add powdered sugar and mix, then mix in whipped topping. Stir in drained pineapple. Spread on cooled cake and refrigerate several hours.
    To serve, cut cake into squares and top each square with a mandarin orange slice.
    I am linking this deliciousness up to the Home May’d Recipe Party with Rhoda of Southern Hospitality.  Get your recipes ready.  I hope to see you there! 
    Now, I mentioned that my sister made me the PW Pig Cake for my birthday.  I thought I would share a few pictures of my birthday.

    I still feel new to AZ and after living all my life in TX, I’m still not over how amazing mountains really are.  I love them.  Out here some are just beautifully colored rock, some are covered in cacti and some are covered with all kinds of interesting desert plants.  We love to go hiking.  We love it so much, Alie asks to go hiking nearly everyday.  

    For my birthday my family planned a little picnic at North Mountain. This is where we picnicked.
     My hubby, my Alie, my sister Kari and her bf Charlie, my brother Jaddy, his wife Julie and their son Jayden all planned this for me! Hubby made the MOST DELICIOUS turkey burgers.  Everyone brought all kinds of yummy stuff to munch on. And Kari made the DELICIOUS cake! 

    Alie and Jayden had so much fun just playing in the sand.
    Check out Alie’s hiking boots!! Aren’t they the coolest!?!

     After we ate we all went on a nice hike.  The weather was PERFECT!!  We took the easy trail for the kiddos.  I have to tell y’all, Alie can handle those moderate trails pretty well in her super cool green hiking boots! 

    I HAD to share this one with y’all.  That is my brother!! HA!!
     It was such a great day!!  My sis sent me home with the rest of the cake.  She even packed up some extra mandarin orange pieces for me!!  This was my piece for my late night b-day treat!!
    I really hope you’ll try this recipe!! It’s WONDERFUL!!!! 
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!  

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