Chocolate Pumpkin Mini Trifles with Madhava Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Pumpkin Mini Trifles

With the doors and windows wide open, the cooler temperatures wrap themselves around me as I bake in my kitchen. There is no doubt that Autumn is nipping at my heels and I am so ready. I love baking this time of year, and add in the delicious spices and pumpkin recipes and I’m in pure bliss. These little Chocolate Pumpkin Mini Trifles are absolutely perfect to put in you in the mood for Autumn.


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Funny Email: Forward This to a Million People

My friend Cyndi, much like myself, does not really believe in forwards. It is quite rare that I ever forward any (delete key anyone?) but every once in awhile I will find one I have to share. Same with her. Well today she sent me this one and I almost deleted it before actually reading… 

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Writing & Disgruntled Employee’s

Recently, there was this huge uproar on my WAHM message board that I frequent. It’s essentially a young woman who is a freelance writer like myself. She was complaining because her check was “late” and she feels that she should get paid via paypal, as well as twice a month. In addition she is unhappy… 

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A Beautiful Day, A Beautiful Life

Do you ever wonder why things happen the way they do? I’ll be the first to admit, I was so bad about this. Everytime something happened I had to know why it happened and if I couldn’t control it somehow, I went nuts. And then something happened. I opened my eyes and noticed that God… 

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Chopping It All Off

My sweet little girl has been bugging me for awhile to get her hair “chopped off”. Her hair is so long (almost to her butt) and other than keeping it trimmed that length, I’m just not ready to say goodbye to it. I don’t much have a choice anymore though. I finally let her have… 

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Chicken Noodle Casserole

Typically kids just love this! Chicken Noodle Casserole l bag of wide egg noodles, cooked l pound of chicken breasts, diced in large chunks l diced medium onion 3 cans of cream of mushroom soup ¾ cup of grated cheddar cheese l/4 cup of grated parmesan 2 Tablespoons of oil 2 Tablespoons of butter 2… 

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Facts About Missouri

Did you know that Missouri’s state instrument is a friggen’ fiddle? What the heck? Anyway – enjoy some more useless facts. OH and I also learned something cool about St. Louis. If you know what Imo’s is (and you would if you lived/visited/stayed in St. Louis for any period of time) you’ll find this kinda… 

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Watergate Salad

A real favorite at our house. We make it all the time! Watergate Salad 1 package of pistachio pudding and pie filling 1 can of crushed pineapple in juice 1 cup white miniature marshmallows 1/2 cup chopped pistachios (if desired) 1 tub of whipped topping Stir the pudding mix, the pineapple with juice (keep the… 

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Crockpot Yogurt

You CAN make yogurt at home and you can do it just as easy in your crockpot! Check out this awesome recipe. We’ve done it a few times and were pleasantly satisfied with the results. There is absolutely nothing better than homemade yogurt and it is so ridiculously easy and tastes so smooth and wonderful…. 

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Pantry Inventory

When something you use is on sale, STOCK UP! Your first grocery trip on the road to saving money is actually to spend a little more than you are used to. Items that are staples in your pantry should be purchased in large quantity if possible. These include items such as flour, sugar, pasta, dry… 

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Bacon Cheese Wheels Recipe

Bacon Cheese Wheels 8 slices bacon, cooked 2 T. onion, chopped fine 8 oz. grated cheese 4 T. Miracle Whip 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. celery salt 1 tsp. sugar Party Rye bread, rounds Fry bacon & crumble fine. Add remaining ingredients, except rye bread. Mix well. Spread on rye bread rounds. Broil until… 

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