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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Too Many WIP

I have entirely too many WIP’s (Work in Progress) right now. I have a gnawing need to get started on a new idea I have for a story. It’s the first one where I actually have a beginning, middle and end – ahead of time. Normally I let my characters lead, but this time I… 

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Script Writing Software

Was a bit worried about getting started on writing a script, because I realized there is a lot to learn and a lot of formatting that needs to be done. I was hoping to find a software program that would help with that. I asked around and I think I found the perfect fit –… 

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Hershey’s Kisses Pie Recipe

Had four kids home with me today, and I felt obligated to basically entertain three of them. Why? Not sure, except their older sister is enjoying a nice day at Six Flags (band concert) and they are stuck at home. So, we wanted something fun to make, and we all love chocolate – so we… 

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Frugal Living

Merging Blogs – Frugal Changes meets The Daily Dish

I guess I bit off more than I could chew over the years – seriously. I have too many blogs and not enough time to devote to them. I have made the decision to let go of all but two. Writing and Cooking are my two biggest passions, and because of that – those are… 

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Noodle and Ham Recipe

I adore this easy to make dinner recipe, and my kids love it because it has such a fun name. Even the older ones think its funny that it is called Hay and Straw. Tastes great, super easy and a nice inexpensive dinner. Noodle and Ham Recipe or Hay and Straw Pasta Recipe 1 pkg…. 

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Cheese & Bacon Puffs

This is a super easy appetizer to make for any occasion. My kids eat them up like they are treats and friends, family and neighbors have always asked for the recipe when I’ve brought these to events. They are pretty quick to make and taste great! Cheese and Bacon Puffs 1 pkg. bacon 8 slices… 

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Breakfast Pizza Recipe

The kids love to make this quick and easy breakfast pizza on weekend mornings, and sometimes even make it for a snack after school. You know teens are hungry! It’s really good and you can change up the toppings to make it suits you better if you’d like. Breakfast Pizza 1 can refrigerated biscuit dough… 

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Cheesy Ravioli Casserole

Cheesy Ravioli Casserole Recipe

If you have been checking my site out for any  length of time, you already know I am a major “cook from scratch” kinda mom. It saves money big time, but I will admit, isn’t always quick on time. I don’t usually make anything from scratch that takes more than about an hour total to… 

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The Frugal Baked Potato

One of my favorite fast, frugal foods to prepare has always been baked potatoes. In fact, I almost continuously have them on hand, sitting in the darkness of our pantry, just waiting for an opportunity to come and be enjoyed at dinner. There are not many foods that are as cheap as a potato. What… 

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Tax Time + Bigger Refund = Not So Frugal Spending

I filed my taxes the other day, and was absolutely thrilled to see I was getting a lot more back then I normally do. I qualified for a higher EI credit and I made a little bit more this year. I am a freelancer too, so I don’t get back as much as others usually… 

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