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Monday, November 23, 2015

Pumpkin Pie Cake {Thanksgiving Dessert}

This Pumpkin Pie Cake combines the flavors of traditional pumpkin pie with a cake like bottom and topping, made from a cake mix. #thanksgiving #wmtmoms 

Thanksgiving is only 4 days away do you have your Thanksgiving menu planned? If you're looking for a last minute dessert I have the prefect one!!! When it comes to Thanksgiving desserts it's always pie at our house. 

My son loves apple pie, but my daughter and husband prefer pumpkin and pecan. By the time all my Thanksgiving baking is complete we end up with several pies, so having a variety of dessert options is always a nice change. 

A couple weeks back we stopped in for a visit with my Mamaws sister, and I was going through all of her recipes as we chatted. I came across several new recipes to try, but this recipe for a Pumpkin Pie Cake really caught my eye. Since Thanksgiving was just around the corner the timing was perfect, and I couldn't wait to make this festive cake!!!

I have never made a pumpkin pie cake, so I knew I was in for a delicious treat. This easy dessert calls for a yellow cake mix on the top and bottom, with a pumpkin pie filling, baked together throughout the cake. This pumpkin dessert has all the flavor and goodness of a pie, but in an easy cake form. Once you make this cake you many never make a pumpkin pie again. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Lemon, Ginger & Honey Concentrate & DIY Sinus Bombs

A simple homemade cold and sore throat remedy, made from lemons, ginger and honey to soothe your throat and cough. Plus DIY Sinus Bombs for congestion relief.  
Cold and flu season is upon us and having either one is never fun. Last year over Christmas break my daughter and I had a bad case of the flu. We had our flu shots, but still got pretty sick. There isn't a whole lot you can do for the flu except help relieve the symptoms as you let the virus runs it's course.  

Growing up when my siblings and I got sick I remember my mother did things the old school way. She thought honey, lemons, homemade cough medicines, and Vicks Vapor Rub  cured it all. She always took Vicks Formula 44 cough syrup, emptied the bottle into a pan and would add, honey, fresh lemon juice, and a splash of brandy. 

She would let the mixture slowly cook down a bit until it thickened, and let it cool. Once it was cooled she would pour the mixture into a jar and store it in the refrigerator. From that day on anytime any of use had a cough or cold that's what she gave us. An old fashioned remedy for sure, but it worked.  

Fast forward to today, and I use a similar mixture, but minus the cough medicine and brandy. As a Walmart mom I was asked to share my favorite homemade cough and cold remedies with my readers. A couple years back I saw this Sore Throat Concentrate online and I loved it so much that I've been using it ever since. 

This recipe isn't anything new, and it's widely known that that combination of honey and lemon are old fashioned remedies for soothing coughs and sore throats. To make this concentrate all you need is lemons, ginger, and honey.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Greenlight a Vet for Veterans Day #GreenlightAVet

Change out a light bulb in your home to green to show your support for the men and women who have served our country. #greenlightavet #sponsored #veterans #veteransday
Tomorrow is Veterans Day! What are you doing to support our veterans? Last weekend Royse City the town that I live in had a community celebration called "Celebrating Freedom" complete with music, food, and fireworks to honor our veterans and celebrate our freedom. I love the small town I live in and all the community festivities they provide for us. 

My family has a huge military background, so Veterans Day is important to me. I have several family members that are veterans and some that are still serving in our armed forces. Our veterans are very important individuals that deserve to be recognized not only on veterans day, but every day. 
I am very excited to share with everyone about a recent initiative that Walmart is involved in called Greenlight a Vet.