Things were so crazy yesterday that I forgot to announce the winner of the November Update Door Prize! Linda Tuttle is the winner of the door prize this time - Congrats to Linda! The sitting pinecone Santa will be on his way to Linda on Friday and I hope she loves him as much as I do! I have also had several questions on whether or not I will have a December Update and the answer is a rousing YES! I wasn't sure if I would have another update before Christmas but I now plan to have one on December 10th - that is a Thursday - and I would like to make it a Christmas update with an emphasis on vintage Christmas items. I will also scour the Delaware area for more old boxes, buckets and sieves! I think I like the 'scouring the Delaware area" the best!
I would also like to wish everyone a great big HAPPY THANKSGIVING and a great holiday weekend! To that end, I would like to share a pumpkin cake recipe that I recently found on mixingbowl.com
It was originally called: Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing, BUT I changed it around a bit and I call it:
Scrumptious Punkin Cake
Preheat oven to 350F
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup cooking oil
1 (16 oz) can of pumpkin (pure pumpkin)
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spices (my addition)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
Mix everything together and pour into UNGREASED 13 x 9" pan. Bake 55 minutes and remove from oven and THEN (my addition) instead of the cream cheese icing - mix together 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 1/4 cup milk to a drizzle consistency. Pour this mixture over the still VERY hot cake, allow to cool a bit and dig in!
Serve this as dessert along with the punkin pies and you will get rave reviews!
Have a great Thanksgiving and don't get too crazy on Black Friday!!!!!