November 8, 2015


It's Autumn...
time for Crisps and Cobblers that feature 
Great Pumpkin!

It was a happy day!
Blue Bell is back in the freezer!
Life is complete once again!

Now this being the month of November,
it was time to try one of my all time favorite recipes...
The Pumpkin Crisp
"Living High on the Hog!"

This is a darling southern cookbook I added to
the Divine Miss M's collection years ago!
Precious illustrations and fabulous recipes!

This smells like Thanksgiving day!
I tell you, it's so good
we ate if for breakfast!

1 cup sugar
1 1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/4 t. ginger
1/4 t. cloves
3 large eggs
1 large (12 oz.) can Evaporated Milk
1 (21 oz.) can of Pumpkin
1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Mix first eight ingredients in a mixing bowl and combine well with a hand mixer.
Pour into a 11" x 13 " baking dish, prepared with cooking spray.
Sprinkle dry cake mix over the top.
Sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
Pour melted butter over top of all.

Bake @ 350 degrees F. for 50-55 minutes.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream of course!

Homemade Vanilla boys......
Happy, happy, happy!


  1. I love that green chicken. :):) Wow that just looks like the best dessert ever especially at this time of year. Those pups are so funny. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

    1. Hi Susie! How is your weekend going love? I so hope you try this easy crisp and enjoy the days ahead! Hugs!

  2. Oh my goodness, that sounds so good. That recipe is going into my box of keepers. Thanks so much for sharing. Love the bunny photo and vanilla ice cream is Kane's favorite, too. :)

    1. I will tell you Deb....We are so fortunate to have Blue Bell back! We missed it so much while living in Maine. However...please try this easy crisp....so good for the holidays! Sweet Kane is such a blessing to you and your family! I love him too! Thank you for visiting today...and I wish you a lovely week ahead!

  3. My Kelly would have loved this--everything pumpkin was good with her! A must for the holidays, XOXO

  4. I've looked on Amazon for the cookbook "Living High on the Hog". I found it, but there is no description of
    any of the recipes or even the writer(s). Could you give us some insight?

    1. The cookbook was one I bought years ago at a local Southern Tea Room. It is a delightful and darling cookbook full of southern recipes by ordinary home chefs! The illustrations are precious as shown above and we love the recipes. They are rather easy, some being family favorites! If you love southern cooking, then you will probably love this cookbook! It was composed by Barbara Kelley and many recipes are from the kitchens of Ruth Walker and Amy Gardner!


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