Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pumpkin Cobbler

A friend requested this recipe recently.....thought I'd post it here in an effort to keep this blog somewhat sweet! ;)

I originally got it years ago from Taste of Home magazine, a magazine that played a key role in teaching me how to cook. :)  It's real name is Magic Pumpkin Buckle, but my kids could never remember that name and would ask me to make "that pumpkin stuff". ;)  When I would tell them the name, it would lead to an entire conversation on what a strange name they thought it was and why in world it was named that......they liked this name better, so it stuck.

Whatever you call it, you'll also be calling it YUMMY, because it is (we like it with Cool Whip on top)!  It's become a dessert I'm expected to make every fall.....and it's super easy ~ as easy as pie!  Actually, if you make your own crust when you make pie, you'll find this easier. ;)

So, here ya go, Arlene.....this one's for you!  And anyone else who wants it, too. :)

Pumpkin Cobbler

Magic Pumpkin Buckle Recipe

(picture from Taste of Home magazine)


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground ginger, cloves and nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  • Pour butter into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk and vanilla until smooth. Pour into prepared pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat the pumpkin, milk and eggs. Combine the remaining filling ingredients; add to pumpkin mixture. Pour over crust mixture (do not stir). Dot with butter and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean and the top is golden brown. Yield: 12 servings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Strangers Passing Through.....

As I read through a litany of posts at those shocked and appalled by the election results....I kept thinking, "really?!?!" Disappointed ~ I get, even concerned....but shocked....are you really?? Sadly proves how lulled to sleep God's people have become, how much in denial or how ignorant of the time in the Story of the World we have been CHOSEN to live in. Times are hard and will get harder; rise up, wake up, and stand up PEOPLE OF GOD. Be prepared to stand as His Remnant regardless of what comes in the days ahead ~ your strength, hope, peace and future resting solely in HIM. Put on the whole armor of God and rest assured in Knowledge of the Truth at the End of the Story.

Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” ~ NKJV

Our Hope does not rest in the world in which we like it. Stand for what we believe, but don't let your behavior be as those of the world. We are called to fight & stand for what's right till the end, but remember that hatefulness has no place in His army. Don't forget that we are just strangers passing through on our way to our Eternal Home. We are here because we have a Job to do; accept the challenge, the CALLING, and just do it.

1 Peter 2:11 "Friends, this world is not your home, so don't make yourselves cozy in it." ~The Message

♪♫ All I know is I'm not Home yet, this is not where I belong; Take this world and give me JESUS; This is not where I belong..."♫♪

Praise the Lord in the TRUTH of those words, in the hard times, in the hardest of times that are most likely to come. Keep your eyes and hearts focused on that End of the Story. What a day that will be....what a beautiful thing to rest our hopes in, and what a joyous Homecoming we will have!!

1 Peter 1:3-5 " Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time."~NKJV

~ I also love 1 Peter 1:3-5 from The Message "What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The Day is coming when you’ll have it all—life healed and whole."
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