Friday

~An Anniversary Celebration & Dessert~

My friend JoAnn attended a Garden Club meeting, one evening last week, and e-mailed, the next day, about a dessert that was served. I baked it and did a little taste test while it was still warm. It's every bit as good as JoAnn said. I'm putting the recipe in my favorite desserts file.
Ingredients:
1-box yellow cake mix
1-large can pumpkin pie mix
1-8oz can evaporated milk
2-eggs
1-stick butter (melted)
2-small pkgs. pecan halves
Mix pumpkin pie mix with eggs and evaporated milk. Pour into large baking dish, crumble dry cake mix over the top, drizzle with melted butter, garnish with pecan halves.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven, until brown. Approximately 45 minutes.
Easy recipe that reminds me of dump cakes. This may well be a pumpkin dump cake. Some of you might have already tried this dessert. Whatever it's called, enjoy!
I sprinkled a small amount of powdered sugar over my sample. I believe a little whipped cream might be good, with this dessert, too.

~25th Anniversary Celebration~
November 5th marks our 25th wedding anniversary. We are planning a little get away. We will be returning to one of our favorite places, after a three year absence. I know some of you know this place and know why it is so very special to us.

Our life together and marriage, the second time around for each of us, began when we were introduced, in the late fall of 1982, by a mutual friend. A year later we were married. We are not only husband and wife, but best friends. It's been a very interesting 25 years. Life is good!
The photos of our getaway place were taken during our stay there in November 2005.

~SCHEDULED POSTS~
The posts that have published this week are all scheduled posts. I like this option, so I put together several.
Look for a "ghostly" post, Monday.
BLOGS OF NOTE
Thank you, Blogger, for selecting Back Porch Musings for Blogs of Note, October 2008!

95 comments:

Jan and Tom's Place said...

I love this cake, too!! I've been making it for years ~ adding chopped pecans all over the top before baking!

Congrats on blogger selecting your blog!!!

Southern Lady said...

Hi, Pat ...

Congratulations on being chosen for "Blogs of Note." That's quite an honor and a well-deserved one, too.

Congratulations, too, to you and J on your 25th anniversary. Your getaway place is so beautiful and I can't wait to hear more about it and see it through the lens of your camera.

I hope your anniversary celebration is as happy and as special as your wedding day.

Sincerely,

Janie

Twice as Nice said...

The recipe does remind me of dump cake. I'll be trying it.

Congratulations on 25 years!! The two of you seem like soul mates. There is nothing better than being married to your best friend. Enjoy your anniversary.

Praise and Coffee said...

Congrats on the Anniversary and Blogs of note!
Sue

molly. said...

Congrats for being a blog of note! Cool pics! Check out my blog: www.xoxoimawriter.blogspot.com

-molly.

Brenda said...

The dessert looks amazing..mouth watering.
You two have to be one of the most beautiful couples I have ever seen! Congrats and I know you will have a blast.

Donna said...

Oh, I am SO making that cake next time we're having company!

Blogger made a good choice with this one.

Beverly said...

Have a wonderful trip and anniversary. Many times love is much sweeter the second time around.

And, this cake looks scrumptious. We'll have to give it a try.

Ma'dame French said...

Congrats on 25 years!! WE just celebratd our 18th in April and we too are the best of friends! Congrats on being chosen as BLogs of NOte as well~~~Hugs French;)

tidymom said...

WOW sounds like you have a lot to celebrate!! Congrats on the blog and on 25 years! we'll be there in another 2.5 years!

The cake sounds YUMMY - I LOVE pumpkin, so I will HAVE to try this!

~Tidymom

PS- I finally got the pictures up on my blog from the Deutsch Country Days last weekend!

Adrienne said...

Hi Pat -
I'm just peeking in while my out-of-state family is sleeping. Congratulations on your special anniversary. I know the two of you have had some wonderful years together - I wish you many more! Have a safe and fantastic trip.
~Adrienne~

Lallee said...

Oh yummy!!! I am going to try and get this made to take to my in-laws next week. Thank you for the recipe. I have been catching up on your posts--paint samples--oh fun; the lily pond at the botanical garden--amazing; castle ruins--in America? You always make me want to visit Missouri!

Shelia said...

Morning sweet Pat. First of all let me say an early Happy Anniversary to you and J! That's fantastic you're going back to your favorite spot!! Have so much fun!

Congratulations on being chosen for Blog!!!Woo Hoo!!

Oh, the recipe looks devine!! I'm going to have to try this one for sure. Looks like we've both been cooking up a storm. We sure do like to eat at my house!! lol
Be a sweetie,Shelia :)

NOONA بنت الإسلام said...

wonderful
and beautiful

well done my dear

Sarita Leone said...

Congratulations! I hope you have a wonderful anniversary trip.

Jen said...

it looks wonderful. A great fallish recipe treat.
Happy Anniversary too...enjoy your time away.

Sandi McBride said...

Congratulations on 25 years! And being Best Friends is what makes it happen. Here's to 25 more!
Sandi
ps
can't wait to try out the recipe

Picket said...

Oh I bet that smelled fantastic as it was cooking! Happy Anniversary to you girl..that place is beautiful and congrats on being selected as a blogger to note...course we always knew you was 'note worthy' lol Have a great weekend sweetie!

Deb said...

Congratulations to you and J on your 25th Anniversary. Jim and I celebrate our 25th at the end of the month as well :-)
Congratulations also Pat on blogger selecting your blog!! I noticed it this morning as I was posting.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Happy 25th, Pat! I'm so happy for you and enjoy your trip. I love that scheduled post feature too. The cake looks great, sounds like one of those dump cakes.

Congrats on the blogger of note thing.

salmagundi said...

Looks good!! I was just going over my pumpkin recipes for a taste of Fall. Now, I will give this a try - it does look delicious!! Have a wonderful anniversary. Sally

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

That dessert sounds wonderful! Happy Anniversary too. And a big congrats for being a Blog of Note! I saw that today when I logged into Dashboard and came running over here to tell you and you already knew!
Hugs
P

Clay said...

Wow, that white bowl with the green flowers you have takes me back. Growing up, my mom had the same one. Haha, how random!

Bo said...

Hi Pat...Congratulations on 25 wonderful years AND Blogger of Note! Your retreat place looks charming and I know you'll be taking some great pics for us to see. Have fun you two, ;-) Bo

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I am having Garden club at my house next week and this dessert will be perfect! Looks yummy :)

fascinatingfinds said...

Hi Pat, I can't wait to try your recipe. I've never even heard of a dump cake. Anything with pumpkin is right up my alley!!!Happy Anniversary and thanks for stopping by my blog. I have you on my blogroll, Cheryl

Danielle Says Hello said...

I made this last week and it is absolutely fabulous!! Instead of whole pecans though I used pieces and sprinkled them all over.

Steph said...

Mmmm that made my mouth water... Looks delicious!

Sharon said...

Congrats to you and J on 25 years.
Congrats also on your blog of note.
I will be making that cake recipe.
Have a safe trip and GOD bless you both.

April said...

Hey! Just found your blog on Blogs of Note!

Everything on this site is ADORABLE, AMAZING, and beautiful!!

What a great accomplishment too! Very well deserved.

*hungry now*

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversay to you and J...have a wonderful getaway.

Thank you for the recipe :)

Congrats on blogger !!!

I hope you take lots of pics....

Kathy :)

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Congrats on your award & for 25 yrs of marriage! Looking forward to seeing pics of your getaway place! We will be having our 21st anniversary in Feb. so looking for a nice getaway place.

Rue said...

I'm calling it Pat & J's cake and I saved it to my files ;)

Gorgeous pictures of MO in the last post!

Happy early Anniversary to you both! May you have many many more beautiful years together.

Congratulation on being a blog of note. They just discovered what we already knew ;)

hugs,
rue

dc64 said...

You're making me hungry! Super blog, I may have to follow this one. It's so charming.

Debbi said...

Congrats on your 25th. I agree about Missouri. It is a beautiful state with lots of things to do and see. I live in the rural SE part of MO.
debbim

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Congrats on being one of the blogs of note, how exciting! And Happy Anniversary too, hope you enjoy 25 more! :) I'm gonna try this cake, seen it before and never saved the recipe, so thank you!

Prairie Girl Boutique said...

Yummmmmm....that looks devine!!!!

Leigh said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! Have a wonderful rendevous. I look forward to your return and will enjoy the post that are scheduled to run.

windycorner said...

Happy Anniversary and have a wonderful time. Thanks for the dessert recipe, it looks luscious!
Holley

brettinsky said...

Yum! Thanks for the recipe-this will definitely be made in our home soon!

Happy Anniversary!

And congrats on "blogs of note"

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I've never back peddled so hard. I'm trying to catch up on your lovely post. I remember dump cake, but never quite like this! Paula Deen would be proud!!
I've been busy working night and day. Soon I'll be heading out to the Seattle Cash & Carry (vendors)show.
My Parisian Give Away (valued at $200+) is now posted. This truly has your name written all over it!! You won't believe your eyes! It is my way of showing my heartfelt appreciation for all the support I was given in the infancy of my blog. I'm truly enjoying this blog journey, especially the new friends I'm getting to know through our visits. Thanks for sharing your precious time with me.
*SWEET WISHES*!
Sara

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

P.S Happy Anniversary to you and your Hubby. Enjoy your romantic getaway!
Sara

Amy R. said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours! I tagged you on my blog today if you get time.
Amy

The Quintessential Magpie (Sheila) said...

That cake looks delicious, and I just love that log cabin. Thank you for sharing these with us.

Sheila

The Quintessential Magpie (Sheila) said...

Oh, and Happy Anniversary! :-)

Sheila

tardevil said...

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary! Sometimes it takes a 2nd one (or more :O) to be a charm). The recipe looks yummy too! Thanks for the kind words over @ my place. Have a good weekend! Oh, and I am in love w/ the photos at the top of your blog. You could leave the same ones there FOREVER, and it would be ok by me!

JenX67 said...

Congrats! I love your masthead.

Happy To Be said...

Pat this looked so Yummy girl ..I could just smell it baking,,oh no now I am wanting a piece send it cyber mail to me..Thanks for coming by and I love your blog girl it real pretty..have a great weekend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

alice said...

Thanks for the recipe Pat. Looks delicious and easy, my kind of recipe. Happy anniversary, and congratulations on being selected for Blogs of Note, well deserved!

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cityfarmer said...

Don't need no cake....BUT congrats to u on the blog of note....I've loved it here for a long time!!!!!

dojski said...

25 years, best friends, a getaway place --- smells much like real romance and worth celebrating! =)

congrats for being a blog of note. =)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Have fun Pat!

Denise said...

I can see why your blog was selected as "Blogs of Note". It's absolutely beautiful!
The cake sounds sooooo good---this might be the perfect dessert to have on Thanksgiving.
Thanks so much for sharing!
:)

bj said...

Oh, this looks soooo delicious.
Congrats on Blogger choosing your precious blog! It is well deserving...
Hope you are having such fun and contratulations on your anniversary.
Love, bj

Joey said...

Thanks for the recipe. Nice Cake, Nice Place!

LD Snyder said...

I love your blog...in fact, I gave you an award. Check out today's post on my blog to see it!!!

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Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Ummm. Sounds good. Looks good. Fairly easy. I might even be able to manage it. Thanks for the recipe. And lovely scenery there.
Brenda

Punkn said...

A friend of mine pointed me to your blog after checking it out as a blog of note. I can easily see why it was chosen. I, too, am from the great State of Missouri and proud of it. A gorgeous place to live - you do us proud with your pictures.
Congrats on 25 years of marriage!

jeanne said...

Pat, congratulations on 25 years of marriage. I believe you are going to the Ozarks, but not your condo. Congrats on your Blogs of Note award. You so deserve it.

Now for that dessert. I love any recipe that starts with a cake mix. LOL. I will be trying this one for sure.

Have a wonderful getaway.

Hugs...Jeanne

laurie said...

What a simple, but delicious sounding recipe. I can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Enjoy your trip. Looks like a beautifu spot. Blogs of Note is such an honor. Since I've been enjoying looking at your blog for awhile now, I know it is well deserved. Congratulations on that and 25 years of marriage.laurie

NanetteWhiting said...

Amazing get away.... Happy Anniversary. I, in the last few weeks have been given an opportunity to realize how grateful I am for my dear husband. In the wink of an eye, everything can change.

I'll be back, I love your blog...
www.ataleofmagicalmemories.blogspot.com
Nanette

Retta said...

Congrats on being chosen for "Blogs Of Note". I love your blog.

Nancy said...

Hi Pat, Congrats on Blogs of Note! Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your get away! Nancy

Cottage Contessa said...

Congratulations and Happy 25th Anniversary dear Pat & J! From reading your blog over the last year I can clearly see what a magical life you two do share, and I wish you many more years of making wonderful memories together! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe too sweetie, my hips don't thank you, but my taste buds do! lol
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Keri said...

The getaway place looks amazing! Love your site...found it on "blogs of note". Congrats!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Congrats on being the Blog of Note for 10/23/08!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Pat , can't wait to try this cake.Congrats on being chosen "Blogs of Note " I am proud of you .

Mrs. B said...

Hi Pat! The cake sounds delicious! My mother in law makes something similar and I love it! Congratulations on your anniversary! And congratulations on being in "Blogs of Note"! What a great pick blogger made!

Kat said...

Congratulations Pat on being front page news. Your blog certainly is a BLOG OF NOTE!
Happy Anniversary to you and J!!!!
Ive got to make that cake....it looks delish.

dana said...

I have been sooo busy lately, Pat, but I just spent several great minutes catching up on your terrific posts! First, congrats on you Blogger Honor! You deserve it, for sure! Second, congrats on your 25th anniversary. What a treasure to have your best friend and hubby all rolled up into ONE!! Your get a way place looks so wonderful. Love the Painting Missouri book---I wil have to look for that. Good news about Jim's MRI--weren't you soooo relieved? Oh, the sneak peek from All About Home looks so inviting....wish I was there shopping! The Lake St. Louis photos are great. Bonnie and I took a little drive through part of that area when we took our Road Trip! It's lovely. Your fall tablescape is beautiful, too! Come up to KC and I'll take you to Nell Hill's in N. KC and to Libery, Independence and Lexington so you can take court house photos!!! I'll have a photo of the Lexington Court House this week on a post as part of a tag. Have a great trip. dana

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Happy 25th to you guys! Have a wonderful stay!! Dessert looks delish!

The Wolf and The Rose said...

Your recipe sound intriguing! I think I will give it a try. If anyone is interested i have some that are simple to make. I have others that you yourself may find interesting.

Dana Jones said...

I know this place too and it is very special to us as we spent our honeymoon there! Happy Anniversary and congrats on the blogs of note!

teachermomof2 said...

Congrats on being a blog of note!

Also, congratulations to you and J on 25 years of marriage.

Blessings,
Lisa

Grand Life said...

Thanks so much for the recipe. I hope to try it soon. Hope you had a great time at your "get-a-way".
Looks like your having a beautiful fall season, as are we. I think Autumn might be my favorite season.
Thanks for your kind comments and visits to my blog.
Judy

Joy Logan said...

I can't wait to try this,I LOVE pumpkin anything! Nice blog you have,lovely header.

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

That cake looks yummy! And your other pictures are making me yearn for more northern views. Texas scenery just isn't cuttin' it. lol

Congrats on being a "Blog of Note"! If any blog deserves it, it's yours.

:)
Kari

Amber said...

Pumpkin dump cake...sounds great! In fact, I think I am going to make this for my kids next weekend, Pat. Thanks for the recipe! (Thanks to Joann, too!)

Elaine Warner said...

Is that Big Cedar? I love that place. I really like the photography on your site. Nice job.
Please check me out at okietravel.blogspot.com.

Icymar "Iceman" Tagimacruz said...

wow this is a great blog.. great help...

kari and kijsa said...

Yummy! that cake looks delicious!!
Have a blessed Sunday!
kari & kijsa

Tamara Jansen said...

Have a wonderful anniversary :)

Lakeland Jo said...

that cake looks great. In England we are starting to get the hang of pumpkins now that the kids are into them at Halloween ( rather than turnips which are very hard to hollow out). Folk are now wondering what to do with the inside. I see soups turning up on menus and the occasional pumpkin risotto but little else.Can't imagine we sell pumpkin pie mix yet... wonder what else would work?
Congratulations on your blog of note. It is great blog

Michael Lockridge said...

A warm, comfortable and beautifully crafted blog.

Congratulations on being selected a Blog of Note.

Susie Q said...

I love your pictures and am so excited about your anniversary getaway. It will be such a joy to see your pictures..you have such a gift for photography!

This dessert looks just amazing Pat.

And congratulations on being chosen a *Blog of Note*!!

No one deserves this accolade more than you dear friend.

Love,
Sue

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Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Pat,
Happy Anniversary! The cake look yummy!

And congratulations on the Blogs of Note selection!

EmBee said...

Just had to comment after reading about your Anniversary. My husband and I will be celebrating our 25th also, on the 26th of Nov. Still not sure what we're going to do to celebrate but your get-away looks lovely.
:-)

Denise said...

Just wanted to drop in real quick to let you know that I finally made the dump cake last night, and everyone loved it! Looks like this one is definitely something I'll be making a lot!
Thanks again for sharing the recipe. Hope you had a wonderful anniversary celebration.
Take care.
:)

southerninspiration said...

Congrats on your 25th!! And that recipe is one of my FAVS for this time of the year! Also, congrats on your honor...your blog IS pretty cool!
Suzanne

Catherine Holman said...

That sounds yummy! Happy Anniversary. Congratulations on being Bloggers October blog of note!
Hugs,
Cathie

brettinsky said...

Thanks for the recipe, I made this for a party I hosted the other night and it received rave reviews! Thanks!

Pat & Ali said...

This looks like a delicious cake! Thanks for sharing.