Thursday, August 14, 2008

I am so ready for the FALL!!!!

The Fall Season Is My Favorite Time Of The Year
Giveaway Coming Soon!

The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes---Oh my, if you count my gray hair I've seen way too many.

I don't know if it's the family get together, the leaves turning and falling or maybe the good baking going on in the kitchen, I just love this time of year. The picture above is a wedding party, but some of our family gatherings were as large as this one.

Being from Texas, the fall season is very short and not celebrated like further north. We stay hot until you have to start thinking about Christmas. I have found the further north you go, they celebrate fall with full force. How nice!

I plan on having a giveaway just because thinking of this season makes me happy and I hope to have a giveaway now each month until the end of the year at least. So keep checking back with me. It may be a handmade item or an antique treasure or something from the online store. Just leave a comment when I post it and help spread the word of the giveaway.

Well it's still hot here so I thought I would post a recipe that is so good.

Mandarin Orange Cake

1 Pineapple Cake Mix "yellow"
4 Eggs
1 cup of Oil
1 can of Mandarin in juice
Combine all ingredients

3 layers or 9X13 pan. This is good with 3 layers to get all the icing in the layers, but you can also bake it in a tube pan, much easier.

Bake as cake mix states on box, depending on pan used.


1 can Crushed Pineapple with juice
Big box of Instant Vanilla Pudding
Mix together until mixture thickens, fold in large container of Cool Whip

This recipe was given to me by a quilting friend that would come to the store to quilt and always brought a goody with her.



Shellmo said...

Found you thru Penny's blog! I love fall too - the cake recipe sounds great!! If I didn't build the log home, I had always wanted a cottage.
Come visit me if you get the chance: .

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh Bonnie I'm with you. Fall can't come soon enough to suit me! I want the cool, crisp mornings when I can wrap up in a quilt and sit on my deck drinking a hot chai tea. I want to wear a turtleneck shirt and a sweatshirt over it with a pair of jeans and feel comfortable. I want to make a pot of chili and watch the leaves fall in my yard. Maybe then my hot flashes will be a blessing instead of a curse! blessings, marlene

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh that cake sounds yummy!

Lady Dorothy said...

A giveaway a month! How fun!
The cake sounds great, too!

Autumn is definitely my favorite season to decorate. I love fall decorations!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Now that sounds like one interesting yummy cake...will a butter cake mix in Aus we do not have pineapple cake mixes...

Catherine said...

Thank you Bonnie for posting the recipe. Going to try it soon.

We don`t have a fall season either. It will be warm till the end of September. I decorate for fall to get the feel of it. I always miss the crunch of leaves under my feet. Nice post.

Looking forward to your Giveaways!

pink peony designs said...
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Hi Bonnie,
The cake recipe sounds very yummy. I like it when the 'gals" share their recipes. I LOVE fall. It's very beautiful here in MN. I'm excited for your giveaway :) Have a good weekend. Off to an estate sale Sat AM.
Warmly, Deb

A giveaway a month if very generous of you, you sweetie :)

Dawn said...

Your photo and fondness for autumn is so endearing. We too -- love, love when fall comes by us -- and you are more than welcome to come up by us and see all of the gorgeous hues of orange, yellow & browns!

And your recipe for the cake sounds sooooo yummy. It has my mouth watering already!

Lilly said...

I too love the perfect 4 days of fall. It seems like that anyway! I wish I still loved the holidays. I have become a hum-bugger in my old age! The cake recipe sounds so good. Will have to try it. Thanks for posting it. Oh, by the way, I have picked you for my favorite blogger this week. Hope my description of you blog did it justice. Have a great rest of the day........

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