Pumpkin Crumble

This is another non-traditional Thanksgiving dessert that is just delicious! My best friend, Emily, brought it to my house on evening & we really couldn't get enough!

3/4 butter, melted
1 pkg yellow cake mix
29 oz can pumpkin
1 c sugar
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1/2 t ground nutmeg
1/2 t ground ginger
3 eggs
12 oz can evaporated milk
1 c chopped nuts, your choice

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine butter & cake mix in a large bowl & refrigerate 10-15 minutes
  3. Mix pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, & ginger.
  4. Add eggs to pumpkin mix & stir well.
  5. Slowly add evaporated milk & stir until well mixed.
  6. Pour into a greased 13x9 pan
  7. Crumble cake/butter mixture over entire pan
  8. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Pumpkin Dip

This recipe comes courtesy of my husband's niece, Alison. Thanks, Alison!

1 Pkg of Cream Cheese
2 c powdered sugar
15 oz can of pumpkin

  1. Mix all ingredients
  2. Enjoy with graham crackers, ginger snaps, or nilla wafers!

Oriental Orange Sauce

Do you love that orange chicken you get in greasy food courts? Stay in tonight & give this sauce a try. Just spoon a little over pan fried chicken pieces or steamed veggies & rice.

1 1/2 c water
2 T orange juice
1 T orange zest
1/4 c lemon juice
1/3 c white vinegar
2 ½ T soy sauce
3/4 c brown sugar
1/2 t candied ginger, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 t red pepper flakes
3 T cornstarch + 2 T water

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan except cornstarch/water mix.
  2. Bring to a boil & slowly stir in cornstarch mixture.
  3. Simmer until thickened.
  4. Serve hot!