Wednesday, October 2, 2013

That dessert....

As promised, here is the dessert that I served to the adult day care participants/staff at our church.

Out of the oven.

Frosted, cut, and ready for delivery.
These are Pumpkin Bars from a recipe I have had for possibly 35 years.  The Mothers of Twins Club would have Tasting Parties during the year, and this was one of the things that another mother of twins made to share.

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 can (16-oz.) pumpkin
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups baking mix (I used Bisquick)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 inch pan.  Beat sugar, oil, pumpkin, and eggs in large mixer bowl on medium speed.  Stir in baking mix, cinnamon, and raisins.  Pour into pan.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes.  Cool completely; frost; refrigerate.
3-oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 Tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
- Beat cream cheese, butter, milk, and vanilla until creamy; stir in powdered sugar. 

What was the rest of the menu?  Yesterday's lunch was ham biscuits, hash brown casserole, and dried fruit compote.  It seemed to be well-received. :-)

I am grateful to those of you who have offered condolences at this time.  It has helped more than you know, and I thank you for your concern.

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. XXOO Nellie. The Lord is with them and with you. xox

  2. Bless you Nellie, and your friends. Thinking of you all.

    Thank you for the recipe. I saved it.

  3. Sent a batch of those to Kentucky please :)

  4. You know that I am continuing to pray for you and the rest of the family. I'm thankful that they had so many happy memories to sustain them.

    This looks like a really great recipe, and I'm sharing this blog entry on my Facebook page. Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

  5. Beth sent me to see this recipe! This would be perfect for a Fall "pitch in" supper! The photos on your blog are beautiful.

  6. these look so good, I'm writing this one down for sure, I keep you and your family in my prayers, and thoughts, take ,

  7. Nellie, Oh my just a cup of coffee and a pumpkin bar, please. :):) I love foods made with pumpkin and cinnimon. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  8. Oh you know I am going to use this I am drooling all over my keyboard:) Hugs B

  9. This looks fantastic and now I have an excuse to buy more canned pumpkin!

  10. These look terrific. I like anything pumpkin or ginger.

  11. Oh my they look so good. I'll have to make them too. Still haven't made the whoopie pies yet but I will!! : )

  12. I would love one of those with a nice cup of hot tea.
    Thanks for posting the recipe. I'm sure they'll be a hit.


  13. Pumpkin Bars! And a trusted recipe too. Just perfect, Nellie. I'd venture to say everyone enjoyed them immensely!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

  14. This recipe sounds delicious. I like that it uses Bisquick-that is unusual in a bar recipe. I am going to try this next week when I have company.

    I hope you are holding up after last week's family trials- xo Diana

  15. These look like a tasty treat. In our stores, we don't always have the ingredients you mention in your recipes eg Bisquick.
    Thinking of you and wishing you well.

  16. That's similar to the one I make as a roll up cake, with the frosting/filling on the inside. We love it!

    Blessings to you and the family. I'm thinking about y'all.

  17. Great recipe!! Love this series---so much fun :)

  18. A family friend makes these for me every year. They are delicious. Well, anything with cream cheese icing is delicious to me :)