Bourbon Pumpkin Dump Cake… Yes, Please!

It’s no surprise around here that Rhonda loves pumpkins, pumpkin spice and everything Fall.  She shared her love of Fall with you in our post for the Pumpkin Spice Martini, and several times since.  We are excited to share one of our favorite Fall recipes with you — Bourbon Pumpkin Dump Cake.  We keep this recipe in our autumn repertoire, and every year we look forward to the calendar changing so we can enjoy this treat a few times before we move into our Christmas season of treats.  One bite of this yummy, pumpkin spice treat will have you yearning to wear sweaters and smell the scent of falling leaves.  An added bonus to this recipe is that it is so easy, just dump the ingredients together, pop in the oven and let that pumpkiny good scent fill your kitchen and home.

To make this delicious dessert you need a  can of pumpkin, evaporated milk, brown sugar, eggs, pumpkin pie spice (of course!) yellow cake mix, melted butter, coarse crushed graham crackers, bourbon and toffee bits.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with cooking spray.  In a large bowl combine the pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs and pumpkin spice.  Combine and pour into baking pan.

Sprinkle the entire box of cake mix over the pumpkin mixture.  Top with graham cracker crumbs.  Then sprinkle with toffee bits.

Pour melted butter followed by bourbon over the top of the cake.  Bake for 45-50 minutes.

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Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream.  Yes…please!!!

We enjoy serving Bourbon Pumpkin Dump Cake to family and friends or enjoy baking a batch just for us to munch on for a few days.  If your family is not a pie-kind-of-family (not sure if we can still be friends if that is true), Bourbon pumpkin dump cake could be a delicious alternative to pumpkin pie at a Thanksgiving Feast.  This treat is great served with whipped topping or ice cream with a little sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice on the top.  The sweet flavor of the bourbon with the graham and toffee bits enhances the spicy flavor of the pumpkin…so delish!

Try Bourbon Pumpkin Dump Cake this week and let us know what you think!   


Fall All Over

A few weeks ago we promised you some great recipes for the Fall, since tomorrow is the first day of the season, we thought that we would share a newly found recipe that is light, fun, refreshing and little bit out of most people’s wheelhouse.  However, this cocktail will certainly not disappoint.

We make this recipe with gin as the base ingredient. We have shared other gin based drinks with you in the past like, Jingle Gin Punch, Rosa Spritz, Gin and Tonic, Cucumber Gin Spritz, and Double Thyme.  Other ingredients you will need for Fall All Over are apple juice, lemon juice, ginger beer and an apple for garnish.

Shake the gin and juices in a shaker.  Pour over ice.  Top off with ginger beer and garnish with a slice of apple.  It’s so uncomplicated!

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This drink is deliciously light and refreshing– not too heavy or boozy.  It is a great cocktail for soaking in the fall colors on your front porch or when you are wrapped up in a blanket around your outside fireplace enjoying the sights and smells of fall, or watching your favorite football team score a touchdown.  Enjoy this drink with a bowl of Salted Whiskey Caramel Corn or a nice meat and cheese board and you have a winning combination.

What are your favorite fall traditions and winning combinations?  We would love to hear from you.


Disclaimer:  Drinks on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking, and please drink responsibly.


Bianco Sangria

It’s been high school homecoming week in Allen, Texas.  We are sharing a few of the many pics with you of Blind Pig #2 and his lovely date.  If you are not from the Lone Star State, you may not be familiar with the homecoming mum tradition.  What can we say, ” Bigger, better….”  You know the phrase. 🙂

Along with football, homecoming and mums, we like to celebrate Fall with a some Bianco Sangria.  Throw some fall fruits into a pitcher and mix some up for yourself! We added apples, plums, pears, and peaches to our pitcher.  We start with some white wine, Carpano Bianco, apple brandy, lemon juice, simple syrup and angostura bitters.

Cut your fresh fruit into small bite size pieces and place in your pitcher.

Add other ingredients to the pitcher and stir gently.  Our recipe called for simple syrup, but we thought that the brandy and wine made the sangria very sweet.  The next time we make this recipe we are leaving out the simple syrup.  Place your pitcher in the fridge and let it sit for 4-8 hours.  Serve chilled and enjoy.


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Make some Bianco Sangria today kick ball and watch some football and let us know what you think!



Lillet Spritz

Hey Friends!  We took time off from the blog last weekend to enjoy family and friends.  We had several hockey games to attend and other various functions.  We hope that your Labor Day weekend was absolutely the best!

Although the calendar says that Autumn is near, our thermometer in Texas still has not gotten the memo.  Fall is our favorite time of year, the days cool a bit, and we Texans can sit outside on the patio without sweating! 😉 Blind Piglet 1 has a friend from Minnesota who moved to Dallas and spent her first summer here.  She told us that she took her car to the shop last week, because she didn’t think her air conditioner was working.  The mechanic told her that her air conditioner was working fine…. it’s just been really hot!

This week we are sharing with you one last hurrah of summer, and then next week we promise to bring you more fun Fall appropriate recipes.

The Lillet Spritz is a very easy drink to make.  We shared our story about Lillet with you on our post about the White Negroni.  Lillet is an apertif that is made of blended wines. It has the flavor of white, fruity wines, which makes it perfect for a light spritz drink on a steamy day.

To make the Lillet Spritz you will need a bottle of Lillet, cucumber slices, fresh strawberries, club soda, and a lemon twist. Muddle three cucumber slices and a fresh strawberry in the bottom of a shaker.  Add Lillet.  Shake gently and then double strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.  Top off with club soda and garnish with cucumber, strawberry and lemon twist.  Delish!

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This drink is so easy and is the perfect goodbye to long summer days.  Enjoy one this weekend!