Pumpkin Glaze Cinnamon Rolls

I posted my ooey gooey cinnamon rolls a while back.  They are delicious, but I decided this year I wanted to do a little something special for the pumpkin-ey fall season.

A friend of mine recently made some scones that had a pumpkin glaze and I fell in love.  Her pumpkin glaze was to die for…..and she shared it with me.  So in the spirit of being a good friend, I am in turn sharing it with you.

Start by making a batch of these babies!


Here is what you need for the glaze:

1 TBS canned pumpkin

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp ginger

2 TBS milk

20131106-194123.jpgDump all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well.

20131106-194101.jpgDrizzle on top of cinnamon rolls.  (I glazed them with both the regular glaze and the pumpkin glaze and they were perfect!)

20131106-194135.jpgENJOY!! 🙂

Crockpot Chili

It’s FINALLY getting cold around here!!  One of the signature dishes in our house is a warm pot of chili in the slow cooker.  I’m sure everyone has a favorite chili recipe, but hey… there’s always room for one more right?   It took me 20 minutes in the morning to start this and I let it simmer in the crockpot all day.  It was a nice little belly warmer!



2 lbs. ground beef
1 can (80z.) tomato sauce
  1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes.
1 can (15 oz.) red, kidney, or pinto beans.
1 packet Williams Original Chili seasoning
1 small onion


In 12-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain.


In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, mix beef, onion and remaining ingredients.  Cover and cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.


Chili may be topped with sour cream, shredded cheese, onions, hot chilies, jalapeños or guacamole.  I add noodles to ours to make it more kid friendly!

Green Bean Casserole

It’s just not Thanksgiving without green bean casserole right? I’ve eaten this since I was a child and love, LOVE, love it!  It’s one of those casseroles that is super easy to make and delicious too.  To save time, get this dish ready the day before.  Store covered in your fridge until ready to bake.  Add a few extra minutes of bake time because it will be cold when it goes into the oven.  Enjoy!



2 cans (14.5 oz. each) French-style Green Beans, drained

1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cream of mushroom soup

1/4 cup milk

1 can (2.8 oz.) French – Fried Onions


Heat oven to 350 degrees.  In 1 1/2 quart casserole or glass baking dish, mix green beans, soup and milk.  Bake 20 – 25 minutes.

20131110-192148.jpgTop with onions during the last 5 minutes of baking( I always use more fried onions than it calls for because I just love them), until nice and bubbly.

20131110-192203.jpg Delicious!

Watergate Salad

The Watergate Hotel is the famous location of Nixon’s scandal.  And this awesome recipe was one of their most famous dishes in their restaurant.   I. Love. It.

I could eat it all year long, but I save it for holidays and special occasions.  It is THAT good. So if your looking for a something a little special to add to your Thanksgiving meal this year, go ahead and make this frugaltastic salad.

Here is what you need:

1 20 ounce can crushed pineapples (Don’t drain)

1 large box pistachio pudding mix

1 cup mini marshmallows

1/2 cup chopped pecans

12 ounces whipped topping

20131106-194258.jpgDump your pineapple, pudding mix, marshmallows and cool whip in a bowl.  Stir well.

20131106-194319.jpgAdd your pecan pieces and combine.

20131106-194337.jpgCover and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.  Serve and ENJOY!

Basic Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving isn’t complete without a pumpkin pie right?  The hubby is our pumpkin pie cook around here and man does he make a delicious one!  This is a trusted recipe because well… my husband isn’t much of a cook and it turns out great every time.  He doubled this recipe to make two.20131112-122102.jpg




1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin (about 2 cups)

1 (14 oz.) can eagle brand sweetened condensed milk

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 (9 inch.) unbaked pie crust


Heat oven to 425 degrees.  Whisk pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices, and salt in medium bowl until smooth.


Pour into crust and bake 15 minutes.  Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake an additional 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted 1-inch from crust comes out clear.  Enjoy!

Kroger Mega Event


If you have a Kroger in your area, this week is a great time to stock up on  a few staples!  Check out our Kroger Mega Event tips!  page and get your savings on!  I saved 55% on this shopping trip! We  would love to hear about your savings too!

Fruit Salad

Growing up I never had fruit salad at Thanksgiving.  (I never had apple either, but my husband insist on it!)  My husbands family on the other hand considers it a necessity.  The GREAT news is that it is so easy to make, and it is always a hit!

Here is what you need:

2 cans oranges

2 cans pineapple chunks

2 apples, cut into bite size pieces

2 cups grapes

1 1/2 cup mini marshmallow

2 TBS Sour Cream

Any additional fruit.  I have added strawberries, cauntelope, bananas and honey dew melon

20131106-194535.jpgDrain your fruit and empty in a bowl.  Fold in your sour cream.  (Be careful not to squish your oranges!)


Stir in your marshmallows

20131106-194618.jpgCool and Serve!  This is also great for BBQing 🙂


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