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How I Roll

I rolled my way right through Sunday.

Fifty cake balls for a friend and then a dozen asian turkey meatballs for dinner!

I’m getting better at cake balls…I have learned that, if you’re using white chocolate to coat, the best is Nestle Toll House Premier White. They seem to melt down the best and provide smoother coverage. I’ve heard that you can add a bit of Crisco to chocolate to help thin it out, too.

For these, I used Duncan Hines Spice cake mix and DH whipped cream cheese frosting and then the white chocolate and chocolate jimmies. They had a very mild gingerbread flavor ~ perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert tables.

1 box of cake mix {prepared as directed and baked in a 9X13 pan}, 3/4 {12 ounces} of one 16 ounce container prepared frosting and one whole bag of melted chocolate {or white} chips yields approximately two dozen cake balls. In my short cake ball career, I have learned that you will have a little bit of the mix leftover, but will have run out of chocolate to cover them. So yesterday I doubled the recipe and baked two cakes, used double the frosting and two bags of white chips for 50 cake balls.

Here is a cute cake pop tutorial…just skip the stick process if you’re making cake balls.


And if rolling 50 cake balls wasn’t enough, I chose to make Asian Turkey Meatballs for last night’s din din ~  flavorful and healthy at the same time. The dipping sauce put them over the top! I served them with a little brown rice and some steamed broccoli.

{the recipe makes 12 meatballs}


Alrighty, I’m gonna roll out and get some chores done.

Happy Monday!

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To Scentsy Or Not To Scentsy…That Is The Question

**Update: I have become mildly obsessed with my not-so-Scentsy wax warmer! Last night during another trip to Wal-mart I picked up {Crisp Linens & Black Raspberry Vanilla} waxes….I used the candy cane one yesterday and the whole house smelled so pepperminty fresh ~ not overpowering at all. Loving my new purchase. Check out all the yumminess here!**

I walked into my friend Hollie’s house the other day and it smelled like Christmas! She had, what I thought was a Scentsy, burner going and her place felt so festive and warm. Come to find out it’s the same thing as Scentsy, but she got it at Wal-mart of all places.

I decided, while I was strolling through the aisles of Wally World this weekend that I was going to treat the household {read: me} to one. Afterall, we’re having several guests here for Christmas and I need the house to feel welcoming. I chose one that I thought could stay out year round ~ lime{ish} green. Get this, the burners are $15 and the wax cubes are only $2! I got gingerbread, oatmeal cookie and candy cane….mmmmm.

This would make a great last minute gift.

5 more days……..


I’ll let you decide if our haunted gingerbread house was or was not built to code…


While our house was a hot mess, my toes are just plain HAUTE!

Gramma treated to pedis this afternoon….I chose OPI’s “Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees”…

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I tend to be right in the middle of trendy and traditional, but had to go {almost black} for October’s Sin City trip, the “BIG” birthday and Halloween.


Thanks, Mom!


Pumpkin Patch wrap-up mañana!

A House You Can’t Get Locked Out Of

{If the title of this post makes no sense, please read my previous post ;-)}


How cute is this?


A gingerbread haunted house kit.

I’ve never, ever seen one in all my shopping travels.

Saw something similar to this Wilton one over the weekend at Albertson’s, but the penny pinching side of me kept walking.

However, Gramma K picked one up for us without even knowing that I’d been admiring it.

Thanks, Mom!

Anywhoo, I just thought it looked like a fun project for the kids and something cute to have up for the month of October.

A “No Butter Involved” Recipe From Paula Deen!

Yes, Boys & Girls, you’re reading that correctly…a recipe from Miss Paula that doesn’t start off and end with a stick of butter!

I saw this Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle on a show of hers a few years ago and it has held a place in my heart since I laid eyes on it. I’ve threatened to make it every year since, but never have…

until now!

I decided to do single servings in martini glasses instead of a trifle bowl. I also used common sense and halved the recipe!

This really is fairly lowfat in Paula Deen terms.

I used half whole milk and half lowfat in the pudding. I splurged and got the regular Cool-Whip, but the light would be just fine. I’m not sure if “pumpkin pie filling” is the same as a can of straight up Libby’s pumpkin, but that’s what I used. It was plenty sweet with the added brown sugar and vanilla pudding.

Next time I wold love to make this for a larger crowd in my gorgeous trifle bowl from our wedding, but the individual servings were fun, too.

This recipe is Rascal approved!