Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Why Over the Backyard Fence...

So why "Over the Backyard Fence" ?

When I decided to start blogging last year I wanted my posts to be like conversations... like two old friends talking over the backyard fence. Sharing stories about their lives, their Lord, joys, sorrows, swapping recipes, ideas and friendship! I consider it a blessing and an honor to share a friendship with so many bloggy gals over my cyber backyard fence! I look forward to coming here everyday to read your comments and visit your blogs!

With that said... today I want to hand a recipe over the fence to ya'll. This is one of my favs, perfect for this time of year - and is VERY tasty! Oh, and simple to make as well! Enjoy!

Pumpkin Crisp
Southern Living, NOVEMBER 2005

1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (18.25-ounce) package butter-flavored yellow cake mix
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup butter, melted
Whipped Cream (optional)
Ground nutmeg (optional)

Stir together first 5 ingredients. Pour into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over pumpkin mixture; sprinkle evenly with pecans. Drizzle butter evenly over pecans.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour to 1 hour and 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven, and let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature with Whipped Cream, if desired. Sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired.

Makes 8 to 10 servings

If you are participating in Praying4America today pray for the leaders, churches & Christians of California & Colorado. Also pray for the Holy Spirit to bring conviction of sin and draw Americans to faith in Christ. (John 16:8)


Carolina Mama said...

Wow, that recipe looks great. Love your blog. And sorry to read you're missing your father-in-law now, but one day!

Sandy Toes said...

I love this is one of my favorites and addicting for more with cool whip!
Thanks for reminding me of this recipe!
-Sandy Toes

Amy said...

I love the idea behind the title to your blog. That is precious!
And I will gladly accept your Pumpkin Crisp over the backyard fence. It sounds delicious! My family (of course, every one but my boys) loves pumpkin recipes. I will give this a try soon.

God Bless,

On Purpose said...

I love to come visit you over the fence. And I love it was a GREAT visit today!

Love to you Kristen!

Holly said...

OH MY! That looks fantastic! I now need to head back to the store for some supplies to make it :)

Kristen, may I link you on my blog? I am updating my sidebar.

Thanks for always encouraging me!

Cindy said...

Oh Kristen, I'd love to share Pumpkin Crisp with you over the backyard fence.

These days, backyard fences are so high (at least in Phoenix) that you never get to know your neighbors. It is such a sad thing. I remember growing up how we all knew every neighbor and spent time visiting them all. I miss those days.

Thanks for the recipe.


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Yes, oh yes, now something to go with my pumpkin lattes from Starbucks!


Kathryn said...

Kristen, I found your blog through Elaine at "Peace for the Journey".

Loved the yummy recipe, enjoyed the cozy feel of your autumn-dressed page, and was blessed by your posts!

In Him,
"Pure Wells"

Ang baylis said...

Oh, I just LOVE your story about how you named your blog! Over the Backyard Fence... what a great idea!
I love it and the recipe sounds amazing! I must try it!
Angie xoxo

Yolanda said...

How cool, and clever for the reason behind the title of your blog!

I must say that this is a big hit at our home, the Pumpkin Cobbler is tasty!


Terri Tiffany said...

I loved the sound of this recipe from Elaine's blog and had to come over for it! Mmmm! Love your picture on the blog too!