Thursday, September 8, 2016

Hints of Change


I went to Whole Foods and look what I found.
A hint that the seasons are changing.
The first pumpkins have arrived.
These are all carving pumpkins.
I guess, here in the tropics, they won't get mushy until they are cut!


I found the Dump Cake recipe I was looking for.
Here it is:

Autumn Dump Cake

1 can (29 ounces) pear pieces in light syrup, undrained
1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 package (doubt 15 ounces) yellow cake mix
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into thin slices
1/4 cup caramel topping, warmed

1. Preheat oven to 350F. 
Spray 13x9 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Drain pears, reserving 1/2 cup syrup. 
Spread pears and apple pie filling in prepared pan; 
drizzle with reserved pear syrup. 
Sprinkle with cranberries. 
Top with cake mix, spreading evenly.
Top with butter in single layer, covering cake mix as much as possible.
Drizzle with caramel topping.

3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes 
or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.
Cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

Makes 12 to 16 servings.

Dump Cake
Image from Dump Cakes booklet.

Good with a scoop of ice cream!


I always check out the flowers at Whole Foods
and I found some lovely tulips...
in Fall colors!



Then I went to Trader Joe's to finish my grocery shopping
and I found more flowers.
I think the iris is near the top of my favorites list.
I just love everything about them.



Meanwhile, in Musashi's Garden,
a little anole was shedding his skin.
It's busy around here!


Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Fall Collage



Barb said...

If I was in Houston right now, your doorbell would be ringing. I'd bring some tea if I could have a small piece of that cake, Snap! Glad you're in the fall mode after your hot summer. Nights are going to frost here - soon the snow will fly!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Mmmm, that Dump Cake looks good! And easy! I may give it a try, thanks.

Pam Richardson said...

I haven't seen pumpkins yet, but I am sure they are coming soon! The dump cake looks so good, great combination of flavors. Have a beautiful weekend! Pam @ Everyday Living

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

What a lovely post, filled with autumn happiness and beautiful photos.
The cake looks divine. May I come too? I'll bring the coffee. :)
Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely weekend!

Tomoko said...

It is fun to see those many pumpkins. They are colorful and smiling, quite different from ours in Japan. That little anole is sweet, even looks like a toy!
Have a good weekend.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Yummy- now that sounds like something I want to make. The flowers are so pretty- I am beyond ready for fall!

Maggie said...

I'd like a slice of your dump cake, please I'll just go and put the kettle on for a nice cuppa!
Lovely autumn mosaics, bon weekend.

Mascha said...

Cute little dragon ;-)
The blue iris are my favorite too and tulips in this season - what a nice idea! So beautiful. And the cake looksdelicious, would like to taste it.
Enjoy your weekend

Linda P said...

As we move into Autumn I'm hoping we have an Indian Summer! I actually enjoy the season and all those Autumn colours. I like your welcome wreath on your door and the pile of pumpkins in the store.

Lilly's Mom said...

Thank you for sharing such a great recipe! I had to look twice in the photo to find the anole. Have a lovely day, Pat xx

Corrine at said...

Well it's 90 here today, so I see no signs of change yet, no idea what it is down your recipe. Hope you are feeling better. xox

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love everything about this post. I'm thinking the cake would be a great one for potlucks when we get back to Upriver ... wouldn't dare make it for just us, because we're old and sorta' sugar free ... but one little piece wouldn't hurt. (It's just if I made it for us, even for us and another couple, which is all the room I have for entertaining here, then we'd eat it all.)

Tom said...

Man oh man pumpkins are expensive there! Enjoy your week.

September Violets said...

You seem to have a mix of seasons there with fall pumpkins and spring tulips and iris! The dump cake sounds delicious and very sweet! Might even give it a try. I think ice cream would be perfect with it.

Marie C said...

Wonderful fall post! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! The anole is cute even with his shed. Trader Joe's is one of my favorite places!!!

Linda said...

The dumpcake looks divine! And I love your header, too. Lovely photos.

Tricky Wolf said...

that's a lot of pumpkins! I guess nothing says autumn quite so well as a beautiful orange pumpkin, especially once you carve a spooky face into it!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your cake sounds delicious. I love the pretty flowers. I think Whole Foods is like our Wegmans here, they have pretty flowers too. Lovely images. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's my kind of grocery shopping. I wish we had a Whole Foods HERE! Love the flowers you found and the pumpkins! This is such a beautiful season for photographers...and bloggers! Hugs!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You sure know what's coming when the pumpkins appear at the market. I've never made a dump cake but they sound so easy. Of course the heavy, sticky lemon cake I made and showed on my blog could be considered a dump cake. lol

Anonymous said...

Pumpkin season is upon us. The recipe looks real good.

riitta k said...

You had an orange day!!! :)) Irises are gorgeous too - enjoy your week Snap!

Lorrie said...

Wonderful post! The cake sounds delicious! Pumpkins always make me smile - they are such jolly looking things.

Steph said...

Love the little froggie!

The Charm of Home said...

That cake looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Tanya Breese said...

that dump cake looks and sounds delicious! now i'm trying to think if i've seen pumpkins around yet? halloween decorations are all over the place but i am not sure if pumpkins are out..i will have to report back to you! love that cute lizard! thank you for linking with willy nilly this week! hope to see you again soon! have a wonderful weekend :)

Linda said...

Yes, it's that time of year! Nice post.