Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pumpkin Bars

Let's talk about something gross. Well, it creeps me out.

Em's got a little ant problem. And by little, I mean gross. 

Only one of the many downfalls of living in a dorm!

Sorry... I just can't do bugs. Studying parasites for GI? Pretty sure I got the shivers every time I read a sentence. So if anyone knows a good ant-be-gone solution, send them our way.


It was a birthday cake weekend -Velvet Devils Food Layer Cake with Coffee Buttercream Frosting.  

Normally, I'm definitely not a frosting person, but this coffee buttercream frosting was life changing. 

Too bad I forgot to take a pictureeee. 

Fail. Major. Fail.

So it's not a cake post, but Pumpkin Bars! 

Em and I made this wayyy back in pumpkin-holiday season.  And then promptly forgot about it until now!

It's super easy to make when you're craving pumpkin, but a pie is totally out of the question.  (Really, who has time to make a pie...)


3 large eggs
1 2/3 cup sugar
1 cup cooking oil
1 heaping cup(16 oz) pumpkin(can)
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
Beat sugar, cooking oil, and pumpkin until light and fluffy.

Add eggs in one at a time.
Sift together other ingredients, then add pumpkin mixture, mix well,
Spread in a 9x13  greased and floured caked pan.

Bake 25--35 mins

3 oz cream cheese

1/2 cup melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups powder sugar

Beat ingredients together and spread on the cooled bars. 

Messy table, yay!

So the whole Sh*t Girls Say is definitely a meme (I'm surprised I even know this word) that's been out there for a while and painfully redone. But when I saw this one, I couldn't help it. 


  1. I have definitely made things that I have forgotten to post about before! That video is hysterical!

  2. [1] Pun-kinnnn
    [2] No picture :( That's okay. You should draw one and post it instead. :DDDD
    [3] I love that video.
    [4] Do you ever wonder what it's like to be an ant? It's a hard life, man. All of a sudden you're minding your own business and then BAM you're dead. Out of the blue. I always feel bad before I kill bugs because I feel like they don't know what's coming to them. I wish I could warn them before they expired. (That seems dumb, I know. How would informing them of their mortality make it any better?)


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