Friday, December 18, 2009



3 eggs
1 cup white sugar
2/3 cup solid pack pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup chopped pecans
confectioners' sugar for dusting
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
confectioners' sugar for dusting


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.

In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar with an electric mixer on high speed for five minutes. Gradually mix in pumpkin and lemon juice. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and ginger; stir into the pumpkin mixture. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan. Sprinkle pecans over the top of the batter.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the center springs back when touched. Loosen edges with a knife. Turn out on two dishtowels that have been dusted with confectioners' sugar. Roll up cake using towels, and let cool for about 20 minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Unroll pumpkin cake when cool, spread with filling, and roll up. Place pumpkin roll on a long sheet of waxed paper, and dust with confectioners' sugar. Wrap cake in waxed paper, and twist ends of waxed paper like a candy wrapper. Refrigerate overnight. Serve chilled; before slicing, dust with additional confectioners' sugar.
This just so very good, a must for your Christmas baking, and instead of dusting it with confectioner sugar, you can also dust it with cinnamon, both make an  excellent pumpkin roll, and you can wrap in foil, then wrap in Christmas paper and give as a gift, now any one loves a gift like this.. Enjoy, experiment with food, have fun, and enjoy the season of giving, loving, and eating.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


This was such fun seeing how the animals behave when no humans are around, now I wonder how long some of the men have sit out there waiting to see this site, I love it, and I love this Country living.
A friend comes out here and hunts in our back acreage, well he set up a camera back there to see what time of day or night or even if there is any deer activity, well here is what the camera revealed.

Six Pointer

Two Young Deer or Does

Lo and Behold Look what else, a huge wild Hog.

That meat would keep us eating for a year, big hog, and it makes the best saugage too, so how do you like my backyard? Have a very blessed day.

Monday, December 14, 2009


You were born in Bethlehem.
You left Heaven just for us.
You are truly, our precious gem.

You were delivered in a stable.
It was a lowly, simple place.
God planned every detail of Your birth
So He could prove His marvelous grace.

We are invited to accept Him as Savior.
He came so our salvation could be free.
He proved His love again and again.
Like Him, we desire to be.

We celebrate Christmas every year.
We express love to each other too.
We honor Him with our whole heart.
The meaning of Christmas is true.

Our gift to Jesus should be our hearts.
We need to worship Him in every way.
If we give gifts to each other, we obey.
He said to love each other every day.

I wish for you a Blessed Christmas.
May we worship Jesus first of all.
If you have not accepted Him as Savior,
Choose this day to give Him a call.

© Evelyn D. Putnam
November 19, 2008

Luke 2: 14
Glory to God in the highest and on earth
peace, good will toward men.