I wanted to give thanks to everyone who has made an impact on my life this year...it hasn't been easy, I haven't  been easy.  And so, I want to share a heartfelt thanks to my sister Jamie, to Mandy, my best friend in high school (Go South!)...we just found each other again this year.  A big thank-you-I-love-you-your-the- greatest, goes to my cousin Angela, who so graciously helped me during the preparations for my dad's memorial service, and in all the times she's helped me before.  Most of all I am so thankful for my mama Rose, she's not just a parent but my BFF.  And, for everyone who I forgot to mention, I send love and chocolatey kisses to you as well as warm wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving to all. 
I have been searching and searching and I finally found...Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes!! 
Here's the recipe:

Prep Time:     10 Minutes
Cook Time:     40 Minutes

Original Recipe Yield 1 - 9x13 inch cake  

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (16 ounce) container cream cheese frosting
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, pumpkin, eggs and oil for 3 minutes using a mixer on medium speed.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool, then
  • frost with cream cheese frosting.
 Nutritional Information
Amount Per Serving  Calories: 259 | Total Fat: 10.9g |Sodium:  351mg| Cholesterol: 24mg

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    My very best friend, and co-conspirator is my mother Rose,
    I love party planning, and my happiest moment is seeing it all come to fruition.I'm a native Phoenician, and although I'll never completely get used to our scorching summers, I love it in the Fall and Winter, when snow is so close, yet far enough away so that I don't have to deal with it everyday.  I love planning parties, creating invitations, and taking my "only child" Ladybug for walks.  I'm hoping that event planning will be what I do for a long long time...


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