Easy Pumpkin French Toast Casserole recipe

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

I love me some french toast.  So what better recipe to have in your back pock than this Pumpkin French Toast Casserole?  This is so easy to put together and have ready whenever you are.  It is SUPER delicious and flavorful!  ENJOY!

Ingredients:

French Toast:

  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 and 1/2 c milk
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 c pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Topping:

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 c chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Directions:

French Toast:

  • Slice the French bread into slices 1/2″ thick; arrange bread in one layer on the bottom of a 9×13 pan.
  • Set aside remaining bread slices.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together the remaining ingredients until well combined.
  • Pour half of the egg mixture over the bread.
  • Top with the remaining slices of French bread and pour the remaining egg mixture over the top.
  • Cover with foil and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.

Topping:

  • Melt the butter in the microwave in a medium sized bowl.
  • Pour the remaining ingredients into the belted butter and stir until combined.
  • Pour the topping over the French toast casserole.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes.
  • Serve with powdered sugar and maple syrup.

source: http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/pumpkin-french-toast-casserole-calphalon/

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Gigi’s Cupcakes of Columbus, Ohio review

Gigi's Cupcakes

Gigi’s Cupcakes

I’ve forgotten to do this review for quite some time, so I thought I would pull it from the archives!  :)   I love me some cupcakes; honestly it’s one of my favorite treats ever.  I’ve tried a lot of cupcakes in my day and when I heard that Gigi’s Cupcakes was now at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio, I knew I had to try it out.  :)

I had heard that this was a yummy place to get cupcakes and they had quite the variety.  They have a couple of locations in Columbus, but Easton was where I bought this treat.  They had a little kiosk inside of the shopping plaza, so obviously they wouldn’t have that many varieties to choose from at this location.  I decided on the Midnight Magic cupcake which is described as: Devils food cake with dark chocolate chips topped with a chocolate buttercream frosting and chocolate chips.

To be 100% honest, I was disappointed in this cupcake.  :(  LOL  For one, the icing was squished by the time I got home and hour later and the frosting was SUPER rich.  However, the cupcake in itself was pretty delicious.  It was moist and very flavorful.  Just from the interaction that I had with the girls that worked the kiosk and this cupcake in itself, I probably wouldn’t go back as I know of better cupcake shops in Ohio.

 

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I Mustache You a Question card design

I Mustache You a Question

I Mustache You a Question

This has to be one of my favorite cards that my mother has made.  I have this slight obsession with this phrase and therefore I think this I Mustache You a Question card is genius!  :)

It’s simple, yet totally adorable, don’t you think?  The inside is a blank card so the “giver” can fill out their own message.

This I Mustache You a Question card design is just totally too cute for words and I’m sure it would put a smile on anyone’s face!

The Spectacular Now movie review

The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now

Over the weekend I had been on a Shailene Woodley kick.  Since The Fault in Our Stars came out on DVD, I also wanted to check out The Spectacular Now as well.

I didn’t really know much about it other than it looked like a similar story of “A Walk to Remember.”  Now, I love me some A Walk to Remember, so obviously I didn’t think this movie was as good, but it wasn’t bad.  I guess because I didn’t have high expectations, it was worth watching.

The one thing that I will point out is that Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller had a very cute connection in this movie.  I don’t know if it’s her that allows the guys to seem really connected, but it was pretty believable in this story.  It also seemed like a lot of the script was an “on the fly” sort of dialog, which also made it believable.

Teller plays a character named Sutter who is a high school senior that is best known as the guy that doesn’t take anything too serious.  I expected him to be a jerk to almost everyone, but he wasn’t; he was funny and easily approachable.  He’s wasn’t the star athlete or the nerd in school, but he liked to go to school and communicate with everyone who attended.  The downside to Teller’s character was that he was drunk 99% of the time.  One day after a party (in which he got very drunk), he shows up on the lawn of a classmate (Aimee played by Woodley) he barely knows.  She wakes him up, he has no idea who she is, where he is, or even where his car is.  He ends up helping her deliver newspapers for her mom, and the rest is history.

As Aimee and Sutter spend more time together, bad and good characteristics rub off on each other; they also find out how much they have in common which includes not having the perfect relationship with their mother’s, while Aimee’s dad is dead and Sutter’s father is a deadbeat.

This is a story about true first love, new experiences, happiness, and self accepting.

 

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