Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pumpkin Delish!

What am I reading now?  Second Chance Ranch (Liz Isaacson, aka Elana Johnson)
Annnd . . . what do I think so far?  This is a sweet contemporary romance with a western flare. I completely loved the characters, the setting, their families...loved it all!

Here's the gist:
After his deployment, injured and discharged Major Squire Ackerman returns to Three Rivers Ranch, anxious to prove himself capable of running the cattle operation so his parents can retire. Things would be easier if the ranch wasn’t missing 1.6 million dollars, which forces Squire to hire Kelly, the girl who rejected his high school prom invitation, as his accountant. 

She’s back in town with her four-year-old son, living in her parent’s basement until she can get her life back together. With fresh ink on her divorce papers and open gashes on her heart, she’s not ready for much beyond her new job on the ranch. 

Squire wants to forgive Kelly for ignoring him a decade ago. He’d like to provide the stable life she needs, but with old wounds opening and a ranch on the brink of financial collapse, it will take patience and faith to make their second chance possible.

Delish Pumpkin Dessert

Bottom Crust
2 c flour
2 cubes melted butter
1 c chopped pecans

Mix together and press into the bottom of a 9X13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes (dry crust but not browning) and cool completely.

1st Layer
1 package cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened whipped cream

Spread evenly over crust.

2nd Layer
2 c milk
3 small packages sugar-free white chocolate or cheese cake pudding mix
1 15oz can of pumpkin
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice

Beat together and smooth over 1st layer.

3rd Layer
3 c whipped cream
1/2 c sugar

Combine and spread over 2nd layer. Top with extra chopped pecan.

Chill dessert for 2-3 hours and serve.

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