Welcome to another round of Marvelous in my Monday hosted by the beautiful Katie at one of my favorite blogs, healthydivaeats.com. My Monday is definitely Marvelous this week….I work today and a half day tomorrow and then lots of fun to look forward to the rest of the week.

A marvelous weekend was had with Landen’s first gymnastics meet and a Thanksgiving celebration. Here’s some highlights from the weekend…..

So proud of Landen! He did a fabulous job at his first meet!

Landen with his coach and teammate after the meet.

Madelyn cuddling with my brother and sister-in-law’s new puppy, Marla.

My marvelous Thanksgiving dinner. If I had to choose a last meal this would be it! That cranberry sauce is the one from TJ’s and I really liked it. The sweet potato dish is what I brought and I will post the recipe tomorrow. My mom did a fabulous job on everything, as usual!

A marvelous recipe today….my grandma’s famous Pumpkin Pie Dessert Squares {a true Thanksgiving tradition for my family}.

Definitely not healthy, but Marvelous FOR SURE!

5 from 1 vote
Servings:10 -12
Grandma's Pumpkin Pie Dessert Squares
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
The best pumpkin dessert EVER!
  • *For the crust*
  • 1 box of yellow cake mix 1 cup reserved
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • *For the filling*
  • 3 cups 1 lb. 14 ozs. Libby's pumpkin pie mix (this is not the same as canned pumpkin puree)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cups milk I used skim milk.
  • *For the topping*
  • 1 cup reserved cake mix
  • 1/4 cup sugar I used brown sugar.
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine the ingredients for the crust and press into the bottom of the pan.
  3. Combine the ingredients for the filling and pour over the crust.
  4. Combine the ingredients for the topping and sprinkle over crust.
  5. Bake at 350F for 45 to 50 mins.
  6. Allow squares to cool for about 20 minutes and then store in the fridge (at least 3-4 hours) before serving.
  7. Bars will be tasty at room temperature, but are best served COLD with cool whip.
Author: Kim @kimscravings.com
Course: Dessert

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Something to think about…..

What is something marvelous in your Monday?

Are you planning to splurge on Thanksgiving or be super good?

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