I am feeling the pressure to be a little more housewife like....! WELL news flash people. I AM NOT!! I never will be!! I hate to cook, I hate to craft, and I HATE to sit on my butt!!!! I always hear "Well at least I can cook" or "At least you eat well" Sorry peeps but I HATE to cook but I get the hint people.. I should at least try so I did! This is my first attempt at being a little more housewive ish....

Yes I made them ALL by myself and I am very proud of it! Derricks wife Jessica made these for their "cookies & punch" reception as I like to call it. So with my competetive attidude I figured if she can do it. I can do it!! Yummy they were so good!! Its pretty simple and real easy here is the recipe:

1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar (optional for decoration)


PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar.

COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts.

BAKE for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. (If using a dark-colored pan, begin checking for doneness at 11 minutes.) Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack.

BEAT cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

Be sure to put enough powdered sugar on the towel when rolling up the cake so it will not stick.

So there ya have it! ;] I cooked something! It may have been a sweet but my hubby isn't complaining! :] So call me a bad wife all you want I know who I am and what I am becoming and do NOT need anyones judgement! :] Have a good day.

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