Laura Romaniello

Arts Director

We’re now a week closer to Thanksgiving than we were before! Everybody seems to forget about Thanksgiving and skip right to Christmas after Halloween, but that is not the case for me! Thanksgiving is easily my favorite holiday and the bigger the get-together, the bigger the feast! I love huge Thanksgiving dinners with the whole family. It’s not often that everyone is found in the same room together, so when we get moments like these in our families we should take it all in and be thankful for all the love that surrounds us during this time of year. Food always seems to bring people together, it’s one thing everyone has in common no matter how different we all are. Here’s a delicious dessert recipe for you pumpkin lovers out there, it’ll surely be a favorite amongst the family!


1 box Spice Cake mix Pumpkin Mousse, recipe below

1 jar Caramel Topping

1 – 8oz Container of Cool Whip

5 Skor Bars, chopped (optional)


1 – 1.5oz box Instant Vanilla Pudding

1 – 15oz can Pumpkin Puree

2/3 cups Granulated Sugar

1 – 14oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 teaspoon Nutmeg

1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

1 extra cup Cool Whip


Make the cake, let cool and cut into small squares (about 2 inches x 2 inches)

Mix all ingredients for the mousse except the Cool Whip, then gently fold it all in the Cool Whip.

Layer the ingredients in the trifle bowl in order: Cake squares, pumpkin mousse, cool whip, skor pieces, cake squares, pumpkin mousse, cool whip, skor pieces.

Keep refrigerated and enjoy!

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