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Thankful for The Red Hat Society!4 Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The holidays are here once more. Thanksgiving dinner will be made, pies will be consumed and plans for Christmas will take action. This year, instead of letting these days pass by at the speed of light, take time to think about all that is good in your life, including The Red Hat Society. The Red Hat Society brings so much joy into many womens lives including my very own. Reflect back on all of this past years most cherished memories.

For many women, the Red Hat Society plays a huge role in their everyday lives. Perhaps it's how we met our closest friends, bonded with the women in our family, maybe it's how we learned to thrive with age, or perhaps it's a place where we learned how our skills or talents could best be used. The Red Hat Society is many different things to all of its members, yet we can all agree on the one clear message of the Red Hat Society and that is for Women to encourage fun, friendship, freedom and fulfillment while forming close bonds. Everyday The Red Hat Society members put forth this message and spread their happiness and love all over the world. That's why this Thanksgiving and all the rest to come I will be giving thanks to the Red Hat Society! Thank you to all my fellow Red Hatters for being so fabulous and always staying true to yourselves.

Happy Thanksgiving!

- Queen Diva Dishberry
Delicious Four-Layer Pumpkin Cake4 Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This Thanksgiving, make something both delicious and impressive. I have been searching everywhere for a dessert recipe that is exciting, yummy, and stunning. Let me tell you my fellow Red Hat ladies, I found finally found one that is to die for! On holidays, it's always best to make something that is as appealing to the eye as it is to the taste buds. This scrumptious pumpkin cake is sure to do the trick.


1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin, divided
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup oil
4 eggs
1-1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, divided
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tub (8 oz.) Whipped Topping, thawed
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
1/4 cup chopped Pecans


HEAT oven to 350°F.

BEAT cake mix, 1 cup pumpkin, milk, oil, eggs and 1 tsp. spice in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round pans.

BAKE 28 to 30 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.

BEAT cream cheese in medium bowl with mixer until creamy. Add sugar, remaining pumpkin and spice; mix well. Gently stir in COOL WHIP. Cut each cake layer horizontally in half with serrated knife; stack on serving plate, spreading cream cheese filling between layers. (Do not frost top layer.) Drizzle with caramel topping just before serving; top with nuts. Refrigerate leftovers.


- Queen Diva Dishberry
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