This has been my motto lately.  Without it, I’d go nuts.  There is no better way to deal with disappointment in your life than to just “let it be!”

Oscar certainly knows how to "let it be!"

Exhibit A:  I sign up to run my first HALF MARATHON, train my first day (a wonderful 4-miler on the TM) and wake up sick the next day, unable to train until “further notice.”  Gr. I’m gonna go with Tina’s reminder:  Exercise is to get strong, not skinny.  If I want to be strong, no exercise today 🙂  Anyway, this, like other things in life have to be let GO!  Let it go!  Liberate yourself 😉  OK, moving on…. I just HAD to post about dinner last night.  Not only was the food delish, but the company was even moreso!

Eamon and Liz!

YUM! Indian feasts rock!

Really? What Indian feast is complete without (regular and whole wheat) naan?

The dessert was the STAR of the evening!  My amazing next door neighbor friend, Jen, introduced me to DUMP CAKE!  LOOOOVE dump cake!  Long live dump cake! It is sooo easy, simple, quick, easy and YUMMY!


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes


  • 1 (20 ounces) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 (21 ounces) can prepared more fruit cherry pie filling
  • 1 (18.25 ounces) box yellow cake mix
  • 2 sticks of butter or margarine, each cut into 12 slices
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (your choice – optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (325 for glass baking dish). Have a 9 by 13-inch baking pan ready.

Dump undrained pineapple baking dish or pan and spread it out evenly.

Using a spoon, dump globs of cherry pie filling evenly on top of the pineapple.

Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the cherry and pineapple layers.

Cut butter into slices with a butter knife and place slices evenly over cake mix.

Sprinkle nuts on top if you’re using them.

Bake for one hour. Use heavy oven mitts to remove the dump cake from oven or let your older helper do it.

To serve, scoop cake out with a large spoon like a cobbler, and dump it on a nice plate. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is delicious with dump cake. Serve warm or cold.

Yield: about 10 to 12 servings

And finally…look at the cuteness I almost stole saw outside Superfresh 😉
PUG cuteness!  OK, that’s it for now!  Toodles!

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