Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from all of us at CWIA!


Here’s a poem and a recipe that we would like to share to get you into a spooky mood!



We bought a fat orange pumpkin,

The plumpest sort they sell.

We neatly scooped the inside out

And only left the shell.

We carved a funny funny-face,

Of silly shape and size,

A pointy nose, a jagged mouth

and two enormous eyes.

We set it in a window

And we put a candle in,

Then lit it up

For all to see

Our jack-o-lantern grin.



Pumpkin Dessert


1 Box yellow cake mix             1/2 c. melted butter plus 2 Tbsp.

4 eggs                                          2/3 c. milk

3/4 c. sugar                                2 tsp. cinnamon

1 large can pumpkin                 1/2 c. chopped walnuts

First Layer:

Remove 1 cup mix from yellow cake mix and set aside.  To remaining mix add 1 beaten egg and 1/2 cup melted butter; pat mixture into greased and floured 9×13 pan


Mix together 3 eggs beaten, milk, 1/2 c. sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and pumpkin in a bowl. Pour over first layer in pan.


Mix reserved 1 cup cake mix, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.  Mix with fork and sprinkle over filling.


In preheated 400° oven for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 350° and bake for 35 minutes.  Serve plain or great with whipped topping.