BTW- My Goodwill is having a 50% store sale tomorrow. You might want to check if yours is too! Unfortunately I will be in Ohio [visiting the grams]. But, I will probably be thrifting there, my grandma is queen of thrift stores!
Here is the recipe for it: (I did not create it and unfortunately I don't remember where it came from, but it is soooo good, I think I got it off of some website) Oh, and this is not for those calorie watchers. :)
Ingredients: 2 1/4c. flour, 2 c. sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2tsp. baking soda, 3 lg. eggs, 1 tbsp. lemon rind grated, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 c. butter softened, 1 sm. carton sour cream
Put all the ingredients into large mixing bowl. Blend mixture at low speed, then beat at medium speed 3 minutes. Put in greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 325 for 1 hour. Cool completely. Drizzle with glaze.
Lemon Glaze: 1 c. sugar, lemon juice (1-2 tbsp).
Mix powdered sugar with enough lemon juice to make glaze to drizzle.
Last night I made Lemon-Cream Cheese Cupcakes. It is suppose to make a batch of 24. But I just could not. stop. licking. the. bowl. And I ended up with like 17. Oops.
This recipe came from a Food and Family Kraft magazine. And again, not for those calorie watchers. But it is great for those who want to be happy. Because eating one makes your very, very happy.
Ingredients: 1 pkg. white cake mix, 1 pkg (4-serving size) Jell-o Lemon Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling, 1 c. water, 4 egg whites, 2 tbsp. oil, 1 pkg. (16oz) powdered sugar, 1 pkg. cream cheese softened, 1/4 c. butter softened, 2 tbsp, lemon juice, 1 tsp. grated lemon peel plus more for garnishing if desired
Beat cake mix, dry pudding mix, water, egg whites, and oil in large bowl on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 min. Spoon into 24 muffin cups. Bake at 350 for 21-24 minutes.
Cream-Cheese Icing: beat sugar, cream cheese, butter, juice, and lemon grated peel on low speed until well blended. Frost cupcakes.
And lastly, use lemons to make...lemonade! I can't believe I had never made real lemonade before last night. It is way easy and taste terrific. It will be perfect on a day like today. I plan on sitting on the back porch and enjoying a nice glass and the 70's degree weather.
Ingredients: 2 lemons freshly squeezed, 1 c. sugar, water
Mix the lemon juice and sugar, then just add water until you like it!
Please don't think I am this major baker or anything. Yes, I like to bake and cook. But I do not do it all the time. All of this was really just out of self-satisifaction. I had a craving. That is all. I hope one reader will enjoy at least one of these recipes!
P.S. I haven't posted in a couple of days because I felt like the last post was way lame. And I wanted to wait till I had something better to share. I mean I love label-makers, but I don't think it was blog worthy. Oh, well. I think food is always blog worthy.
- Audrey's packed away clothes
- More spices in the kitchen
- Unlabeled totes in the garage
- Craft supplies
Maybe I should stop blogging now and get to it. While the baby sleeps. And you should go out and get yourself a label maker [no need for a fancy one] if you don't already have one. And if you already have it, share what you use yours for.
With a dress this cute, I wouldn't mine dressing like my daughter.
I wouldn't be able to keep my hands out of those pockets, Audrey would be in trouble.
Link to Pictures: Shabby Baby
When starting this adventure I had no idea I would spend precious hours on just coming up with a blog title and the design. And I mean precious hours. You know, those hours when your baby is sleeping. I just got done making a lemon pound cake late last night after baby went to bed and instead of unloading the dishwasher or sweeping the floor or putting away things, I took a nice slice of cake and sat in front of my computer. And that was it. It hit me. There were so many things I could be doing, but instead, I wanted to enjoy a delicious lemon cake. And that is how my title came to be. And the picture. Don't you wish you had a slice of that cake? I don't mind sharing.