Sunday, April 22, 2012

Cake #1 of my Cake Challenge

I decided since I got a new cookbook via the internet thanks to Kindle...
I am going to try to bake every cake, cookie, bar and dessert in the book!

First up, Cinnamon Filled Pudding Cake!
Thanks to GOOSE BERRY PATCH this should be the first of many!

1-  Box of Butter Golden Classic Cake Mix
1- Pkg of Instant Vanilla Pudding
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
3/4 Cup Water
3/4 Cup Oil
4 Eggs

1/4 Cup Sugar
1 1/4 tsp of Cinnamon

Mix First 5 ingredients in a bowl.
Blend one egg at a time.

In a separate bowl mix cinnamon and sugar.

In a greased Bundt pan sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Pour 1/2 the cake batter on top
Sprinkle the rest of the the cinnamon sugar and then the rest of the batter.

Bake @ 350* for an hour or until golden.

Let cool, remove from pan.
OPTIONAL: Add icing

1 cup of powdered sugar
3 Tbsp Milk
1/4 tsp of Vanilla

Mix until smooth and creamy.
Drizzle over cake.

Picture of cake to come :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Crock Pot Applesauce

4 Apples (assume one apple per serving) Peeled, sliced and quartered
Tbs Of Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Water

Cook on high for 3-4 hours.

Mash w/ a fork when finished.
Let cool and eat!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Low Everything... Pumpkin cookie!

Low fat, low calorie, low sodium cookie! YES!

Recipe found here

They are good!

Chair Before and After

We got a great hand me down dining room set and I wanted to see if I could re-do the chairs.
This was my attempt!

I got out my hubby's screw drivers and unscrewed the cushion from the chair.
I stapled new fabric to the cushion and spray painted the chair a crisp white.

don don don....

I'm a fan :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cake Box Cookies

I love a quick and easy cookie.  I had left over peanut butter frosting I wanted to use up... so I made these cake mix cookies.

1/3 cup water
4oz apple sauce
1 Egg
1 box of cake mix (any flavor)

375* preheated oven

Mix above ingredients

Bake 10 minutes

Cool and eat :)

It's a lumpy fun flavored cake like cookie! 


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Candles By Victoria

Want to buy the best candles on earth?
I'm sure you do!
Check out Candles By Victoria!
I promise you if you buy her candles... you'll return to my blog and THANK ME!

I found out about her candles through YouTube.
CBV or Candles by Victoria has their own Youtube page!
Also it's important for me to note that CBV is a family run company out of Texas.
Why would it be important for me to share that?  Because if you're like me you LOVE to support good family run businesses rather than those big name buy in any store business.
I love to help amazing "local" (ya know... MADE IN THE USA) businesses.

Victoria offers a high quality, clean burning, fantastically fragrant candle!
Check out my current stash!
(In the picture shown above there is a mix of her candles from her "scent shots" which are much like a "tart" to her 4oz, 8oz, 9oz and 16oz jars!)
(ps, this is not my entire stash!)

I have a few suggestions...

1- Definitely buy the following scents
  • Tiffany D
  • Gain Island Fresh
  • Lavender Vanilla
  • Blueberry Cobbler
  • Country Berry Hotcakes
  • Lemon Pound Cake
  • Pumpkin Vanilla
  • Fresh Laundry
  • Black Raspberry Vanilla
2- Check out her message board!  Her biggest fans flock there and give the best suggestions!  With over 700 awesome scents you may want to get some suggestions from her fans!   Although I will vouch that ALL of her scents rock I'm sure if you have a type of scent you lean towards there are fans who can direct you!

3- Last but not least... Sign up for her email news letter!  She sends out emails with contests and discount codes!  

Go over to her site now and look around! I would not steer you wrong!  Like I said before you'll come back and thank me once you try her candles!  You'll turn all your friends on to her candles too!

I've been a die hard Candles By Victoria fan for a few years now.  I've turned my best friend and co workers into fans too!  I've even had an "online party" too!  I will never buy another Yankee or B&BW Candle again.  They just don't have what Victoria has!  :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Easy Fall Felt Wreath

Few simple steps.

1- Grab a straw wreath
2- Get felt in desired colors
3- Cut felt into strips (any size)
4- Wrap around wreath and tack down with tacks and then use hot glue.

5- Alterate colors all the way around.
6- Cut felt to make flowers 
7- Glue flowers on and...

wahhhhhhla! You have a wreath!

Sorry, the camera made the felt look sorta sparkly