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Thursday, February 28, 2008
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Quick Tunnel of Fudge Cake
1 1/2 c. milk
1 pkg (3.4 oz.) chocolate pudding mix - the cook & serve kind, NOT instant!
1 c. chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. butter
Place milk in med. saucepan, whisk in pudding mix. Cook, stirring, over med. heat until the mixture comes to a boil (4 to 5 min.) Remove from heat & stir in the chocolate chips & butter. Stir until the pudding is smooth and thickened and the chocolate has melted. Set aside while you mix the cake.
1 pkg. devil's food cake mix
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. sour cream or plain yogurt
1/2 c. water
1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly mist a 12-cup Bundt pan with non-stick spray, then dust with flour. Or, I just heavily spray with the non-stick spray & skip the flour :)
Place all cake ingredients in large mixer bowl. Blend with electic mixer on low speed for 1 min., stop machine & scrape sides of bowl. Increase speed to medium, beat 2 minutes more.
Reserve 2 cups of the batter. Pour remaining batter into the prepared pan. Spoon the pudding filling in a ring on the top of the batter, making sure it does not touch the sides of the pan. Spoon the reserved batter over the filling, smoothing it out with a spatula all the way to the sides of the pan. Place pan in oven.
Bake until it springs back when lightly pressed with your finger & is just starting to pull away from the sides of the pan. 45-50 min. Cool for 20 minutes. Run a long, sharp knife around the edge of the cake and invert it onto a rack to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar when it is cool.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
I finally bought moulding and a wood plank, primed it all, and waited for my husband to come home on the weekend. Have I mentioned that he is so good to me? He took my plan and some tools, headed for the garage, and made these:
I painted them with the same semi-gloss I used for the walls, and I think they blend in nicely.
Leave me a comment - I need suggestions for what I could keep in the trifle bowl to spruce it up a bit! I want something I can remove easily if I want to use it for dessert (so no terrariums). I have mostly white, silver & light green in my kitchen - shabby chic - no pinecones! If I pick your idea, I'll take a picture of the completed look, add it to my blog with your name, and link it to your blog.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
But tonight there was a total lunar eclipse, which was amazing to watch, and personally I find it much more fascinating than just another full moon in the month. After all, we won't have another total lunar eclipse again until December 2010, so the frequency is quite similar.
This was during the "total" phase of the eclipse, where the moon actually takes on a warm, reddish color, a nice contrast to the deep, cool blue night sky.
Tonight was also my first try with my 75-300 lense, and with my newly loaded Photoshop cs3...
For more Self Portraits involving Blue, click HERE
Monday, February 18, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
And finally, a new set I've called Breezy Birdie, created with a vintage pattern & some gorgeous green & blue fabrics:
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
To see what others are doing for "Blue" Self Portraits this month, click HERE
Thursday, February 7, 2008
What did fit on our counter from the list:
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
We had a fun birthday today, including pizza, chocolate cake with sprinkles, and presents!
She is a joy, full of humor and laughter.
She is a delight, always finding something interesting in the world around her.
She is adventurous, taking off after things that intrigue her.
She is kind and generous, and she has a tender heart.
And most of all, she is not really mine. Chad and I are just stewards of this precious gift, until she is old enough to go out into the world and live for her true Father, God who blessed us with these eight years so far.
Friday, February 1, 2008
If not, click here to read a shortened version of this Hans Christian Anderson tale.
But here is the scene I found in my girls' bathtub. I'm not sure what was being imagined during the last bathtime, but when I pulled aside the shower curtain the next morning, this discovery made me giggle.