Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Happy troubles so extending give-away until Friday! Hope to be back in shape by then! Thanks!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

200th Post, Gooey Butter Cake &.......

.....A GIVE-AWAY!!!!!

So in honor of my 200th post....I thought I'd share with you this recipe for Gooey-Butter Cake. It's a recipe from our family cookbook I blogged about awhile back.
Gooey Butter Cake
1 stick BUTTER, room temp.
1 box yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1 (8 oz pkg) cream cheese
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 pound box powdered sugar
Combine butter and cake mix and blend like pie dough. Add 2 eggs and mix well. Spread into a greased 9" x 13" pan. Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar. Lightly beat the remaining 2 eggs and add them to the cheese mixture along with the vanilla. Pour over the dough in pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 35 min.
***Cindy note: Cream the cream cheese in the mixer, scraping sides of bowl and getting it really creamy before adding the sugar....continue to scrape the sides of the mixing bowl and the beater as you go and after adding the eggs....making it a very smooth batter. I really think this makes a difference of how it turns out! Once it's out of the oven, I sprinkle with a little additional powdered sugar. Enjoy!***

So now you are probably wondering about the give-away part, eh?
Well, in order to be entered into the give-away all you need to do is leave a comment to this post (or those that may follow) telling us what your favorite cake is and/or become a follower.  I don't think of 'gooey butter cake' as my favorite but if I'm going to choose cake over pie, it has to be a gooey cake, if ya know what I mean!

The prize? Hmm....I'll keep that part secret! Mainly because I'm still gathering items for it!  Since this 200th post is about baking, I will tell you that the prize will be kitchen related...just a simple little somethin', somethin'!

Leave your comment and/or become a follower between this post and Wednesday, June 29th and I will announce the winner on Thursday, June 30th!

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday Ramblin'.....

I know, it's been awhile since my last post! 
Funny thing is, while at work, I think of so many things I could be blogging about, then when I sit down to blog, I draw a total blank!  I know that it's easier if I blog on a daily basis and that is something I'm going to work on. It may not be every day, but at least every other day.
 I will blog something!
So reader beware! lol

We've gotten a little break from the heat. I turned off the air and opened some windows. Enjoy that cool, summer breeze while it lasts, before it settles and the temps hit the 90's again next week.

Today is my "Friday" so tomorrow I will get to spend the day at home.  Spend the morning doing a few household chores then catch up on some creative time and enjoy the weekend! 
That's the plan anyways.

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Visiting the Amish...

We had a free afternoon this past Monday so we made a trip over to the local Amish.
I decided to take  my camera and take a few pics.  I don't usually get pics of the Amish themselves unless their heads are turned or it's from a fairly good distance.
There was lots of field work going on....

And apparently some yard work....
how would you like this as your riding mower?

When you really stop to think about it, the "simple" life of the Amish really isn't so simple.
I should of taken a pic or two of their gardens, which are already coming up SO beautifully.

Besides visiting Lydia and purchasing a new woven rug from her, we found a new little variety store, as they call it, where I found not only a small table to use as a night stand, I found this little school bench. 
I guess it depends on who you are and what you like on what sort of value you would put on this, but I paid a whole $8 for this little bench! I love it and I almost passed on it when it finally dawned on me that I had just the place for it! 

It was an enjoyable afternoon and will be making another trip back over soon!

Time to go to work.....

Enjoy your day!