Monday, March 22, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Well today has been a lazy day. Started off with snow this morning but soon it started to melt. However, it is very cold due to the wind. I'm so ready for spring to come along. I did get out for awhile and spent some time with my sister. I bought some wonderful sheets at JCPennys. Just washed them and now they are on my bed..
Friday, March 19, 2010
Found this great looking cake at www.simplemodernmom.com. It looks a lot like Mississippi Mud Cake, and that is one of my favorites. I can't wait to try it out. I will let you know when I do try it.
Chocolate Marshmallow Cake
1 cup boiling water
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk (or use 1 cup milk mixed with 1 tablespoon vinegar)
1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
Chocolate Satin Frosting (see recipe below)
- Heat the oven to 350ºF and grease a 13×9 inch pan.
- Bring some water to boil and keep it simmering while you make the batter.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla and beat with an electric mixer for 30 seconds.
- Add the 1 cup boiling water and carefully stir until the water is mixed in; beat for 1 1/2 minutes.
- Pour the batter into the 13×9 inch pan (batter will be thin).
- Bake at 350ºF for 35-38 minutes or just until the top springs back when lightly touched.
- Make the frosting while the cake is baking. When the cake is done, pour the warm frosting over the hot cake.
Chocolate Satin Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
6 tablespoon buttermilk (or use 6 Tbl milk mixed with 1 tsp vinegar)
4 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 (16 ounce) box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups marshmallows (optional)
- In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, buttermilk and cocoa. Cook, stirring constantly, just until it comes to a boil; remove the pan from the heat.
- Add the powdered sugar and vanilla, and beat with a wooden spoon or electric mixer until the frosting is nearly smooth (stir every few minutes while the cake finished baking).
- Add the marshmallows, then pour the warm frosting over the hot cake, gently spreading until it covers the cake evenly. Cool to room temperature before serving.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Photographers or anyone like me that likes taking pictures will LOVE the GIVEAWAY from Vol. 25. Check out the following blog for your chance to win... http://vol25.typepad.com/vol25/2010/03/my-longest-post-yet.html Do it soon because time is running out...
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
My husband is coaching two soccer teams... our daughter's team and our son's team. Lots of fun! Practice went really well, and I think our girl's team is going to be really good. But how good can they actually be for 4 year old's. Go Lady Talons and Talons!!!!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Today being the first official day of spring break, and it rained all day. Even snowed at times. I am so tired of the snow this year. It has snowed more in the last couple of months than it has in the past 5 years. Hoping tomorrow will be better.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Today being March 14, 2010...wait let me make a correction... today is March 15, 2010 as of a few minutes ago. This is the beginning of my blog. I have always wanted to do this after looking as so many wonderful blogs. So bare with me until I figure this all out.