Sunday, October 10, 2010



For us it means coolness in the morning, sweltering heat in the midday, and coolness in the evenings, but hey it's fall dangit. We may have to bring sandals to change into during the day but at least we get to wear boots in the morning and evening. So in honor of fall, I will give you a bit of the flavor I have been playing with this Fall Pound Cake. A twist on the the Cream Cheese Pound Cake that is to die for.

Fall Pound Cake

3 cups sugar 3 sticks butter (the real thing)
3 cups cake flour 1 can of pumpkin
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
6 eggs

First melt the butter and blend with sugar, pumpkin, cinnamon, and vanilla. Blend well. And I mean well. Then, alternate the eggs and flour beating well in between, like this: 1 cup four, 3 eggs, 1 cup flour, 3 eggs, and 1 cup flour. Don't ask me why but, this works. It makes it all light and fluffly. Now if you don't like pumpkin and you just want to make the cream cheese version, just get rid of the pumpkin and cinnamon and put 8 ounces of cream cheese and make it a whole teaspoon of vanilla.

So now you pour the batter into a greased and floured bundt pan. Now the most important part. Save some batter to eat while the cake is cooking, and don't tell anyone so you can have it all to yourself.


Put the cake into the cold oven and turn it to 300 degrees and bake for 1hr and 15 mins if you like the cake really done, but if you are like me and you like the bottom 1/4 to be gooey and a bit like heaven cut it back to 1hr and 5 mins. Now go make one of these for everyone you know and you will be loved for eternity.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Feels Like Today

Today. What does it feel like for you? For me it feels like a Rascal Flatts song. :) Well, not really but it does feel like a bit of gorgeousness outside and happiness inside where we all are happy about the outside yet have plans to be inside for the rest of the day. Unless we completely buck the system and take our desks outside. But until I can find someone to move my heavy desk, I will just give you a bit of how my today is going to go. Unless it doesn't.

Today. I am going to eat better........and less. Today. I am going to think better.....and less selfishly.
Today. I am going to do something that goes beyond the norm......I just don't know what yet. Today. I am going to challenge myself in some way......just not so it make me sore. :) Today. I am going to listen only to the positive things that make themselves known in my life and forget the negative things that place themselves in my path.....unless they lead to something positive, which I doubt. Today. I am going to Sam's. Once again, to buy lots of food for a lunch that I will cooking for on Thursday. Today. I will cook. Again. Which I love to do. Today. I am hungry. Today. Now.

Tomorrow. I will post a recipe of something to cook for fall.