September 19, 2017

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake



I remember the first time my Bishops wife asked me to bake 6 of these cakes. I was newer to baking at the time and I was scared to pieces I would mess it up.

The rest is history, this cake is now my go to cake when in a hurry and its the best ever.

I have served it with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and today tried it with caramel topping
 (my new favorite way)!!!

The recipe belongs to my sweet Sis Price.

Enjoy ~







 
Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake
  

 
I box yellow or chocolate cake mix

1 sm. box instant vanilla pudding

1 sm. box instant chocolate pudding

1 ¼ c. water

1/3 c.  oil

5 eggs

1 cup floured chocolate chips


Mix all together and bake in greased and floured Bundt pan.

Bake at 350 for 55 minutes or until tests done.


**Sis. Price recipe





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July 3, 2017

Pumpkin Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting




Are you a seasonal baker or cook?

I will tell you a little about myself.

Most organized, great chefs use food that is in season or they cook what goes with the traditions of that time of year.

Myself on the other hand, you could say I cook against the mainstream of whats popular. To me food has meaning, feeling, nostalgia and memories.

When I decide what to cook I have to see what is happening for that day etc. So if my boys are out of town for some reason and I am having a sappy day, then I make their favorite food, not sure why???? I guess it consoles me (weird)!!!

Then lets say its a rainy day, so for sure its going to be soup and cornbread, maybe homemade cinnamon bread too.

Of course there is the deal when I have certain foods in the fridge that need to be used up. Such as sauces that make great for homemade pizza, or berries that call for cobbler. You get the picture...

So the reason for this recipe I am about to share was that my mom, when she made us Sunday dinner, usually made these and they were sooo...good. So since it was Sunday and I was cooking it was only fitting that they must be baked on Sunday in honor of my mum!

I know this has stretched your mind and you are wondering if I still have mine :-), Put a little feeling and effort into your meals, they taste so much better!!




CAKE
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 15-ounce can pumpkin
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
ICING
  • 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy.
Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.
Mix at low speed until thoroughly combined.
Spread batter into a greased 13x9-inch baking pan.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Let cool completely before frosting.

To make the icing: Combine all the ingredients until smooth.






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March 7, 2017

Caleb's 18th Birthday


Caleb's 18th birthday Party...... Love this boy!!!
Photos 




Always making me smile...






 I remember these gimmicks from back in the day.





Lizzy on Caleb's bed.... for breakfast in bed.

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February 16, 2017

Port Orchard, WA

Port Orchard, WA has become one of my many favorite places to visit, these are just a few pics from the waterfront where they have little shops and places to eat.

They had some really intriguing organic grocery shops that if I lived there, I would be patronizing often, the fresh meat and vegetables looked amazing.


 












 So I have no clue who this man is, but we were talking to him because he had a Miniture Husky, So very adorable. My pics are kind of blurry, but you get the idea!!







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February 15, 2017

Sarah Copeland's (Montano) Wedding PT. 2


The reception was beyond beautiful!

Very few weddings have food that actually tastes good. I will have to say this food was very good and the decor was nicely done. My favorite part was the stringed instruments playing. Love that idea for a wedding reception.

More pics here




















































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February 10, 2017

Sarah Copeland's (Montano) Wedding PT.1



 One thing you have to understand about Sarah, we have known this (little girl) for a very long time, I know what your thinking, but in my eyes she will always be sweet little Sarah to me.

Her big day to become a married lady and change her name from Montano to Copeland.

My handsome three dressed up and ready to go...

More pics here








 Waiting for the bride to walk down the isle.......













 Here comes Sarah and her daddy.....







 The beautiful bride and gorgeous dress...






























 Very sweet picture........

















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July 21, 2016

The San Joaquin valley

I spent four years living in Stockton, CA and had many occasions to visit the City of Sacramento.

     My favorite part was Old Town Sacramento, probably still is one of my favorite places. The smell of the waffle cones, and the sound of the horse and buggies going across the cobble stone streets.
     There are many places to eat and of course little shops that sell numerous items to attract the out of town folk.
     Usually when we fly into Sacramento this is the first place we go and grab something to eat. We have found a few favorite places :)

More Pics


My3sonz and "The Delta King" which is now a Hotel.








  
     When I graduated from High School......that Fall I left for Christian Life College in Stockton, California  (my poor mother was left all alone, hindsight....).

  On this trip to California we were able to go by the old Bible College where my husband and I both attended. It is now a rehab place, but "Oh, what memories".
      They let us look around outside some of the areas, but not all of it.  Many of the buildings have been changed and the campus looks somewhat different.

 The front parking lot of the Bible College (and yes, the rental car agency gave us some cool cars to drive, anything to help the mundane drive up Hwy 99).


 
 Taking pics and reminiscing


 
 Bible College on Cherokee Lane



 These new fences over to the left kinda made me forget where this pic was at, but while I was a student this first door to the right was the music classroom. Such a familiar sight with a gazillion memories.

 

This is the Church across the street from the Bible College, we never used this one for Chapel, we used one down the street. However, I believe my Bishop was here when they used this building.




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