Monday, February 18, 2013

Label Making...

A simple project today - but one I've been tryin' to get around to since Christmas.  My grandmother gave me some jars as a gift...
They were simple but that is what I wanted - they just needed some labels...
Some spray on Chalkboard paint and some mailing/shipping labels...
A couple of quick coats...
I added some lil' dashes around the edge with paint just to dress them up a bit...
 And they worked out perfect.  Now, I'll be honest - I was really trying to help out my hubby (wink) - see, he doesn't cook very often - AT ALL - but every once in a blue moon - he takes a notion.  Not so long ago he was gonna fry some squash - man, were they sweet!  After a little investigation - he said he mistakenly used powdered sugar instead of flour.  Oh well, better luck next time.  I should give him a lil' more credit - when he does cook - it is always good.  Thanks for trying Shaun!
And here they are - all lined up in the pantry and easy to tell the difference ;-)
All you  need are some labels and chalkboard paint - so go label something!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Shaun's Favorite Cake...

Happy Valentine's Day!!!  Hope everybody is doing well.  I've been into projects - just not posting 'bout them - not for sure why.  I'll do better - promise.

But today - I thought I'd share with you the recipe for my hubby's favorite cake.  Now, it is not complicated or difficult to make (if it were - I wouldn't be making it ;-)

It is a simple chocolate cake with homemade icing - a recipe that my sweet grandmother gave me - one she simply calls "Easy Chocolate Cake".

I took step-by-step pictures but somehow they were all stacked on top of each other - so the written/typed version will have to do.

Easy Chocolate Cake

Bring to a boil
-1 stick of butter
-1 cup of water
-1/2 cup oil
-3 tablespoons of cocoa

...while waiting mix...

-2 cups SIFTED flour
-2 cups sugar together

...then add
-2 eggs
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1/2 c. buttermilk
-1 teaspoon soda

... stir and pour first 4 ingredients over the mixture
...mix together well and place in greased pan
...Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes for a regular cake pan - approx. 50 min. for bundt pan


Bring to a boil...
1 stick butter
6 tablespoons of milk
4 tablespoons of cocoa

then add...
1 pound of powdered sugar (sifted)

...stir well

...Pour over warm cake

Now, I will have to say - that it doesn't really make a "pretty" cake - because the icing runs everywhere but oh my goodness - it sure is

............MMMMMMMMMM YUMMY!................

Happy Valentine's Day!