Sunday, September 28, 2008

Crazy Chocolate Cake!!!

This has to be the best cake ever! I grew up having this cake a lot. My mom would make it for family functions or whatever! So I was craving it really bad so I called my mom up and got the recipe and made it yesterday afternoon. I've been baking the last 3 weekends. I've been lucky enough to have the weekends off! Sad so say I didn't take a picture of this yummy cake because its just one of those things you have to eat out of the oven because its so freaking good! But I wanted to share the recipe with you all!!


3 1/4 cups flour
2 cups sugar
6 Tablespoons cocoa
2 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon salt

Mix these - then

Make 3 holes - put into these

12 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla

Pour of this

2 cups water

Mix well and pour into a 9x13 pan - bake at 350 degrees - 35-40 minutes

I put chopped walnuts and chocolate chips over the top before baking or you can frost it later.

I hope you all enjoy this yummy yummy cake!!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

This is really cool

So I saw this on my sister in laws blog and thought it was pretty cool and wanted to give it a try. It was pretty interesting coming up with words that had meaning to me.

click on it so you can see it better

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I baked yet again!

So don't fall over laughing but I did bake again. I think i'm turning into a really domestic wife. Last night I made Peach Cobbler with fresh peaches. We got peaches from Mick and Jen. I was really excited so I called my mom up and asked for her recipe for peach cobbler. I remember having cobbler a lot growing up. We would have all kinds of cobblers from cherry to blackberry to peach! They were all super yummie. So after Cody and I had dinner last night I started baking and found this recipe to be super easy! I'm finding that I love to bake now. So every weekend I get off i'm going to try to bake something new! So here is that yummie recipe for peach cobbler.

Peach Cobbler

1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 cups sliced peaches (about 6 medium) sometimes I put in extra
1 teaspoon lemon juice

3 tablespoons shortening (I never have this one so I would use butter)
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk

Heat oven to 400 degrees
Mix 1/2 cup sugar, the cornstarch and cinnamon in 2-quart saucepan. Stir in peaches and lemon juice. Cook stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole; keep peach mixture hot in oven. (I don't always do this)

Cut shortening into flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, the baking powder and salt until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in milk. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto hot peach mixture.

Bake until topping is golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Serve warm and, if desired, with whipped cream or ice cream.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Scentsy Need I Say More!

My new found love now is Scentsy. I found about it a while ago from my sister Shawna. She was having a party and had me check it out online but I didn't have the money to get into it. So I kinda forgot about it and went on until the end of may when Cody and I were at our friends house in Arizona and Heathers kitchen was smelling really yummie. So I asked her what it was and she showed me all her scentsy stuff. I couldn't wait to come home and get my own. It took me a while till I found someone who sold it. I am so happy that I now have my own and I love it love it love
it! I ended up getting two warmers. I figured I needed one for the kitchen and the front room. They are so awesome and the scents are so yummie! I love it! Thanks Elisa for selling scensty. I'm sure i'll be buying up more scents in the near future!

I'm So Domesticated!!

On Labor day my sister in law Jen brought over some yummie Zucchini that she grew in her garden. I've never made Zucchini bread until today! I was feeling in the mood to bake which rarely ever happens because I work so much I never have time to be in the kitchen. So I pulled out my mother in laws recipe and went to town. I had fun making it. I was even more excited for Cody to try it. Well it passed the approval of Cody so I guess I can bake! I told Cody that I needed a new mixer and a mixing bowl. So lets hope in the near future i'll be getting a kitchen aide mixer! A girl can wish right??

Friday, September 12, 2008

One Fabulous Spring/Summer

I just have to say I've had one of the best spring/summers ever! It started out in May when my sister Shawna and my niece Jenna, my brother Adam his wife Bridgette and my 2 nephews Adam and Lukus came to spend a few days with Cody and I. I had a great time seeing them. It had been about 9 months since I had seen them. Then a few weeks after that Cody and I finally took our honeymoon. I know it was 3 years late but better late then never right? We well Cody drove us to California! We spent a few days at Disneyland and California Adventure. It was awesome to be able to go on a real vacation with my husband! I am a huge Disney Fan. I love pretty much anything Mickey Mouse. So it was a fun time being able to be in one of my favorite places ever! While in Cali I was able to meet a good friend of Cody's from the Army. After our California fun in the sun we headed to Arizona to spend a few days with an old Mission companion of Cody's. I love meeting friends of Cody's. So our spring was pretty adventurous. So after returning from our vacation I started a new job I have been there for 3 months now and I love it! Our summer has been pretty busy. We have been working A LOT and when I say a lot I mean a lot! August my mom and my sister Susan and my 2 nieces Kourtney and Sierra came for a visit! It had been a year since I had seen my sister or my nieces! So I was pretty excited to see them! My parents came to visit last October so I was also very excited to see my mom again! I'm a huge family buff I love seeing my family! So I thought I'd just share that I've had ONE fabulous spring/summer! I hope that Cody and I have another great summer next year!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Just A Little Bummed!

So I know for all you Washington folks that the Puyallup Fair has started. I'm bummed again because this is my 2nd year missing out! So I hope you all have a great time and eat lots of good fair food for me! And maybe I'll make it home next year to go to the fair because I really miss a good fair!