i should be mopping the floor: April 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Baby Food Bundt Cake

While baby food may seem like an odd ingredient for cake, it really has some amazing possibilities. This moist Baby Food Bundt Cake is so delicious and simple to make. You can easily customize your own Baby Food Bundt Cake with the hundreds of flavors of baby food out there!

Baby Food Bundt Cake: Can mix up your flavor choices with different types of baby food.
This is another recipe from my cookbook committee days in Muleshoe, Texas. The original recipe for this came from a very well-known "great cook/baker" in town. As with most recipes, I like to tweak and make it into my own creation over time, adjusting to my own family's tastes and likes {and the fact that I can't even handle nutmeg. Bleh}. 


Baby Food Bundt Cake: Can mix up your flavor choices with different types of baby food.
You'll Need:
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs, well beaten
  • 2 small jars of baby food {your choice of fruit flavors, I used pear}
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 c. pecans, chopped
Baby Food Bundt Cake: Can mix up your flavor choices with different types of baby food.
Combine oil and sugar. Add eggs. Fold in baby food, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. 


Baby Food Bundt Cake: Can mix up your flavor choices with different types of baby food.
When well mixed, fold in flour and nuts. Bake in a well-greased and floured tube or bundt pan for one hour at 350.

Baby Food Bundt Cake: Can mix up your flavor choices with different types of baby food.
Allow to cool in the pan and turn out onto a plate.


Baby Food Bundt Cake: Can mix up your flavor choices with different types of baby food.
Dust lightly with powdered sugar.


Baby Food Bundt Cake: Can mix up your flavor choices with different types of baby food.

If you'd like to print the below recipe card, simply click on the image to download. {Prints in both a 4x6 and 3x5 card}:
Baby Food Bundt Cake: Can mix up your flavor choices with different types of baby food.


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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Spring Cleaning Giveaway Winners

Thank you to all who entered! Congrats to the winners of the Spring Cleaning Giveaway. We'll be emailing the winners shortly. Each winner will need to respond to the email by Monday at 11:59 pm in order to claim his or her prize. 

So excited for all of you:



Thursday, April 25, 2013

Friday's Freebie: Scripture Chalkboard Printable {Joshua 24:25}


Yes. I'm still obsessed with chalkboard printables. And I've always adored this scripture. I'm excited about the chalkboard scripture printable combination. 

As soon as I get my own printed, I plan to frame it and set it on my entryway table.
This prints in an 8x10 size on a letter-sized paper, to be trimmed. Personal use only.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A BERRY Sweet Collection of 25 Strawberry Recipes

Strawberry season is upon us. Time to put those berries to good use and create some amazing strawberry recipes. Monday's party was filled with strawberry goodness. I've included those recipes, as well as some from some berry sweet bloggy friends below. If you have a strawberry recipe you'd like to share, feel free to leave a link in the comments. 


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Organic Basil Cream and Fresh Strawberry Tarts from Pint-Sized Baker


















































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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Salt and Pepper Shakers Makeover #upcycle

Thanks to Goodwill, I got a new set of salt and pepper shakers for a little over $2. With a can of paint and a little love, I'm excited to have these cuties on my dinner table now. Super easy upcycle.

I'll start out by letting you know that our old set of S&P shakers were from my college years. And I was in college in the nineties. So...it was time. Plus, every time you actually shook the old shakers, a little bit of their metallic finish came off as well...right into our food. Yum.


Both pieces for $1.99. Woot, woot! They actually had about five sets of these. Kind of kicking myself for not scooping up all of them. How cute would these {the finished version} have been down my table at a dinner party? Darn it.

I bought this Rustoleum paint since it had primer already in it. Two birds. One stone.

Spray painting in a box is the easiest way to keep the ground {and your car} free from overspray.

After they were completely dry, I brought them into my craft room, errr, messy office, to polka. Dot, that is. I don't really have an actual craft room/space. I craft right here at my desk. If I could actually get my rear in gear and organize this entire room that my family graciously gave me to use entirely by myself for work, I may put together a fun craft space {in my head, I've designed it like five times, repainted twice and moved the furniture a dozen times. It's all good}. But, that is a few projects down the list...or maybe even on page two. I digress. 

Polka dots...
I brought out the fancy tools for this. You know, the end of a new pencil eraser. It was your basic dip into a puddle of paint and dot onto the surface technique. Zero skill actually required here.  

Then I brought them back out to the box to seal with this Valspar sealer {leftover from the ORB projects}

Ready to shake it up, baby. 







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