Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
1 (18 ounce) box Betty Crocker Super Moist Chocolate Cake
1/2 cup chocolate milk
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
1 (5.9 ounce) box instant Jell-O Chocolate pudding
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350degrees.
Spray a 12 cup fluted tube cake pan(bundt) with baking spray .
In a large bowl mix cake mix, chocolate milk, butter, eggs, sour cream and dry pudding mix with a spoon until well blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and then spoon the batter into the pan. The batter will be very THICK.
Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until the top springs back when touched lightly in the center. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Turn it out onto a heatproof serving platter or onto a cooling rack and cool completely.
* The glaze on the cake was a recipe I found and when ready to serve was quite tasty if you like Tootsie Rolls. I think I will use this recipe for candy at Christmas.
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons water
In a 3 quart saucepan heat the glaze ingredients over low heat. Stir frequently until the chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is smooth. Drizzle the warm glaze over the cake. Store loosely covered at room temperature.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
1/2 c. (crushed pecans)
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
3/4 c. butter
1 ( 8 oz ) pkg cream cheese
1 c. sugar
8 oz. cool whip
1 10 oz. pkg. frozen strawberries or small container (16 oz) sliced fresh strawberries (I prefer fresh)
Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Blend in cool whip. Spread over very cooled crust.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Well on with the rest of my story... as always my eyes are attracted to anything with art so I make a beeline to the potter standing under his booth in the sultry southern heat of late morning.We start talking about Norman Smith and he let me go on telling me about Norman Smith.After about 20 minutes the potter standing in front of me tells me he is Norman Smith's son in law as his wife walks up and introduces herself as Norman Smith's daughter and I begin to laugh. They tell me I have done my homework and proceeded to tell me more about the potter, "Norman Smith"
It seems the son in law Cecil Cash has taken up the father in law Norman Smith's craft and his work is just beautiful.
Norman Wright Pottery
The bowl happens to be a private pottery lesson that Norman Smith gave Norman Wright (my father in law) many years ago.My father in law told me he was trying to make a moonshine jug and all he was able to achieve is a bowl. I'm very proud to have this in my collection as well!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
The Year was 2007 July our community lost a dear friend and Uncle to Kimberly to Pancreatic Cancer.A few months before Tony and I started to swap plant starts and he gave me a start of his mothers climbing rose .Everyone said it would not make it because it needed to be planted in the fall.Weeks passed and the plant looked like it was not going to make it.
The sad day came when Tony passed away.I walked out to the garden crying and looked down to pull up the climbing rose that I thought had not made it .As I looked down there was a tiny little green leaf at the bottom the size of a dime.I started laughing with tears as I remember the words from Tony "Kat, It will live".
On this day it is over head high and the most beautiful pink roses.
God Bless You Tony And We Miss You