Wishing you a beautiful week :) Happy Earth Day!
Posted by HippieDog on April 22, 2014 in Family and Friends, Holidays and Celebrations, Home and Garden | Permalink
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Another great recipe that has all of my pantry items. I love it when that happens :)
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Bring water to a boil. Add oats and butter to mixing bowl. Pour boiling water over butter and oats. Stir together and set aside for 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, vanilla, sugar, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon until combined. Fold in cooled oatmeal, stir to combine. Add chocolate chips.
Pour in greased 9x13 baking dish. Bake 375 degrees for 25-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cake cool completely and frost with cream cheese frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
5 TB butter, softened5 ounces cream cheese, softened2 cups powdered sugar1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Combine butter and cream cheese, beat until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla. Whip until creamy.
Recipe Source: two peas & their pod
Posted by HippieDog on April 13, 2014 in Baking and Cooking | Permalink
We are still loving our city bike rides.
It's so nice to get away for a couple of hours and breathe it all in.
Hope you're having a great week:)
Posted by HippieDog on April 8, 2014 in Family and Friends, Nature | Permalink
These are so delicious! I love that I had everything on hand to make these speedy brownies :)
3/4 c flour
3/4 c sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c butter, softened
1TB lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla
Combine flour, sugar and salt in mixing bowl. Add softened butter, mix until just combined.
In small bowl, whisk together eggs, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla. Add to flour mixture, beating until well combined.
Pour in greased 8x8 inch baking dish. Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Do not overbake.
Let cool completely and frost with lemon glaze.
1/2 c powdered sugar
1 TB lemon juice
additional lemon zest
Whisk together until smooth. Pour over cooled brownies.
Cut in squares and serve.
Recipe Source: slightly adapted from Rita's Recipes
Posted by HippieDog on April 7, 2014 in Baking and Cooking | Permalink
To celebrate my nephews college graduation, we had ourselves a little surprise party.
Jason thought he was coming over for a Vegas style poker party. He totally went for it since I love "theme parties" :)
We got him pretty good.
Family, friends, pizza, drinks, music and the disco ball---
A parties not a party in my world without the disco ball.
See you soon :)
Posted by HippieDog on April 6, 2014 in Family and Friends, Photography and Apps | Permalink