Monday, June 23, 2014

Have a Garage Sale

We had a garage sale and did alright.  Mom sold a lot of plants.  Some people even asked to have them out of our garden!  I wasn't sure how well my clothes would sell, but I made close to $40 off of them.  Not too shabby, considering I wasn't expected that much.  I still have a lot more to sell though....

So glad someone was able to find treasures that we out grew...(.both physically and metaphorically).

Done: June 6, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Lemonade Cake

Recipe Source: Pinterest
Made : April 19, 2014


  • Cake:
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 3 tablespoons thawed lemonade concentrate $
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • large eggs $
  • large egg whites $
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free buttermilk
  • Cooking spray
  • Frosting:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 2 teaspoons thawed lemonade concentrate $
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. To prepare cake, place first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 5 minutes). Add eggs and egg whites, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda; stir well with a whisk. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat well after each addition.
  3. Pour batter into 2 (9-inch) round cake pans coated with cooking spray; sharply tap pans once on counter to remove air bubbles. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.
  4. To prepare frosting, place 2 tablespoons butter and the next 4 ingredients (2 tablespoons butter through cream cheese) in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until fluffy. Add powdered sugar, and beat at low speed just until blended (do not overbeat). Chill 1 hour.
  5. Place 1 cake layer on a plate; spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Store cake loosely covered in the refrigerator.

Thoughts:  It was good.  The frosting was amazing, but the cake needed more lemon flavor.

Verdict:  Make again?  Probably.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Visit 5 Museums

1. Albrect Kemper Museum of Art | September 2012

2.  Atchison | May 2013

3.  Mob Museum | March 2014

4.  Neon Sign Museum | March 2014

5.  World War I | April 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

Try 3 New Foods

1. Eggplant 8/22/13
2. Chicken and cheese tamale 9/9/13
3. Salmon 3/1/14

Done: March 1, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WWI Museum

 Finally went to tour the WWI Museum in KC.  Absolutely loved it!  Of course, my favorite part was the view at the top of Liberty Memorial.  Stunning views of the city I call home.  This is such a great gem of our city.  I'm sad it took me this long to find it, but I'm so thankful I finally found it!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

40 Recipes| Carrot Cake

Made: January 29, 2014
A family recipe that has been made for years and will continue to be made for many more!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Volunteer at a food kitchen

A few weeks ago I volunteered at our local food bank.  We have a program called back pack buddies which offers food for children who don't get 3 meals a day.  The purpose of this program is to insure that the child will not go hungry over the weekend.  It is an incredible act of giving and I'm glad I got to be a part of it.

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Completed: April 10, 2014