Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Last week, my brother and sister came to visit and got me hooked on the instagram app on my phone. Here are a few pics. It's funny, I find myself taking pictures mostly of food.

Bubba and my recovered ottoman.  I put my sister to work when she was here.  She came up with this!

My favorite dessert ever.  The Olive Garden Lemon Cream Cake.  It looks pretty here, but within minutes the whole thing broke in half.  It was delicious, however.

Strawberry Rhubarb Batter Cake.  Here's the recipe, it's one of my grandma's.
3 cups of berries
3 tbsp. of butter
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 cup of flour
1 tsp. of baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup of milk
1 tbsp. corn starch
1 cup of water
Rinse berries and put in 8 x 8 baking dish.  Cream butter and 3/4 cup of sugar.  Sift together flour, baking powder and 1/4 tsp. of salt and add to butter and sugar.  Add creamed mixture alternately with 1/2 cup of milk.  Pour over berries.  Combine 3/4 cup of sugar, 1tbsp. of starch, 1/4 tsp. of salt and sprinkle over batter, then pour 1 cup of boiling water over all of it.  Place pan on top of cookie sheet when baking.  Bake and 375 degrees for 1 hour.
We usually use boysenberries or blackberries, but it was just as good with the strawberry/rhubarb mixture.

This is Addi today at the pool :)

And Bubba.
Joe Dirt. We put one of my extensions in Von's hair. It blended perfectly.


jayna said...

"bubba" as joe dirt about killed me! it reminds me of the time my girls put my mom's topper (wig) on- so hilarious and scary!

Christy said...

bless you and your recipes....

Chelcie said...

The cake WAS SO good! Thanks for sharing at chronic tacos. Can't get over Bubba... he's so cute.