2.26.2018

Home Decor: Spring Kitchen Inspiration

            Hi everyone! It has been a couple weeks as I took a little break from social media and blog posting. I hope you are all doing well and hope you had a great weekend! With the warm weather right around the corner, I wanted to share some Spring Kitchen ideas/inspiration with you that I have been searching and finding on Pinterest. I know you will probably be adding in color to your homes or kitchen with the Spring season upon us, and thought this would be fun and helpful to give you a few ideas. Here are a few that I am currently loving :) Enjoy and have a great week. Thank you for stopping by xo

(all images found from Pinterest as inspiration and ideas)

















2.08.2018

Recipes: Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

              Hey y'all! :) It's almost the weekend, woo hoo. I wanted to share a wonderful (probably the best) sugar cookie recipe yet. My aunt Carri's and grandma's is pretty awesome but this is right up there in the same ball park. So good!! Mam made these for Christmas and everyone loved them and I knew I had to make them for Valentine's Day and share with you all. The best part is they aren't overly sweet, sounds weird with it being a sugar cookie but they are so delicious!

            I hope you all have fun weekend plans. We are heading to Indiana to spend time with family and friends. I hope you enjoy your Friday and weekend ahead and of course this recipe. Make this for your significant other or for your kids, because it's a good one. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Valentine's Day! xoxo

Sugar cookie recipe:

ingredients:
-1 1/2 cup of sugar
-1 cup of shortening
-2 eggs, well beaten
-3 Tablespoons of sour cream
-1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda
-1/4 teaspoon of salt
-1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
-3 cups of flour

details:
-pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees
-cream the sugar and shortening together first
-add the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla
-slowly add in your flour, salt, and baking soda
-mix this well
-chill for 3 hours in the fridge
-roll the dough out to your desired thickness and cut or form into ball
-bake for 400 for 8-10 minutes
-cool the cookies on a  cooling rack
-then ice the cookies and enjoy!

For the icing, I just use powdered sugar, water, and vanilla and whipped this up to make a thick consistency, you can also purchase your own icing as well to ice these







2.06.2018

Recipes: Valentines Day Classic Cake

                   Hi everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous week! I can't believe we are already in February and only a week or so away from Valentines Day already. Crazy! As you know from my previous blog posts, we have just finished our January Whole 30 so this is a funny post going from healthy food to a  delicious cake haha! But, the truth is I love to bake. Baking is so therapeutic for me and brings me so much happiness. Even if I just have a bite or don't eat any of it; regardless, I just like to bake for people. I think this is in my blood and DNA from my mother, and both of my grandma's (which I am totally okay with :))

                   With the Valentines Day holiday quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun to share a classic and yummy yellow cake with chocolate frosting with you. This is a great recipe and so delicious. I will also be sharing a new cookie recipe with you this week as well so stay tuned for that but to start this off, here is the cake recipe. I hope you enjoy this and hope you enjoy the Valentines Day kitchen details. Happy Tuesday :) xo


Yellow Cake recipe:

Ingredients:
-4 large eggs
-1 cup of milk
-2 teaspoons of vanilla
2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
-2 1/2 cups of cake flour
-1 1/2 cups of sugar
-1 teaspoon of salt
-2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
-1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter softened  


Details: 
-preheat your oven to 350
-grease two 8 inch baking pans 
-use this same mixture/details below for both of your 8 inch baking pans
-in a large mixing bowl combine your eggs, milk, and your other liquid ingredients here
-using a separate bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder
-whisk the dry ingredients 
-then, add in small amounts of your butter a few pieces at a time to the dry ingredients bowl
-mix this until the dry ingredients are moistened by the butter and form crumbles
-then add 1/2 of the liquid egg mixture to the dry ingredients
-the batter will begin to thicken 
-then pour in the remaining egg mixture and beating/stirring until smooth
-bake at 350 for 30-35 min or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean
-Let the cake cool completely before stacking on top of each other or cutting/icing

Chocolate Frosting:

ingredients:
-2 sticks of unsalted butter softened 
-6 cups of powdered sugar 
-1 cup of cocoa 
-1/2 cup of milk
-2 teaspoons of vanilla

details:
-beat your butter first for a couple minutes on medium speed of your mixture 
-then, add your vanilla and blend into the butter
-then, add in your powdered sugar and cocoa powder 
-add in your milk 
-begin beating at a low speed until a thicker consistency