Monday, January 13, 2014

texas sheet cake


I was first introduced to Texas sheet cake in Indiana by a dear friend, however
Texas sheet cake is a national favorite.
Everyone loves Texas sheet cake! And why not? Its moist chocolately cake and almost fudge-like frosting combination is a winner. Plus, it's just so easy to make. It's a great dessert for large crowds or the casual potluck. And for good reason, one recipe make a lot of cake!

 
I don't always have buttermilk in the fridge, but the vinegar/milk substitute works so good, there's no reason to make an extra trip to the store.
This is also a great recipe to make with kids.

Monday, December 2, 2013

{chocolate} gingerbread bars

My littles love gingerbread -almost to a fault. On more than one occasion I have caught one of them nibbling on the annual gingerbread houses we make and decorate at Christmastime. Lots of times, the houses are created from my mother-in-laws yummy homemade gingerbread, but other rushed years, we have relied on the store bought kit-in-a-box. That's where the 'almost to a fault' incidents come into play -nibbling on the gross, cement like ginger grossness.

 



So that's why I was so happy to discover these chocolate gingerbread bars. The littles can nibble on these gingerbread bars, sparing the store-bought manufactured house variety.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

12 Organizing Ideas for the Holidays

I recently taught a class for my Church's women's group. Since the holidays are almost here, I focused on strategies to help make the holidays easier.



Here's the 12 organizing ideas for getting through the holidays in one piece.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

my favorite DIY tools

Everybody knows that having the right tool for the job makes the job easier.

Here's a run down of the tools that have made our DIYing much easier, and are versatile enough to make our favorite DIY Must Haves:



Top Four DIY Must Have Tools

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