Archive for July, 2014

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That`s What She Said…

Okay first of all AGAIN I want to apologize for abandoning you all for what really amounts to nearly two years.  I am trying really hard to make up for that.  And WOW! do I have some crazy good stuff on the horizon.  Crazy good for me and double crazy good for you all! Give Aways, interviews, book reviews, movie reviews, book club sign ups.  I am going to make this blog what it used to be no matter how long it takes me!

And just so you know, the interviews are with some AMAZING people so please tune in for those.

Now what’s going on in  my life you might ask.  Well…Benjamin had his appendix out last Tuesday so that was fun.  :/ He really had tummy troubles for a couple of weeks and it never enter our minds that it was his appendix.  He just did not present the usual symptoms.  None the less, Dr. M. took that nasty little organ out and he is on the mend.  You know I am not sure laparoscopic hurts any less that traditional incisions.  But a week later he’s on the mend.

Jerry is stateside so we are having my birthday party early.  Double Nickels deserves recognition, so they say.  55? Really?  Seems like just yesterday I was a young mama with a passel of kids.  Still have the passel they are just a little more scattered these days.  As it should be.  I miss those days but life is all about changes.  Some days I roll with it. Some days, not so much.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend – it’s almost here!!!

Check back soon – you won’t be sorry – I’ve got something really great to share with you next week!


And We Have A Winner!!!

Congrats Melanie!!!! Sending you an email!  I will need your mailing address.

See you all again real soon and THANK YOU for participating.  Melanie – you enjoy your cookbook!


Dessert anyone?

HELLLLOOOO Friday!!!! Finally!  These days are dragging by for me.  This time next week, if all goes according to plans, The Husband will be on his way back home.  YAY!  It’s been a long three weeks.


In the meantime, we have some recipes to share and a cookbook to give away!  If you have been following my blog, you know how this works. If not a the bottom of this post will be information about how to enter to win a copy of Foolproof Family Recipes from Gooseberry Patch and all the particulars.

I realized yesterday I hadn’t posted this recipe and it was such a hit! In fact about every two days or so one of the kids asks when are you going to make that Inside-Out cake again???  Soon…soon.   It was so easy and so very delicious.  AND super easy to make gluten free.


Inside-Out Cake

  • 2-3 TBSP sugar
  • 15 1/4 oz pkg. yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker’s Gluten Free Yellow Cake mix)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 15 oz can coconut-pecan frosting
  • 1/2 c chopped pecans

Generously spray a 10″ Bundt pan with non-stick vegetable spray.  Dust pan with sugar, set aside.  In a large bowl, combine dry cake mix, eggs, oil and water; beat as directed on package.  Stir in frosting mix and mix well. Fold in nuts.  Pour Batter into pan and bake in a preheated 350 oven for 50-60 minutes.  Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes only.  Turn out onto serving plate.  Makes 12 servings.

YUMMY for your tummy!

Note: This cake is super moist which is not always easily accomplished with a gluten free cake.  We enjoyed every last crumb.  Take a look at the pictures and then scroll on down for the giveaway info!



To enter this Early Bird Review and Giveaway: All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of each post pertaining to this giveaway and Early Bird Review and consider yourself entered. I will be posting amazing recipes from this book over the next two weeks and then on Friday the 18th of July, I will draw a name from the trusty mason jar and announce the winner. You have a few chances to get your name in the drawing. And of course it would be nice of you to tell your friends if you have facebook or a blog of your own.

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