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Jul
11
2014

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

Find even MORE from Gooseberry Patch online!
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Jul
08
2014

Soup anyone?

This soup was a real winner!  Ben and I enjoyed the heck out of it and I dropped a couple of servings off to my oldest son for his lunch today.  Anxious to see what he thought.  Although, he’s the guy who would finish off one of the younger kids plate/bowl/cup to keep from throwing out food.  Many times I said “You know that has baby spit in it, right?” To which he replied “Yeah, it won’t hurt me.”  Okey dokey.  Bleh! They were my kids but I didn’t want to eat after them!  I honestly can’t remember him ever complaining about what the meal was but still, having said all that – This COWBOY SOUP from Foolproof Family Recipes was DELISH!

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  • 1-2 pounds ground beef
  • 5.6 ounce pkg Spanish rice mix, uncooked
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4-5 c. beef broth
  • 15 oz can mixed vegetables
  • 14 1/2 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 11 ounce can of corn

In a soup pot over medium heat, brown beef with onions: drain.  Meanwhile, prepare rice according to package directions.  To beef mixture in soup pot, add cooked rice, 4 cups broth and undrained vegetables.  Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Simmer for about 30 minutes, adding remaining broth if a thinner soup is desired.  Makes 8-10 servings.

Note: I am quite sure a vegetarian version would be “Souper Simple”.

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.

Find even MORE from Gooseberry Patch online!
www.gooseberrypatch.typepad.com
www.facebook.com/gooseberrypatch
www.twitter.com/gooseberrypatch
www.youtube.com/gooseberrypatchcom
www.scribd.com/gooseberrypatch

And if you like what you find here at my blog you can check out the right hand column and subscribe to my feed and follow me on twitter and facebook.

Jul
07
2014

Reading, writing and remembering…

First time in a long time I have more than one book going at a time.  Reading one suggested (insisted, truth be told) by two of my daughters: The Duke and I by Julia Quinn.  I am not much for romance novels but have to say this one is pretty dang great.  It has a Jane Austen kinda vibe. It is first in  the Bridgertons Series.

And I just started Conversion by Katherine Howe. I have loved her first book since the moment I opened it. Titled The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane –it was right up my alley. I have no reason to believe Conversion will not leave me wanting to close it after the last word, flip it over and start again.

This may not sound like much “news” but I have so fewer faculties than even 5 years ago, that it is noteworthy to me.  I am also keeping a word journal and when I run across a word that stumps me, I jot it down and then later look it up – origin and all.  I feel like a first grader some days – just learning words and how to use them.  No I have not had a stroke.  But for those of you that might consider rolling your eyes at Fibromyalgia next time it’s mentioned, I advise you to refrain.  It’s real.  It can cause huge blanks in memory and word recollection not to mention ridiculous brain fog and extraordinary pain in places you forget you have.  Lesson learned. The treatment? More mind blowing meds.  And I don’t mean “DAMN! That blows my mind!”.  I mean “Damn…my mind is blown :/ ” So hopefully, old schooling this will help.  Physically writing things down has been the only way I have coped so far.  It’s actually interesting to go back and look at my notebooks since my diagnosis and realize I DO get things done and have the notes to prove it :)

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Have a great day everyone! And check out the 4th’s post and enter to win a Gooseberry Patch cookbook (and a little gift  from me as well)!

Peace out peeps!

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