Tuesday, August 6, 2013

My Husband, My Friend

Tomorrow is David's birthday and he requested his sugar free Carrot Cake that I made last year.  I guess this is a new tradition from the usual Milky Way Cake which is in no way shape or form --sugar free. Just popping in to provide the recipe.  Here it is:

Sugar Free Carrot Cake
3 large eggs
2 cups Stevia (be sure to check the bag to make sure it’s one for one. Some are ½ to 1.
¾ cup vegetable oil
¾ cup buttermilk
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated carrots
1 8oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Spray 3 (9 inch) cake pans with cooking spray and lightly dust with flour. Set aside. 
Stir together first 4 ingredients.
Beat eggs and next 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.  Add flour, soda, salt and cinnamon and beat at low speed until blended and then add vanilla. Fold In carrots pineapple and walnuts.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center. Cool 15 minutes and remove from pans.
Sugar Free Cream Cheese Frosting
1 (1.4 ounce) package sugar-free vanilla instant pudding mix (I had to buy 2 1 oz. as they are smaller now)
1 ¾ cup of milk (or 2 cups of milk if you use 2 1 oz. packages of pudding)
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese (I used 2/3 less fat)
1 8 oz. container sugar free Cool Whip
1.      In a medium bowl combine pudding mix and mile. Mix well and let stand until thickened.
2.      In a large bowl beat cream cheese until smooth.  Add pudding and mix well. Finally, fold whipped topping.
3.      Icing the layers and store cake in the fridge

Monday, June 3, 2013

Do You Have A Turtle?

When Zach and his crew were here on Memorial Day and Dax and I were playing in the “Doll Room”, he was enjoying the stuffed dogs (mostly schnauzers with a yorkie or two and a couple of pound puppies) and we had a chat about his upcoming move to a new house.  He was excited because he gets to get a turtle or turtles, I’m not sure. As we talked he said he liked the dogs all right and the plastic octopus and dinosaur toy that I unearthed from a drawer, but “Do you have a turtle”? No, no turtles.  As we played some more I got the question a couple more times “Do you have a turtle”? Sadly, I did not and not one to come up empty when it comes to cute 4 year olds I decided to knit him one.

So, when Dax comes over again I Got Turtle! Winking smile

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Pattern is here.  I changed the head to make it smaller and eliminated the last increase row.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend 2013


Let’s just start this thing by saying that I suck at blogging. But, that is a given since the last time I was here was in September of last year.  Well, that being said and what is really the big deal in the big scheme of things….it’s not like this is a hot ticket item anyway. Smile

I won’t even try to fill in the time since my last post because I usually don’t remember what I did last week so the months that have gone by are dust in the wind.  But, I can say that I had a really good memorial day weekend with family and friends.  So, before these memories are caught in the cobwebs of my mind, I thought I would capture them here.

Luau and Pig Roast with the Neighbors and Besties on Sunday.


Yes….it s gross looking…no, I didn’t eat any


But, our adorable neighbor across the street really like that skin!


Faith,, me and Harley  Love these Gals)


My Bestie, Harley Dawn  and Lola our host’s dog

It was a nice day. Memorial Day Monday was filled with family and BBQ. Smile


Zach and his crew enjoying the pool 



Dad made the chicken to perfection!



Adorable little Gnome!


Man at work in the kitchen…Who knew?? He’s more like his Dad every day!



Dax and I had great fun in the “doll room”


It is wonderful to build memories and also to write them down before they fade. Smile with tongue out

*May God take away all the troubles of this house and leave peace in their place.  God Bless our troops for they are the peacekepers"*

Happy Memorial Day, Y’all!