Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Field Flowers.....

That's the name of the stamp set from Stampin Up that I used to make this card.  I also used the square lattice embossing folder and some pumpkin pie grosgrain ribbon.  Thanks for visiting my blog and be sure to stop by again real soon!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Back to Blogging.....maybe

Trying to do a better job of blogging.  Hopefully I can post something a couple times a week.  Also, I think I need to figure out how to take better pictures of my cards or anything else I post.  I'm babysitting my beautiful granddaughter again during the day and she is keeping me busy!  My shoulder is all healed up and we are back to using it with no restrictions....yay!  Hhhhmmmm....not much else to say.....have a great day!!

Baby Card

I made a baby card in blue and pink.....

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Cinnamon Apple Cake

I made a cake the other day and it lasted for less than 24 hours......it must have been good!!  I found the recipe on Pinterest.  Thought I would share the recipe and a picture of course......it was yummy!

1  3/4 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6 ounces cream cheese, softened (about 3/4 cup)
2 large eggs
1  1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1  1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 cups chopped, peeled apple  (about 2 large)  (I used Macintosh)
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°
Beat 1½ cups sugar, butter, vanilla and cream cheese at medium speed of a mixer until well blended (about 4 minutes).  Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.  Combine flour, baking powder and salt.   Add flour mixture to creamed mixture, beating at low speed until blended.

Combine ¼ cup sugar and cinnamon.  Combine 2 tablespoons of cinnamon mixture and apple in a bowl, then stir apple mixture into batter.  Pour batter into a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.  Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar mixture.

Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cake pulls away from the sides of pan.  Cool cake completely on a wire rack and cut using a serrated knife.  Enjoy!