Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sickness in the Klein House

Well, unfortunatly all of us in the Klein house has gotten sick with a yucky stomache bug. To spare you the details it started with Sydnee on Saturday and each day each day someone else had it with Aaron and I ending with it yesturday. Boo on stomache flu! Luckily, we are much better.

Mom's wedding was great on Saturday and I will soon have pictures of that. Mom and Anson are so happy and the whole family is happy for them. I also got a new sister, Grace, who is going to be such a lovely lady! They are enjoying a wonderful honeymoom in Hawaii.


Here is a picture of Mom and Anson that was on thier sign in table.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Paula Deen’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

Ive really been in the baking mood lately. I am making some special cake balls for a family get together after Momma’s rehearsal dinner and will post that later. Today I made Paula Deen’s Sour Cream Pound Cake.

Oh my goodness, while it was baking it smelled soo good that I couldn't wait for it to be done and slice into it. I personally don’t like toppings for my pound cake but you can always do a easy glaze, fresh fruit, or powder sugar. The recipe calls to bake for 40-60 minutes. After 40 minutes, mine was still really gooey so a hour made it perfect.

Here’s the recipe:

• 1 stick butter, room temperature
• 1 1/2 cups sugar
• 1/2 cup sour cream
• 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 3 large eggs
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the sour cream and mix until incorporated. Sift the baking soda and flour together. Add to the creamed mixture alternating with eggs, beating in each egg 1 at a time. Add vanilla.
Pour the mixture into a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake for 40 minutes to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

It is so easy to make and taste delicious!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Break and St. Patrick's Day

Its been a very full house in the Klein home this week. Aaron’s mom, Maria, and his brothers, Seth and Caleb, drove from Arizona to come visit us for a week. Of course, the girls loving having G-ma here to play and take them for morning walks. Its was great time with them and we will miss them. Pray for their 13 hour journey back to Arizona today.

With yesterday being St Patrick’s Day,my mother in law made awesome Corn Beef with potatoes and carrots. Very tasty! At work, we did a potluck and there was a ton of yummy food. I took lil smokies in bbq sauce and I wanted to take cake balls. I had this awesome vision of how they would turn out.


Of course, I thought I could be quicker and melt two bags of white chocolate straight in a sauce pan. Um, no. I had it too hot and then it was starting to brown and then I had the GREAT IDEA to try and finish melting it in the microwave.

No Bueno :(

The cake balls themselves came out great but it was the chocolate coating that I had to improvise on that. I ended up pouring just a little chocolate sauce on top with green sprinkles and calling them ‘Ice cream Cake Balls’. They tasted good and everyone at work liked them too. When it comes to baking of course its always TRIAL AND ERROR.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


As some of you know I love cooking new recipes, baking, crafts, and DIY projects. I really don’t have a lot of time as I did before I started my full time job but one thing that I do love to do is search through peoples’ craft and DIY blogs. Ok, it’s more of an obsession of mine to find new ideas and save them to my favorites or add to my side bar for favorite blogs.

I have been working really hard since the beginning of the year to motivate myself into doing new projects and not giving up when it didn’t come out as plan. That is my greatest down fall is getting discouraged. In my fantasy world I would make and bake things and sell on an Etsy store lol. Well, with living with energetic little girls and working full time, that’s not in my grasp at the moment.

I have decided to start small. Make a ring here, bake cupcakes there, organize something every weekend and posting on my blog the process. Hopefully, that will motivate me to keep at it.