4 fancy things

Happy Valentine’s Day

2014-02-13 15.31.33{Homemade sugar free baby teething biscuits}

2014-02-13 21.00.49{L.O.V.E. sign from Gigi’s alphabet puzzle}

2014-02-13 20.28.51{My heart bookmark from the tutorial I posted for Valentine’s in 2012}

2014-02-13 20.53.33{We made a new pink yarn toy for Maui}

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.

1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

Cowboy Cake

Cowboy Cake

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I don’t think chocolate cake gets any more redneck than Cowboy Cake. This recipe is out of the original Marlboro cook book that my husband’s mom had when he was a kid. Yes, Marlboro.

I know you’re probably thinking it might not be a good idea to make anything out of a Marlboro cook book but I can assure you that this cake is tobacco, nicotine, and tar free – and it doesn’t taste like cigarette butts. Promise!

The best part about this cake is it only requires one dish. Easy Peasy. Let’s get started..

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c flour
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c coco powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 2/3 c oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 2 c cold coffee

2014-01-08 13.48.00Mix all dry ingredients into a 9×13 dish.

2014-01-08 13.51.52Make three wells in the dry mixture and pour one of your wet ingredients into each.

2014-01-08 13.52.30Pour 2 cups of cold coffee over the entire mix and stir together until…

2014-01-08 13.57.59Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon and sugar.

Bake for 35-40 minutes at 350.

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And because it’s my birthday I ate the first piece for lunch. I advise you not to leave the knife in the cake pan because it will be literally impossible to walk by it without eating more.

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Yum.