Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
For those of you who tried (or are going to try) the cake in a mug...Shelley said that they substituted 1 medium carrot grated and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon for the cocoa in the original recipe and made carrot cake. I was going to try that, but didn't have any carrots in the house, so I used 1/4 of an apple and 1/2 tsp cinnamon and made apple cake. Yummy. For the frosting, cream cheese, powdered sugar and a little vanilla. Perhaps you have tinkered with this recipe too! Let us all know what flavor(s) you have come up with...
Bauble Charms. They crack me up.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Make yourself a little chocolate cake (recipe below) and put on your thinking caps - - --
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Evidently Shelley and her husband, Fred, are making this every night now! Fred came up with a delicious caramel glaze to put on top of it:
...Tim thought it was missing something: Ice Cream! Double dog-gone Deee-Lishous!
5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespooons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla, and mix again.
Put in your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).
And why is this the most dagerous cake recipe in the world?
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake any time of the day or night!
Fred's Caramel Glaze
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1/4 cup brown sugar
Mix and microwave for 30 seconds - pour on warm cake.
Friday, January 23, 2009
I hope everyone is having as much fun with this necklace contest as I am! I get to laugh every day when I read the comments - the only thing I don't like is having to choose just one winner - there are so many good ones! Thanks for playing - new contest starts Monday - Have a wonderful weekend.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I just used the word "I" more times in that sentence than President Obama did in his entire speech. He's amazing. I'm going to get up, dust myself off and get to work.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
That girl is not only talented, she's also quite limber! Leah is going to send me a CD loaded with pics from her visit - can't wait!!
Leah found an egg
Check out Leah's cool photos and delve into her world http://www.moxiephotoanddesign.blogspot.com/
She also has several etsy sites (she's an over-achiever!)
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Part of the "Drink It~Break It~Wear It" collection. Made from broken and tumbled wine bottles. This time I added some cool silver tone spacers.
And yes! It's so nice to have so many new visitors to my blog - Welcome!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
...best of all was the eastern sky as the sun was coming up. Those wispy hangy-downies from the cloud (I'm pretty sure that's the technical term for this formation) were amazingly beautiful. It's a good day at Two Dog Pond. Now I'm off to finish painting the great room a very dark granite color so that these amazing sunrises feel even more like they are right in our house.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
New Lariat Necklaces I'm making - tumbled, soldered glass on silver-tone chains...
that and more hats - My step-son called from Vail where he and some friends are snowboarding to tell me that the "chicks dig them" and his friends want them...My son in Seattle called and said that his friends want them too. My husband wanted one with purples to keep in the truck - 'just in case' -- Perhaps my calling is making warm hats - perhaps I need an etsy site for the Hats of Two Dog Pond .... any advice? (hat pics below)
Monday, January 5, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Go there now - the contest ends Sunday! Speaking of contests....the Two Dog Pond "Make a Comment, Win a Necklace" will be back on Monday!! Come back and win a necklace - it's that easy!
Tim took the day off work so we could go dinking around in Lincoln. We had a wonderful lunch in the Haymarket area - shopped, dinked, shopped some more and then came home in time for church. Because I don't want to freak anyone out with what Tim got me for my birthday, I will just hint... it's vintage and makes me feel like a cowgirl. This is the accessory kit that goes with it...LOVE IT!
Happy New Year!