Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Oh! It's a cake!

From Blogger Pictures
Nope, not a bunt. Instead, a Texas sheet cake (aka. fantastically delicious chocolate cake) for Andrew's birthday.

Since it's already April 23 on the east coast, I can happily say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDREW!

I'd like to send out a big 'thank you' to my Grandma Ruth Daughenbaugh for the recipe. She's been making Texas sheet cake ever since I can remember and I hope to pass the recipe on to my grandkids one day. Tomorrow we'll put some candles in the cake, sing a little song and dig in (my favorite part of birthday celebrations).

Unfortunately, hearing my name in the same sentence with the phrase "baking a cake" once had my loved ones cringing in fear. If I recall correctly, my Grandma Singiser and my sister Sarah were at home during my most famous cake disaster.

It was the day I learned to pay closer attention to the pictures on the back of the Duncan Hines box. When they show two circle pans, they mean two circle pans. Sadly, the pictures didn't register and I proceeded to pour the entire cake mix into one circle pan.

What happens when you put an entire batch of cake batter into one small circle pan? A big mess.

Lesson learned. But I don't think I'll ever live down that story ...

I'm happy this cake was a success, and I just want to say it one more time ... Happy Birthday Andrew!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

O Canada ...

Last weekend we took a quick trip to Vancouver and had a blast, to say the least. If you're ever in the Pacific Northwest, we highly recommend checking it out.

Vancouver is a beautiful city full of great food and great fun. Take a look at the pictures below for a snapshot of our trip ...


Sex and the ... seniors?

I. Love. Florida.

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