Tag Archives: Spring

Rhubarb Cake

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I am so sorry that it’s been so long since I posted last….life has been busy since I started my new travel business. It feels good to get back at the blog today though. Today I am stopping by to share a seasonal favourite of mine, something my Mom made when we were growing up and now I make it too every spring when the first rhubarb of the season is ready. Although yesterday I made it with frozen rhubarb since our winter was particularly long/late this year and the rhubarb is far from ready yet.

To make the rhubarb cake/dessert, here is what you need:

1/2 c butter or margarine

1 c white sugar

1 egg

1 c milk

1 tsp vanilla

2 c all purpose white flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

2 1/2 c chopped rhubarb

1/4 c white sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon

whipped cream

To begin, combine margarine and sugar in a bowl till yellow and smooth. Next add egg and beat, then milk and vanilla and beat well. Next add dry ingredients in order given and beat well. Lastly add rhubarb and fold in.

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                                                                  Here’s what your batter will look like.

Spoon into a greased 9×13″ pan.

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Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of the cake.

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                                                                                Cinnamon sugar mixture.

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                                                                                     All ready for the oven.

 Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm with whipped cream, a delicious spring dessert. Feeds over ten people!

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                                                                                 The finished product.

Enjoy! I hope you enjoy the beautiful spring day we’re having today, the sun is shining, it’s warm finally and the birds are singing. Have a good one!

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Sweet Moments

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Today I just thought I’d pop by and quickly share a pretty layout I created about a month ago using a collection of products/papers called A Beautiful Life by Echo Park. I’m usually a straight kinda gal but this time I put things down on a slant and decided to go for it. For embellishments I grabbed a few flowers, a rub on quote from Kaiser Kraft, coordinating cardstock of course, some buttons, and liquid pearls. All edges are inked in pearlescent chocolate as well, as per usual. Thanks for looking and have a great day! We are spending the majority of the weekend at the cottage, opening it up and cleaning and getting set up for the season. Enjoy your long weekend as well!

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Gone Fishing

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I was at a sale on the weekend where I picked up this older package of Echo Park paper. I was immediately drawn to it for it’s cheery nature, bright colours and bold patterns. It’s right up my alley. It just makes me smile. We do a lot of outdoorsy activities in this family and spend a great deal of time in the summer at our cottage and having campfires etc…..so I had a myriad of possibilities in my head as to what I would use it for. Yesterday afternoon I had a little bit of time so I sat down at my kitchen table and pulled together this layout of Logan fishing one afternoon. Everything I used was from the package except for some cardstock, a few enamel dots, and a couple cork and burlap pieces. Everything is inked in pearlescent chocolate as well. After I completed it I put it up on my everyday display in my dining room for all to see. It is fishing season after all! I love having something seasonal (and recent) up in my everyday display. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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