Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Look what I found!

This weekend I was helping my Mom and Dad paint a room in their new house. Mom and I took a  break to pick up pizza.  We stopped at a new antique store on our way back.  Dad was so busy watching sports that he never knew we were gone so long...and the pizza was still warm!  I bought these little napkin holders.  I rolled up a miniature quilt in between the two of them.  I might exchange the little quilt for pencils or paint brushes.  Such decisions.

Lemon Bundt Cake

I bake two or three times a week.  Almost always for our staff at our veterinary hospital because they work so hard for us.   I am not much of a lemon fan but I could not keep out of this cake yesterday.  It was so moist and delicious!  Anytime you add extra oil, eggs, and pudding to a cake mix you can't go wrong but the lemon-lime soda was a bonus.

Lemon Bundt Cake

1 lemon cake mix

1 package instant lemon pudding mix

3/4 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs

1 cup lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage ( I used Sprite)

1.   Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
      (I sprayed the pan with Pam and then dusted the pan with flour.)
2.   In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pudding mix, then stir in the oil.
      Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the lemon-lime soda.
3.   Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes,
      (I had to cook mine a lot longer.) or until a toothpick inserted into the center
      of the cake comes out clean.  Allow to cool 15 min. in pan before inverting
      onto a plate.

Glaze:  I made a glaze of powder sugar,  ½ tsp vanilla, and milk.

In honor of St. Patrick Day this Sunday.  We are giving a way our little St. Patrick Day quilt pattern on Friday.   Leave a comment about anything green for a chance to win. 

Have a great week!  Amy


  1. Cute pattern!
    I like anything green - and Irish!! (my son is at college in Belfast!)

  2. How about... I'm green with envy over those napkin holders! I love that you've used them to anchor the little quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Love the little napkin holders-great find.
    Very cute little quilt. Green is the colour the farmers in New Zealand desperately want to see at the moment-much of the country has been declared a drought zone after a very dry summer.

  5. We went to our in door farmers market and bought the last green thing we saw, a bunch of fresh cilantro! Yummy!

  6. I love green grass and green bushes. Hopefully I will soon be seeing everything turn green here. So tired of yucky old dead winter. Ready to see the clovers growing in the green grass again. And I need to rember to send my daughter in green clothing on St. Patricks day so she doesn't get pinched at school until she is black & blue and green with bruises. Thanks for the chance to enter for the Think Green St. Patricks quilt. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  7. Very cute pattern.... spinach, yum lol

  8. I'm ready for the green grass to grow where my dog has made mud since all his favorite snow has melted.

  9. Thanks for the recipe..sounds delicious and a very cute pattern...

  10. Just wondering who won this pattern? Thanks

  11. Do I have permission to use your St Pat's lady in our guild newsletter - with citation to your blog of course?