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Halloween Mason Jars
Copper Leaf Lamp Makeover just in time for Fall
DIY Gold Leaf Wall Art + Apartment Therapy Contest
My New DIY Designer Pot and Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from IKEA
Crates an easy Toy Storage solution
Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner
Homemade Foot Stool
Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
How to make your Post-It’s
How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
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DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
My Craft Room
My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
How to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY project
Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
Easy Homemade toy for our toddler
DIY projects: How paint makes a difference
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decor
Inexpensive home made gifts for the Holidays
DIY Play dough for the Holidays
Gift wrapping ideas for the Holidays with brown craft paper
DIY Christmas ornaments
Homemade snow globes using mason jars
Decorate your space for the Holidays with these 3 inexpensive DIY projects using burlap
Advent Christmas Calendar
DIY projects … slight obsession with RED part II
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Oups! What did I get myself into!
IKEA BILLY Bookcase Revamped (simple and small DIY projects)
DIY Grow chart
DIY Chalkboard
Reclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk
The Before and After of my old wicker baskets
The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

Vanilla Pound cake inspired by “Martha Stewart’s recipe”

vanilla pound cake

I’ve been longing for pound cake for a while now.

Looked for a recipe online to make sure we had all the ingredients to try it out.

We did.

So, vanilla pound cake it is, inspired by “Martha Stewart’s recipes

This last week, we have been busy trying different recipes and this particular one I wanted to share it with you because it is easy to prepare and you can leave it in your oven for an hour and 25 minutes to bake while you do the dishes  ;-)

While, I was busy feeding Nate, I asked my hubby to start mixing the first ingredients; butter and sugar but he was distracted by his cellphone, so he mixed the butter and flour instead. We only realized of this mistake once he had finished mixing.

I took over, while he fed our son and our pound cake was saved! ;-)

vanilla pound cake recipe

You can find the recipe and instructions below at www.marthastewart.com/ I have posted it for you here too:

 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 6-cup (8½-by-4½-inch) loaf pan; set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; add vanilla and salt. With mixer on low, gradually add flour, beating just until combined (do not over mix).
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 1 hour (tent with aluminum foil if browning too quickly). Let cool in pan 15 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack, and turn upright to cool completely.

After we baked the pound cake, I was reading the blogs I follow and read a post on how to make your own; “Triple Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti” at Leah’s blog at http://inspireandindulge.wordpress.com ,  she had a guest blogger My Healthy ‘Ohana over at her blog to share this delicious recipe. I had to try it, we had all the ingredients, the Biscotti’s came out tasting delicious. I strongly recommend you visiting their blogs and try it out yourselves.

Earlier today, we had a brunch with 3 of my best-friends and offered the Biscotti’s as gifts by wrapping them around transparent wrapping paper. I took the same wrapping idea as one of my previous posts here.

Biscotti

I’m posting a couple of pics for Leah and Maura to see how they came out! ;-)

Biscotti

 

Triple Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti

Are you guys busy in the kitchen for the Holidays too?

Wish everyone Happy Holidays! a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our little family! xxx

Thanks again for stopping by!

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Category: Food
  • Leah says:

    Your biscotti turned out beautifully! Sorry it’s taken me so long to see this – the holidays have been very busy! I hope you had a merry christmas and a happy new year. :)

    January 1, 2013 at 12:46 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Lea, we gave them as gifts and they loved it too :-) Thanks again for sharing :-) Don’t worry, I can understand, the Holidays have been exhausting for us :-) Hope you will have a very Happy New Year 2013 :-)

      January 1, 2013 at 12:54 pm
  • gotasté says:

    I love simple cakes like this one. Yummy…

    January 6, 2013 at 9:17 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you, you are right some time the most simple cakes are the best ones, days ago I baked an old fashioned banana bread (I will post it later) :-) and it was simple but delicious with a cup of coffee :-)

      January 6, 2013 at 10:49 am
      • gotasté says:

        Banana bread and Corn bread are my favorites. Looking forward to your recipe. :-)

        January 7, 2013 at 8:26 am
        • now at home mom says:

          Thank you very much! :-) I will try to post it very soon! :-)

          January 7, 2013 at 2:24 pm
  • Vanilla Powder says:

    Hi,

    This is a fantastic recipe, and great fun to make with the kids. Thanks so much for posting it.

    All the best, Alex

    January 14, 2013 at 9:52 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you so much! it’s very lovely of you to say these kind words ;-) & thank you very much for stopping by , I appreciate it ;-)

      January 14, 2013 at 1:49 pm

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