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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Who reads this thing?

I always ask but never get much of a response. So I am going to ask one more time. Who reads Her Kitchen and Crafts?

To make this more exciting I will be holding a contest. In order to enter you need to like the Her Kitchen and crafts Facebook by clicking the like symbol under this post and leave a comment about what you'd like to see more of on the blog.

The winner will receive a $15 gift card to a location of their choice (within reason I'm not trying to drive 50 miles to get your gift card).

All entries must be submitted by 9pm Sunday October 7th and a winner will be announced Monday October 8th.

Good luck!

- Courtney

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Retro Recipe #1 Butter Cake

Alright guys here it is, the first Retro Recipe. 

If you are wondering what a Retro Recipe is click HERE

In an effort to avoid spending money and the grocery store I chose this recipe. 

In my Big Bag O' Recipes there were two Butter Cake recipes.

I chose the Mel Huther recipes because if was easier to read. 
Here's the breakdown:

Here is everything you need. See why I didn't have to go to thew store? 
Mix the first four ingredients together, the batter was very thick. 

Spread the batter into a 9X13 in greased pan

Insert image that I forgot to take here.

Next combine the last four ingredients together, slowly adding the powdered sugar so that your kitchen does not look like a crack house. 

Spread this sticky mixture over the batter. 

Bake at 350° for 40 minutes. When the recipe said exactly 40 minutes they weren't kidding. 
Thinking about it I could check to make sure the edges aren't getting to crispy around 35 minutes. 

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and let cool. 

Cut into squares and serve. 

This cake was very rich and moist. However it was missing something. I think next time I would serve it with fresh berries and maybe even whip cream. 

Do you have a favorite old recipe? Share it's name in the comments below! 


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A mini adventure

Today Le Sous-chef and I ventured off to a local cake shop in Buena Park. It was amazing.  There was sprinkles, cupcake liners, candy molds and cupcake toppers stacked up everywhere. I could have spent hours in there, along with a good portion of my paycheck. :D Thankfully Le Sous-chef picked up the tab and treated me to some cupcake liners, a new pastry tip and a cookie cutter!

Here is the store's website in case you want to check it out! Be sure to check the store hours, one time a friend and I made the trip over there and they were CLOSED!