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This is another favorite. It's really like coffee cake. It's can be a dessert and it's also great for brunch.
1 box butter recipe cake mix
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 heaping cup sour cream
1 cup chopped nuts (I use pecans or walnuts)
4 Tbsp. brown sugar
4 tsp. cinnamon
Combine cake mix, sugar, eggs, oil & sour cream in mixer. Fold in nuts.
In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar & cinnamon.
Grease bundt pan with butter then line with flour. Put 1/3 of the brown sugar mixture in the bottom of the pan. Add 1/2 the cake batter. Layer another 1/3 of the sugar mixture. Add the remaining cake batter. Top with remaining sugar mixture.
Bake at 350 for 60-65 minutes.
Our favorite cake isa White Almond Sour Cream (WASC) cake that we usually pair it with a Mexican Vanilla buttercream. This cake stays really moist, but at the same time it's sturdy enough to carve and shape.
2 boxes white cake mix
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 teas. salt
8 egg whites
2 2/3 cups water
4 Tbls. vegetable oil
2 cups (16oz carton) sour cream
2 teaspoon clear vanilla flavor
2 teaspoons almond extract
Mix all dry ingredients by hand using a whisk in a very large mixing bowl.
Add the rest of the ingredients and beat on low speed for 2 minutes.
Bake at 325 degrees
(This is a wedding cake we made for our Aunt's wedding at the Botanical Gardens. It was an outdoor wedding with a dutch oven dinner so we displayed the cakes in dutch ovens.)
2 (10 oz.) pkgs. frozen, chopped spinach
¾ cup white sauce (see below)
1 heaping cup sour cream
¾ TBSP. onion powder
1 tsp. chicken bouillon
½ tsp. salt
grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
1 TBSP. butter
2 TBSP. flour
2/4 cup milk
Melt butter; add flour and milk. Stir until thick.
Spinach in Sour Cream
Cook spinach according to directions and drain well. Blend together white sauce, sour cream, onion powder, bouillon, and salt. Combine with spinach and combine in casserole dish. Cover with cheese. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
I found a Utah based company called Uncommon Bottom. They have a great website and they offer to come do Diaper Parties so you can get a hands-on lesson about cloth diapers. Laina from Uncommon Bottom came to my diaper party last night. She is awesome and I am fully converted to cloth diapers. The price was the big factor for me. It costs about $400 to get the 18 diapers that you'll need for you baby and that will last you from birth to potty training. And you'll be able to use them for your next baby, maybe even a third. On the other hand, you'll spend about $17oo on disposable diapers for one baby from birth to 3 years old. Times that by two kids!
I know it's not for everyone but I also think that there are a lot if misconceptions about cloth diapers nowadays. Cloth diapers have come so far. It's no longer rubber pants and diaper pins and swishing diapers in the toilet. They're really more like disposable diapers now.
Anyway, I'm just curious if anyone else has used cloth diapers for their little ones.
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