Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Best laid plans of.......ME

Yep, I had great plans. Gonna start the year, my blog and everything off right. And then guess what......life got in the way, plans got pushed aside for adventures, and needless to say, I neglected my blog.

So here I am, back again and giving it another poke. We'll see how well I do this time. I've been thinking about this for a while, and even though my major love (besides hubby, kids and god) is my quilting, I also have passion for other things as well. Cooking/baking is one of my major loves, along with photography, reading, antiquing, all things old, and some other things. So I decided that instead of just posting quilting stuff on my blog, I'm going to share my other passions too in the hopes that I can put a smile on your face and inspire you to get out and explore your passions!!

Recently I was on the hunt for a cake that would be an awesome addition to my families Easter meal. While hanging out on facebook and checking up on my friends I discovered a post for just such a cake, and the plus, it was a vamped up box mix. Now I have to tell you, one of my loves is Orange Crush soda (and Dr. Pepper). I partake of them sparingly, but those are my go-to's. And this cake requires the services of Orange Crush (or the orange soda of your choice). I liked the recipe, but thought it could use something else, something to make it a little more special, so off to "google" I went in search of some interesting additions. I uncovered this recipe for Orange Creamsicle cake at: http://live-laugh-eat.blogspot.com/2012/02/orange-creamsicle-cake.html?m=1. Check it out. I can honestly say "it's awesome!!!!". I made it last week and my husband and daughter loved it, as did I. Sorry to say though, it didn't make it to the Easter table as I had plenty of desserts being brought. But it will pay a visit to my quilting group tomorrow night. I'm sure the ladies will love it too!!

I find a lot of great recipes on the Internet. Some I have made, adjusted, remade, and loved. Some have gotten terrible reviews, and others have been printed out and put in a stack. I am slowly going through them and I will post some of them here as I test them. Hope you enjoy them as much as my family and I have!!