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Strawberry Shortcake

Remember that pound cake??? use it in here!

For the cake:

1/2 of the pound cake

For the custard:

1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened

1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk

1 12-ounce container frozen whipped topping, thawed

for the glaze:

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons cornstarch

3 tablespoons strawberry jello ( i used sugar free!)

1 cup water

2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped in quarters

whole strawberries and some mint to garnish!

Slice the cake into small squares.  Mix together the cream cheese, condensed milk, and whipped topping in a bowl, set aside.  In a medium saucepan, stir together sugar, cornstarch, and jell-o; add the water.  Cook, stirring over medium heat until thick.  Remove from heat and let it cool completely, then fold in the strawberries.  Place one layer of the cake cubes in the bottom of a trifle dish. Then a layer of glaze, followed by a layer of the custard mixture.  Repeat. Top the cake with fresh strawberries and fresh mint leaves!

(a paula deen recipe, of course)

and if it’s someone’s birthday, put trick candles on it sing happy birthday! (p.s. i love trick candles, so does my nana)

Dump, Dump Pound Cake

Get a pen and pencil out cause’ this one is a keeper.

Southern Living Pound Cake

4 cups all-purpose flour

3 cups sugar

1 pound butter (yes, that’s 4 sticks)

3/4 cup milk

6 eggs

3 tsp. vanilla

Let all your ingredients come to room temperature before starting! Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan. Add all the ingredients in order into your mixer bowl (at the same time).  Beat on low speed for 1 minute. Then turn it up to medium speed  for 2 minutes.  Pour into the pan. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes on a wire rack.  Then take it out and enjoy!

*** I don’t know if i’ll ever make another poundcake now that I’ve got this recipe! It is so moist and easy!!

***I used fat free milk and it worked just fine!

dreaming…again.

i about died when i saw this picture on pioneer woman’s photography. holy cow. can i have her??? my petunia will dress up for halloween. i’ll have to find this costume. i wish i woulda known about her dog photography entry. buford would have been a star.

cutest girl bullie i’ve ever seen. you have to see her.

go check them all out here.

this picture breaks my heart into pieces. he loved that lake water.

i think buford and that young lady would have said vows to each other if i could have my way.

these are a few of my favorite things

when the dog bites..when the bee stings…hahah just kidding.

but for real. yesterday i hit the jackpot in the mailbox. mail is probably my most favorite thing since i have come to college 2000 miles away from my beautiful home in alabama.

and look what was in this package from mom (with a heart as a the o)

and on the way home from my dance class yesterday, me and becca picked these…the purple is lilac and it smells like heaven.