Monday, May 20, 2013

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Here's a recipe for a delicious pound cake that's easy to make. It doesn't have a strong flavor. It's just homey and comforting. You can eat it at room temperature, but it is best served warm with coffee, hot tea, or a glass of milk.

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sour cream
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
1-1/2 tablespoons vanilla butter & nut flavoring (not vanilla)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Beat the butter, sour cream, and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in flavoring. Gradually add flour and baking soda until well-mixed.

Pour into a greased and floured bundt cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

My little girl, Reagan, wants to know if it's done yet. She's mommy's little helper already.

Here it is - fresh from the oven.


Linked up with NOBH and WLWW.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Announcing: It's a...

It's a girl!

We are having another girl - due at the end of August. Her name is Katelyn Rachelle. Reagan will have a little sister. And I can re-use all the baby clothes from the first go-round. Yay!

I'm now 25 weeks and everything looks perfectly normal, which is quite a blessing. I'm feeling good too, except that it's getting more uncomfortable to sleep at night. And this one may be a little more active than Reagan was. If that's even possible.

Just the other day, Reagan felt Katelyn kick for the first time. She usually won't hold her hand still long enough to feel, but this time Katelyn kicked her right away. She's been hearing for a few months now that mommy has a baby in her tummy and she will point to my stomach and say "Baby." But I think she was a little surprised to feel her little sister kick. Now if I say that Katelyn is kicking, she wants to put her hand on my tummy.


In other news, we are moved into the new house and enjoying the bigger space tremendously. Our old house was about 700 square feet. We've approximately doubled that and we also have a garage/workshop (which is heaven for my husband), a 700+ square foot guesthouse/schoolhouse/science lab (a homeschooling dream come true), and several sheds. These were things we wanted, and hoped to eventually build once we got a place of our own. But they're already here. There is no way we could have afforded to build all these buildings for what we paid for this place. God has blessed us immensely.

I haven't been posting lately because pregnant mama + active toddler + moving in = no time for blogging. However, the worst of the moving in is over now. There are still boxes to unpack and projects to do, but they're things that can wait a little. So, hopefully, I'll be back in action posting more things for you to read. Stay tuned.

Linked up with NOBH, WLWW, and Yes They're All Ours.