05 November, 2011

Caramel Cake Recipe

What  a week this has been. Every year around Halloween my mind starts to kick into Holiday over-drive. The image of the Proverbial Procrastinator (I'm sure if you look up Procrastinator in the dictionary my picture will be in there.) I've been meaning to look it up but have yet to get around to it, LOL.
I literally have about 4 craft projects going on right now. I'm quilting, latch hooking a rug and crocheting two blankets. I'm crafting like my life depends on it. I have no idea why I put these pressures on myself. But it seems like I work a lot better under pressure.
I actually started writing this post last night because I knew today was my biggest grocery shopping day of the year. Why so big, you ask? Well it's the start of my holiday grocery shopping. I also decided to do some catering this holiday season. I know, as if my plate wasn't already full, right?
I have my list and I've checked it, well .... more than twice. Now I'm off to Walmart to do some serious shopping. I wanted to leave you with a delicious Caramel Cake recipe.This is my most requested cake and I wanted to share the recipe with my readers! Enjoy! Make the Caramel first

Tonya's Caramel Cake Recipe
  •  3 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3 Cups Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • 2 sticks of butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 tsp of Vanilla Extract (Real not imitation)
  • 1/2 Cup Butter flavored Crisco shortening
Preheat Oven to 350 Spray non-stick spray to a large Bundt Cake Pan
Cream butter and shortening to a whipped consistency add sugar and eggs (1 at a time)  Slowly add
milk, vanilla flavoring and dry ingredients. Mix all ingredients together. Batter should be thick and not lumpy. Pour into pan and cook for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Let it cool for 10 minutes and release from pan onto a plate to finish cooling.

1 can of Carnation Sweetened condensed milk
Place can un opened in large pot of boiling water and let boil for 5 hours
Yes I said 5 hours! I use my large spaghetti pot. Keep the can covered you may have to add water to the pot
to keep the can covered. After 5 hours turn the water off. Once the can is cool enough to touch remove it from water. Open the can. While mixture is still warm pour it onto your cake! This caramel is the best. It can be used on apples on top of brownies, or whatever you choose.

02 November, 2011

01 November, 2011

Happy November 1st

Wow the older I get the faster the months and years go by. I remember when I couldn't wait to be 18! And now... well ..... Now it's November and I have Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Saturday, sheesh. I have decided to get started cleaning my home, a sort of spring cleaning in November.

31 October, 2011

Made In Michigan Blog Hop

The Made In Michigan Blog Hop was a dream I had many months ago. I thought.. I would love to partner with other Michigan Bloggers and promote Made in Michigan Companies. We have so many wonderful local companies as well as Michigan Bloggers!
This Blog Hop consist of 6 Michigan Bloggers including myself. The prizes are awesome and it should be very easy to enter all of the contest. Thank you and please enjoy as we share the Best of Made In Michigan Companies with you!

My sponsor is The Henry Ford. The name Henry Ford has long since been synonymous with Michigan. The Ford family are a staple in Michigan. No matter where you go in Michigan the presence of the Ford Family and their contributions to this state are evident. Have you watched a Lions Game on television recently? Yup, the Ford's own that wonderful stadium Ford Field in Downtown Detroit as well as The Detroit Lions!
From Ford Motor Company, to Henry Ford Hospital to Greenfield Village, the Ford Family loves Michigan.
Which brings me to my prize for the Made In Michigan Blog Hop. The Henry Ford has generously agreed to give one of my lucky readers 4 (Four Tickets) to Greenfield Village!
Greenfield Village is one of the largest Tourist Attractions in the World. Located in Dearborn, Michigan, on 80 acres of land, entering into Greenfield Village is like stepping into a time portal into America's past.
Their are 83 Historical sites. The Alabama bus where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, Noah Webster's home where he wrote the first American Dictionary and the courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law, just to name a few.
Greenfield Village should be a definite must see on every Americans "Bucket List"
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