Monday, January 26, 2009

Oh Gosh...

Oh no...

Oh mercy...

*Sigh*...

If you've just landed from Mars and don't read The Pioneer Woman Cooks, please do. It's an absolutely fabulous blog. I've made her mashed potatoes for 2 years in a row now at Thanksgiving to rave reviews. The little beauty above is her Yogurt-Marmalade Cake. I used lemon marmalade instead of orange, but I have a feeling I'm going to be making this recipe over and over again and won't have the lemon. I'm sure orange will be just as good. It's like a lemon pound cake, but not that bad for you! There's only 1/2 cup of oil and 1/2 cup of sugar (if you substitute half the sugar with splenda like I did) in the whole thing. The low-fat yogurt in the batter makes the cake moist and a little tangy. Delish!!!!

In crochet news, I joined the 2009 Block a Month CAL. The idea being that you crochet 1 12" block a month and by the end of the year you'll have a great afghan! Here's my first block...

I've also been working on a bday gift for Granny. I made this pattern last night, but it didn't turn out like I wanted at all. I used the hook specified, but it basically turned into a big beanie instead of a cute slouchy hat. It'll go to the little-big bro with a big head and lots of hair :) It should fit him perfectly!

Oh well, onto another project! Hopefully it'll turn out better!

5 comments:

Therese said...

Thanks for the site info on the wonderful looking cake. I'll have to try it.
Your square looks great. Does this cal have certain blocks you have to do, or is it what every 12" block you want to make? I think it a great idea.
Have a wonderful day
Therese

Cocooned said...

you are so creative! I was wondering if you would share what your favorite books are for patterns? I'm sure you have tons! Thank you!

Laura said...

Cute square! Me and baking don't get along, so I've never checked out that site. I don't usually like lemon flavored desserts, but that cake you made still looks pretty tasty!

She'sSewPretty said...

Yum-yum! Is that for dessert? I'll have to check out your square tonight. See you soon...I'm supposed to be studying...don't tell. Hah!

Toni said...

Thanks for the link.I`ll have to check that site out.What a great little hat for your grandma!!I`ve enjoyed reading your blogA!Have a great day!!
Blessings,Toni