Monday, March 03, 2008

Bits & Pieces

I haven't done a Bits & Pieces post for a long time. I figured now would be good since my daughter has told me she doesn't have time to read my blog because I use so many words. :)

I'm still getting caught up on e-mails but it is much (much) easier now that I have a computer in our home office again. I can work at my own pace and on my own time. If you haven't heard from me and you sent an e-mail, just be a tad patient!

I finally have the cream cheese pound cake recipe on the recipe blog (Susan was very patient!). I'm hoping to add a lot more recipes soon. It really isn't a blog, more of a recipe site but I have all the recipes by type (ie: cakes, main dishes, etc.) so they are easy to locate.

My husband purchased a subscription to Southern Living for me when they offered it for $12.00. I love their recipes and was happy to see an article in this month's issue about their favorite pots and pans. They, too, liked Cusinart and All-Clad (whew!). It's a very interesting article.

Also, I purchased the latest issue of Taste of the South just for their article about pound cakes. There are six (or more) great pound cake recipes. I love to make them since they freeze so nicely. Sometimes I make them as little bundt cakes instead of the big granddad size cake. I also like to make them in two loaf pans (very easy to freeze this way). The cream cheese pound cake I just posted was originally from Southern Living and I added the cooking time if you would prefer making it in two loaf pans.

If you haven't picked up the newest issue (Spring) of the new Victoria, it is absolutely wonderful. I read through it quickly to just admire all the photography, then I went back and read the prose. This is the best one yet, it is definitely just as good as the "old" Victoria. Speaking of which, I'm going to have another give-away soon with one of the books being Flowers from Hoffman Media... just in time for Spring. More on it later this week.


Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Brenda, I had a great visit on your blog today. I also love recipes and try to make everything by scratch! Hope you can stop by for a visit soon! Connie

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh no! I almost purchased the spring issue of Victoria this evening and decided against it. Now, reading your praise of it, I'm wishing that I had picked it up.

I love pound cake recipes. I always make mine with plain yogurt instead of sour cream.

Terri said...

I just found your blog and I love it! I enjoyed reading some of your writings and I will be back :-).


Wendi said...

I propped up my copy of Victoria (a friend bought me a subscription) on my desk just to feast my eyes on the splash of spring and color, so tired are we of grey and white.