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Celebrating National Pound Cake Day

Today is National Pound Cake Day and to celebrate I’ve made a list of your favorite ways to eat pound cake taken from your entries to last week’s giveaway.

Cake 1

But I will first tell you who the lucky winner was of the $50 Visa gift card and two coupons good for Sara Lee Desserts compliments of Sara Lee Desserts. 

Sara Lee Random

Drum roll please… the winner is Erin of Minneapolis.  Congratulations!!!

Sara Lee Random 2

All of your ideas made my mouth water and a few ideas I had never thought of.  So stop by the grocery store on your way home from work, pick up a Sara Lee Pound Cake and whatever toppings on this list that suit your fancy.  Lucky me – I have many of these items in the house already!  Enjoy!

  • Strawberries
  • Whipped Cream
  • Ice Cream
  • Fruit preserves
  • Chocolate
  • Nuttella
  • Butter
  • Fresh Berries
  • Peaches
  • Ganache
  • Chocolate
  • Confectioners’ Sugar
  • Cream Cheese
  • Chocolate Pudding

Thank you Sara Lee Desserts again for sponsoring last week’s giveaway.  If you feel creative, head over to the Sara Lee Desserts Facebook page and enter their dessert contest.

Mini Easter Cakes and a Sara Lee Desserts Giveaway


Cake Wide

Today is your lucky day people!

You have the chance to win a $50 Visa gift card plus 2 coupons for Sara Lee Desserts.  All compliments of Sara Lee Desserts. 

I know – how fun!  I love giving away stuff.

But before I tell you how to enter, you have to see what I made first.

Have you ever had a Little Deb Cake?  I LOVE them and have been thinking for a long time how I could make them myself. 

Deep Fried Onion Rings – the Diet Can Wait

Onion Rings

There’s nothing like a clothing shopping trip to make you realize that those 5 pounds you want to drop, NEEDS to be dropped.  That’s what happened yesterday.  My oldest and I spent the day shopping and this big hinder of mine that follows me around, kept reminding me that I need to drop 5 pounds to fit into the clothes or 10 pounds for them to fit nicely.


So what kind of a recipe am I sharing with you today?  No – no health food.  Although onions are a vegetable and vegetables are good for you.  But probably not the best if prepared like this.

Good ole’ deep fried onion rings. 

Brownie Push Up Pops for Valentine’s Day

 Red Ball

I have wanted to make these for a LONG time but I was kind of cheap.  These reusable push up pop containers used to only be found on the internet and I didn’t want to pay the online price plus shipping.  See – I’m cheap and not afraid to admit it.

But now, even us cheapskates can enjoy these cute containers.  Wilton now packages and sells them in the craft stores.  I found mine at Michael’s.  And the best part is that I could use a 40% off coupon on them so it made them much more affordable.  Score one for the frugal shopper!!!

A Super Bowl Menu Sure to Please Any Appetite

So I’ve heard there’s a big game going on this Sunday? 

Since the Packers didn’t make it this year, I don’t have as much interest, but I do love the idea of two brothers going head-to-head in the biggest game of their lives. And since I had the 49ers defense as my Fantasy Football defense this year, I’m going to be cheering them on.  Considering they were the only consistent point putteruppers (that is a word right?) on my team – it seems only right. 

We don’t have a party to go to nor are we throwing one BUT if we were, I put together this menu from the past year’s recipes and this is what I would be serving.  Feel free to grab anything off of here to serve at your own.

Creamy Garlic and Herb Turkey Sandwiches – oh my mouth is watering.

Photo by Karen Solverson

Photo by Karen Solverson