Sour Cream Coffee Cake~

Hello good readers…..
I have a traditional recipe to share with you.  It’s a popular recipe; it’s easy to make and nice to give to others.  Sour Cream Coffee Cake has sour cream, butter, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and flour in it.  See…..not many ingredients!  In fact, tonight, while I was making the first coffee cake, I set out the ingredients for a second one.   We gave the first one to friends and we’ll use the second one for our family during the holidays.

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Oven: 350 degrees.

Ingredients:
1 cup (or 1/2 pint) sour cream (I used lite)
2 cups flour
1/2 cup  (one stick) butter or margarine
1 cup sugar (white granulated)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder

Mix together in a small bowl and save until later:
1/2 cup sugar and 1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Directions:
Grease a tube pan, bundt pan or 9″ x 13″ pan.  Turn oven on to 350 degrees.
Mix together the sour cream, margarine, sugar, and eggs.  Then mix in dry ingredients: flour, baking soda and baking powder.  When all is well-mixed, spread 1/2 the batter in the greased pan.  Then sprinkle 1/2 the cinnamon/sugar mixture over that layer.  Using a knife, swirl or twist knife through batter so cinnamon/sugar is cut into the batter.
Add the rest of the batter, spreading over the first layer, and then add the rest of the cinnamon/sugar.  Repeat with the knife, twisting it back and forth to mix the cinnamon into the layer.  This will give a bit of a marbling effect to the cake.

Bake:
Bake cake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  However….if using a 9″x 13″ pan, cut the time to about 35 minutes…..and check the cake.  If a toothpick comes out clean, cake is firm to the touch, and cake is pulling away from the sides, take it out to cool.  Tube pans, bundt pans and deeper pans will need to go the full 45 mins.
Additions can be pecans, walnuts or almonds, mixed in with the cinnamon/sugar topping.
FYI: I used a 9″ x 13″ pan.

Enjoy!!
Judy

 

Comeback Sauce

Hello dear blog readers!  Thank you for coming to visit.
I have a great recipe link for you!  It’s called “Comeback Sauce“.   I made some today and it is quite delicious.  According to the website where the recipe came from, we are to leave it alone until the flavors have had time to mingle or “become acquainted”…..which is just overnight!

Comeback Sauce has just ten ingredients and goes together quickly.  It’s good on fish, meat, chicken, salads, sandwiches……in fact, the website says it’s good on everything except: Cheerios!  My husband and I tried some tortilla chips with the leftovers in the bowl and it was very good.   One recipe will fill a pint canning jar.  (on the left in photo)

For the recipe, I’m giving you the link to the website, which is: SyrupandBiscuits.com

Click here and it will take you to directly to the recipe.

This makes a great gift for Christmas.  Because it calls for catsup and chili sauce, it will last in your refrigerator as long as those items will.
Thanks to Syrup and Biscuits for the recipe!

And thanks to you for stopping by!
Judy

 

Craft~Snowman Pin

Hello to my favorite blog readers!
Today I have the directions for a snowman pin you can make.  It’s easy to do, in fact, my kindergartners used to help make them as presents for parents.  This is a good craft activity for those in any age group.  It also makes a great gift for someone.

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I just have one caution: if a child is doing the project, I’d make sure an adult uses the hot glue gun for safety reasons.  ** However…you may know of a great glue to use instead of hot glue.  If so, let me know!
Snowman Pin 
Materials Needed:
1. Two white buttons, one smaller than the other. Both buttons must have TWO holes only.
2. A piece of tagboard or white felt, as long as your pin needs to be, or long enough to cover where the two buttons come together.  (the snowman’s “neck”!)
3. A piece of black felt, cut in the shape of a hat.
4. a pin …..the kind with a flat back
5. a short piece of pipe stem…red or green.
6. hot glue gun, scissors.

See materials below:

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Directions:
1. The head of the snowman should have his button hole “eyes” horizontal, and the body should have the button holes in a vertical position for “buttons”.
2. Flip the two buttons over so you can work on the back.  Use the tagboard or white felt rectangle to bridge the two buttons together across the snowman’s “neck”.   Hot glue the tag/felt to the back of the two buttons, approximately in the middle.  Let that cool.
3. Hot glue the pin over the tagboard or felt piece.  The opening of the pin can be either at the top or bottom….it’s your choice.   Let it cool.
4. Take the pipe stem and wrap it around the snowman’s neck (it will have to go through the pin in back).  Twist the stem a couple of times and then separate the ends, so it looks like a scarf blowing in the wind.
5. Cut a hat shape out of the black felt and glue it on the snowman’s head.
Woo hoo….You’re done!

As with anything else, you can change this to make it your own…have fun and be creative!

Thanks for visiting….

Judy