Showing posts from January 6, 2013

What's Inside this Mysterious Surprise Package?

On Christmas Eve, I received this mysterious package in the mail(picture taken after the seal was broken). What was in it? I didn't have a clue. It was from Fiskars Company. I couldn't remember ordering anything from that company. That didn't necessarily surprise me, since there is a lot that I seem to forget--but I digress. So, I quickly opened(tore into) the package. And, this great pair of scissors  of scissors was inside! Then, it occurred to me that some time back, maybe a few months ago, I saw something on the Internet related to a Fiskateers Club. Or was it an e-mail I received? Um, anyway, I remember signing up for updates and things of interest. I had joined Fiskateers! This was the Fiskars Company's way of welcoming me into the club. What a great surprise! Not to mention, a nice gift for this sewer and crafter to open on Christmas Eve Day! Fiskars hasn't asked me to say this, but for all you sewing and crafter

Sour Cream Pound Cake Anyone?

The thing that I am most often asked to bring to family gatherings, church functions, bake sales and benefits is the humble pound cake. I love to cook and, when baking, I enjoy baking a pound cake most of all. It happens that it is also my favorite cake to eat. I have baked more pound cakes than I could ever remember and the cake I most often bake is a Sour Cream Pound Cake and this cake, which I baked today, is it. For a change of pace, I sometimes make a chocolate sauce or lemon curd topping or sliced fruit that can be added to each piece, but most people enjoy it just as you see it. I have come to realize over the years that it isn't just the recipe but the quality of the ingredients that count. If you would like to try it, the recipe follows. SOUR CREAM POUND CAKE Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature 3 cups sugar 3 cups all purpose flour(I use only King Arthur   All-Purpose  Flour) 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 6 large eggs 8 ounces