Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Something Good!

You've probably noticed 2 posts, both without the option to comment.  The reason, I'm still in the process of working on the function keys, within my blog, under the new format.

On to the good stuff! I had a quart of over ripe strawberries, and needed to do something with them. I started searching strawberry cake recipes on the internet, and came across a Martha Stewart Recipe, for not a "typical" strawberry cake, and had to try it.  The cake turned out really good.  Bulldog Man gave it 4 it had to be pretty good for the rating.  Here's the recipe, thank you Martha Stewart.

Strawberry Cake
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pie plate
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flower
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 10 inch pie plate.  Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in medium bowl.

Put butter and 1 cup sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Mix on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, abut 3 minutes.  Reduce speed to medium-low, mix in egg, milk, and vanilla.

Reduce speed to low, gradually mix in flour mixture.  Transfer batter to buttered pie plate.  Arrange strawberries on top of batter, cut sides down and as close together as possible.  Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons sugar over berries.

Bake cake 10 minutes.  Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. Bake until cake is golden brown and firm to the touch, about 1 hour.  Let cool in pie plate on wire rack.  Cut into wedges, and serve.


Monday, January 14, 2019



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About Me

Let me tell you a little about myself.

I'm Sandy Livesay.

I’m a city lady who loves the country and anything to do with nature.
 Striving to eventually have a homestead that one day rests on many
 acres and is totally off the grid. I have this natural love for animals,
 wild or domesticated. One of my pleasures is photography and the ability
 to share my story through the camera lens.