Thursday, April 8, 2010

Getting back to Friday Fives!!!!

(Anyone else having trouble loading pics onto blogger or is it just me???)

Well, my friends, I've been sporadic about posting with so much life and celebrating going on....hope you have stuck around and are still with me.  I do love have such cool blogging friends!
Let's go on with our tradition of Friday Fives....always such fun to get to know one another better!


1. How do you manage your photos?; Do you scrapbook, or keep your photos organized in books or boxes?


2. What state do you live in?



3. Have you ever seen the wildflowers of Texas? They are BEAUTIFUL this time of year!!!


4. What does spring/summer bring that you've missed since last year?

5. When you retire, where do you  hope to live? Will you stay in the same place or move to your retirement spot?

Hope you all have a fabulous Friday!!!

And a recipe to leave you with, since I've not been oh so inspiring lately!!!

Apricot Almond Coffee Cake

Makes 15 servings
Prep. 25 minutes, bake 28 min., cool 20 minutes

4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. apricot preserves
1 (16oz) package pound cake MIX, divided
pinch of orange food coloring powder (optional)
1 (8oz.) container sour cream
1/2 c. milk
2 large eggs
1/2 t. almond extract
1/2 c. sliced almonds
Glaze

Beat cream cheese, apricot preserves, 1 T. cake mix and if desired, orange food coloring powder, just until blended; set mixture aside.

Beat sour cream, milk, eggs, almond extract, and remaining cake mix at low speed with an electric mixer 30 seconds or until blended. INcrease speed to medium and beat 3 more minutes.

Pour into lightly greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Drop cream cheese mixture by rounded teaspoonsful evenly over batter. Swirl batter gently with a knife. Sprinkle almonds evenly over top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 28 minutes or until golden.

Cool on a wire rack 20 minutes. Drizzle glaze over slightly warm cake or pieces. (Note from Renee: there was no glaze recipe included. I mixed whipping cream, powdered sugar and a splash of almond extract.)

5 comments:

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Yummy recipe!! :)

1. I organize them on the computer, but I also print them and put them in albums. I used to scrapbook, and I need to get back into it (solely b/c I have too much stuff!)
2. VA
3. Yes! They are lovely. :)
4. flip flops ;)
5. I'd love to live on the beach :)

susansternberg said...

1. How do you manage your photos?; Do you scrapbook, or keep your photos organized in books or boxes?

Manage? Organize? I’m not familiar with those verbs when it comes to my thousands of photos! All my digital photos are housed on two external drives plus backed up to CDs and DVDs. I hope to do photobooks one of these days.

2. What state do you live in?

Yee-haw! Texas!!

3. Have you ever seen the wildflowers of Texas? They are BEAUTIFUL this time of year!!!

I have seen them and can’t wait to photograph some this weekend.

4. What does spring/summer bring that you've missed since last year?

Summer brings not having to make lunches for school every morning!

5. When you retire, where do you  hope to live? Will you stay in the same place or move to your retirement spot?

I feel like I’m already retired. I just want to be where my sons are.

Joyce said...

1. A little of both...I'm going thru years of old photos now, boxing some, scrapping some, and trashing some.

2.NJ

3. No...but I miss the wildflowers of England. Still quite wintry where I live. Things are just now starting to bloom.

4. More daylight!

5. Definitely move...a lake house down south, one of the Carolinas or maybe TN

Have a great weekend!

Always Nesting said...

That coffee cake recipe sounds so good. I saved it to try.

I have to tell you thank you again for the Souther Living Christmas book that I won a few months ago. I pick it up almost daily and enjoy it so much. I've got plans (in my head) to recreate some of the wonderful projects highlighted in the book.

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