Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lemon Lime Pound Cake

A moist cake perfect for spring with the bright flavors of lemon and lime. 

Lemon Lime Pound Cake made with 7 up.
I made this Lemon Lime Pound Cake to take with us on a Picnic over the weekend but the kids convinced us to cut a few slices for dessert the night before and then a few more slices later and it was devoured! 
So much for a slice of cake on our picnic.
I might just make another one of these beauties for Easter with some macerated berries and maybe even a little homemade whip cream. 
This cake is so easy to make I promise you can't go wrong with it.
I've been making this cake for most of my married life and the original recipe came from Epicurious.
 I have modified it over the years to be the perfect Lemon Lime Pound Cake.
The original recipe was a bit to sweet and really lacked the lemon flavor the name suggested but the crumb was gorgeous, so it was well worth perfecting.
Shall we get on with the show?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Salmon Nicoise Salad

Salmon Nicoise Salad a light healthy favorite.
Springs arriving, the suns finally shining and fresh salmons arriving in the grocery stores.
We've had some gorgeous weather lately in Seattle and Salmon Nicoise Salad is one of our favorite warm weather dinners.
Even the kids have been asking for this salad the last few weeks, I know we have strange kids with highly developed palates. It's probably because we always feed them the same thing we ate with very few modifications when they where little.
The only time this becomes an issue is when we go out to eat and none of them want to eat off of the kids menu because the adult menu looks way more appetizing.
The warm crispy potatoes, perfectly cooked salmon, hard boiled eggs, perfectly crisp asparagus, nicoise or kalamata olives and salty little capers over a cold bed of lettuce drizzled with a white balsamic lemon vinagrette makes this a family favorite and pairs beautifully with a glass of Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio.
I really shouldn't be writing about food right before lunch I'm totally ready to start gnawing on my lap top! 
I promise you this salad will rock your taste buds and leave you satisfied. Absolutely delicious! 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer Giveaway!

With Easter right around the corner I asked some of my Bloggy friends to participate with me in a Giveaway for a Kitchen Aid Mixer! It's our way to say Thank You to all our awesome followers.

Meet our Bloggers!
Mary Ellen from That's My Home and Recipes, Food and Cooking
Linda from Food Storage Moms
Sarah from The Magical Slow Cooker
Rebecca from The Cookie Rookie
Lucy, Jamie and Kerry from Coffee With Us 3
Jamie from Love Bakes Good Cakes
Sheena from Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Sandra from A Dash of Sanity
Becca from It's Yummi
Debbie from Kneaded Creations
Serena from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Wanda Ann from Memories By the Mile
Be sure to visit the blogs above, this is a great group of Food Bloggers if you haven't met them before stop by their blogs and say hello!
Kitchen Aid Mixer valued at $250.00, color subject to availability. Giveaway is open from April 10th - 18th. U.S. residents only over 18 years of age. Terms and conditions are contained in the Rafflecopter lower section as indicated. Please enter today! The winner will be announced at 1 PM EST April 19th. Please check back to see if you won. The winner will have 48 hours to contact us or we will pick another winner. Good luck!
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Come see what we're serving for Easter Brunch....
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