Recipe Sunday: Crumb Cake aka Coffee Cake

I love to make this recipe. I get begged to make it for others in fact. Today was one of those days. My hunney pants has not been feeling well and begged me to make him my “Famous Yummy Crumb Cake.” I laugh at the name he gave it because I said “Hunney, if it wasn’t yummy no one would want to eat it.” and without missing a beat, he said, “ya never know. Some people like yucky things.”

Oh hunney pants.

But I digress.

So this morning, as promised, I got up at 7 ish and threw on my little red country apron,

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whipped out the Bisquick recipe. But see, I don’t follow it exactly so I will post it and ad my adjustments so you can make yours yummy too (or so we hope)

Here is a link if you want to go to the page http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/bisquick-velvet-crumb-cake/040ff627-c75e-43aa-abce-56a5a00b919f 

 

Cake ( I double the recipe, but only use 1/2 c sugar)

1 1/2
cups Original Bisquick™ mix (HeartSmart box)
1/2
cup granulated sugar (Remeber to use only half if you double this recipe)
1/2
cup milk or water ( I mix half milk and half water)
2
tablespoons shortening (Butter not shortening)
1
teaspoon vanilla (I use Vanilla Paste from Allspice or Tahitian Vanilla. I have also used Madagascar as well)
1
egg (Organic Eggs)

Topping

1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup chopped nuts (no nuts. Yuck I hate nuts in things)
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2
tablespoons milk (No milk in mine)
Add a touch of nutmeg and a touch of cinnamon to the topping

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 9-inch round cake pan or 8-inch square pan. In large bowl, beat Bisquick mix, granulated sugar, 1/2 cup milk, shortening, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 4 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • ( I sprinkle half the topping mixture on now and let it bake in)
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; cool slightly.
  • In small bowl, mix coconut, brown sugar, nuts, butter and 2 tablespoons milk. Spread topping over cake. Set oven control to broil. Broil about 3 inches from heat about 3 minutes or until golden brown.

Expert Tips

Add a handful of chocolate chips or butterscotch chips to the topping for a decadent finish.

For the cake, you can use 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened, instead of the shortening.

If you’re chopping nuts in a food processor, use quick pulses to avoid an oily mess. Go ahead and chop more nuts than you need. Wrap and freeze the extra nuts to use later.

You can also bake this most-requested cake in a 9-inch square pan for 25 to 30 minutes.

I also like to make cupcakes out of these for small handles to hold and eat.

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Enjoy your cake with tea, coffee, milk or whatever you choose.

I have many friends who don’t drink coffee so I quit calling it Coffee Cake and started calling it Crumb Cake now. Either way, It is yummy and easy to make.

Happy Sunday!

Xoxo Trisha Trixie

Recipe Sunday : 4th of July Independence Whip it Good Cake

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I love to make all sorts of Holiday things and this cake is no exception. Super fun and a great and EAsy way to show your 4th of July Spirit.

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 1 – 9×13 inch cake
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package White cake mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 pint blueberries, rinsed and drained
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, rinsed and sliced

Directions

  1. Prepare cake according to package directions and bake in a 9×13 inch pan. Cool completely.
  2. ** YOUR CHOICE** For added fun poke holes in cake after it cools and make up a liquid Jello Mixture Red or Blue and let set to room temp. Then pour over cake
  3. Otherwise just Frost cake with whipped topping. Place blueberries in a square in the corner, and arrange sliced strawberries as stripes to make an American flag. Chill until serving.
  4. Boy some sparklers and insert into cake right before serving, Light and have a Sparkling Cake for your guests!

If you want some inspirational Trisha Trixie Items to wear, here are some items that might inspire you….

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Stay tuned for more 4th of July, Independence discussion and items this week!!

Until next time,

XoXo

Trisha Trixie

Saturday Morning Special: Kick up Yer Boots and Cowboy Up

I am a frilly willy kinda gal. But I have a few model pals, as well as family who are more “Down to Earth” I would say.

They like country music, Cowboy Boots and Flannel Shirts. They love overalls and bandanas and just like to kick back and take it easy. Their makeup is generally nothing at all or minimal at best. They are Country Folk.

I was born in Iowa, but raised in California so I feel like I am a MidwestCaliGal. That was my Yahoo Id for awhile before Facebook was so prominent and we all used Yahoo Groups (Remember that?).

I have created a Special Cowboy Up, Country Line just for those Country Folks. If you are a lover of the Country Life, check out the items I have in the Country Line Up…

Newly made boots for a Country Gal who love Pin Up “Tootsie Pop”

I can take any pair of Boots and paint them up for you. You can deicded the color you want and where or let me have free reign and create something Tootin Fabulous! $50 a pair

This was the starting design for the Country Apron…

The Design for the Country Apron

The finished Country Apron

and this is the finished product. Custom apron order run $50 to $100 depending on style, fabric, time, design and other embellishments you may want. Orders can take up to a month depending on any orders in front of you. Large order (Over 5 items) receive a discount as they will take longer and you are placing a larger order

Then Overall Apron

The Overall Apron

This is a part of The ReConstructed Line. These were originally regular overalls. Now it is a fabulous Overall Apron. Great for Gardening, Cooking, and the Country Gal even so cute, I bet you could wear it out! 🙂

This weekend I am pulling up my Roots and putting on some Country tunes, Cooking some good home cookin for my man, and owning up to my Country Heritage.

Are you a lover of Country things? Country Music? Old or New? Country Cooking? What kind? Homemade Bread,  Meals, what? I would love to know what types of country things suit your fancy. Please share here in teh comments (click the little heart in the corner) or on our Facebook page!

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Until next time,

Cowboy Up…

~Trisha Trixie…Yeeeeeeeeeee hawwwwwwwwwww

Spectacular Sunday~Asian Beauty

There is an enchanting beauty to the Asian dress. I do not know whether it is the shimmer and sheen of their fabrics, the cuts and lines of their items or the vibrancy in their design. What I do know is that their fashions hold an ethereal attraction to me. I am enthralled with it. I look upon their dresses and other clothing items and I feel as if I have been transformed and taken away to another place and time. Allow me to show you a few of their intriguing designs.

Most of these are a style called Cheongsam and come in a variety of colors.
Let’s start with red. Do you recall from last week’s “Try It Tuesday” post which reds are cool and which are warm? Did you “try it”?

What about you? Is your color blue?

Now we take a look at the yellows, which were very difficult to find. It seems yellow is a less common color.

Shall we move forward to green?
And then there’s orange. You have to be careful here. Fashion shades blur at times; reds & oranges walk a fine line on a thin tightrope.
Now, purple. Shades of purple.
Pink shades are lovely. From bold to pastel.
Now on to the lovely black backgrounds.
And we finish with the white backgrounds.
As you can see, it does not matter which color or shade you choose, 
this particular style is amazingly beautiful no matter what. 
What is your favorite fashion/style?
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This post brought to you by: Corrina L. Hunter~Fashion Eye for SensaFashion