Monday, September 13, 2010

The icing on the cake…

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I’m so happy to report we made it through our first week of homeschooling for this school year. It went very well! I hope to do a post very soon on our schedules and homeschooling setup. I always enjoy reading others’ posts on homeschooling, so just maybe mine would be interesting to my readers.

Speaking of readers, I hope my regular readers start trickling back in into my Blog Haven…:o) I hate taking such long breaks because my blog gets stagnant and sometimes my readers go away. :( I sure hope everyone will return! :) If you have returned, leave me a lil comment, pls! I never get to post a comment every single time on the blogs I read, but I do try to get around to a comment every now and again. I’d love to hear from you.

Now….I have a couple of recipes to share with you tonight. I know, boring, huh? :) Well, I’m so excited to tell you that I found a healthy Birthday Cake recipe in a Cooking With Whole Foods by Cynthia Lair cookbook that I have. I decided to try it for Ella’s birthday. Based on the ingredients (some I had to purchase, or rather my mom picked up for me, at the Health Food store), I really wondered if it would turn out. While the cake did NOT taste just like the Betty Crocker’s Yellow Cake mix version, it was very good and different, in a nice way. We had one piece left when we went to bed the night of Ella’s birthday. And..we only had 2 guests to her lil party. :)

Here is the ingredients in case you may be on the lookout for a healthy alternative to a birthday cake. You may be like me and just cringe to think of all that sugary icing and 25 cake mix ingredients going into your one year old’s body. Anyway, (as to not sound like a health food snob…) it is a great cake if you just want something different and don’t really care about the healthy issue.

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Here ya are:

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The buttons, etc., are just some raw sugar that I added a drop of food coloring too…

Loving it….

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Tonight we had incredible Salmon Patties (or Croquettes as some call them) that I made up. I will be posting the recipe very soon as they were really, really delish.

It’s good night for me. Once again, I’ve skipped out on my early to bed promise to myself. Why can’t I be more loyal? Oh well, I’ll try again tomorrow!!


  1. Hey, glad you're back. I've been taking an extended blog break too.

  2. OH, I just love that little frosting covered face! Sooo cute.

  3. Hi there:)
    I'd love to see your homeschool schedule. It's fun to see how others homeschool! Maybe I'll do a similar post too:) May the Lord bless your new school year. Your little birthday girl is so adorable!

  4. Hi again:)
    I didn't know how else to contact you...and I noticed that you entered my daughter's Homestead Blessings giveaway at
    Anyway, just wanted to let you know to leave a valid e-mail address in every comment, otherwise your entry won't be counted. Didn't want you to miss out on the great giveaway! Have a blessed day:)

  5. Oh I will have to add this to my "to try" recipes. I would love a good healthy cake recipe. The one we have is really wheaty and no much cakey. : : ) Love the bunny!

  6. I am here and am happy you are back! I like your idea on posting the homeschooling schedule. I will have to steal that idea for my own blog;-)


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