Pound Cake? Recipe Anyone?

My son has entered the county fair in cooking. He is dead set on entering a pound cake. It can contain no cream cheese.


Anyone have an award winning recipe they would like to share? I’m desperate he has to enter it on the 18th of July and I am running out of time to find a recipe and to taste test one.

All help will be taken!!

Summertime Supper

When summertime finally creeps its way into my world. I try to think of easy and fun things to cook. When the temperatures rise it is very hard to think of cooking a huge meal that not only heats up the house but weighs on your stomach.

I have found that this simple meal is refreshing and light. When the kids head to Tennessee to stay with my parents. I get to take a vacation from the heavy cooking and my husband and I can eat a very light meal. The kids would never touch tomatoes and it works perfect for us. Settle down with this light meal and a glass of wine. Perfect for any summertime evening dreaming of the return of fall and winter!



  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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1 loaf of french bread, sliced into 6-8 slices 1/2 inch thick

olive oil

2 medium tomatoes

6-8 basil leaves or dehydrated basil

fresh mozzarella

Salt and pepper

  • Chop the tomatoes and basil into small pieces.  Drizzle with olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Slice the french bread about 1/2 inch thick and place on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Place spoonfuls of the tomato mixture onto each piece of bread. Top with sliced mozzarella.
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  • Bake until cheese is melted and heated through.
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  • Serve immediately.


Attempt One and going!

I have decided to learn to knit. I love crochet and feel pretty confident with it, but i want to be able to knit. I visited two amazing yarn stores in Laramie over the past several days while my daughter was attending their volleyball camp. during these visits it juzt became so clear that I need more to do and shoukd therefore take up the challenge of teaching myself to knit. I left the Cowgirl Yarn store armed with a skein of yarn, a pattern, and some needles. I have watched several videos online and so far feel pretty good with my progress. Hopefully soon I will have a finished hat.



Well things are progressing nicely with this hat. I have a few holes from dropping a stitch and doing some weird thing. However ripping down to that and fixing it as my mother suggested is DEFINITELY not going to happen.  What happens in the knitting stays in the knitting in my book.   So I keep going. I have lost the pattern and will be calling the Cowgirl Yarn store ASAP today.


We’ll I am finished! It came along pretty quick and I really enjoyed the knitting. I guess now I have to begin a new hat.