Friday, June 28, 2013

Nostalgia in a cake!

 My mom made this cake regularly. Jello Poke Cake! We had a homemade dessert after almost every meal. It is a perfect dessert for the current hot weather. Bake a white cake according to the cake mix directions. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, and then poke with a fork or chopstick at 1/2 inch intervals. 
Dissolve a 3 oz. package of jello in 1 cup of boiling water. Add the cold water and spoon over the cake while still in the pan. Chill and top with cool whip or homemade whipped topping. We loved this cake made with watermelon jello! I used Black Cherry Jello and flavored my whipped topping with almond flavoring. YUMMY!
The perfect quick and cool dessert for summertime.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

New Kitty in the house!

A new kitty has joined our household. His given name is Smokey, but I call him Scoundrel.
His favorite past-time is annoying the other cats! Samson, Rascal and Bella have all outgrown playing.
He's a handsome boy.
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Summer is here!

 It has been months since I have posted anything here at Cackleberry Cottage! Busy months. End of the school year as a teacher, packing the classroom for the summer, baby graduating, working in the garden and slipping in a little clogging and crocheting. I made some changes in my bedroom. The old sewing machine cabinet was in the living room. I finally added the lace at the bottom of the door to hide the stuff stashed in the cabinet along with the sewing machine. I just received the print from a friend. I love how it has the same colors as the lamp.
 My baby graduated from high school. He is on the far left. This foursome has been friends since middle school.
 My oldest son joined me on a trip to Lake Texana. We joined my baby brother and his family and my dad and stepmom. We rode bikes, ate too much, had campfires every night, and swam a little. We had t-storms pass through almost every afternoon which made it unseasonably cool for south Texas. It was wonderful for bike riding and a campfire felt good in the evening.
 This is the clan on one of the several fishing piers. There was an alligator hanging around below the pier which had a fish cleaning sink. It was waiting for dinner.
 Another shot with me in the line-up!
 We rode some of the trails. This one had a nice little bridge over some water.
We really needed to burn some calories. Did I mention we ate too much!
Hopefully, I will not be as negligent about posting as I have been the last few months.
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