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One Bowl Chocolate Cake
This is a rich and moist chocolate cake. It only takes a few minutes to prepare the batter. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.
Original recipe makes 2 – 9 inch round cake layers
• 2 cups white sugar
• 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup milk
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 1 cup boiling water
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two nine inch round pans.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Stir in the boiling water last. Batter will be thin. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.
3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Pete’s Long weekend playlist
- The Cure – Friday I’m in love
- Johnny Cash – Sunday Morning comin’ down
- Bay City Rollers – S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night
- The Vogues – 5 o’clock world
- Loverboy – Working for the weekend
- Todd Rundgren – Bang on the drum
- Neil Young – Out on the weekend
- Cat Stevens – Another Saturday night ( and I ain’t got nobody)
- Tom Petty – Big weekend
- The Beatles – Eight days a week
Wendy’s Quick and Easy Kids Costumes
Getting my daughter ready for Halloween was easy, at least for the first few years since wore her ‘Buzz Lightyear’ costume nearly every day until she was 5! On chilly Halloween nights her snowsuit filled it out nicely, making it even more “Buzz” like.
By grade one, the “Dead Bride” idea popped into Ava’s head and I couldn’t change her mind, so off to school she went in a white dress with her veil dripping in cobs webs and her face and hands a bluish-black, and joined her friends who were mostly Disney princesses.
The key to a tantrum free Halloween is letting your kids decide what they want to be. Here’s a few quick and easy ideas that work for kids (…and husbands who hate to dress up!):
- Dress them in black pants and long sleeved t-shirt. A little black mask from the dollar store completes the look of “The Burglar”.
- Pick up a few packs of white streamers (party decorations) and get wrapping. A few rolls later you have a “Mummy”!
- Go to Value Village and pick up a suit, dress shirt and a can of black hair spray. Vertically shred the suit with a blade. Have them put it on and then get them to close their eyes and hold their breath while you give them one good blast of the black hair spray in the face! Follow that with a “poof” of baby powder. Tease their hair so that it sticks straight out and spray it too. What do you have? “A Blown Up Guy”!