Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tasty Tuesday-Apple Cake

Here's the thing, I love pumpkin-everything as much as the next gal. Really I do.
But I have to pace myself. If I start on the pumpkin train now, by the time Thanksgiving comes around I'll hardly be able to look at the pumpkin pie. And we can't have that ya'll.
My solution? I like to begin the Fall season with apple-everything. I mean apples, brown sugar and cinnamon-y goodness is just too good to skip over right?
And this apple cake my friends is a definite win. It has been passed down through many, many generations in my family. Any and every family gathering, I can guarantee you this cake will be on the table. Every time. Unless you showed up late and every last crumb has been devoured. In which case I sympathize with you-I've been there. It is also super simple.

I made this cake last weekend, and between 2 adults it was gone in 2 days. Shameful. We love it not only for dessert but for a sweet breakfast also. You can absolutely serve this as a wonderful dessert or a sweet brunch side dish. No matter how you serve this, just make sure you do!

Here's what you'll need:

2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups thinly sliced & chopped apples (there's no exactness to this, just make them bite-size)
2 tsp. vanilla

Begin by mixing the oil, sugar and eggs together.

Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

Finally add the apples and vanilla.

Delicious much?

Simply grease a 9x13 dish and pour in

Warning: this cake batter is very, very thick. I still vividly remember the very first time I attempted to make this cake on my own instead of just helping with women in the family make it. It was a cold snowy day early on in our marriage and I had decided to surprise my cute sleeping husband by letting him wake up to the smell of this delicious cake baking. Instead he woke up to a teary wife because I was so positive I had ruined it somehow because it was so thick. Much to my surprise, it came out just as perfect as ever. So please-don't have a cooking meltdown like myself-it's supposed to be that thick.

Pop this in a 325 degree oven for 1 hour. Start checking this at the 45 minute mark. It's a very moist cake and you want to keep it that way!!

Printable version found here!


Linking up with: Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, Emily, Mandy, Chef-in-Training, and Pint Sized Baker.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Hello there

Hi friends. I've missed this place so! I've got lots of thoughts swirling around so this is sure to be a bit random.

Church was incredible this week. So many things have stuck with me but this one in particular:
Heaven is full of answers for prayers that were simply never prayed..
I shudder to think.

I am embracing this Fall season fully with a heart of gratitude. In our home we don't do Halloween, we do Thanksgiving for the whole Fall season. (By all means, please don't see this statement as an "attack" for those who celebrate Halloween. This is just what we feel is best for our family.) These days I am so grateful for this season of cooler weather and a few moments to pause and remember to have a heart of gratitude. I won't lie-I'm also loving the decorating, cozy Fall candles, and apple cider.

Colorado-oh how I ache for you. Tears well up in my eyes every time I see the news, I'm praying for you all.

Last week was a crazy week, Mr. and I were practically passing each other coming and going. The good news about that? I did not mind a bit all the football we watched over the weekend because at least I got to watch it in the arms of the man I adore.

Do you remember this post? The part about following a big dream and taking a big risk? Well I'm doing that. That's why I've been a little mia around here lately. I'm pouring all my heart and soul into this and covering it in prayer and hoping for the best. I will be announcing it here soon and I'm so excited to share it with you all.

Happy Monday friends. May we chase hard after Him, encourage each other daily, and love extravagantly.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Tasteful Tuesday Party

Today I am co-hosting one of my personal favorite weekly Blog Parties! If you're new here I'm so happy to have you! Leave me a comment if you're a new follower and I'll be happy to follow back! Meet Emily from Nap-Time Creations:

Hi readers of New Mrs. Adventures! I'm Emily and I blog over at Nap-Time Creations. I'm so excited to be hosting my weekly link party with Stephanie today{Tasteful Tuesdays}, is a link party that runs every week from Monday evening until Friday morning, and every other week the party is also be posted on an additional blog..... so MORE exposure for YOU and your TALENT! We all like more exposure right? So link on up and get your stuff shown on TWO great blogs

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I post features on Nap-Time Creations each weekend. Usually around a theme... some recent round ups have included:

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Scripture Sunday