Wednesday, July 9, 2008

what's new??

Whats new with you?? Today is "Whatcha working on Wednesday" at Leslie's blog-

so make sure you post a project for today.

This is a pic of the Chocolate Miracle Whip cake . I got the recipe from my friend Cookie at
CYO forums. Let me tell ya, its wonderful!!!

Chocolate Miracle Whip Cake

8x8 pan
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons soda
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup miracle whip
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:Mix all ingredients together and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Just a note: don't taste the batter...just wait for the cake to be done, then enjoy. It is very moist.

As you can tell by my pic I made the cake bigger than an 8x8. lol
Heck, that would be just a smell around here.
This is the same recipe I just added more ingredients, after getting the math part figured out. lol

Here is the recipe for a 9x13 pan.

Miracle Whip Cake

3 cups cake flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
6 tablespoons cocoa
3 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups miracle whip
1 1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix all ingredients until blended. Pour batter into a 9-by-13-inch pan.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees.

Thank you Cookie!!!!

Does anyone have this window decor?? lol
Okay, this is "tater tot". See him on TOP of the basket??
He likes curtain climbing and playing with prim animals. grrrr.........................

Some of my July 5th yard sale finds..............................

wool pineapple pic( with handmade frame), wood trencher bowl, wood handled utensils, peg basket,nutmeg grater, and twigs and stars tissue box cover all for $5.00!!!! I am in 3 summer swaps that involve thrift store or yard sale finds. Someone is going to get some of these goodies!! If you wish it was you , then heck ya better watch my blog. :).

Do you have one of these trees?? This is a Bottle Brush Buckeye tree. See how the flowers resemble a baby bottle brush?? I love it!! Every year we have more and more blooms.

Be back soon, kim


  1. Yum, chocolate cake. I've made cakes with sour cream but never miracle whip. I think I'll have to try that one.
    The bottle brush tree is really unique. I've never seen anything like it. That would be quite the conversation piece in the garden.
    Have a great day! :)

  2. I have never seen a that tree... how awesome is that. Where did you get it Kim?

    Yummm... cake... need I say more.

    By the way great finds.

  3. That cake looks yummy!! My mom used to make a mayonnaise cake when I was growing up! And your found some great goodies over the weekend!! Your tree is awesome!!! I love the big star on your fence!! Have a great day!~Wendy

  4. Hey Kim, Can i have a piece of Cake? Yummy!
    Great yard sale finds! You got my mailing address, right? LOL

  5. Great finds, the cake looks delish!

  6. How do you ALWAYS find such great Prim deals at YS? That very rarely happens around here!

    I have had the Miracle Whip cake before. It is good...you just never think it will be though with that combo...Miracle Whip and chocolate! LOL

    Nope, I don't have a window treatment like that :D We had cats in the past but they all had MANY issues. Riley went outside almost years ago and that's where she still is. She likes it out there...doesn't even try to sneak back in! And now we have Midnight, who just showed up here at the beginning of the spring. They will ALWAYS be outside. There is no convincing Jer otherwise and honestly, I had enough, too! LOL Aften just keeps asking when Jer's going to change his mind! Good luck on that one! LOL

    Never saw a tree like that before! Very interesting!

    Have a great day!

  7. thanks for al the compliments!
    i got the tree from a friend who grows trees for OSU. she has a tree farm near zanesville, ohio. i know timber run gardens also had them at the beginning of summmer. the girls' dentist has one that is over 14 feet wide and 12 feet tall!! its just beautiful!!

    leslie, i am telling ya, folks around here are prim clueless. they dont know the good stuff at all. lol

  8. Ummmmm Kim very tempting but......no thsnks!!LOL :0) Thanks for coming by!!~Wendy

  9. Hi Kim!
    I don't think I've ever tried one before but it looks good:)
    You sure did get alot of prim finds and oh, now I do see your stoveboard soooo nice I like the star too.
    I do like that bottle brush tree it's so unusual:)


  10. Kim, that cake sounds and LOOKS yummy!

    I can't believe you got all that for $5.00...I love the pineapple frame and can't believe you got the wooden trencher bowl in there too....good deals!

    ~ Tammy ~

  11. I would really like a peice of that cake right now with a big glass of milk!
    Love your tree, I am gonna have to find me one of those! Beth