Lemon Poppyseed Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

As you can imagine, this is a pretty dreamy treat. A bit on the dense side because it’s pound cake, but still moist, light and very lemony.

Ingredients for the cake-
1 cup sugar
zest of 2 lemons
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk + 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup melted butter

for the frosting-
3 oz softened cream cheese
1/4 cup softened butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Full recipe


DIY Soda Can Tabs Christmas Ornament

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Recycled soda can tabs, glued to a clear plastic ornament. Such a brilliant idea!

Source: the 3 R's blog

Kitchen before & after for only 65$

An inexpensive kitchen remodel that gives a lot of bang for the buck, those are the best makeovers.

It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint on the walls and some gel stain on the cabinets can do.

Be sure to check out Delia's blog for her tutorial on working with gel stain.

Article from thekitchn.com

5-Minute Healthy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

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Now you can skip the ice cream maker, skip the added sugar and spend five minutes food processing your way to the easiest, creamiest homemade froyo to ever cross your lips.

Ingredients:

4 cups frozen strawberries
3 Tablespoons agave nectar or honey
1/2 cup plain yogurt (non-fat or full fat)
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Go to justataste.com for directions!

Apple Cider Sage Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples

Sounds wonderful and with a new twist to add to the recipe book.

Ingredients:

4 bone-in pork loin chops
2 Garlic Herb Sauté Express® Sauté Starter squares
1–2 tablespoons fresh sage chopped, according to preference
1 pound apples (I used Pink Lady) peeled, cored and sliced in ¼-inch slices
3 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup apple cider
1/3 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper, to taste

Full recipe 

Diy Dowel Lamp

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These fabulous lamps are made out of dowels. Follow the tutorial right here... and make one for your home!

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This dowel spiral Lamp makes amazing light effects. Click here... for tutorial...

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Super cool lamps and really easy to make!


DIY - 3D Christmas Trees

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These 3D Christmas trees will make the perfect Christmas decor. So cute and really easy to make! You could also hang them on the Christmas tree.

  You will need:

  paper
  a pencil
  scissors
  glue
  black thread
  an old branch to hang the finished trees (optional)

  Full tutorial at Look What I Made


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