#JANphotoaday wrap up!

Day 29. In my fridge.Stella. And yes, I put my bread in the fridge... don't judge me!

Day 30. Nature. My Day of Awesomenimity Present  from Natural Urban Dad.

Day 31. ME!! (Again) In black and white to make it seem all artsy!

Thanks for following along. I hope you have enjoyed my pics.

And it seems some other blogger chickita (who knows that I love her), has challenged me to this month's

#FEBphotoaday Challenge!!


been slacking...

Ooops, it was a busy week and while I did take my daily pics, I have not had the time to post them until today.


Day 23. Something Old.

The only thing I have from my dad, an antique Dutch wall clock.

I love this thing!

Day 24. Guilty Pleasure.

We have impromptu kitchen dance parties!

Day 25. Something I made.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear rice bag pillows

that the kids warm up every night before bed.

Day 26. Colour.

In a ring sling...

the brighter, the better in my opinion!

Day 27. Lunch.

Mmmm....mmm.... chili!

Day 28. Light.

This was a fluke picture.

I left the phone on the table and accidentally took this one.

#JANphotoaday Challenge

Three more to go!

this I can make PERFECTLY every time! and so can you...

I have what I think is probably THE easiest and BEST chocolate cake recipe known to man. If you have ever been to one of my kid's birthday parties, you will know what I am talking about. Now, I can't claim any part in creating this recipe and I am not exactly sure how far it goes back. It came to me from my best friend, who got it from her mother, who may have gotten it from her mother as well.

It is called 'Wacky Chocolate Cake' and goes like this.

(These measurements are enough for ONE 8" square or round pan)

1.5 cups of FLOUR

1 cup of SUGAR

3 tablespoons (TBSP) of COCOA

1 teaspoon (tsp) of BAKING SODA

0.5 teaspoon (tsp) of SALT

1 tablespoon (TBSP) of VINEGAR

1 teaspoon (tsp) of VANILLA

6 tablespoons (TBSP) of melted BUTTER

1 cup of COLD WATER


Mix your dry ingredients well.

Make three holes in the dry mix and put the VINEGAR, VANILLA and BUTTER each in their own hole. (I think this is the part that makes it Wacky!!)

Pour cold water over all of it and stir it up well.

Put into baking container of your choice (I always like to grease my pans and also line with parchment paper)

And BAKE at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.


These are a few of the creations I have made with this recipe over the years! I like to use a nice buttercream icing for my cakes and decorate with rolled and cut fondant.



P.S. I am making this cake again tonight for Natural Urban Dad's birthday tomorrow. He is the one who usually gets the Super Hero cakes and the kids have suggested Batman this year!