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I’m grateful for gratitude

1 May

PHEW!

Today was a whirlwind. How did it go for you?

It was one of those days where you just hold on and do your best to keep up. Where there is no down time. Where you are pulled in multiple directions at once.

But I made it through. Everything turned out fine. All is well.

And at this moment, I’m grateful to be taking the time to reflect. To appreciate the people that helped me today. To remember the special and wonderful moments that arose. To recognize that today was a good day.

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A moment of gratitude

29 Apr

I’m grateful that cake tastes good without frosting.

Because I couldn’t wait.

But oh man, now I kinda have a tummy ache.

Recipe: Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 cup butter, 1 1/4 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup water

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9in x 9in cake pan.

2. Melt chocolate in a microwave.

3. In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add the melted chocolate and slowly blend until combined.

4. Add eggs to the mixture one at a time. Beat until blended and fluffy.

5. Add the vanilla and sour cream. Blend. The mixture should be smooth, fluffy, and lighter in color.

6. Fold in half of the flour, the baking soda, and baking powder. Gently mix until just combined.

7. Add the water and gently fold in. Add the remaining flour and mix.

8. Pour batter into cake pan and bake until toothpick comes out clean, approximately 30-35 minutes.

Based on a recipe from Cupcakes! by Elinor Klivans and France Ruffenach.