Saturday, August 20, 2011

Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

As I was browsing Pinterest the other day, I came across this DELICIOUS recipe!  You must give it a try.  Prepare yourself, though, it is mighty rich!  Get a tall glass of milk ready :)  Enjoy!

  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • ½ cups Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 stick Butter
  • ½ cups Peanut Butter
  • 6 teaspoons Milk
  • 1 pound Powdered Sugar

In a large bowl, mix together sugar, baking soda, flour and salt. Set aside.
Combine butter, water and peanut butter in saucepan and bring to boil. Pour over flour mixture.
Add milk, vanilla and eggs. Mix.
Pour in large cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Bake at 400F degrees for 20 minutes.
Bring butter, peanut butter and milk to boil in saucepan. Add one pound of powdered sugar. Pour warmed frosting over cooled cake.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Good Stuff

Getting goosebumps from listening to a song is one of the greatest feelings in the world.  I love when a song touches me to the point where my body tingles all over.  That means it's a wonderful song.  This recently happened to me when listening to the song "The Good Stuff" by Kenny Chesney.  The song is such a great reminder of how tangible, materialistic things mean absolutely nothing.  Today, it is soooo hard for all of us to remember this.  At the end of your life, what is going to really mean something to you is "The Good Stuff." 

Not a soul around but the old bar keep,
Down at the end and looking half asleep.
And he walked up, and said : "What'll it be?"
I said: "The good stuff."

He didn't reach around for the whiskey;
He didn't pour me a beer.
His blue eyes kinda went misty,
He said: "You can't find that here.

'Cause it's the first long kiss on a second date.
Momma's all worried when you get home late.
And droppin' the ring in the spaghetti plate,
'Cause your hands are shakin' so much.
And it's the way that she looks with the rice in her hair.
And eatin' burnt suppers, the whole first year,
And askin' for seconds to keep her from tearin' up.
Yeah, man, that's the good stuff.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

That's Why You're Beautiful

As I was listening to Beyonce songs on my Ipod the other day, I came across this beautiful song.  It is from her "I am...Sasha Fierce" album.  I really started thinking about the lyrics and how they related to my current life."  I am currently dating a type of guy that I wouldn't normally date.  In high school, I guess you could have given him a label as a "bad boy."  He is alot different than the "cookie cutter" guy that I dated for six years.  While growing up, he has gone through more than I have gone through.  Sometimes, because I am so "sheltered," I tend to judge him, his past, and some of his ways.  I occasionally make hurtful comments to him, because in a way, I am trying to reassure myself that even though he isn't a "cookie cutter" guy, and even though we are different in alot of ways, our relationship will work out.  This song helped me realize that I need to quit focusing on the bad stuff, and start glorifying the good stuff.  Just because someone has had a rebellious or hurtful past, they are not different than any other person.  We are all the same.  We all have our scars.  Some people's scars are just larger than others.  But we all have to go through "coal" stages in our life to become beautiful "diamonds."

Diamonds used to be coal
Look young cause they got soul
That's why they're beautiful
And my heart used to be cold
'Til your hands laid on my soul
Baby, that's why you're beautiful

I'm not wondering why....
The sky's blue; that's not my business
All I know is I....
Look up and tell myself
"Be patient, love...that could be us..."

Wednesday, August 3, 2011