The babes are napping and I've got a spare minute by myself for a little blog post. I've been wanting to share a yummy coffee cake recipe with you before I forgot! I made it last weekend and it was a definite hit over here! I was a little worried the kids wouldn't like it since it has cranberries in it which can be kind of tart. They didn't seem to mind and ate their fair share!
We've been staying cooped up in the house the past couple of days. The weather here is much colder than we're used to! I'm ready for sunny warm Texas days to come back...and SOON!
The kids and I did venture out this morning to do a little shopping for Emma's birthday next weekend. She has requested a princess tea birthday party. So that is just what we're having :) All I have to say is I normally hate Walmart... but today I love them! They had the best selection of Disney princess party stuff ever! And the best part was that it was so inexpensive! Yay Walmart :) (I will probably never again say Yay Walmart... this day should be documented in history ;) )
A few days ago the kids naptimes overlapped by quite a bit. Colt slept....then Emma fell asleep two hours later. And right as she went down he got up. I spent her naptime playing with him in the bedroom. It was nice getting to spend some one on one time with the little guy :)
Love that sweet fuzzy naptime hair and rosy cheeks!
His little horse kept getting stuck in the silo.... resulting in this face :)
He has been way more into the kitchen lately than his sister. His favorite thing to do is pour food from one container to the other. Over and over and over......
Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake
1/2 cup plus 3 Tablespoons sugar, divided
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces (2 cups) fresh cranberries
2 tablespoons butter
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Beat egg in large bowl. Add 1/2 cup sugar, milk, oil, orange juice, orange peel and almond extract; mix thoroughly. Combine 1 cup flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture and stir, being careful not to overmix. Pour into 8x8x2 inch pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
3. Chop cranberries in blender or food processor; spoon over batter. Mix remaining 1/2 cup flour and remaining 3 tablespoons sugar. Cut in butter. Sprinkle mixture over cranberries.
4. Bake 25-30 minutes. Serve warm.
Makes 9 servings.
I seem to have hit the jackpot when it comes to yummy breakfast and dessert recipes lately.
I'll share one for Applesauce Bars in the next day or two. They are too die for!Have a great rest of your Thursday!