Sometimes there's nothing you want more than a warm, moist pound cake. The simplest of cakes to make. Do you know why it's called a pound cake? History says that it took a pound each of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar to make the cake, giving it the name. We won't be using that much for this recipe, but it'll still be as delicious!
-1 and 3/4 cup flour
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 cup granulated sugar
-3/4 cup softened unsalted butter
-1 and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
-2/3 cup milk
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9x 5 inch loaf pan and set aside. Mix all the dry ingredients and set aside. In a separate bowl, beat the softened butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until thoroughly mixed. Next add the vanilla and mix again. Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients, mix and then add 1/2 of the milk and mix again. Repeat these two steps until all ingredients are combined. Scoop batter into loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour or until a fork comes out clean when inserted in the center.
Spring is here and with it comes fresh and clean feels! Tulips, pastels for Easter, brighter colors around the house are a few of my favorite indications that spring is here. Here are a few tips for refreshing things around your home right in time for Spring!
Flowers + plants
Let's be honest, these are a yearly thing, but springtime to me means brighter tulips, fresh hydrangeas, and tons of alstroemerias. Fresh cut flowers are the best way to refresh things around the home. With flowers, are house plants. Whether you're a fan of faux or the real thing, greenery around the home is a sure way to brighten things up!
Changing up throw pillow covers is a great way to not only save money but to quickly refresh things as the seasons change. Not only is it cost efficient, but you won't need to buy whole new pillows each time. Simply wash and pack away old pillow cases, and rotate as seasons change.
Front porch curb appeal
I usually focus so much on indoors that it's easy to forget the outdoor spaces. I recently swapped out our front door mat and added some greenery right in time for spring! I admit that right up until early March, I still had my Christmas wreath on the door. Yikes! Happy to report that I've now swapped out the Christmas wreath for a spring , green wreath!