Friday, April 22, 2011

Old Fashioned Carrot Cake Cupcakes

for cupcakes
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups grated carrots

for frosting
1/2 cup butter
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine eggs, sugar, and oil; mix well. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; beat into egg mixture. Stir in carrots. Pour into paper lined muffin tins. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until done. Remove to wire racks to cool. For frosting, cream butter and cream cheese. Gradually beat in powdered sugar and vanilla. Add enough milk to achieve desired consistency and frost cupcakes. Store in refrigerator until serving and enjoy!

The garden at one month in...

The garden was planted on March 19th.

And this is the garden one month later.
 It's growing! :-)

We have had a few uninvited guests taking some nibbles.
Mr. H. saw deer tracks all around,
so he quickly set up an electric fence.

I've seen lots of sweet little cotton tails around our property lately.
None close to the garden,
but some chicken wire might be in the future, too.

For now, the corn is growing well.

The cucumber plants are growing up their trellis
and have some blossoms.

The squash blossoms are beautiful.

Do you see the baby squash starting to grow?

We have a first bell pepper.

And a jalapeno.

The water melon plants look good.

Along with the tomatoes.

Gardens just amaze me. :-)

~first black-eyed susans~

There have been some winecups and buttercups in the yard this spring,
but this week the very first bunch of black eyed susans popped up!

When we moved in last year in May,
the yard was full of them.

And for that reason, 
black eyed susans will always remind me
that dreams can come true. :-)

Bible Quiz Day 72

Answer to question 71 - repent, baptized (Acts 2:38)

Question 72 - In Bethany, Jesus raised __________ from the dead.