One of three classics recipes that I just LOVE

Classic Coffee Cake

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well for me it’s summertime, but these colder mornings go perfectly with this classic coffee cake. I’ve been making these since forever and a day. When the recipe was still on the Bisquick box. When I realized that it would be a favorite, I cut out the recipe from the box. Somehow it got lost and the next time I bought a box of Bisquick I handwrote the recipe and filed it away in a plain three ring binder. Unfortunately, that handwritten recipe eventually got lost as well. So….I bought another box of Bisquick and…there was no recipe for coffee cake!!! Ugh!! Thank goodness for internet. This time the recipe was saved and printed.

With just a few ingredients, this has become an all time favorite. Especially during the cooler seasons of fall and winter. I love that all you need are a few pieces of bakeware and about a half hour. You will love.love.love the aroma as it bakes. The sweet smell of brown sugar and cinnamon in melting butter drifts through the air is enough to awaken even the sleepiest of sleepy heads! As the temperature of the oven warms your home, it’s so easy to fall in love with the cooler weather. But as a girl born and raised in Hawaii I cannot help but love summertime the most!

Beautiful and smells delicious!!

Ingredients

Cinnamon Streusel

1/3 cup Original Bisquick mix

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons from butter or margarine

Coffee Cake

2 cups Original Bisquick mix

2/3 cup milk or water

2 tablespoons sugar

1 egg

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 9 inch round pan. in small bowl, stir streusel ingredients until crumbly; set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, mix coffee cake ingredients until blended. Spread in pan. Sprinkle with streusel.
  3. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.

Best served warm.

Besides an easy peasy recipe, I also love this easy home decor idea. Fresh flowers brighten up a room and your mood too! Love these roses that were the centerpiece of last Thanksgiving’s dinner table.

So pull up your warm fuzzy socks, slip your feet into the most comfortable slippers and wrap yourself in the softest coziest robe! Pour yourself a freshly brewed cup of coffee and enjoy the cooler mornings with this classic coffee cake! So easy peasy and amazingly delicious!!

First Birthday Of The Year

Good evening everyone!! With a big family like mine comes many celebrations. Birthdays take up the first half of the year for us leaving the holiday season just for the holidays. The new year for us starts off just right with the birthday of my one and only granddaughter. Because her birthday was on a weekday, we celebrated twice! First celebration was at home and the 2nd celebration at Chuck E Cheese. I had so much fun decorating the house that I really stayed up until 2 a.m. the night before her birthday. I love parties especially the setting up part of it. I was so impressed with it all that all birthday decorations stayed up for a couple days! How cool is it that paper, ribbons, sparkly plastic, lots of glue and tape could make something so pretty! It really was all so beautiful! Losing a little bit of shuteye to see her sweet face in awe and fully amazed was truly worthwhile. It doesn’t seem like much but believe it or not it took four different stores to complete this birthday setup. Along with the fun part of decorating comes the baking: glad to have boxed cake mix and pre-made frostings! With the help of Betty Crocker (wink, wink) I was able to make a personal sized birthday cake and some cupcakes too. All decorated so pretty with ocean blue and turquoise blue frosting to represent the sky and the ocean for her Little Mermaid themed party. Lastly the present. The birthday present. Let me tell you! Oh boy, what was I thinking. The easiest part of the present was buying it online. Had I known it would take me almost an hour to assemble, I’d probably hire someone to do it for me. But regardless of the assembly time that too was also worthwhile. She’ll be coloring endlessly at her new Disney Princess desk chair set. I’ll be looking forward to many masterpieces.

White cake with vanilla custard and buttercream frosting.
Birthday girl
Birthday girl and pizza
Birthday girl says “cheese”.

I thought she would only end up with about 10 tickets. Surprisingly, she ended up with more than 200 tickets. Not sure if she had a blast with this, but I know we all had a blast watching. Happy Birthday Charlotte!! Lola loves you!!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Good night and have a great week!!

Andrea

Hello My name Is…

Hello and Happy New Year 2019! It’s hard to believe that we’re already into the first weekend of the year. I don’t exactly know yet where I’m going with this but I’ve got a good feeling about it. Full-time mommying is what I do. A few months back I decided to quit my full time job and am now a full-time housewife. So far everything is going as good as expected. My days are full of cuddles, tantrums, and of course house chores! As I go about my days I remember being a child and seeing a wooden plaque that hung up on the wall, it read: “A woman’s work is never done”. Writing that made me giggle. Hehehe!! Ain’t that the truth!! Things that I love are flowers, food, fashion and above all my family. I also love, love, love home decor and having fun!! So I’ll probably be sharing a lot about it all!

Plumeria one of my favorite hawaiian flowers.
Grandchildren
Dining out
The reason why my current title is housewife.
Drove more than a thousand miles to climb up a giant T-Rex! Fun stuff!!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!! By the way my name is Andrea. Have a good night!