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Summer Peach Cake

ImageSummer is about freshness w/ a slight of sweet. I think this fast and easy cake is perfect for it. I let the kids help with the cake and whipped cream. My kitchen right now looks like I let them paint it in batter and whipped cream, but we for sure had a good desert for dinner tonight. Besides I will put on Cinderella and we can pretend to be her as we clean up the kitchen.

First, slice two large simi ripe peaches, layer them on a sprayed baking dish, I used a square rippled one. Next do your vanilla cake recipe as directed just add 1 tbsp of vanilla & 1tbsp of apple pie spice. yeah, this may seem to be too warm of a cake but I promise it is refreshing when put together.  Now if you do two medium size cake dishes  or one large one  does not matter, though if you use the two small you can do a layered cake which is always a little more fancier.  Pour the batter over your peaches and sprinkle pine nuts on top. Put it in the oven and bake as the cake’s box instructed. You might want to add a few minutes because the fruit does mess with the baking time. Image

When done let cool, while cooling whip up your whipped topping. You will need whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla. I usually do a half of a carton to 1 cup sugar and 1 tbsp vanilla, but best advice is go for you taste. Beat  it until stiff in a large cold mixing bowl. I have not idea why the cold bowl but I was taught to do it that way. 

Next turn over your cake on a serving plate and frost it with the whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon. Enjoy with  ice tea. Image


Volcano in Az


So today is one of those days when it is just time for me to let the kids go a bit wild. We  read some books about volcanoes then we brought the volcano to AZ.  With the help of my baby girl decorating a soon to demolished area and my son looking at her like she was nuts (each generation is the same, I am sure I got that look a time or two myself from my brother).  The big boom was met with squeals and awe, and on this Friday I road the wave of supper mom. I got my directions from a Family Education. Get wild and enjoy your Wednesday.Image


  • Dirt or wet sand
  • Small shovel or spoon
  • Two teaspoons baking soda
  • White vinegar


  1. Build a mound of dirt ten inches high.
  2. ImageDig a deep hole in the middle of the mound with a small shovel.
  3. Put two teaspoons of baking soda in the hole.
  4. Then slowly pour in vinegar and watch your volcano erupt!

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