it’s friday, gang! another week has come and gone. well, at least another work week. and what’s better than kicking off the weekend with a sweet treat. it’s not often i indulge my sweet tooth, but i couldn’t resist an easy peasy spice cake that’s sure to please. if i’m “in for a penny, i’m in for a pound'” my mother always said, so let’s get decadent with a white russian.
of course, my favorite sidekick is on deck to greet the weekend. and pax too! as a matter of fact, he spent the weekend with us, so there was never a dull moment. oscar was a good host (mostly). at the end of the weekend, he reminded me of my kiddos when they had friends spend the night. sometimes they had to be reminded to be a good host… got that oscar? he’s a little too possessive of his ball, which had to be taken away… kids and dogs. they have so much in common.
today’s ootd is fall perfection. and it’s preppy perfection too. this time of year i love to wear sweaters. and if it has stripes? then all the better. this striped sweater is from J.Crew and is super soft thanks to the blended yarn. the blue jeans are from J.Crew too. as a matter of fact, my loafers (old, similar here) are J.Crew as well. i guess you’d say i’m having a J.Crew kinda day. but i do love this brand and have been particularly impressed with them the past year or so. they’ve got their classics with a twist groove back, and i can’t seem to leave their website without purchasing something or another.
if you are short on time, then this cake is for you. add eggs and pumpkin to a box cake. voila! instant dessert that’s easy to make and yummy. pumpkin spice cake in a box.
3 ingredient Spice Cake
- 1 box Spice Cake
- 2 eggs
- 1 15 ounce pumpkin puree
Add spice cake, two eggs and pumpkin puree to mixing bowl.
Mix on high for 1 minute.
Pour into 9x9 cake pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
a white russian is an easy cocktail to whip up. it’s a tasty treat all year round, but i especially love to indulge during the holiday season. this version substitutes Vanilla Cinnamon Bailey’s for Kahlua.
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon
- 2 ounces heavy cream
Add ice to cocktail shaker.
Add Bailey's, Vodka and half & half.
Cover & shake to combine.
Pour into glass.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick
happy friday, ladies! oscar and i wish you a lovely weekend. don’t we oscar?
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