Thursday, September 2, 2010

Good Morning!

Hello sweet ladies,
Oh my, last night was another night of chasing a very smart Mother Cow around a pasture. With 4 children from age 3 to 12, two teenagers and 3 adults. Were we having fun yet? Hmmmm I will have to think about that one! It was totally frustrating.........because if any of you have been around a cows they are not stupid...............they have your number for sure! After two nights of trying to catch her.......I am done..........the sons are on their own!!! I will take the grandbabies.......they can have the cows. Smiling!!!!!!!!!! Yea..........I will stay home.

I had some pecan pie syrup mixture left over from doing the 12 pies for Sunday Brunch. I am soooooo thankful that I do not have to work on Sundays!!!!!! Anyway I thought there has to be a neat recipe for Cookie bars. There was. I made mine different, but this is pretty much the same. You will like it!!!! It was so good. We chopped our pecans that we put on the top though. Liked it better.
This is the best recipe for coffee cake. My friend Alicia has been helping me with some new recipes. All of you who have sent me some...........thank you so much. I am not sure where she got this, but it is so so good. We made up a little streusel for the inside between the bottom layer and top layer of the batter, also made it to be sprinkled on the top. We swirled the streusel around a bit through out the two layers. Thought it looked so pretty after it was cut. The kids seemed to really like it. That is all that matters. Smile.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe

Warm, buttery coffee cake: you just can't beat a good one. And Janice Kuhlmann's recipe for Sour Cream Coffee Cake is just that. With a lovely, tender interior and a slightly crunchy crust, it has a wonderful texture not unlike poundcake. But it's the lemon and almond flavors plus the full cup of walnuts that really take this Stafford Springs, Connecticut reader's cake over the top on taste.

  • 16 Servings
  • Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the lemon juice, lemon peel and extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream beating well after each addition.
  • Transfer to a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 16 servings.

Thank you for writing the last few days. It was really nice to take a break yesterday at work. I went out to the dining area. It was quiet and I was all alone. I sat with my feet up and just typed away. That was so different to be able to check in with my sweetie friends. I will be doing that more often.

Before the boys came out last night I just walked around the farm. I took my camera with and shot some really nice pictures of the flowers. In the fall, even though it is still warm the flowers change to a more vibrant color. I took some other photos of things you might like to see.

Well I am at work.............I have only two more days. I can't wait to be back is where my heart is for sure!!!!!!!! Ladies those of you who get to stay already know that you are so blessed..........ladies who have to go out and work and wish you are home.......I am getting a taste of what you have had to live...............I am changing.........God is taking my heart and giving compassion in a whole new way. I am grateful for all He has done for our family, I do like home best, but if I have to work............I will PRAISE HIM that I can be with my girls and precious husband.

I love you sweet ladies. This is fast!!!!!! But I did a post!!!!!!!!
Hugs from the farm,

Where I usually have red for the Lord. Pretend it is there!



  1. Yummy- I've made this coffee cake before and it doesn't last long.

    I hope things are looking up for you.

    If you need to talk .....

    take care-

  2. I grew up on a dairy farm, and remember well what it was like to chase cows - or mostly it was the heifers who got out, trampling my mom's garden or getting into the corn. I've had a lot of experience helping get them back in, though I always dreaded standing there while the heifers came running toward me!

    Coffee cake sounds and looks delicious! YUM.

  3. the coffee cake recipe came from Taste of Home. enjoy!
    Alicia <><

  4. OH HO! I remember my Grandma sounding the alarm "COWSR'OUT" (she was a woman of few words-but quick action). Then we would all scramble. Chasing really should qualify as a team sport. Don't ya think??

    God bless you-have a wonderful day!

  5. Chasing cows! I remember chasing they are a dumb animal or is it the chasers..ha Not sure but always hated those days when we'd wake up to them being out!

    The coffee cake looks 'oh so yummy'...thank you so much for the recipe and just to see what it looks like!!!

    Glad you are able to take a break or two and especially when you can connect with us who think of you and pray for you daily.

    xoxo Gert

  6. Hi Linda, oh cows which break out! And kindest in the night! We have also chasing cows just like you with the complete family, some in pyjamas! I am agree with you: let the youngsters run!
    What sees that coffee cake deliciously that I will try certainly once. Thanks you for the recipe!

    Blessings, Margriet

  7. Thank you for the delicious recipes! I hope Mrs. Cow decides to oblige and not be so difficult. One more day, I hope you are off on Labor Day. Have a nice evening. Blessings!

  8. Hi,
    I must pat you on the back (and you pat yourself)....You are doing so good to have the energy to blog and "think" at work!!! I'm usually kind of on brain overload and body exhaustion so I'm very impressed!! You have such a wonderful spirit and energy! I think you have done so well to adjust to the "work" life after so many years at home. I have always worked so I think honestly that it mentally seems "routine". You have such a positive attitude and are giving such heart and soul into it. I miss home too!! Since I get summers off from teaching, I truly cherish my summer days/nights. I do understand! Fridays are such a welcome treat, huh? And guess get Monday off too right? YEA!
    I bought a cheap white apron and am planning to stitch your cute Lilly and her Chicks pattern on it!! I will send pics when I get it done!! I can't wait!!
    Have a wonderful relaxing weekend with your family!

  9. Thank you for the recipe.I changed it a bit and shared about that over on my blog.
    I enjoy reading your blog each day.
    Best of luck and God bless
    judy j


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