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    I'm glad you're here in my little corner of the web. Just a little to introduce me: I'm a married stay at home momma of 5 kids from 13-3. I'm kinda all about my family. My hubby and I are raising our kids in a small southern Alberta town. I love to cook and bake for my family and anyone else. I'm a collector of recipes and love to share ones that I create and others that I find that are great. I love to document our lives through my lens because I think it helps me to be a better mother and wife. It helps me see the beauty in my everyday life and in the world around me. I love to craft with my kids and on my own too. I love to document our life through Project Life and other memory keeping activities. My blog is a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Really it's kind of whatever is holding my interest at the present moment. I am passionate about memory keeping and documenting our lives.

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This sweet little girl was born into a lovely family!! Her mom is one of my favorites in Raymond!! I wish we saw each other MORE! I’m so happy for her that Bristol is an easy going baby and that they are all adjusting well to number five!

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So happy for them all!

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I love Lemon. I’m totally a big fan. And I love pound cake. So together – heavenly!! I’ve been making this recipe for years! I first found it in the first few years of our marriage and I’ve been making it ever since. It’s just a great all around easy cake. A pound cake is a kind cake that has been around forever! It  is defined as a rich cake containing a pound, or equal weights, of each chief ingredient, typically flour, butter, and sugar. Not all pound cakes nowadays stick to the formula.

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I’ve made this cake so many times as it’s one of my very favorites. It’s lovely all on it’s own. Or it’s lovely in a great trifle. Or it’s great with some fresh fruit and whipped cream on the side. The last time I made it I doubled it and my kids ate a loaf and a half when they first got home from school. And I had to stop them from eating more!

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Lemon Pound Cake

30 minutes

1 minute

2 8-inch loaves

Ingredients

    For the Cake:
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 4 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup grated lemon zest (6 to 8 large lemons)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, divided
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • For the Glaze:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 (8 1/2 by 4 1/4 by 2 1/2-inch) loaf pans. You may also line the bottom with parchment paper, if desired.
  2. Cream the butter and 2 cups granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. With the mixer on medium speed, add the eggs, 1 at a time, and the lemon zest.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. In another bowl, combine 1/4 cup lemon juice, the buttermilk, and vanilla. Add the flour and buttermilk mixtures alternately to the batter, beginning and ending with the flour. Divide the batter evenly between the pans, smooth the tops, and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until a cake tester comes out clean.
  4. Combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar with 1/2 cup lemon juice in a small saucepan and cook over low heat until the sugar dissolves. When the cakes are done, allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove the cakes from the pans and set them on a rack set over a tray or sheet pan; spoon the lemon syrup over them. Allow the cakes to cool completely.
  5. For the glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar and the lemon juice in a bowl, mixing with a wire whisk until smooth. Pour over the tops of the cakes and allow the glaze to drizzle down the sides.

Recipe found at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/lemon-cake-recipe.html?oc=linkback

http://rhondasteed.com/lemon-pound-cake

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The Barefoot Contessa has been one of my favorite recipe sources for a long time! I love love love her stuff! I collect her cookbooks. I’m just missing one!

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If you like lemon at ALL, I promise you’ll love it!

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I was so happy to go back to this lovely momma friend of mine and her newest little one. We’ve captured baby James and their whole family. I just love them! And they make CUTE babies!!! We had lots of fun chatting while the house was quiet and still and enjoying sweet little Zona. So much fun to capture these mom’s I know and love as they discover their new little ones.

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So happy for these guys and their new little one!

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Giggles and getting dressed in the morning.

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A visit from my visiting teachers.

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They go over to get a treat from the Jackson’s every single day.

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He loves to carry around Eli’s Mexican guitar and sing made up songs. It’s sooo funny.

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“Mom can we please snuggle on the couch and  read this book?!”

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Oscar and Livi came to play.

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There is a big group of girls that are Lucy’s friends and they just love Norah and give her lots of attention and she loves it.

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Apparently they are starting a mining company.

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Making their collections.

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Making a quick grocery list.

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These boys have LOTS of fun together and mostly stay out of trouble.

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Dinner was lettuce wraps with fresh veggies and fruit on the side plus some bean dip with chips.

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Alden’s team won Gold and he was so happy.

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Apparently this is a thing?! Here I thought it was just an Alden thing.

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Amazing sunset at Parret Park. I had to sneak out of the house to capture it. A high school party was going on at the lake.

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That was our 15th.

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We love Chloe around our house!!! She is related and my kids are big big fans of every time we see her! It was so fun to go and capture her and her beauty on a beautiful night!! She’s off to Edmonton in the fall and we’re happy for her!

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Raymond High School Graduate | Just RhondaRaymond High School Graduate | Just RhondaHuge huge congrats Chloe! We love you!!

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  • June 16, 2016 - 6:49 pm

    kristin - im typing with one hand. this might take awhile…
    chloe looks beautiful! and the lighting and location are lovely.
    love them!

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