I’ve been stressing a lot about the whole house situation and trying to figure out our next steps. Therefore, I decided to try and take my mind off of it and spend some time in the kitchen making something enjoyable.
Result: This Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake is AMAZING! Also totally easy to make! That’s a plus right?
1 box lemon cake mix
1 box instant lemon pudding
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup oil
1 pint blueberries
Pinch of sugar
For the lemon glaze:
3 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon
In a large bowl, stir together cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream and oil.
Gently fold in the blueberries. (The batter will be thick so be careful not to burst all the blueberries!)
Spread the batter evenly into a well-greased bundt cake pan.
Sprinkle top with pinch of sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool bread in pan for 30 minutes before removing to plate or platter.
Prepare the glaze.
In a medium bowl, combine powered sugar, butter, lemon juice and lemon zest. Combine until smooth.
Although I’m sure most of you already know, I wanted to share the news that Derek and I are building a house! We’re super excited for this next step and to see our dream home come to life!
We listed our current home up for sale in October this past fall and we now are working towards a closing date on the sale of that home. This means we can start focusing on the new home! We have truly enjoyed our current home and adding our little touches to it, but we always knew we eventually wanted to design and build our dream home. We never quite knew it was in the realm of possibilities to happen this soon, but here we go!
The new home will be located in Mapleton, North Dakota. A smaller community just outside of West Fargo, ND) We have decided to go with a rambler style and only ONE level with absolutely no stairs. This took me some time convincing Derek we could get along without a basement, but a simple “this means you could extend your garage to allow for extra storage” to get him to agree. After all, the new garage is just shy of 1,000 sq.ft.!
We started planning the new house this past fall (2019) after MUCH research on local builders. We finally landed with Verity Homes. The moment we first contacted them to check them out to-date they have been absolutely INCREDIBLE! The whole team is super nice, and always helpful with any and all questions you have during the process.
I plan to blog the entire build journey now that we’re getting closer to start date of construction so make sure to check back often for new posts!
This recipe was a huge hit! I loved it! It was pretty simple to make as well, all in one pot! (Besides the grilled cheese of course).
1 tbsp butter
1 small onion diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
3 tbsp flour
3 cups chicken broth
1 (28-oz.) can diced petite tomatoes
3 tbsp tomato paste
4 cups 4-cheese tortellini, frozen
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup frozen (thawed a bit) chopped spinach
salt to taste
black pepper to taste
In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and flour and whisk to combine. Cook about 1 minute.
Add broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, and tortellini. Bring to a boil, and then simmer about 10 minutes or until tortellini is cooked.
Add the cream and Parmesan cheese and stir. Add spinach and cook for a couple minutes.
So my intention for this blog/website is to share food recipes, happenings in Derek and I’s life, decorating and crafts. Well I guess this one would go along the lines of happenings in our life.
We have put our current home up for sale. Derek and I knew we always wanted to build our dream home some-day, and well, that time has come. We have absolutely LOVED living in our current home and love everything about it. With that being said, it’s time to move forward and keep pushing for our dreams to come true.
If you know anyone looking in the West Fargo area, look no further. We have truly loved this home and given it some great upgrades! We built a deck on the back of the house, landscaped, put in a fireplace feature wall in the living room area, painted some walls and some other work around the home making it the beautiful place we call home at this time.
We appreciate it! Also, I hope you’re all ready for a TON of posts in the near future hopefully with updates on construction etc. of the new home. Pending the sale of our current home, we should start construction in the spring of 2020.