Pink Lemonade Bundt Cake

2015 February 26

Put a little Spring in your Desserts…

Who’s tired of winter? Me Too!

I LOVE easy cake mix recipe ideas…
This one starts with a Lemon cake mix and YOU turn it into Pink Lemonade Cake—KA-POW!

Pink Lemonade Bundt Cake -- easy because you start with a lemon cake mix and add the pink lemonade to the mix and the glaze! YUMMY, great for Easter Dinner Dessert?

CAKE INGREDIENTS

  • Lemon Cake Mix
  • Lemon Instant Pudding Mix (small)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup pink lemonade concentrate (thawed)
  • 4 drops pink or red food color

Mix all together and pour into greased/floured bundt pan.
Cook 350 degrees 40-50 min. Toothpick test for done-ness.

DO NOT REMOVE FROM pan. (I missed this part)…

Prick all over with a fork.

Pour glaze over cake still in pan, let sit til cool, or till you can’t stand it any longer.
(We forked ours after removed from pan and still poured the glaze over it. Oh well.)

GLAZE

  • 1 Cup Pink Lemonade Concentrate (I warmed it up in microwave first)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, took a while to mix this in but it did finally

Pour glaze over cake still in pan, let sit til cool, or till you can’t stand it any longer.
(We forked ours after removed from pan and still poured the glaze over it. Oh well.)

I’m thinking this is perfect for Easter Dinner.
But.. what if you used green food coloring and it becomes St. Patty’s Day Dessert?

World’s Best French Dip Sandwiches {According to my Kids}

2015 February 12

Are you thinking French Dip Sandwiches are just too hard for a weeknight meal?

Easy Slow Cooker French Dip Recipe goodncrazy

 

Can you turn on a Slow Cooker? Because…

If you can, then you can make the BEST EVER French Dip Sandwiches. Because seriously. That’s all it takes.

Lately my kids all fight over who gets to order the French Dip at restaurants. I figured it’s time we make it at home and Stop the fighting.

Yesterday when my son asked what was for dinner (he could smell it cooking after school) I replied, French Dip… And he said:

“This Day Just Got a Whole Lot Better!”

I give you:

“Make Your Day Better—French Dip Sandwiches” Easy Dinner Meal

 

Best French Dip EVER slow cooker recipe roast beef goodncrazy

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • Whole Yellow or White Onion cut in half and sliced
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic – Chopped (or if you don’t have one—get a Pampered Chef Garlic Press, you’ll thank me)
  • 1 Can Beef Broth
  • 5 Tablespoons Grainy Mustard
  • ¼ C Soy Sauce
  • Several big squirts of Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Beef Shoulder Roast – mine was about 3LBs
  • In-Store Bakery Hot Dog Buns (or mini french bread rolls)
  • Slices of Provolone

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place the onions and garlic in the bottom of a slow cooker set on HIGH.
  2. Mix the broth, mustard, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce together and pour over the onion/garlic.
  3. Rub salt and pepper all over the roast, place in the slow cooker and cover.
  4. Cook on high for 4-5 hours and then switch to low for the last 1 or 2 hours. Turning the roast every hour or so. Remove the meat and shred. Then keeping the juice, drain the onions (unless you want them in your final sandwich, my kids weren’t too keen on the onions) and replace both the meat and the au jus so everything stays warm.

Serve over your rolls and add sliced provolone.
Dish up the au jus for each person to dip their French Dips in!

NOTE: I started my roast around 1PM on high and around 5PM I switched it to low. At 6:30 when I went to take out the roast to shred the meat it was falling apart and I had a hard time getting it out. THAT is the sign of a perfectly cooked roast!

Just. YUM.

Best French Dip EVER slow cooker recipe roast beef-2

We Think You’ll Love Butter Braid® Brand Fundraisers

2015 February 12
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Raise your hand if you LOVE Fundraisers!

Raise Your Hands if you Love Butter Braid FundraisersGo ahead, don’t be shy.
Anyone? Any…One?

Yeah I’m pretty sure no one wakes up and thinks…

“YIPPEE! THIS is the day I get to start begging friends, neighbors and grandparents to buy random products, asking them to donate to MY KID’S Marching Band – Little League – Cub Scouts!”

So it’s a bit strange when the roles reverse and your friends start bugging you?
Asking when the next Butter Braid® Pastry sale will begin?

My daughter completed her Final  year in Marching Band, and in the South, Marching Band isn’t extra-curricular.

It’s a CORPORATION.
It’s a full contact sport.
It’s NOT for whiners.

With over 150 kids in the band during a 5 month ‘season’, and several large competition trips, trust me, there’s a crazy amount of fundraising going on.

NON-Fundraising Fundraisers?

In my experience NO ONE likes fundraising where ‘sales’ are involved. I’m super impressed with our band’s ability to locate fundraisers the parents continue to support without too much griping. We staff a concession booth for the Charlotte Panther’s professional football arena. We hold outdoor open fire oyster roasts. And this year they staged a hugely successful silent auction night with dinner.

I was all excited because I ‘won’ a tailgating party kit which was win/win for me because we would have spent double what we actually paid for the donated items!

Why Butter Braid® Fundraisers?

If we host all these other fundraisers why do we keep running an annual Butter Braid© Brand Fundraiser? Because both the parents and the parent’s friends and family ASK FOR IT.

It must be a pretty impressive product.
It also yields 40-45% profit for your organization.
And there’s a quick turnaround time.

What is a Butter Braid® Pastry?

 

Butter Braid Brand Pastries make great fundraiser opportunity for Marching Band-1

And I quote:

My son: “Wow! You’re making another one? DOUBLE CHOCOLATE! WHAA HOOO!”

Me: “Is that allowed?”

Him: “It’s MORE than allowed! It’s MANDATORY!”

There you have it. The 10 year old seems to like Butter Braid® pastries. Ya think? Just a little bit?

Butter Braid Brand Pastries make great fundraiser opportunity for Marching Band-1-2The product is delivered frozen and there are many fillings to choose from: fruits and creams and chocolate-chocolate (oh yeah!). You thaw the pastry under plastic wrap for 8 hours (perfect for overnight by the way).

And then bake for 30 minutes. Drizzle with the included frosting, and prepare to have your kids declare you Mother of the Year.

It’s similar to a light and airy bread, but with a twist of flaky pastry on top. Think soft, dreamy, freshly baked cinnamon roll clouds. And yes there’s a cinnamon flavored braided pastry!

 

Click HERE to learn more about Butter Braid® Pastries & Fundraisers!

Butter Braid Brand Pastries make great fundraiser opportunity for Marching Band and schools

Raise some major “dough” this season! Choose a sweet selling fundraiser that’s all about giving school families a quality product they can enjoy (without the gimmicks, contracts and paperwork that can make fundraising so messy). Try Butter Braid® Brand Fundraising today!

 

And let me share an out-take because my kids enjoyed being Butter Braid® Pastry models…
a little TOO MUCH.

Butter Braid Brand Pastries make great fundraiser opportunity for Marching Band-2

 

Disclaimer: I am participating in a VolunteerSpot Sponsored campaign. They didn’t have to twist my arm, I was thrilled to taste several Butter Braid® pastry flavors! My kids were just as thrilled. As always these are our own opinions and out-takes.

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