Mandy’s Recipe Box: Warm Lemon Pudding Cake


Mandy’s Recipe Box: Warm Lemon Pudding Cake: The name really says it all. Made with lemon pudding, this comes out of the oven so warm and oozing with pudding. Sort of like a molt…

I have been on the hunt for a hot lemon pudding cake for years.  I recall having this type of cake when I was in my teens and fell in love with it.  JOY JOY JOY I have finally found the right recipe and it’s so stink’n simple.

Warm Lemon Pudding Cake
1 pkg yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker, get the kind that makes a 9×13 size)
Ingredients called for on back of cake box
2 pkg (3.4oz each) instant lemon pudding
1/3 c. sugar
2 c. cold milk
1 1/4 c. water
2 Tbsp. powdered sugar (for dusting)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake as directed on package. Pour into a greased 9×13 pan. Beat dry pudding mixes, granulated sugar, milk and water with whisk 2 min.; pour over batter in dish. Don’t spread it. You’ll fail. Place baking dish on baking sheet. (Baking sheet will catch any sauce that might bubble over sides of dish as dessert bakes.) Bake 55 min. to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 min. (Sauce will thicken slightly as it cools.) Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.
Thanks to Mandy’s Recipe Box for the images and sharing the recipe.

Tire fix

Tire fix by Barb Phillips
Tire fix, a photo by Barb Phillips on Flickr.

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I rushed out the door this morning hoped into my ride and started down the drive. Gosh what’s up with my car it’s acting so sluggish? I pull over only to find a rear flat. I never get flats in fact this is a first for this car. I leave my car at the side of my quarter mile lane run back and start up the black dodge truck. Thank goodness for multi car families . Now I am sitting in the tire store waiting the good news on my tire. Not so goo, the tire is a loss. Good news a have a brand new spare under the car if they can just figure out how to get it from the car. 🙂

Looking into Montana

Looking into Montana by Barb Phillips
Looking into Montana, a photo by Barb Phillips on Flickr.

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Montana to the north, Wyoming to the east and Utah to the south. What could be better than life in Idaho?
Idaho terrain changes to quickly you have to keep your eyes open at all times. One minuted you can be in the dry dessert sage brush areas. Then five minute later and you’re in green grass and mountains.

Killgore, Idaho is an old cattle area, full of old buildings, ranches and wide open spaces. Note to self: you’ve got to go back soon when you have more time to explore. I was in awe that not much has changed since this area was settled. I came across some really great old building, school houses and homesteads. Six-eight miles from home one way isn’t too much of a drive when you take into account all that the area has to offer.

To continue the climbe….or not


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Hillary´s 10 steps to the summit of the World

1 Nothing ventured, nothing gained
2 Challenge, uncertainty, excitement
3 Fear makes you focus
4 Passion gives you confidence
5 Fun makes for a great team
6 Make sure you have more than one thing to live for
7 Resist the flock factor
8 You are all you have
9 Great challenges result in powerful experiences
10 A view from the summit – to new horizons

~Edmund Hillary


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Beyond Layers – a year of ART full inspiration


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Hobbies….I’ve had many in my life time. In my earlier years, roughly thirty years ago, you would find me cutting and stitching up children’s clothing. Home decorations were also known to be sewn or sold.

Then I found the art of tole painting, remember when it was all the rage? I could be found cutting out decorative wood art, staying up painting half the night then trying to find a spare spot to the display the finished project. In my book you could never have enough wood art in the house.

This era is photography, my new found love. Well not really new, photography has always been an interest of mine but was just out of reach. I could never justify photography and the expense that went along with it. Now that the kids are raised, life has slowed down, I have time and the means to pursue my long awaited love.

I still have much to learn about this new art form and I am loving the road that photography has taken me down. I enjoy meeting new friends because of my photography habit. I get a thrill out of being able to share my shots for the day and explain why, how and where they were taken.

Like the Confucius said not everything should be made simple and my life is a testament of the fact. I have been told I am a complicated, complex person and I will be the first to agree.
I have no rhyme of reason for doing anything, I just do what I like and and joy the rewards.

Thanks view friends for helping me pursue passion for Photography, you’ve helped just by leaving you comments and encouragement.

Hollyhock love

Hollyhock love by Barb Phillips
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Gosh….can you believe the wind Idaho has been having lately? Really puts a damper on photo shoots outdoors. What’s a person to do? Remember all those fall photos that are just sitting on the hard drive waiting to be edited, uploaded, printed and/or shared?

Hollyhocks in the Rexburg gardens, that’s what this one is. I had forgotten all about taking it. All it took was a windy day and some spare time to run across it.

Playing with Kim Klassens texture techniques.

Failure or Success

Failure or Success by Barb Phillips
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Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
~Thomas Edison


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