snow day

Grapefruit Upside Down Cake

Today's snow day brought some lovely house guests and an inventive new (almost, Martha Stewart has already tried it, surprise surprise!) Recipe for Grapefruit Upside Down Cake. The bright pink / orange color the grapefruit makes this cake quite bright and sunny on a snowy day and the juice from the fruit makes the cake itself super fluffy and light!

Recipe:

1 box of Duncan Hines Pineapple Upside Down Mix (basically just yellow cake mix)

Sprinkles of ginger, ground cinnamon, dark brown sugar and nutmeg

Ingredients on the Cake Mix Box

(Mix with hand mixer until combined)

Spray Pam in bottom of Β 11"x14" pan.

Sprinkle bottom of metal non-stick pan with grapefruit pieces (with pith and seeds removed) and then sprinkle with brown sugar.

Bake at 325 degrees for 45-50 minutes (depending on oven temperatures).

Enjoy!

Thanks Martha for the inspiration - http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/grapefruit-upside-down-cake?backto=true

Imaginary Shopping Spree

Another snow day off from school makes for a busy morning of internet surfing and Today Show watching...tough life of a teacher! Some of my recent favorite finds on Lama (Latin America in the Modern Age) - http://blog.lamadesigns.com/ are these adorable (but rather pricey) pillows!

(All images courtesy of LAMA shop online)

Also, on Etsy, a new favorite shop - Bride Blu Jewelry (www.brideblu.blogspot.com)Β - any of these (cough cough!) beautiful pieces would make great, affordable, and adorable Valentine's Day gifts! All hubbies, take note!

(All images courtesy of Bride Blu Jewelry Etsy Shop)