Monday, May 22, 2017

Eat Cake

Two months ago, after an  unexpected detour, I wondered if I'd ever get back into the kitchen. But time, rest, and an iron-rich diet helped me get back on my feet. Now, I'm doing a little gardening, grateful when sunshine presses against my arms. Bandwidth has been my right-hand man, driving me around town and doing all the heavy lifting. The other day, he brought me a Southern Lady magazine, and when I saw the dessert on the cover, I put it on my "to make" list.

 
I love to flip through food and style magazines, tracing my finger over the alluring cakes and pies. Because I'm still in slow-motion (and because I am, at heart, a slob), I took shortcuts. I bought a pound cake at the grocery, along with my old standbys, extra creamy whipped topping.

You can find the real recipe at Southern Lady Classics: Summer Desserts: a lemon pound cake with mixed berries and Limoncello cream. The result is summer on a plate. 

This is not a sponsored post, btw; it's just me reading magazines, feeling inspired, then messing around in the kitchen and sharing the results. 
 

On this golden afternoon, I feel blessed to be here, just an old gal who likes to eat cake.

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34 comments:

  1. This looks so delicious - and I have some limoncello from Italy that would be perfect to use in this.

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  2. Looks amazing and most of all, scrumptious! I love your shortcuts. Makes me think I can do it too!

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    1. It's so easy (and adaptable!). My husband just got another slice.

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  3. Beautiful post, Michael, and beautiful cake! We're glad you're here, too, and glad you're feeling better. :)

    Hugs,

    Denise

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  4. Note: I updated the link to the recipe. But I can't find a link to the current issue of the magazine.

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  5. I know how you must have been feeling lately being so iron deficient. I lost a lot of blood a year ago during a heart surgical procedure, and I've been trying to get back to normal since then. It's been a long road and I'm still not "there" yet due to some other health issues. Your cake is beautiful, and I'm sure delicious. Don't worry about shortcuts, just making the effort counts more than most people know! xo Debra

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    1. I know you've had a rough time, as well, Debra. You've been in my thoughts. xxoo

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  6. Dear Michael,
    Thank God you are regaining your strength and on the mend. I am so grateful that you are better and able to be back with us again. God bless you. These are beautiful Southern desserts. Thank you for these. Prayers & hugs coming to you. Blessings, Valerie

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    1. So sweet of you to say so, Valerie. Thank you! xxoo

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  7. I'm so glad you're getting your strength back, your cake is lovely~

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  8. Sorry to hear you have been poorly, wishing you continued recovery and bravo to Mr Bandwidth. Flicking through the lovely magazines and coming up with delicious treats like this must help you both, especially if you added the Limoncello, yummy.

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  9. You make any food, store bought or not, look beautiful! Must be an art, because I can't do it.
    Brenda

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    1. You are an artist, my dear, in everything you do!

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  10. The only thing more beautiful than that cake is hearing you are feeling glimmers of wellness!

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    1. So kind of you, dear Rita. Thank you for the well wishes!

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  11. Where can a girl find that lovely cake stand with the scalloped red edge? It's wonderful!!

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    1. Thank you, Pepper. I bought it at HomeGoods last spring.

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  12. So glad to hear that you are feeling so much better. I have always had a problem with not having enough iron too. Please take care of your self.

    This cake look wonderful and I would love to have a piece right now. Thanks so much for the recipe.

    Feel better.

    Mary

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    1. You may know this already, but I was told to drink orange juice (I get the 50% less sugar, pulp free) when I eat leafy greens (seldom, as they don't yet agree with me), eggs, or other non-heme iron foods. I don't have to drink juice when I eat meat, as the iron is better absorbed. I think Vit C capsules may work, as well. Hope you feel better soon!

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  13. A beautiful cake and shortcuts are just fine! So, so happy you're feeling better!

    xo
    Pat

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  14. It's so good to know that you're feeling better and doing your magical embellishing in cake creations, Michael Lee. Id love to share a slice of cake with you and sit and chat at your table. xo

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    1. You're so sweet, Kitty. I wish you could sit and chat with me, too! I made peanut butter/Reeses cup ice cream tonight, and I know you'd like that!

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  15. A girl after my own heart! I love to sit and look through magazines, dreaming of all that inspiration before me. This cake looks fab! I like the sound of the recipe too!
    So happy you are feeling better and have the energy to be out in your garden and in the kitchen creating. Hope each day brings more energy and better and better days!

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  16. Your cake is magazine cover ready! Looks delicious! So glad you are feeling better.

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  17. It's a relief to know you've "turned the corner" as the saying goes as you'll soon need extra energy to settle a new pup into your lives! As soon as I saw the picture of the cake, I wanted to dive right in! We will not discuss my sweet tooth. ;) Lucky for me, I was born with good metabolism! Also, I applaud Bandwidth for going the extra mile for his mum!

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  18. The cake is beautiful and I saw it in Southern Lady...love the shortcuts. I am thrilled that you are getting stronger!

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  19. Who doesn't like cake? Or for that matter dessert in general. I'm a sugar whore LOL

    The cake is beautiful, my friend and I hope you're doing MUCH better :)

    love,
    rue

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  20. I've been so far away from blogs and trying to catch up with reading them lately rarely happens. But so thrilled I was able to pop in today and see this beauty. And hearing about whatever health issue and ordeal you have been through reminds me to pray for those I only know through their beautiful blogs. Praying for total healing for you, dear one. Praying for your return to feeling younger and healthier and baking and eating lots more cake!

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