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Kindred Eats: Buttermilk Pound Cake

Buttermilk Pound Cake

Baking is so much fun! 

It's easier than cooking because you can mix, pour, throw in the oven, and walk away for hours. 

When you come back, your cake is done. It's awesome!

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After mixing all of the liquid ingredients first, you make sure that all of the bumps are out. Then, you mix all of the dry mixtures together with the liquid portions. 

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease your pan all the way around and ensure that flour coats the inside of your bundt pan.  

 

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Then, you get a mixer (hopefully) and ensure to have all of the bumps worked out. Bake it for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. 

 

 

 

 

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Recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/7722/buttermilk-pound-cake-ii/

When you get done, the cake should come out looking like this.   You can make the icing any way you'd like but I like the lemon juice and sugar approach. Mix lots of powdered sugar with lemon juice and keep mixing it up until you're ready to use. DO NOT refrigerate the icing.   Your final cake will end up looking like this and tasting like a piece of Heaven.   You're welcome.     

When you get done, the cake should come out looking like this. 

You can make the icing any way you'd like but I like the lemon juice and sugar approach. Mix lots of powdered sugar with lemon juice and keep mixing it up until you're ready to use. DO NOT refrigerate the icing. 

Your final cake will end up looking like this and tasting like a piece of Heaven. 

You're welcome.  

 

Kindred Eats: Shrimp & Grits

I'm learning how to cook. 

As a 31-year-old, I will not allow any judgment to deter my efforts. When I was younger, my family stressed educational excellence over domestication and as I got older, my ability to make reservations was second to none. So, here we are. 

I've decided to share meals that are not only some of my favorites but simple enough that anyone starting out on their cooking journey can be toasted as a chef extraordinaire! The first is a great comfort food and a great meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! 

Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp is one of my favorite foods. 

There are several ways you can cook your shrimp. You can saute them with bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions for a more flavorful taste or cook them in lemon juice for the more traditional palate. 

Grits was a staple from my childhood. It was the only meal my Gramps could cook so my cousin and I automatically knew what we were having for breakfast if he babysat us. Preparing this meal brought back those great memories of mornings with him and watching The Price Is Right

Grits are great for new cooks, too! It's difficult to mess them up. All you have to do is make sure that you don't put too much water (or chicken broth) in initially and, most importantly, keep stirring! You can add butter to taste. 

Things to keep in mind: 

1) Start the grits first. (You can always reheat them, if needed.) 

2)  Don't overcook the shrimp. (It'll be too chewy and you don't want that.) 

3) Add in your favorite seasonings and Have fun!! 

Myrecipes.com is one of my go tos for easy and delicious meals! Here's a good recipe for Shrimp and Grits

Happy cooking! 

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