I know-the words made me swallow hard! Happy 4th of July everyone. I hope you all get a chance to get together with family and friends or do whatever you want to do on this beautiful Monday(you can tell I am on vacation!) I wanted to share this decadent and easy dessert with you. This cake almost qualifies to be on 5 Ingredient Fix with Claire Robinson on the Food Network(I love that show). Let's get started: Preheat your oven to 350 and spray a 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick spray. In a large bowl combine a 16 oz. pound cake mix, 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, and 2 eggs. Beat with electric mixer 30 seconds or so. Add 3/4 cup chocolate milk and beat for 3 minutes more. Stir in 1 whole package (12 oz) mini chocolate chips. Pour batter in pan and bake for 65-75 minutes. Cool on rack. Frost as you would like. I made a cream cheese frosting but a purchased can of fluffy white would also be good. It was very good but very rich and it tasted better the next day. It was easier to cut the next day also! Enjoy!
My husband used our cedar siding on the walls when we went to vinyl siding. I love the rustic, woodsy feeling. We have several seating areas as you can see by the pictures. We also have a dining area and the cupboard next to cute bench(also made from a picture by my talented hubby and painted by me) holds swimsuits and towels for our pool which is pretty much right outside the windows of this porch.
When I furnished this porch several years ago, I mistakenly thought that because there was a roof on this porch and walls, the sun would not fade anything that wasn't directly in the window. WRONG! My cushions are all faded. I may replace them one by one, but I kind of like the cottage feel they have. I wash the cushion covers every spring at the beginning of the season and they are getting more comfortable and lived in. I like that welcoming feeling. What I didn't like was this
Have a great day and take care. Nancy