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Butter Cake Recipe

Tuesday, Nov, 12 2013

KENTUCKY BUTTER CAKE

3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup butter
2 tsp. vanilla or rum extract
4 eggs
Glaze:
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup butter
3 T. water
2 tsp. vanilla or rum extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan.  Mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  Blend in buttermlk, butter, vanilla or rum and eggs.  Beat 3 minutes at medium speed.  our batter into prepared pan. Bake 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.  Prick holes in the still warm cake.  Slowly pour glaze over cake.  Let cool before rmoving from pan.
Glaze:
Combine all glaze ingredients in saucepan.  Cook over medium heat until fully melted and combined, do not boil.

posted by: Kathy Keene 11 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Jobs and Bacteria/Germs on Workspace Surfaces

Friday, Sep, 6 2013

These are the jobs with the most bacteria or germs on the workspace surfaces, according to Web MD:

1.  Teacher
2.  Accountant
3.  Banker
4.  Radio DJ
5.  Doctor
6.  Television Producer
7.  Consultant
8.  Publicist
9.  Lawyer

Are you a germ freak aa t work.  What do you try not to touch?  Door knobs? The phones?

posted by: Kathy Keene 13 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Life Passing Us By

Thursday, Sep, 5 2013

LIFE PASSING US BY

Today we have higher buildings and wider highways,
But shorter temperaments and narrower points of view.

We spend more, but enjoy less.
We have bigger houses, but smaller families.
We have more compromises, but less time.
We have more knowledge, but less judgment.
We have more medicines, but less health.

We reached the Moon and came back,
But we find it troublesome to cross our own street and meet our neighbors.

We have conquered the outer space, but not our inner space.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We talk much, we love only a little, and we hate too much.
We have higher income, but less morals.

These are times with more liberty, but less joy.
With much more food, but less nutrition.
These are days in which two salaries come home, but divorces increase.
These are times of finer houses, but more broken homes.

That’s why I propose that as from today:

Use your crystal goblets.  Do not save your best perfume, and use it every time you feel you want it.

Take out from your vocabulary phrases like “One of these days” and “someday”. Let’s write that letter we thought of writing “One of these days”.

You do not keep anything for a special occasion,
Because every day that you live is a special occasion.
Search for knowledge, read more,
Sit on your front porch and admire the view without paying attention to the needs.
Pass more time with your family, eat your favorite food, visit the place you love.

Life is a chain of moments of enjoyment, it isn’t only survival.
Let’s tell our families and friends, how much we love them.

Never pass up a chance at adding laughter and joy to your life.
Every day, hour, and minute are special, and you never know if it will be your last.

If you’re too busy to take some minutes to tell someone you love them, and you tell yourself that you will “one of these days”,  just remember that “one of these days” can be
very far away, and you may not be there to see it.

posted by: Kathy Keene 13 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


10 Commandments to Live By

Friday, Aug, 23 2013


  These are like the Ten Commandments to follow in life all of the time!


  1.  Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in   trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout the journey.


  2.  So why is a Car's WINDSHIELD so large & the Rear View Mirror so small?    Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on.


  3.  Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes a few minutes to burn, but it takes years to write.


  4.  All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don't worry, they can't last long either.


  5.  Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold!


  6.  Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, sweetheart, it's just a bend, not the end!


  7.  When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.


  8.  A blind person asked Saint Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"


  9.  When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.


  10.  WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES, it takes away today's PEACE.

posted by: Kathy Keene 14 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Sounds Your Kids Have Never Heard

Thursday, Aug, 22 2013

SOUNDS THAT YOUR KIDS HAVE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD

Who knew that some noises could eventually become as extinct as the passenger pigeon? Depending on your age, you or your kids or grandchildren may have only heard some of the following sounds in old movies, if at all.

Rotary Dial Telephone
The formerly familiar swooosh as the caller rotated the dial clockwise to the "finger stop" and then the click-click-click as the dial returned counter-clockwise to the start position.

Manual Typewriter
Manual typewriters had an entire subset of unique sounds that made them immediately identifiable...at one time. The keys clacked loudly as they struck the paper, the carriage lifted up with a distinct clunk when the shift key was employed, and then there was the ping of the bell warning you that you were nearing the end of the line. That meant you had to lift your left hand from the keyboard and swipe at the carriage return lever, which caused a sort of ziiiiip noise as you pushed the carriage back to the starting position.

Coffee Percolator
If steampunk had an aural definition, it would be the bloop-hissss of an old school coffee percolator.
Flash Cube
The loud rapid-fire click-clack of an Instamatic camera equipped with a flash cube was a common background sound at any social gathering in the 1960s. It was a technological breakthrough to be able to snap off four – count 'em, four-photos in rapid succession without having to pause and install a new flash bulb after every shot.

TV Channel Selector
When announcers of yesteryear used to admonish viewers, "Don't touch that dial!", they were referring to the channel selector knobs found on TV sets. The standard TV dial went from 2 to 13, and you had to click on each number as you searched for one of the three channels that broadcast in your area. That meant a lot of clunk clunk-ing interspersed with the static-y sound of "snow" on the blank stations.

Record Changer
Record changers allowed you to stack a selection of albums of 45’s (seven-inch singles, not guns!) for your longer-term listening pleasure. Each record would make a soft slap sound as it dropped onto the turntable, a series of clicks followed as the remaining records adjusted into place and the tone arm swung over and lowered the needle into the outer grooves of the record. You'd hear the slightest scritch noise as the stylus settled just so into the vinyl and then (finally!) the music began.

Gas Station Driveway Bell
Back in the days when all gas stations were full-service, the thin black pneumatic hose that snaked across the pavement was as familiar as the fuel pumps. When vehicles drove over the hose, a loud bell ding-dinged inside the station, alerting the attendant that he had another customer.
TV Station Sign-Off
Before infomercials were invented, television stations actually went off the air for a few hours each night. Some of us TV-holics experienced physical withdrawal symptoms when we heard the announcer intone, "We now conclude our broadcast day..." around 2AM or so. The format varied little from station to station across the country; first a few technical details were announced (broadcast frequency, physical address of the station, etc.), followed by the National Anthem, and then the steady beep tone of the test pattern.

Cash Register
Those chunka-chunka push buttons were clumsy, but veteran cashiers could check you out just as fast with these old-style machines as their modern counterparts do with today's scanners.

Film Projector
One of the jobs of the classroom A/V squad captain was to run the film projector on movie days. The rapid tick-tick-tick of the sprockets really was that loud and usually accompanied by shouts of "Turn it up!" and, of course, "Focus!"

Broken Record
Remember when you'd beg mom over and over for something and she'd finally yell, "You sound like a broken record!"? She wasn't referring to pops or hisses, but the repetitive effect that happened when the needle got stuck and played the same few notes over and over and over again.

Phoner: How many of these you remember from your past?

posted by: Kathy Keene 14 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


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