Cosmic Cow Pie: Connecting the Dots

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Secrets for HIM and Valentines Day

Secrets for HIM and Valnetines Day

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Trying to find that special something for the man in your life to make him feel special on Valentines Day is always an interesting opportunity.

Let me share the secret of buttermilk!

Yes, buttermilk.....it is the secret ingredient to the most MOIST Chocolate Cake ever!

Chocolate Lovers Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • t tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup oil
  • t tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup boiling water

In large bowl blend dry ingredients.  Add buttermilk, oil, vanilla & eggs.  Mix well.  Add boiling water and beat well.  Batter will be thin. Pour into greased 9 x 12 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 to 35 minutes.

Fudge Frosting

  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 3 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk ( add more 1 tsp. at a time if needed_
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Melt margine over medium heat.  All cocoa. Stir until smooth.  Remove from heat.  Add powdered sugar, vanilla and milk.  Beat until smooth. 

Frost the cake and serve with a big glass of milk or coffee!

Serve on a pretty red plate and you are set for a happy dessert on Valentines Day or any day!

Now if you want to know what really makes a guy happy is to TELL him what you would like... then he does not have to think it up!  Be sure you know his budget and be considerate with your requests!  

So here are some ideas to share.

Fresh water pearl bracelets from Sam's club.  10 for $48.00 goes with everything!Fresh water pearl bracelets

Diamond earrings

White gold loop earrings with diamonds on the front and inside the back for more glitter $298 at Sam's club.

Issey Miyake perfume 3.2 ounces $98.00 at upscale major department stores.

                                          Issey Miyake perfume 

Movie and popcorn is perfect too! 

Have a wonderful Valentines day!

 

 

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Cosmic Cow Pie

Carra Riley

Comment balloon 25 commentsCarra Riley & Declan Kenyon • February 12 2010 08:25AM

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Carra....sounds delicious...I am making a chocolate pie for my hubby...it is so good and the meringue is awesome.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Carra - Good suggestions.  You can never go wrong with chocolate and jewels!  Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 10 years ago

Rebecca ~ They say great minds think alike!  Chocolate pie sounds good... share the recipie in the Bon Appetite group!  Would love to make it!

Pam ~ Happy Valentines day to you too! 

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Carra, 

Great ideas!  I love a good chocolate cake, but unfortunately my husband does not.  I'm going to save the recipe for my choco-holic friends. 

All the best, Michelle

Posted by Michelle Francis, Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease (Tim Francis Realty LLC) over 10 years ago

This year my hubby will be getting "race day" foods and enjoying the Daytona 500 and he is off work on Sunday, so he's happy.  And I'm so easy... they have for the past couple of years had my favorite childhood candy on the market on the "valentine's Isle" and Donald is great about getting me just what I want.

I love these and I get an entire box and it lasts me about a month.  Heck, I'm still not finished with my Christmas box of Chocolates yet.... but almost.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 10 years ago

Carra,

What a nice caring post.  Have a great day on Valentine's Day!

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 10 years ago

I think Tammy has waaaaay too much self control.  My Christmas chocolates were gone before New Years Day!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 10 years ago

Tammy ~ This is my favorite part "Donald is great about getting me just what I want."  That is a true partnership!  Sounds like you can ration out your candy!  Good skill Tammy! 

Ron and Alexandra ~ Waiting to see your heart collection.

Pam~  You and me both...eat them while they are fresh!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Yes, I  have control when it comes to candy, but don't put hot biscuits in front of me.  I'll eat them until I have to roll away from the table.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 10 years ago

Carra, I don't know what the fuss is all about. Why can't women be satisfied with a kiss on the cheek, a pat on the butt and the card. You know we love you, after all who else would have us?

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 10 years ago

Carra ~ I printed out your recipe.  It sounds scrumpcious!!!

Very funny, ED!

Posted by Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience! (Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado) over 10 years ago

Tammy ~ love those carbs!

Mr. Ed~  you know I am sure your wife would be happy with that!  No fuss!  Tell us how that works for you! We can take lessons from her.

Dawn~  Let us know when you bake it.. everyone who tries it will want you to bring it to a party! 

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Forget about HIM Carra, you are talking to this chocolate lover of the Universe!  And, I love the slide show too!

Posted by Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS (Grants Pass, OR) over 10 years ago

Melinda ~ You will really LOVE that cake! So let us know what you think after you make it!  The slide show is fun.. and just click on the "make your own" link and sign up.. it is all free.. there are some very cool slide shows... Russel Ray got me going on these!  Happy Valentines Day!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Hi Carra,

Well, you certainly know the way to a man's heart! Straight through his stomach!  LOL

Happy Valentine's Day

Steve

Posted by Steve Merson 512 412 1621, CNE, e-PRO (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

Steve,

Everyone wins with the chocolate cake... I am making my hubby one of his favorite dinners... stuffed green peppers and chocolate cake.. he's happy and I am happy! 

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Of course Carra, you'd know the secrets and have insights of Cow products like buttermilk.

You haven't given your recipe a unique name yet? You might guess where I'm going...

Cosmic Chocolate Cake, or Chocolate Cow Pie!

Posted by John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer. (for real estate results in the Tri-Cities.) over 10 years ago

John,

I love the way you think!  Got to get working on that one!  I was thinking of a recipe section on my website.. Cosmic Creations... Food for thought.  Giving each creation a cute name mmmmm sounds good! Thanks John... good idea! 

Cosmic Cow

 

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

You mean we're supposed to cook on Valentine's Day! Ha! Better to stimulate the economy by going out to some nice restaurant! LOL

Happy Valentine's Day!

Posted by Not a real person over 10 years ago

Carra ~ I like Russel's idea... I don't bake.  I can cook though and it is what I will be doing this evening.  Invited the Mother-in_law over for dinner.  The cake sound good though.

Posted by June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life! (Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty) over 10 years ago

Hey care alot...u had to ask ?/..Hey..Sweet Butter milk Valentines to u !!!! 2..(tommy)

Posted by GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC (THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279)) over 10 years ago

Russel ~ so glad you are keeping the economy going!  I made my hubby stuffed green peppers and he is still eating the cake I made for him on Friday... So he is one happy camper! 

June ~ sounds like you are giving a lot of love for Valentines.. doing the cooking and making it a special day!

Mr. D  ~  did you see John's comment.. the secret ingredient came from a cow... too funny... so Sweet Butter milk is even better... I am going to have to run with some Cosmic Cooking Creations... that is for sure!  Happy Valentines to you too!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Howdy and Evenen Carra

Happy Valentines Day to ya!!! We sure had a mighty fine one here.

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Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 10 years ago

Although I like a home-cooked meal, I don't cook, and while someone else in this household does, when he cooks, that means that I have to clean up.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) over 10 years ago

Dale ~ Happy to hear you had a great day!

Jim ~  I think stimulating the economy with eating out is a good idea... Russel thought so too!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

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