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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cool, Cloudy and Coffee Cake...

Hi, ya'll.
OMYGOSH...we are having the most awesome weather....
cool, cloudy.....just my kind of day.
It was so nice on our mile walk this morning.
We had a tiny rain a few evenings back and it may not have helped crops and lawns much but it
surely did HELP FEELINGS.

Ever heard of COWBOY COFFEE CAKE.....?(click here for her RECIPE)

Well, our good friend, LYNN that rules over at HAPPIER THAN A PIG IN MUD,
regardless of what EARL says,
made this cake and I just had to try it since I could just flat MARRY
COFFEE CAKE.  I love the stuff.....
and, may I just take the time right here to say that this
Lynn got the recipe from POSED PERFECTION and I sure am glad she did.

I added just a couple or three things to MY COWBOY COFFEE CAKE
(wonder where it got that name?)
I DEFINITELY would have added about 20 cups of  chopped PECANS, had I had them....
I used the IDEAL No Calorie Sweetener and 1 cap full of Vanilla.
The sweetener is AMAZING...taste JUST LIKE SUGAR...we use it in EVERYthing.
and I add Vanilla to every single thing I bake.
I even dabbed a little behind ea ear just like my Aunt Lillian used to do.
I also added a small handful of rolled, OLD FASHIONED Oats to the topping.

While I waited for the cake to bake,
I made DUNKIN DONUTS coffee

I have this 6 cup size and I also have the larger 10 cup size.
 I don't use them very often...only when I am feeling especially nostalgic and sometimes
cool, cloudy weather brings those feelings on...
in a GOOD way.

Cloudy days are my favorite in the whole world.

I got out the sweet FIRE KING cups my friend, AUDREY, sent me. I love these little cups....they are just the right size and I use them almost every morning.

Mr. Sweet especially loves these little
SMOKEY SAUSAGES, so I warmed some up to go with the coffee cake...
 ...just our normal, every day dishes...nothing fancy here.
In fact, now that I think about it, there's nothing FANCY in this whole house.

A golden place mat...

....sometimes a tiny bit of bling....
a little BLING never hurt anybody.

 A pretty good-lookin' centerpiece, if ya ask me...:)
A sweet breakfast for a sweet day.....
I am partying over with
foodie friday
tickled pink
feathered nest
home sweet home
inspiration friday
vintage inspiration
sweet tooth friday
favorite things friday
potpourri fri.
the coffee party friday
MY THANKS to all the hosts. I hope all of YOU will go over and support these
lovely ladies and their parties.
Thanks so much for stopping by SWEET NOTHINGS.
Hope your day is a great one.


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sweet indeed!! Love that framed shot!

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for the memory. my mom made homemade coffee cake. so yummy with (yes!) coffee. :)

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Oh I love homemade coffee cake. Could go for a cup of your coffee and coffee cake onnthismrainy day herein SC. Have a great weekend.

On Crooked Creek said...

Okay, I saw the Cowboy Coffee Cake...but now I'm going back for the recipe!!! Thanks for the tip about the sugar you use!!! ...and BJ...the black cabinet with all the ironstone on your header...gorgeous!

Cranberry Morning said...

The Cowboy Coffee Cake sounds wonderful, and boy, I'm with you on adding that 20 c. of pecans!!! I cringe when the little grandsons want cookies or brownies made w/o nuts. :-((

The French Hutch said...

Hey bj, I thought I was reading a blog post from someone not in TEXAS when read your title with the word cool (August?) in it! I love every single thing about this post…..the coffee cake (the link didn't work for me and I've got to get this recipe and sweetener.) Love the cups of course and the Corning Ware coffee pot. Great photographs!
Have a great weekend……..

The French Hutch

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

BJ, this is a lovely setting. I can almost smell the coffee and coffee cake thru the screen! Can't believe it was 78 degrees here, in Texas, in August! Definitely a refreshing change!

Paloma said...

That looks soooo good! I hope you link up with us tomorrow too!!! there's coffee all over this post ;) and it will be a great addition to our Coffee Party!

I was in a store the other day and saw some coffee mugs that made me think of you... I hope I can get your address by mail... maybe one day you might be surprised! Big hugs!

Vee said...

Is that a clematis blossom? They sure do grow everything big down there in Texas.

I think your hubby must think you're the best. You certainly set a sweet table and make a fine cup of coffee and that coffee cake looks terrific. Bet it was delish.

Barbara F. said...

Adding to my bucket list: Visit the Southwest, get to TX stop by BJ's for a good ole cup of Corning ware coffee and a piece of crumb cake with extra vanilla and extra crumb topping. Yes, adding this to my list!! <3 xo

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, this looks so good, especially with the crumb topping. I have to try the recipe!

I love your old Corningware coffee pot. My mom had one, you are bringing back warm, fuzzy memories!

I'm happy you got some rain. We have been lucky lately but today it is 90 and I'm not liking it!


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So glad you liked the cake and thanks for the shout-out, love the addition of the oats! I actually had one of those coffee pots in my hand at the Salvation Army last Saturday, felt I should have bought it... but did end up putting it back. I think coffee just smells better perking away:@)

Olive Cooper said...

I saw this at Lynn's BJ and thought it was pretty awesome. That you upgraded it a tad with vanilla and oats it is now even better. I cannot bake quite yet-still too hot here. xoxo, olive

Audrey said...

That cake looks so good ... well, your breakfast can't be beat. The rooster cups look better at your house than at mine where they were just hanging in the cabinet. Look so good with the old coffee pot. Used one of those for years. At one time they were recalled because of a fault in the handle. I just kept mine because I loved it. Long gone now.
Audrey Z.
Timeless Treasures

Beth said...

The coffee cake looks so delicious. I am going to check the link for the recipe.Thank you!

Madeline's Album said...

Another wonderful recipe, thanks for sharing it. Everything looks so good. Hope you get more rain. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Love Of Quilts said...

Yes it is a great time to enjoy the weather! Yummy, it sound so good.I liked the framed photo.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Sooooooo fun! Love your breakfast in a framed photo!

Kris said...

What a perfect morning! I can vividly remember coming down the hallway, into the kitchen, following my nose to the familiar percolating coffee, in a pot JUST like yours. Oh what a smell!!!!!
Nice post....
: ) Kris

Kathleen Grace said...

I am so glad you are having beautiful weather! Your breakfast looks so good, you put so much love into everything you do BJ:>)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, bj! This looks so yummy! And I love the idea of the little sausages to go along with the cake. A bit of savory to go along with the sweet!

NanaDiana said...

You are ALWAYS tempting me, you naughty girl. That looks wonderful...not only the coffee cake but the setting as well- Blessings- xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

You are ALWAYS tempting me, you naughty girl. That looks wonderful...not only the coffee cake but the setting as well- Blessings- xo Diana

xinex said...

Yummy! Beautiful presentation and very appetizing, BJ...Christine

Debra @ Common Ground said...

what a yummy cake and breakfast! Gosh, don't you hate to say that all that corning ware we had when we were first married is now considered "vintage"!? LOL! thanks for linking up to VIF, BJ!

Pondside said...

Breakfast at your house always sounds so yummy! I love coffee cake too - warm, cold, day-old (if it lasts that long!) or any-which-way!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I saw that recipe at Lynn's and I want to make it also. I'm with you on adding pecans and vanilla! YummE~
hugs, Linda

Sarah said...

BJ, this coffee cake caught my eye too when Lynn posted it. Haven't made it yet, but it's on my list. We have house guests arriving next week.
We've been having some of same kind of weather. Really, really nice! I'm sure the heat of summer isn't over yet, but it's nice to have these little teasers of fall.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Another winning recipe from Lynn(my fridge is COVERED with her delights). AND I am "LOVIN" those new mugs of yours. They look "SO INCREDIBLE" on the breakfast table. (((LOVE,LOVE,LOVE)))! I'm sure I can smell your YUMMYNESS(yes it's a word), all the way to Connecticut!
Thank you for giving us a nibble,
Big Hugs,

middle child said...

You had me at pecans! Then tossed in oats? Yum-o. The frosting on the cake was the dabs of vanilla behind your ears. Pretty cool.

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Sweet! I love homemade coffee cake. Love the rooster coffee cups.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi BJ, I love cloudy days too and we had two of them this past week. Thoroughly enjoyed them. Made me just want to stay home and "nest". And with the warm soft lighting of the side tables, the house looks so cozy and the dust doesn't show. :)
The cowboy cake looks so good. Will print this one out and save for company breakfast. I have a recipe too today. Come on over and have a bite. xo

Beverly said...

BJ, you always have me wanting some of what you're having. You're just too good.

And, I agree that a little bling is a good thing.

Susy said...

BJ - what photo editor did you use to make the framed pic?

You're a woman of many talents, and a gift to the blogging community (: I mean it! xo

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

"I add Vanilla to every single thing I bake.
I even dabbed a little behind ea ear just like my Aunt Lillian used to do."

Oh your are the CUTEST thing, "BJ"! You are. You are. You are. You are. You are.



Kathleen said...

I will have to look for that sweetener. I have baked with Splenda but we didn't like the result.
Breakfast looks good, BJ! I add real vanilla to everythng too!
Nuts are so expensive again this year, 17.50 a bag at he big box store. Guess we will do without nuts this year. :(
Glad your weather is cooler, 80 ish here today.

Paloma said...

Thanks Again! So happy you joined us for our Coffee Friday! it's great to have you back on board! :)

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Have not had breakfast yet... you are making me hungry. LOL! I have never heard of IDEAL No Calorie Sweetener? Will have to look for that.

Love the vintage blue graphic on the Corning Ware. So reminds me of growing up!! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your posts are just so much fun, bj!
I look forward to them. :)

Nonnie said...

I love a good coffee cake. Wonder if this called cowboy coffee cake because it uses sour milk? I like your blog and will be visiting your friends. Wish I still had the Corning Ware coffee pot.

Carol said...

I thought that cake looked great on Lynn's post, too!
I think of you on cloudy rainy days because I remember you saying they are your favorite, and you're the first person I've known to say that.
I like them too, but sunny is my favorite.
Coffee and coffeecake. Yum.

Sherry said...

I like your old corning ware coffee pot BJ. My Mom used to have one of those. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Gourmet Coffee Service said...

You have an amazing blog! More power to you!