Peach Crunch Cake and a winner...

Yesterday was a wonderful day. My cousin's wife, Lois, and I drove out to Camano Island to visit with another cousin, Kirsten, who has moved back into our area of the Pacific Northwest. She and her husband have remodeled a lovely Craftsman style home...I took lots of photos so I will be sharing them soon! We had such a great time visiting and catching up on our lives in the past few years.

Coming home late in the afternoon, I remembered I was hosting Bible Study very shortly and needed to come up with a treat or dessert. What could I pull together on short notice from my pantry? Opening the cupboard door, I saw a large can of peaches and it came to me...Peach Crunch cake...a recipe I saw on an Paula Deen show several years ago. 

If you are familiar with Paula Deen's recipes, you know they often involve butter...and this one certainly does! And, what I do like about it, besides the taste, is that I usually have the ingredients on hand and it's one of those "dump" cake mixing involved. Served warm with a scoop of vanilla bean cream on a cold day, it's hard to beat! Are you ready for easy, squeezy deliciousness? Here it is:

Peach Crunch Cake

1 Large can of peaches in syrup

1 Yellow cake mix

1 cube of butter

1 cup of brown sugar

1 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts)

Spray a 9 X 13 pyrex glass dish with Pam or Coconut Oil spray and dump in the peaches...I cut the slices up a little

Spread the cake mix over the peaches.

Cut the cube of butter in slices and lay on top of the cake mix in a checkerboard pattern.

Spread a cup of brown sugar over the top of the butter.

Spread the chopped nuts over the butter

Bake @ 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes, until top is browned. 

Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream....Bon Appetit!

As I mentioned earlier this week, yesterday, November 20th, was the one year "birthday" of my blog. After following several other bloggers for a couple of years, I decided to start my own blog to help promote my interior design business and share a bit of my life with anyone who might be interested. It's been a real learning curve for me since I am not tech savvy at brain does not naturally work that way! I've been so thankful for the help of my blog designer, Kyle Grant, a local Lake Stevens young man, who has patiently walked me through the blogging process. I'm also thankful for other bloggers who post blogging tips and have actually come along side in posting comments and support, especially Linsey of Bravehearted Beauty, Kelly of Talk of the House,  KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms and Kim of Stuffed Suitcase (a fellow blogger from our church). I'm thankful for the support of my husband and family, who understand when I spend hours on the computer editing photos and writing, and eat the things I bake or cook. And I'm thankful for you, my readers and friends, who have encouraged me along the way. So....drum roll, please....the winner of the blog birthday giveaway is...

Barbara Brown Livdahl

(Barbara, please send me your address via email to so I can get this gift sent on the way to you).

Can you believe another week has flown by? I can't believe it's Friday already! This weekend is one of my favorites of the year because I get to attend the Nordic Heritage Museum's Yule Fest in Ballard on Saturday and then bake lefse and make wreaths on Sunday with my fellow "Norway happy" friends and relatives!  Ya sure, you betcha! Let's make lefse! Happy weekend to all of you!