Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Fourth of July and my cooking inspiration, Lissa

Keep it Simple

We will be taking these to a pool party!  Only place to be in 100 degree heat on the July 4th weekend.
Deviled eggs, provolone cheese, hard salami, cherry tomatoes on a flag pic.  

I also will be taking some of this.
Chocolate Sheet Cake with Louisiana pecans ya'll.

Yes, we did taste test.  Mainly because it is greatness! But also because I tried a healthy twist.  It called for two cups of enriched flour, I used one cup enriched and one cup whole wheat flour.  It also called for two cups of sugar, I used one cup granulated sugar and one cup splenda.  You cannot taste the difference at all, but you will be eating less calories per slice.  Now does anyone know a substitution for two sticks of butter (does it help that I used organic) and one pound of powdered sugar?! I get to rename it, since I changed the recipe a tad, right?  Lala's cocoa cake!  Here's the link to the original recipe.  

Here is my inspiration for trying the healthy twist.

Meet Lissa and take a look at her blog! Especially if you need/want to eat Gluten free.
Keep it Simple, Keep it Fresh!

She and her family are from California, but just made a trip to Texas, see how cute they are!
They have a second daughter as well.  Her life journey is amazing in her original blog.  Such a great story of saving their marriage.

Have a Happy Fourth of July!


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  1. Have a good one Miss Lori. Great looking food indeed! It was a bad time for me to start a diet LOL.

  2. Oh man, I haven't had a chocolate sheet cake in a long time and it's one of my faves. Yours looks amazing. Have a great weekend!

  3. Happy 4th to YOU!! I LOVE chocolate sheet cake but have not made one in a LONG time!! Love your pics!!

  4. Happy 4th...hope you get cooled off at the pool party!
    The cake looks delicious and I like the substitutions you made to cut the calories!

  5. thank you so much for mentioning my blog this morning and for your support! Great job on making a healthier version of the cake!!

  6. Yum looks fabulous! Hope you all have a fabulous and fun 4th. We celebrated Saturday and Sunday and will just take it easy today. :)

  7. That cake is just my style!

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  8. I think I could eat that whole sheet cake! It is my all time favorite!! All of your food looks delicious. Hope you had a great 4th!


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