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Triple Citrus Easter Bundt Cake

Triple citrus easter cake recipe

Triple Citrus Easter Bundt Cake

You’ve been eating candy with your kids all day. You just finished your delicious Easter brunch or holiday dinner. You know what you need now?

That’s right! A yummy, citrusy bundt cake! It’s delicious and surprisingly easy to make. To me, it’s really not a proper holiday unless you finish it off with a baked homemade treat.

This cake is a must make if you love citrus flavors. It’s so moist and easy to make that I have a feeling it will become your go-to Easter treat recipe.

Triple Citrus Easter Cake

A delicious citrus flavor bursts from every bite of this beautiful cake that’s perfect for after Easter dinner.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cake, citrus, easter
Servings: 12 People

Ingredients

Cake ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 1/2 cups fine sugar
  • 1 3/4 tsp salt
  • 6 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • Extra flour for the pan
  • 1 large orange
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2/4 cup creme fraiche
  • 1 1/2 stick unsalted butter melted

Syrup ingredients

  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup fine sugar
  • 3 tbsp fresh orange juice

Glaze ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 3 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Toppings (optional)

  • whipped cream
  • candied lemon zest

Instructions

Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Coat a 10-cup Bundt pan or cake pan with cooking spray, followed by dusting with flour.
  • Tap out the excess flour over the sink.
  • Finely grate 2 tsp lemon zest and 1/2 tsp orange zest.
  • Remove peel and pith from all citrus fruits.
  • Hold a lemon over a bowl and cut between the membranes. Put the segments into the bowl.
  • Squeeze the sweet juice from the segments into another bowl.
  • Repeat with remaining fruit.
  • Cut the citrus segments into 1/4 inch pieces.
  • Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.
  • Add creme fraiche.
  • Beat mixture on medium speed until they’re combined.
  • Add eggs and beat to combine each one to the mixture.
  • Beat in butter, citrus juices, and zests.
  • Add citrus segments and beat to combine.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pan.
  • Bake, rotating pan once, until a tester comes out of the middle clean (about 50 minues). This is the hardest part, because it smells so good you’ll want to just eat it right away!

Syrup

  • Combine the citrus juices and sugar into a pan.
  • Boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, then for another 30 seconds for good measure.

Glaze

  • Beat powdered sugar and softened butter together at medium speed until well blended.
  • Add orange zest.
  • Add orange juice and lemon juice.
  • Beat everything until smooth.

Serving

  • Allow cake to cool on a wire rack while still in pan for 15 minutes.
  • Turn the cake out onto the rack and let it cool for another 10 minutes or more. Adding the topping always works better if the cake is cooler.
  • Transfer to a plate or other shallow dish.
  • Brush syrup over the cake until all the syrup is used.
  • Return to wire rack for another 5 minutes until the syrup is dry.
  • Brush with glaze and let the cake finish cooling.
  • Store cake for up to 24 hours if covered.
  • Top with whipped cream and candied zest when serving.
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Chicken Avocado Burritos

15 minute freezer friendly chicken avocado burrito wrapsJump to Recipe

Chicken Avocado Burritos

If you are in a hurry to make lunch or dinner, it might be time for you to try these healthy chicken avocado burritos! They are an easy and delicious meal that can be made even easier by throwing them in the freezer. If you have 15 minutes, you can put these delicious burritos together and have meals for days!

Burritos and wraps are my go-to budget and time friendly meals, so I always try to have a lot stocked up. My husband would eat burritos every day for lunch and dinner if I let him, too, so I have to make more every week!

This recipe is for the base idea of a chicken avocado burrito, but you can always add more seasoning. I do! I like to marinate the chicken in some olive oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, and some extra lime juice. But you can experiment and find what works for your family!

This is a very filling recipe thanks to that deliciously fatty avocado and the protein in the chicken. If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, you can use faux chicken, too!

And if you’re serving a family or a party, you don’t have to wrap everything up right away. Display them in bowls and let the party build the burritos themselves!

The meat from a rotisserie chicken or a chicken you roasted will be delicious in this while also leaving you bones for a hearty bone broth later, too. Use up those birds!

Chicken Avocado Burritos

If you are in a hurry to make lunch or dinner, it might be time for you to try these healthy chicken avocado burritos! They are an easy and delicious meal that can be made even easier by throwing them in the freezer. If you have 15 minutes, you can put these delicious burritos together and have meals for days!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado, burrito, cheese, chicken, cilantro, mexican, sour cream, tortillas
Servings: 4 People

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded chicken seasoned to your tastes and needs (try salt, pepper, paprika, garlic, and basil)
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp sour cream
  • 4 large tortillas

Instructions

  • (If your chicken is uncooked) Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan or cast iron pan. Place chicken sprinkled with your seasonings of choice and roast for about 10 minutes on each side.
  • Cut your cooked chicken into thin strips or dice into cubes.
  • Mix the chicken, cheese, cilantro, and diced avocados.
  • Spread sour cream onto each tortilla. I usually spread it pretty thin, but do this to your taste.
  • Add the mixture on top of the sour cream.
  • Roll your burritos.
  • (If you’re freezing them for later) place them into tupperware or a freezer bag and freeze now. Allow to thaw before doing the next step.
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan and cook all 4 burritos for about 2 minutes on medium heat. Flip and cook for another 2 minutes until the burritos are golden.
  • Serve warm.
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What’s new on Etsy this week – slime charms, pom poms, pens & more!

So many new supplies to try!

Happy Sunday morning, friends! It has been a productive week for me – I started running again, and I’ve uploaded so many new products here on this very website as well as on the GoldMissCo Etsy page!

So if you’re looking for something new and fun to buy this week, here is your handy dandy guide to what I have on offer:

Fruit Slime Summer Charms
Fruit Slime Summer Charms

Looking for something sparkly and fruity to add to your slime? These cute slime charms have chunky glitter embedded into the resin and are made with fun, summery colors. Personally, I love those cherries. They’re so cute!

But these fruit slime charms here.

7 Pieces Mini Milk Slime Charms
7 Pieces Mini Milk Slime Charms

Oh, these mini milk charms are just too cute for words! Add these into slime, or glue them to some earring backs, and you’ll have a cute craft that everyone will love.

Personally, I have to have some DIY earrings made from these!

Buy these mini milk slime charms here.

Glitter Slime Sequins

When it comes to making slime fun, it’s important to try something new now and then. This listing gives you 12 bottles of super cute and interesting glitter and charms. 

If you’re into nail art, these embellishments will be perfect for you, too! I love those blue beads and might do some nail art with them.

Pick up these sequins and glitter bottles here.

Another set of cute cabochons that would be perfect for DIY earrings, cell phone decoden, or as slime add ins. They’re in a lively, summery orange and yellow color with white polka dots.

Buy these orange lollipop charms here.

Faux Fruit Summer Jewelry
Faux Fruit Summer Jewelry

Oranges were a bit of a theme for me this week. I love these realistic orange charms! The obvious choice is to add them to a necklace but I think I might make a decorative garland with them.

Get these fake fruit orange charms here.

Unicorn Horse Scissors
Unicorn Horse Scissors

These are really cute gold colored horse or unicorn scissors! They’re stainless steel and perfect for embroidery or cross stitch, where you need to snip small threads.

Buy these small fancy scissors here.

Resin Diamonds Silicone Mold

Make your own cut stone charms and pendants with this reusable silicone mold! Perfect for use with resin to make beautiful fake diamonds and crystals.

Buy this reusable silicone mold here.

Surprise your bridesmaids with these beautiful pens! There are preserved flowers in the glass casing. I love the bright colors on these pens!

Buy these preserved flowers pens here.

0.38mm Extra Fine Nib Fountain Pen

Does your manager or boss have a birthday coming up? This affordable but luxury pen is the perfect option.

Buy this luxury fountain pen here.

This cute baby shower confetti is the perfect option for table decor! It comes in a few different designs: pacifiers, baby bibs, baby feet, or the word baby.

Buy this baby shower confetti here.

Loose mica pigment powder is great to use for DIY makeup, but it can also be mixed into slime! 

These colors are really nicely pigmented and pearly.

Get these bright pigment powders here.

This new take on the classic googly eye adds a splash of color on the eyelid. 

Pick up these bouncy eyes here.

These cute pom poms come in different color schemes so they’re perfect for crafts in any season. Check out the Christmas colors (#9), the Easter colors (#10), and the other options for the rest of the year.

Buy these colorful pom poms here.

These adorable pom poms have tinsel embedded so they’re festive and perfect for party crafts and decorations!

Buy these tinsel pom poms here.

So, what have you been up to this week? Did you finish a new embroidery project? Did you write a term paper? Or did you just get to enjoy a nice spring break?

I hope the weather is nice wherever you are, and that’s you’re drinking enough water and getting in some exercise.

Madi

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9 Quotes on Homemaking: Encouragement for Homemakers

Quotes about homemaking and encouragement for homemakers. It's not about being the perfect housewife! It's about simple homemaking skills. || Quotes on homemaking | mother quotes | 1950s homemaking | family life and homemaking | how to be a homemaker | vintage homemaking | old fashioned homemaker | inspirational mom | housewife quotes | being a housewife | retro housewife aesthetic | mom fun | mom encouragement | mom sayings | message to mom #homemaking #housewife #homemaker #quotes #momquotes

As a modern housewife, we can often get lost in the drudgery of cooking and cleaning so much. Nothing ever seems to really get done, because one mess inevitably follows another.

That’s why it’s important to offer encouragement for homemakers as often as possible. I often turn to homemaking blogs and inspirational mom blogs when I’m feeling down, but quotes about homemaking can be a great source of encouragement too!

I put these quotes on homemaking with 1950s homemaking images. Don’t you love those old fashioned homemaker photos of beautiful women dressed up like they’re going to a party, but they’re just cleaning away? It’s totally unrealistic but I adore that retro housewife aesthetic! They really made vintage homemaking look not only easy, but glamorous. In their world, balancing family life and homemaking wasn’t hard, it was easy!

Being a housewife isn’t easy, that much is for sure. But it’s not about being the perfect housewife! It’s about learning and practicing those simple homemaking skills. You don’t learn how to be a homemaker in one day, you learn your whole life.

So please enjoy these housewife quotes. I hope they inspire you to work a little bit harder with an even bigger smile!

9 Quotes on Homemaking: Encouragement for Homemakers

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Link Roundup: Serengeti Wild Dogs, Disrupting The Wedding Industry, Poor Air Quality In The UK & More

A woman blogging on a gray laptop near a window on a wooden table, A large bag is next to her.

Happy Sunday! I hope you can get outside, even if it’s freezing, just to get some fresh air. My son is with Grandma and I got to bed early last night, so I’m feeling pretty good for someone who got up at 6am with a back ache.

This week was pretty busy as far as work and this blog goes. I uploaded some new craft supplies to Etsy, listed a new Spring-themed ring for sale on this website, and I learned that mind mapping really is the best way to outline blog posts.

With my free time before my son woke up, I looked through my Feedly feeds and found some posts and articles that you all might like to read. So, let’s see what’s going on in the world:

Why did Serengeti’s wild dogs disappear? Study challenges controversial hypothesis

A big tree and blue skies on the African serengeti
African wild dogs disappeared from the Serengeti. Why?

In 1991, the African wild dogs that lived in Serengeti National Park disappeared. The original hypothesis of what happened is that the researchers caused this by handling the wild dogs, fitting them with radio collars and taking blood samples. It was thought that all this handling compromised their immune systems, leaving them susceptible to rabies.

A new study challenges that hypothesis, though. Wild dogs to the east of the park that were exposed to the same stresses didn’t face the same fate.

The study’s authors think that it’s more likely that competition with the growing numbers of lions and hyenas caused the disappearance of the African wild dogs.

Why is the wedding industry so hard to disrupt?

bride and groom in a beautiful field.
Wedding startups fail more often than not. Why?

There have been surprisingly few wedding startups since the dawn of the internet, and even fewer successful ones. Zola and The Knot are two success stories, but what makes the wedding industry so impervious to outsiders?

The wedding industry is known for being rigid, but it has changed to fit in with our online world. Pinterest, for instance, has said that 40 million people use its service to plan a wedding every year.

The whims of Google and SEO have tanked some startups, and the successful ones like The Knot are probably selling your emails to advertisers to stay afloat.

In my mind, there’s just so many parts to a wedding and people prefer them to be integral and working together. Startups that focus on just one aspect of a wedding probably won’t make much money, but going broad will require more money, a larger team, and a better strategy. It’s just a hard industry to break into.

Poor air quality found at over 2,000 sites across the UK

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Air quality is only getting worse. How do we fix that?

Pollution is getting worse the world over. There are some efforts to clean up around the UK, but there are still 2,000 areas in the UK with alarming numbers in air quality. It’s a health issue, especially since nitrogen dioxide is one of the main culprits. Nitrogen Dioxide irritates the lungs and creates breathing issues.

How to Choose the Right Social Media Platform for Your Business

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Which social media site is best for your business?

My social media plan right now focuses almost entirely on Pinterest. That’s not to say everyone should do the same, though. This infographic will help you choose the right social media website for your needs.

How Financial Gurus Make Money

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Are all financial gurus just scammers?

“Show me $1 and I’ll show you 10 “money gurus” who claim they can turn it into $2.”

Financial gurus are ruining the internet, and they might be ruining your wallet, too. Sure, there are some good ones out there, but most are experts in only one thing: making money off of you.

This article is a lesson to not trust every expert that walks your way, even if they really are experts. Experts don’t always have good morals.

How to Outsmart the Most Common Money Scams

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Scammers are everywhere. How do you keep your money safe?

Speaking of bad morals, you need to learn how to avoid these scams. Anyone can fall prey to a money scam, so it pays to be prepared.

Ship Baby Supplies to Your Vacation Destination

A toddler walking on the beach in only a diaper with blue skies behind him
How do you stock up on baby supplies for your vacation?

Going on vacay with a baby is hard. It’s more like moving than a week away.

A better idea might be use Amazon Prime or some other shipping service to send what you need to your destination. Less to pack, less to worry about!

Stop Recycling Plastic Bottles Without Caps On

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Recycling has a lot of rules to get it right

There are a lot of rules about what plastic you can and can’t recycle. Here’s a new rule: recycle your bottles with the cap on.

“So what’s the right way to recycle a plastic water bottle? First, remove the cap and crunch the bottle up from the base until most of the air is removed. Screw the cap back on, then toss the bottle in the recycling bin!”

People with chronic pain are coping with the help of Pinterest, new study reveals

A man hunched over in pain in grayscale or black and white
Medicine isn’t the only way to deal with chronic pain

Self care and pain management tips on Pinterest are actually helping people with chronic pain! It’s a sad fact that medical intervention often falls short with chronic pain, so spreading different techniques of dealing with it through Pinterest is a great thing to do.

Should Google Treat Fossil Fuel Companies Like It Treats Tobacco & Firearm Companies?

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Should fossil fuel companies be treated like an enemy of the people?

Fossil fuel companies are marketing power houses with a ton of money to throw behind propaganda and advertising. Should Google and social media companies hold them accountable for spreading false information that could lead to climate change denial or otherwise further the harm to the environment? Should fossil fuel companies be blacklisted from buying advertising like firearm companies are?

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Instagram Is Rolling Out A Pinterest Copycat: A New Collections Feature

Pinterest does a lot of things right that other social media does wrong. Among those things is being able to collect images that other users post and use them to market your own work.

Instagram is trying to crib Pinterest’s style with a new public collections feature. There’s no news on when this feature will be available to the public, but there is some information about what it will be like, and how useful it may be for those of us that run businesses.

One interesting feature is that you’ll be able to add contributors to your collections to help fill them out. Though we should also hope there will be a way to report abusive collections. These can be powerful tools for both good and bad actors online.

This new feature was found by Jane Manchun Wong in some hidden code inside of public collections. Perhaps most interesting about this is that they seem to have started working on this new public collections feature the same day that Pinterest filed an IPO. Instagram has already “defeated” Snapchat. So is Pinterest the next target on their radar?

There currently isn’t any mention of following collections so that they’ll show up on your timeline, but it’s surely just a matter of time.

So, why is Instagram doing this now? They’ve made it clear that shopping is a core part of its strategy to make money. Public collections with multiple contributors can help with this, allowing brands to launch virtual stores and collaborative stores.

Instagram has a much larger user base (1 billion active monthly users as compared to 250 million). The closer they get to all of Pinterest’s best features, the more likely they are to overtake Pinterest as the place to go to find products to buy.

The biggest issue, though, is that Pinterest still beats them as a search engine. I’m not sure Instagram is even interested in doing that, but I’m sure Pinterest execs are eyeing this change to collections and wondering what their next move should be.

Do you already use collections? How do you see yourself using this new feature when it rolls out?

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Frozen meat loaf muffins (frugal meals)

My family of 3 adults and 1 toddler is currently working on getting rid of all of our debt. My husband and I live with my father to help consolidate bills and save us all money.

Because of our goal to be debt free, we keep to a budget for our groceries. Everyone’s budget is going to vary base on their own income and where they live, but for us we aim to stay around $70 a week.

That’s $70 for 7 lunches and 7 dinners, plus snacks and breakfast for my son.

To help do this, we use the chest freezer I bought when I was pregnant a lot. We buy our meat in bulk when it’s on sale, and package it up for different meals before freezing it.

Trust me, you don’t want to take one of those huge 5 pounds of beef rolls and just throw it in the freezer like that. It’ll take forever to thaw and then you’ll have to use all 5 pounds super quick!

One of the ways that we do this is by making frozen mini meat loaf muffins. We freeze them raw so they’re ready to bake, but you can freeze them after being cooked and cooled too!

I want to be clear that any recipe will work with this. Seriously. If you have grandma’s recipe written down, it’ll work. Just shove that recipe into a muffin tin and freeze away. You’ll have to check on them to take them out once they’re 160*f, but once you make these muffins once you’ll be able to write down how long you need to cook them for and it’s super simple after that.

Here’s my recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped to your preferred size
  • 1.5 lb ground beef
  • 1 large egg, beaten lightly
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup dried plain bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Your preferred sauce for meat loaf

INSTRUCTIONS

  • If you’re baking these before freezing them, preheat the oven to 350*f. Otherwise, line your tins with plastic wrap. This will make it easier to get the frozen raw meatloaf out of the muffin tin.
  • Melt the butter and add the chopped onions. Cook them until they’re soft. Remove from heat and allow to cool so they don’t cook the beef.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the beef, egg, milk, onions, and bread crumbs with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • If you’re baking the muffins now, brush your muffin tin with vegetable oil or olive oil.
  • Divide the meat loaf mix into the muffin tin holes. Lightly pat them into each of the tins.

IF YOU’RE BAKING NOW:

  • Get your preferred meat loaf sauce ready.
  • Make your meat loaf muffins for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and add your meat loaf sauce. Bake for 10 to 15 more minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160*.
  • Let stand for a few minutes, then serve and enjoy! Or let them cool, wrap them up, throw them into a freezer bag, and warm them up later in the microwave.

IF YOU’RE FREEZING RAW:

  • Cover the tins with plastic wrap. Freeze until the meat is set and won’t deform. Pop the meat loaf muffins out, wrap them up, and throw them into a freezer bag.
  • When you’re ready to cook them, bake at 350* for 20 to 25 minutes, until a meat thermometer reads 160*.
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Toddler Meal Plan (Week of February 17, 2019)

I’m a bad mom.

I try my best most days. I play with my son, I take him outside even on really cold and snowy days. I dance with him. I read to him. I feed him.

But do I feed him well?

To be honest with you, no. I don’t.

I just don’t even know where to start when it comes to feeding him. He hates so many of the things I love, and will only eat so many foods.

But I decided that I’m not going to let his pickiness, and my pickiness, get in the way of him eating healthy and delicious food anymore. I’m going to break out the toaster oven, the food processor, the blender! And I’m going to cook good, wholesome food for my son.

So how am I going to start doing that? By meal planning! This is my plan for this week:

Monday

Breakfast

Oatmeal and yogurt

I’ll be eating a bagel or some eggs and drinking coffee.

Lunch

Toast with peanut butter

I’ll be eating the same thing, or maybe another bagel if I’m craving one.

Dinner

Alfredo noodles and mixed veggies

We will be eating alfredo noodles with vegetables as well.

Snacks

Bananas or frozen berries

Tuesday

Breakfast

Bagels and cream cheese

I’ll have a bagel or eggs.

Lunch

Taco meat and broccoli

I’ll be having a beef quesadilla with that taco meat and some broccoli too.

Dinner

Chicken breasts with ranch and macaroni and cheese

We will be eating the same as our son (without the ranch!)

Snacks

Bananas or yogurt

Wednesday

Breakfast

Cereal

I’ll have a bagel, eggs, or cereal.

Lunch

Toast with peanut butter

I’ll be having some beef stew that I have in the freezer.

Dinner

We go out with one of the grandmas for dinner on Wednesdays, so I’m off the hook!

Snacks

Bananas or frozen berries

Thursday

Breakfast

Oatmeal

I’ll be having a bagel or eggs again!

Lunch

Spaghetti and ground beef

I’ll probably have some spaghetti, too. Spaghetti is my son’s favorite meal so you can expect to see this a lot in my meal plans!

Dinner

Taco meat and rice

Burritos for the whole family!

Snacks

Granola bar or yogurt

Friday

Breakfast

Pancakes and eggs

I’ll be having some pancakes too. Yum!

Lunch

Bagel and cream cheese

I’ll have a bagel too.

Dinner

Spaghetti and ground beef

We’ll all have spaghetti and ground beef.

Snacks

Bananas or frozen berries

The weekend

My son spends the weekend with his grandparents, so I’m off the hook for those meals.

So what will you be feeding your kids this week? And do you struggle with figuring out meals for them?


If you haven’t yet, check out the spring collection of jewelry that I’m working on! There are some beautiful and feminine designs, from sakura blossoms to butterflies.