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Italian Lemon Cake

This Italian lemon pound cake is a recipe that I'd had my eye on for a long time. I finally made it back in April! I skipped adding frosting but if you visit the original recipe it'll tell you how to make it. The glaze needed a lot more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I used 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and it was still very thick. The cake itself isn’t very lemony so you really do need either the glaze or the frosting to bring the lemon flavour to this recipe. I'm not complaining though, it was still really delicious! Italian Lemon Cake Adapted from My Recipe Confessions Makes 1 Cake Ingredients For the Cake 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla For the Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 5+ tablespoons lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and flour a bundt or cake p

Muffin Tin Meals

Muffin tin meals are very cool! I've made 2 so far and my kids love them.

I use the free printable planner page from Second Story Window. I love how this planner has all the food groups listed at the top. You check them off to make sure you've included something from each group in your meal.

I've got a bento/ muffin tin meal Pinterest board going as well. Whenever I come across meal ideas I pin them, of course.

So far, I'm keeping it simple. I chose 6 cup muffin tins and some silicone liners. You can use all sorts of food picks and bento supplies to make your meals fancier or with a theme. 

Here are the muffin tin meals I've made so far.

Pork ribs (that I removed from the bone to save myself a mess later), steamed broccoli, strawberries, frozen peas & corn (they love this), drinkable yogurt, goldfish.

Cheese, yogurt, rice cakes, turkey, crab apple, Brussels sprouts. My kids like vegetables!

So you can see we've got our protein, dairy, carbs, fruits and vegetables. And they can be a combination of warm and cold foods. But keep the cheese away from the sprouts unless you want it to warm up.

There's a blank space on the planning page. Probably for dessert. Well, I don't know about your kids, but I'm sure dessert would be the first thing my kids pick off the plate so... better to leave dessert off the menu until they're a little older and understand that dessert comes last.

Get the planning sheets here.
Get some lunchbox ideas here.

Follow my bento/ muffin tin meal board on Pinterest.


  1. This is a great idea, but I must say, I'll probably be trying the cookies down below. They sound DELISH! Cute blog (found it from top mommy blogs directory) and had to say hi. Feel free to stop by sometime!

  2. I love this idea Jennifer. But, of course I would - you have such a brilliant name! I've given you a google+ for this. Good job!


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