Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Real estate agent or nun? You decide.

Now consider for a moment our next entry.
Ardeth Platte
Above is a photo of her after she had just been released from prison.
(Who wouldn't say,"Thanks be to God?")

Do you think she was imprisoned for-
A) Obstructing national defense and damaging government property. (AKA- Social justice)
B) She was an insurance Agent Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud (AKA- failed government employee)

*I"ve noticed that I've fallen into a pattern. People with OCD like patterns but no one has picked up on that. hahahaha

Answer here


Enbrethiliel said...


A nun! =P I could think of a few "social justice" causes she could have been demonstrating for, too . . .

Enbrethiliel said...


Hi, again, Belinda!

I just saw your comment on Shredded Cheddar but didn't have your e-mail address, so I hope you don't mind if I share my recipe here:

2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
2 eggs
2 cups cake flour
2 Tbsp baking cocoa
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
2 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp vinegar

(You could use butter instead of oil, but the oil makes it more moist.)

Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius.

In one mixing bowl, cream the sugar and oil. Beat in the eggs (one at a time) and the vanilla.

In another bowl, sift together the flour and salt.

Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture a little at a time, alternating with the buttermilk.

In a small bowl, mix the baking soda and vinegar. Add the ensuing chemical reaction to the batter.

Mix the red food colouring with the cocoa and then add it to the batter as well.

Pour the batter into greased and floured cake tins . . . or a non-stick cake pan . . . or cupcake cups.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes if you're making a cake or 15 minutes if you're making cupcakes.

(I know that it has a lot of steps and uses a lot of bowls, but when I tried a quicker way, combining all the dry ingredients in one bowl and all the wet ingredients in another, before mixing them together, the cake didn't taste as good! Funny, that . . .)

Let me know how it works out for you, Belinda!

PS--I can't find my cream cheese frosting recipe, but I'll post it as soon as I do!

belinda said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I have wanted to make one of those cakes for a while now but I never have.( a coca cola cake too) I wonder what the vinegar does for the red velvet cake, if its for flavor or chemistry - you know for leavening the cake.

I'll use the same frosting that I use for my carrot cakes. I will try the red velvet cake for Easter and I hope to post a recipe for my husbands favorite chocolate cake after Easter too.

I noticed the same thing that you did- when I used real butter the cake was dryer than when I had used the oil but I thought the oil would make the cake less healthy than butter-- hahahaha a healthy cake! ROFL

Enbrethiliel said...


I think it's for the chemistry, because baking soda needs something acidic--and I guess the buttermilk isn't enough!

Hey, if you ever find a recipe for a healthy cake, let me know! I'm all about healthy deserts! LOL

Vincenzo said...

I want carrot cake.

Lola said...


And Miss E thanks for the recipe!

Enbrethiliel said...


No problem, Lola! =) I'll leave my snickerdoodle recipe in your comments box, too, when I find it!

belinda said...

Waaaaait a gosh darn minute!

I like snickerdooles too Miss E.
(what's up with that?)hahahaha

I'll post cake photos for Vince after Lent but for now he must suffer, suffer good.

The words "you must suffer" are to be sung to the song "Whip it good" by Devo.

(Dear Jesus, I'm just teasing and I mean no disrespect. Do you like Devo Jesus? I bet you love them dearly. Are whips really necessary in the modern world Lord? I don't ride a horse and I would never hurt an animal- except for maybe it's feelings. Do animals have feelings Lord? I have to take a nap now I will chat with you later or you could talk while I sleep. However you wanna work it out. XOXO Belinda)