Citrus Cake

I found this recipe online when I was searching for something to bring to a work potluck. I am calling it Citrus Cake because the original recipe called for key lime and instead I used lemon. It was a beautiful color and great for Spring!


  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package lemon cake mix

  • 1 (4-serving size) package instant lemon pudding and pie filling

  • 4 eggs

  • 1/2 cup plus 3 teaspoons Key lime juice, divided

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup water


  • 2 teaspoons lime zest, divided

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 10-inch Bundt pan with cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on low speed, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, 1/2 cup Key lime juice, the vegetable oil, water, and 1 teaspoon lime zest; pour into prepared Bundt pan.

  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  4. Let cool 15 minutes then invert onto serving platter and cool completely.

  5. In a medium bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar and remaining lime juice; stir until smooth. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake and sprinkle with remaining lime zest.

I actually used the frosting here ( and it worked well.

30 Days of Cocktails and Mocktails, Day 30: Friendship Tea

We almost always have this dry mix at our house. Dave drinks it year-round.


  • 1/2 cup instant tea powder

  • 1 cup sweetened lemonade powder

  • 1 cup orange-flavored drink mix (e.g. Tang)

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. In a large bowl, combine instant tea, lemonade powder, orange drink mix, cinnamon and clove.

  2. Mix well and store in an airtight container.

  3. To serve, Put 2 to 3 teaspoons of mix in a mug. Stir in 1 cup of boiling water. Adjust to taste.

30 Days of Cocktails and Mocktails, Day 28: Wild Thing


  • 1 1/2 shots vodka

  • 1/2 shot rum

  • 1/2 shot triple sec

  • dash of lime juice

  • dash of sweet & sour mix

  • 2 1/2 shots cranberry juice


  1. In a shaker add ice, vodka, rum, triple sec, lime juice and sweet & sour mix.

  2. Shake well so all of the ingredients combine.

  3. Strain it into a tall glass filled 3/4 with ice.

  4. Then add the cranberry juice.

30 Days of Cocktails and Mocktails, Day 27: Beachside Peach


  • 1.5 oz. Peach Flavored Vodka

  • 1.5 oz. pineapple juice

  • 1.5 oz.cranberry juice cocktail

  • 0.25 oz. fresh lime juice

  • 2 oz. ginger ale


  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in an ice filled shaker.

  2. Shake well.

  3. Strain into an ice filled Collins glass.

  4. Top with the ginger ale.

  5. Garnish with a lime wheel and/or peach slice.

30 Days of Cocktails and Mocktails, Day 24: Three Wisemen

Dave and I got engaged on Christmas Eve - 20 years ago this year! We went out to celebrate soon after and a friend bought us this shot. Is it good? NO! Does it have special meaning? Yes :)

Ingredients and Directions:
Mix together equal parts Jim Beam Bourbon,Jack Daniels Whiskey, and Jose Cuervo Tequila - Jim Jack and Joe