Tuesday, September 27, 2016

COCA COLA Themed Patio Furniture

Take some rusty metal garage sale finds and turn them into those special one of a kind items.

This resurrection took some rusty metal flower/tea carts from junk to show pieces.  See the article on our Coca Cola Stenciling project. 

Sunday, September 4, 2016


Recipe & Image ©Rick Beach
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup canola oil
1/8 cup melted butter (but not hot)


1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture.

3. Combine 1 cup water, vinegar, and vanilla.  Whisk together.  Just prior to combining the liquids to the dry whisk the beaten egg into the water vinegar/vanilla mixture.  Whisk quickly then immediately progress to adding to the dry mixture.

4. Pour the mixed liquids into the well of the dry mixture.  Stir well with a whisk until combined.

5. Stir in Chocolate Chips.

6. Add in the oil/melted butter mixture.   Stir until combined.
7. Place 12 muffin-cup liners in muffin cups, and coat liners with cooking spray. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in pan on a wire rack.