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Another holiday season has come and gone as we carry our Christmas memories into the New Year. Besides all the excitement of Santa, gift exchanges, delicious eats, family and friends, the holidays were a wonderful time to gather for some fun and cheer. Every year between Christmas and New Year’s our friends Nadine & Joe have a holiday party. Their home is decked to the nines inside and outside. There are a slew of colorful, lighted Christmas decorations on their front lawn; everything from snowmen to Santa, trees to trains and my favorites - the Eiffel Tower and North Pole. Atop their porch roof a lighted sign reads Happy Holidays. They really go all out serving delicious food, pina coladas, daiquiris and as a special gift to their guests this year, a caricature created by a talented artist. I’ve seen them in the malls and country fairs but never considered having my caricature done. Even as the artist greeted us and invited us to sit for a sketch, I thought ‘no thanks, I don’t want to be drawn with big ears or big hair.’  It was a popular draw (don’t mind the pun) at the party, so along with the other party guests Tom and I decided to have our caricatures done. Dana, also a courtroom sketch artist, draws caricatures of couples and families too but we decided to do separate drawings…. more room for big hair! She drew Tom on a bicycle to depict one of his favorite pastimes and me with what else? cookies! We loved the completed sketches and I was delighted Dana skipped the big ears and big hair (well, maybe not the big hair) and drew me with an extra skinny waistline!

Pretty good likenesses, don't you think?

Dana’s artwork is incredible and besides caricatures she draws charcoal portrait sketches. She is a local artist in the Washington DC metro area. Visit Dana's website and consider her for your next event or personal portrait.

This pound cake recipe was posted early last year but it deserves another look. This creamy cake is one of my favorites.


Cream Cheese Pound Cake
3/4 cup Butter (1½ sticks), softened
4 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1½ cups Sugar
3 Eggs
1½ cups Flour
1/16 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Vanilla 

Grease and flour loaf pan
Blend Butter and Cream Cheese.
Gradually add Sugar. Add Eggs one at a time.
In separate bowl mix Flour and Salt. Add to creamed mixture. Add Vanilla. Mix well.
Bake at 300 for 1 hour, 40 minutes.
[This Cream Cheese Pound Cake recipe is from Southern Living Magazine]


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22 comments:

  1. Oh I just love cream cheese pound cakes.....so rich and sweet! Yours looks really moist, too! That holiday party sounds like it was fun! I'm always fearful of those caricature artists, too. They seem to highlight my worst features. But I certainly wouldn't mind a slimmer waistline! Happy New Year Joan! : )

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    1. Hi Anne, Thanks! Your the queen of bundt cakes and I bet you have a few Cream Cheese Pound Cake recipes. Wishing you continued success with your fabulous blog in 2014.

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  2. What a great idea to have a caricature artist available for guests at a house party! So glad that you decided to get yours done, it's really cute! Dana is very talented.
    The pound cake sounds and looks wonderful. Happy New Year Joan.

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    1. Hi Paula, I agree; it was a creative idea to have the caricature artist at the party. It made for great conversation too as everyone wanted to see the finished artwork. I was glad to have the pleasure of meeting such a talented and renown artist. Happy New Year and continued success with your blog in 2014. I can't wait to see what cookies you will create this year!

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  3. Hi Joan - wanting to come by and wish you a Happy New Year - I have really enjoyed your recipes this year and you have convinced me to try making decorated sugar cookies this year! It's on my bucket list. Looking forward to seeing what you make in 2014! Deb

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    1. Hi Deb, Happy New Year. I'm excited you are inspired to decorate cookies. I hope you post your creations on your blog. I'm glad we met and I too enjoy your blog posts. Thanks for the support and wish you continued success in 2014.

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  4. Wonderful recipe. Cream cheese pound cake sounds awesome. We had a great season but so glad it is finally over. Nice sketches.

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    1. Thank you. It's an easy recipe and great for dessert too with all kinds of toppings. Happy New Year!

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  5. I'm a huge fan of pound cake...and yours looks terrific! Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year wishes to you, Joan!!!

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    1. Liz, Thank you! Wishing you a Happy New Year and continued success with your blog in 2014.

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  6. Wow, your friend does do good artwork! And you make good poundcake! This looks great. I bet the cream cheese makes it super moist! Thanks for sharing, Joan!

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    1. Hi Julie, Thanks for stopping by. The pound cake tastes even better with some butter on it. Happy New Year!

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  7. Stopping by from Treasure Box Tuesday. I absolutely have to make this! It sounds amazing. Pinning :)

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    1. Kris, Nice to meet you. You will enjoy the creaminess of this pound cake and it comes together quickly. Much appreciate the pin too!

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  8. Hi!

    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe on Dessert Sweeties at Simply BeBetsy. You can link your older posts if you like - can't wait to see what you have. Sharon and Denise

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    1. Sharon & Denise, Thank you for posting the image of this pound cake. I just discovered BeBetsy through a blogging buddy and plan to visit more often. I appreciate the invite to post more photos.

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  9. Caricaturists are getting everywhere these days. But you don't have to fear us, we have as many hang ups about our faces as most people - which is probably why we became caricaturists! Lovely looking cakes. Shame I'm dieting.

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    1. Simon, Thank you! We were glad we sat for a sketch and had smiles on our faces when we saw the finished artwork. Your caricatures looks fantastic! Thanks for stopping by the Clinic.

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  10. I love pound cake! Congratulations on being featured at Treasure Box Tuesday!

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    1. Melissa, Thank you and I'm glad you came to visit. You will enjoy this pound cake; so creamy. I hadn't stopped by the Treasure Box yet so thanks for passing on the news. I plan on spending some time visiting your blog.

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  11. So you on BeBetsy. This looks delicious. Pinning.

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    1. Madonna, Thanks for visiting and I appreciate the pin!

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