Love it …
1954 | Volkswagen Käfer “Follow-Me Wagen” | Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany
I wish I had this cool car!!
Congrats to Kobe Bryant and Team USA on capturing the gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics. Also, congrats to Pau Gasol and Team Spain on capturing the silver medal.
Team USA beat Team Spain in the gold medal match 107-100.
The Closing Ceremony, captured…
Friend of AFR Alistair Wilson was in the stands when London handed over the Olympic torch to Rio 2016, and he sent us this fantastic photo taken from his seat. We just couldn’t resist posting it. Thanks for the memories, London. [Follow AFR. Get Involved.]
Upset i missed it but from the pictures i have seen it looked amazing!!!
Through Ryu’s Lens: Shinji’s first Man Utd minutes.
Football is back, and with that glorious statement is the fact that Ryu Voelkel has stopped taking pictures of Lebron James and started back up with his work relating to the beautiful game. He took in Manchester United’s preseason matches against Hannover and Valerenga, focusing on United’s new scintillating, 23-year-old midfielder Shinji Kagawa. The Japanese playmaker has already begun to hit his stride, and Ryu has captured the acclimation in motion.
These brownies are an explosion of texture. The crunchy inside is surrounded by a moist, chewy brownie, topped with extra creamy malted buttercream, and some crunchy crushed wafer cookies. Ka-BOOM!
My friend Pets is a modern day Betty Crocker. Just look at this patriotic Strawberry Shortcake Cake she made me. It’s the most delicious Fourth of July treat, complete with cream cheese frosting and fire cracker candles from Hill’s Kitchen. Have sweet holidays, little chowers!
Strawberry Shortcake Cake, via The Pioneer Woman
Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook Time: 45 mins | Servings: 10
- 1-1/2 cup Flour
- 3 Tablespoons Corn Starch
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 9 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Softened
- 1-1/2 cup Sugar
- 3 whole Large Eggs
- 1/2 cup Sour Cream, Room Temperature
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1/2 pound Cream Cheese, Room Temperature
- 2 sticks Unsalted Butter
- 1-1/2 pound Powdered Sugar, Sifted
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 pound Strawberries
- Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and corn starch.
- Cream 9 tablespoons butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well each time. Add sour cream and vanilla and mix until combined. Add sifted dry ingredients and mix on low speed until just barely combined.
- Pour into greased and floured 8-inch cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes, or until no longer jiggly. Remove from cake pan as soon as you pull it out of the oven, and place on a cooling rack and allow it to cool completely.
- Stem strawberries and slice them in half from bottom to top. Place into a bowl and sprinkle with 3 tablespoons sugar. Stir together and let sit for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, mash the strawberries in two batches. Sprinkle each half with 1 tablespoons sugar and allow to sit for another 30 minutes.
- Make icing: combine cream cheese, 2 sticks butter, sifted powdered sugar, vanilla, and dash of salt in a mixing bowl. Mix until very light and fluffy.
- Slice cake in half through the middle. Spread strawberries evenly over each half (cut side up), pouring on all the juices. Place cake halves into the freezer for five minutes, just to make icing easier.
- Remove from freezer. Use a little less than 1/3 of the icing to spread over the top of the strawberries on the bottom layer. Place the second layer on top. Add half of the remaining icing to the top spreading evenly, then spread the remaining 1/3 cup around the sides.
- Leave plain OR garnish with strawberry halves.
- IMPORTANT: Cake is best when served slightly cool. The butter content in the icing will cause it to soften at room temperature. For best results, store in the fridge!
Looks really delish
1950 Aston Martin DB2
Beasty car!!!!!!!! :);)