RETRO RECIPES: Peach Dumplin Cake #EmeraldLifeThursdays


Peach Dumplin Cake

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Emerald & Palm // Miss Semi Sweet
"Peach Dump Cake"

*I changed the name to Dumplin because 'Dump' sounds a bit gross!*

Hey Sweets, 

Holy cow. This recipe. 2 words. SO. GOOD! 

Butter + Sugar + Peaches + Cake Mix = not good for your health, but delicious. 

Dump Cake became popular in the 1940s and 50s when ingredients were expensive and you wanted to throw something together quickly. Nothing could be more easier than dumping a bunch on ingredients into a pan and baking it at 350* for 50 minutes. 


each Dump Cake Ingredients

* 6-8 ripe peaches (but firm enough to slice) 
*1 (12oz) can of evaporated milk
*3 large eggs
*1 cup sugar
*1 tbsp (I said tsp in the video oops) cinnamon
*1 package white cake mix (I used Betty Crocker) 
*3/4 cup butter melted
*Vanilla Ice Cream
*Salted Caramel Topping

Preheat oven to 350* and butter a 9x13 in pan. In a bowl mix together sliced and pitted peaches, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, and cinnamon. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle as much or as little of the white cake mix as you'd like on top. (Do not make the cake mix). 
Drizzle butter evenly over entire cake mixture.
Bake for 50 min. Let cool and top with ice cream and caramel sauce. 

Let me just say it once more, this recipe is so simple. Peaches are in season! You probably already have these ingredients in your cupboards. 

So get to it! 

And once you try it, send photos to @EmeraldAndPalm or myself so we can share your concoction with the world. 

Also tastes delicious with berries & other fruits as well! 

Have any recipes you'd like us to try! 
Comment or leave us a message! :-) 

Miss Semi Sweet + Emerald & Palm

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June 2016 Emerald Woman, Curstie Marie

This month's feature Emerald Woman is Los Angeles' very own, Curstie Marie Heller, which you probably very well know as @MissVintageLady on Instagram! 

Curstie shared with us some of her daily inspirations and what living a vintage lifestyle means to her. 

Check out our interview below, and pictures from our shoot in downtown Los Angeles! 

1. What do you hope women learn about your style and confidence?

Be you that’s what Ido, don’t be afraid to be inspired. The most important thing is learning to love yourself because once you love yourself you can conquer anything. In the words of Audrey Hepburn “Elegance is the Only Beauty that Never Fades.”

2. Who is your favorite style icon and why?

I wouldn’t say I have just one favorite style icon, I am inspired by so many Old Hollywood Starlets & Modern Day Glamour Gals. My personal style is a combination of all the women that inspire me & I add my own personal touch.

3. What is your favorite Old Hollywood movie?

Gone with the Wind & Gentlemen Prefer Blondes are my absolute favorite Old Hollywood Movies, they are timeless classics in my opinion.

4. Why do you think “Old Hollywood” speaks to you?

Old Hollywood was more than just captivating glamour it was a way of life. If I had a time machine that would be the first place I would go.

5. What is your favorite red lipstick?

Besame Red its a Striking Blue Toned Bright Red that resembles the classic shade women wore in the 1920’s. Just Perfect for any Starlet’s Pout.

6. Who are some of your favorite Instagrammers?

Oh there’s quite a few! Ashlyn Coco, Tara Misioux, ChicagoChic *Rachel*, Doris Day, Idda Van Munster, Acid Doll, Hamilton Addie, and of course Miss Dita Von Teese. As you can see I am inspired by such beautiful glamorous gals.

7. When you feel like you have nothing to wear, what is your go to ensemble in your wardrobe?

Hmm this seems to happen to me a lot, but that’s because I am so picky when it comes to the perfect outfit. My go to’s consist of Full Circle Skirts, Classic Little Black Dresses, or High Waisted Trousers.


8. What is your favorite dress, and why? Where did you get it?

My favorite dress has to be my Vintage 1950’s Glitter Tulle Prom Dress that I bought off a Vintage Seller. I love the feeling I get when I twirl around in it. I start to imagine myself twirling around in a big Great Gatsby styled mansion with the most exquisite art deco details all around me.

9. What are you wanting to wear all summer long?

Play Suit Tops & Circle Skirts if I am out running errands, but if I could lounge around in a Vivian Gown out by the Pool I would wear it all summer long.

10. What does ‘Effortlessly Captivating’ mean to you?

Glamour that is not forced but, just happens. 

12. What vintage pieces do you covet but don’t have?

Oh there is so many Vintage Items, I would love to own a collection of Lucite Purses they are so stunning, each carved detail is just pure perfection.

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