Tuesday, November 28, 2006

My fav recipe

Hello all,
For the Secret Pal 9 contest this month I am to write about a favorite recipe that is special to me.

My mom and grandmother made this yummy Buttermilk Cake with Caramel icing. My Granny had made it for years and years. People she worked for in the past would call her to make this cake for them. She would ship from KY to California or wherever due to these requests! My Granny would bake it from memory...even in her mid 90's and I would stand there waiting for her to finish with the icing pot so I could scrape it clean! LOL
The cake recipe was always a secret, and was handed down, if you were interested in baking. My mom perfected the caketoo, and it was soooo good. We ALWAYS had it on the holidays.(among other cakes of course)

It was given to me when I got married, but I did not try to make it until a few years ago. My mom and Granny are both deceased now, but my dad (who was a great taste tester for years) said That I got it! Yay!!!!!
The flavor of the cake is so good, It is light and airy, but melts in your mouth. The caramel icing is made the old fashioned way by browning your sugar in the iron skillet. Yum!! I need to make some NOW!!!LOL

So that is my favorite recipe that has so much emotion and love tied up into it.

When I make it for my family wonderful memories come flooding back of Holiday baking and birthday celebrations with my family as a child. And I always lick the pot from the icing left, before I let my kids have it!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Hello All,
Happy Thanksgiving! We had a good day at the mil's house with all but 2 of her 10 children being home. It was fun, and the kids had a ball seeing their cousins.
I have some pictures of items I recieved from my C'ville Holiday Exch Pal. Her name is Bonnie and she is a special lady. She takes care of her sick daughter and still finds the time to do all of this:

She has really spoiled me rotten!
I had wanted purple stitch markers too! She had also had purchased some patterns for me that I had wanted. She is good! LOL
Thanks Bonnie!! I appreciate you!
I have more pics to take and post too.

I got a postcard from my SP9 pal. She is teasing me! LOL she said first the postcard, then I will get something else!
I can hardly wait!
Better go it is getting late!


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I am behind on posting pictures. I have had some awesome exchange partners this month and I need to post pictures of what they sent. I am exchanging away here . Having so much fun. I will try aand get pictures ready!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Thank you SP!

I just want to thank my wonderful Secret Pal for her e cards and her emails! I enjoy hearing from her. It is mounting up excitement indeed!!!

I have forgotten to post here. I had to get ready for a group of men from church that my hubby wanted to have over last Saturday. Plus my hubby is on vacation for 2 weeks! Needless to say my crafting is behind as well as reading my emails!! I have gotten two sets of coasters done in pretty Christmas colors, one for a coaster exchange and another for a secret exchange.

I need to get organized. I have been buying things for my exchanges, especially the Christmas themed ones and now I need to sort them and mail!!!!

I have also done three dishcloths and I forgot to take a pix before I mailed them out! Ugh! I was trying not to be late! LOL
I must put dinner on the table, will write more later!!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


I have been busy these past few days. Not much knitting or crocheting going on. Halloween was a blast. The kids had so much fun. We were rushed due to practice for my oldest dd not ending till 4:30. A lot of kids were out by 5 PM were at my sil neighborhood with the rest of the nieces and nephews so they could be together. Then my sil grilled burgers for them, they hd a blast. It did turn cold out though and the rain stopped but it was misting a bit. One of my dd were feeling the effects of it last night. She had started wheezing!:(
Anyway, this w/e my dh is having some of the men of the church over for steak dinner, so I have been tidying up a bit. Need to get my craft basket out of the living room!! LOL
I have to work on my Nov. exchanges after this w/e. The early ones I have sent off, but I need to do some ornaments.
I have been shopping around for my SP 9 person. This is so neat how we can sneak and look at their blog and find out things about them and buy accordingly.
I think the most of them are far better crafter than I. It is neat to see things they have made.
Better go and get busy, it will be time to get the kids and I will have accomplished nothing!!LOL