Friday, December 25, 2009

Blessings of Christmas to All!

For unto us a child is born...unto us a son is given, and He shall be called Wonderful!

Have a Blessed Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Christmas Cookie Jar!



I'm participating in RUBY TUESDAY today which is hosted by WORK OF THE POET!
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Winter Fun & Apple Cake for Ruby Tuesday!





I'm participating in RUBY TUESDAY today which is hosted by WORK OF THE POET!
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Have a great time everyone and enjoy all the beautiful shades of red today!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole!


An oldie but goodie for these very cold days...at least here in Michigan!

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Memories of Double Fudge Cakes!


Childhood's Day
How I remember Saturdays
In the days long gone by,
When Mother in the kitchen
Was baking bread and pie.

How anxiously I waited
For the bread and pie to bake,
Then Mother took a mixing bowl
And began the chocolate cake.

She beat the eggs and sugar well
And added other things,
Then with a big spoon stirred it
Till the batter stood in rings.

The batter looked delicious
As she placed it in the pan,
Then set the bowl on the table...
That's when our fun began.

I remember as though 'twere yesterday
How my mother, gentle soul,
Would smile and look at me and say,
"Now you can lick the bowl."

(The Childhood's Day poem by Lillian Burns Hudson and
chocolate cake photo were found in a 1964 Ideals recipe book.)

I love this poem as it brings back memories of my own mother baking in the kitchen nearly every day...and especially as the Christmas season approached. Bread was daily fare in our house. But goodies like double chocolate cakes were often in the oven when I arrived home from school or came bounding in from playing outdoors.

"Don't walk too heavily," Mom would exclaim. I'd kick my shoes off and tip-toe silently through the kitchen and into the dining room all the while thinking how good that chocolate cake was going to taste!

And how many of you remember your mom smiling and saying, "Now you can lick the bowl"?

The memories and scents of baked goods linger long! The cinnamons, sugars, and frosting fine mix with the fragrance of boughs of pine as holly and gingerbread help fill the house with sweet smells of happiness and Christmas joy! Were there ever better moments than these?


(The Double Fudge Cake and Nut Fudge Frosting recipes, as always,
were provided long ago by the lovely and generous church ladies of the 1950's.)

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Be sure to visit my other Christmas Memory, a coming of age true tale, "A Christmas Memory for Pink Saturday" on my Vintage Cottage Home blog. Thanks for stopping by!

For more Pink Saturday posts, go to Bev's blog: How Sweet the Sound!

Christmas Candy Chocolate Drops!

Please join me as a follower and enjoy the daily postings of OLD/NEW 1950's FREE RECIPES from our vintage past. Every day a new idea for something NEW/OLD to cook and or bake for the delight of your family and friends. Save some or all of the recipes! Share them with others! Enjoy!

Warm wishes to all!!!
Coralie

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