❤️Heart of the Home❤️
As you can tell from most of my recipes - I'm a Southerner...No apologies here! From my early childhood I can remember corn-shucking, shelling field peas, eating peaches and plums straight off the trees, Grandpa picking figs, fried okra, Grandma's (we called her Grancie) homemade peach cobbler with homemade ice cream, and so many other memories that I hold dear.
“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful.
They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness -- just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.”
~Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder: On Wisdom and Virtues
A good housekeeper is an executive officer, an accountant. She knows sanitation and hygiene; is a household physician and a nurse, she should have a social sense so as to make her family and guests feel at ease and happy. ~Mabel Kittredge, 1918
THE PERFECT HOUSEWARMING GIFTS
Bread: So that this house may never know hunger.
Salt: Given with the message “That life may always have flavor.”
Sugar: Means “So your life shall always have sweetness.”
Wine: Symbolize's the hope “That joy and prosperity may reign forever.”
Honey: So that you may always enjoy the sweetness of life.
Broom: “To help sweep away any evil.”
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2010 Top Southern Style
This has got to be heaven on earth....A cake that has pecans, chocolate AND Co'Cola!!! What more could a Southern Girl ask for??
2 cups self-rising flour
2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup Coca-Cola (the real stuff, no substitutes, please!)
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon cocoa
6 tablespoons Coca-Cola (the real stuff, no substitutes, please!)
1 box confectioner's sugar (1 lb.)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Grease and flour a 9 x 13-inch pan and set aside. In a large bowl combine flour and sugar. In a saucpan combine the cocoa, Coca-Cola, butter, and marshmallows; bring to a boil. Combine the boiled mixture with the flour and sugar mixture.
In a separate bowl mix eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla; add to the first mixture.
Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes, until cake tests done.
FROSTING: In a saucepan, bring butter, cocoa, and Coca-Cola to a boil. Stir in the sugar and mix well. Stir in nuts. Spread over the cake while both cake and frosting are still warm.
Serves about 16.