Monday, November 21, 2011

Memories & Recipes

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Our recipe today comes from good friend and author, Patricia Walters-Fischer, RN--a warm and wonderful woman with a heart the size of Texas! She is also an editor and is preparing to launch a new site called SMART COOKIE PARENTS * -launching January 2012!

She shares this decadent and delightful recipe for a Cinnamonly sinful" dessert perfect for topping off any holiday feast!!

Sin-namon Chocolate Cake

1. Mix together in a bowl:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
½ tsp salt
4 Tbs cocoa (heaping)

2. Put in pan and bring to a boil:
1 stick margarine
½ cup cooking oil
1 cup water

3. Mix together and add:
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon

Mix well. Bake in ungreased pan 400° for 25 minutes

1. Sift:
1 box powered sugar
2/3 cup cocoa

2. Melt:
1 stick oleo
6 tablespoons milk
Bring to a rapid boil and pour over sugar and cocoa
3. Add:
1 tsp vanilla

4: Spread:
On warm cake and enjoy!!!!!

Here are some more Holiday traditions! Maybe you will find one that will become one of yours!

Vicki writes; I would say our holiday tradition, weather permitting, is I get up and start cooking and my husband takes our 2 boys and goes fishing while I cook. They love it and it makes it a lot easier on me without them bugging me, lol.

Tia writes; From Christmas Eve to the day after Christmas one of our local radio stations plays nothing but Christmas songs and we keep the radio tuned in for the entire run. That is one of my favorite holiday activities. 

Melissa writes;  My favorite holiday tradition is spending Thanksgiving at home with my immediate family. We go to dinner at a local winery, put up Christmas decorations, bake, and spend technology free time together playing games, doing crafts, etc. It is a great way to reconnect

How do you or your family and friends re-connect at holiday time?