Saturday, March 23, 2019

Old Fashioned Prune (Plum) Cake with Caramel Frosting

An old fashioned spice cake made with dried prunes (plums), spices and topped with a homemade caramel frosting. 
Happy Sunday friends, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Vintage and old fashioned cakes have always been a favorite of mine. Old fashioned desserts and cakes remind me of simpler times, grandma's kitchen and all my favorite desserts I enjoyed as a child. 

I've shared several old fashioned cakes over the years and a few of my favorites are this Applesauce Cake, Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Coconut Icing, Mom's Fresh Apple Cake, Hummingbird Cake, 7 Up Pound Cake,  Vanilla Pound Cake and this vintage Jell-O Ice Box Cake

Recently I made this Old Fashioned Prune Cake that I found in an old church cookbook. I've only tasted a prune cake one time in my life, but I remember how tasty it was. I know what you're thinking prunes in a cake! I thought the same thing, but think of a prune cake more along the lines of an old fashioned spice cake speckled with dried plums.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

March Menu - Menu Plan Monthly

Happy Saturday Friends! I hope you're having a great weekend. Today I have my March Menu Plan for you. I'm sorry this months menu is so late, but things have been crazy around our house this last week. Any recipe noted with {New} are the recipes I plan to make and will post in the near future. I hope y'all find something you like. 

Friday, February 22, 2019

How to make a Simple Beginners Crochet Baby Blanket

❤ How to make a Simple Beginners Crochet Baby Blanket

Hi Friends! I recently tried my hand at crocheting my first baby blanket. Just before Christmas my first grand child was born and I'm over the moon in love with her. I thought it was only fitting to make her a soft baby blanket with my favorite blanket yarn. When it comes to crocheting, I always try to keep it simple. Mainly because I'm pretty much still a beginner myself.

I've crocheted in the past, but mostly just simple projects like wash cloths. I never go crazy with too many colors and I always choose a simple stitch and pattern. Most times I follow along on You Tube because it helps to watch and crochet at the same time. 

For this project I used a beginner friendly baby blanket pattern (
half -double crochet and single crochet stitch for the border) and used the softest Bernat Blanket Yarn. I chose vintage white for the main color and pitter patter for the accent color (border). This blanket only took two evenings to crochet and was really simple once you got started. If you're looking for a simple fluffy blanket to crochet, I think this is the one.  

Friday, February 1, 2019

My Texas Table - Super Bowl Party Foods

Happy Saturday friends!!!  

I hope you had a great week? Today's newsletter is filled with football food and game day snacks that are sure to be a hit at your upcoming Super Bowl party. When it comes to football my job is in the kitchen and I love it!!!! It's so fun planning and preparing all the yummy food and snacks for everyone to enjoy. 

Even though I don't get involved in the actual game, I do love all the fun that surrounds it as well as the commercials and half time show. When it comes to tailgating and football food, I always try to keep it simple. I usually lean more towards simple dishes and finger foods that transport easily. Let's face it folks they won't be eating in the dining room, so finger foods, dips and easy to carry items are a must. 

All of the recipes listed below are recipes that I have made countless times at get-togethers and parties and everyone always raves about them. I hope you love these recipes just as much as we do. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Mamaw's Old Fashioned Pear Preserves

An Old Fashioned pear preserve recipe made with fresh pears, thinly sliced lemon and lots of sugar. Pear preserves are the perfect recipe if you have an abundance of fresh pears.  
Happy Wednesday friends!!  Today I have a delicious old fashioned Pear Preserve recipe to share with you. Canning and preserving is one of my favorite things do at the end of the growing season. Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming when everything is harvested at or around the same time, but I always seem to get it all done.  

I love making jam, jelliespickles, fruit butters, tomato relish , squash relish and pear honey, so I can continue to enjoy my seasonal harvest all year long.  This delicious pear preserves recipe was passed down to me from my aunt which her mother passed down to her. I enjoyed these delicious preserves years ago and I'm so thankful to finally have the recipe.