My husbands Grandma Fuhriman and her sister Jeanie were amazing cooks. We loved to visit them both and I always enjoyed following them around their kitchens trying to help them cook and learn some of their delicious recipes. They were the cutest things and shared a special relationship with one another. The two of them always made this chocolate cake that everyone loved. The rumor is that Grandma made up the frosting and Jeanie made up the cake. They were always tweaking the recipe of both the cake and frosting. We have found at least 7 different versions of this recipe! Aunt Jeanie, as we called her, lived near our Washington home and we'd see her often. She never forgot anyones birthday and always showed up with at least one of her chocolate cakes no matter the occasion. She had this way of making everyone feel like they were the most important person in the world and she was always happy and upbeat even though she had experienced the loss of her husband and three of
Holiday Hosting at Home #5: Christmas Table Settings, Decor and More!
Can you believe Christmas is almost here! We've all been busy getting ready for the holidays and creating things to inspire you. We are excited to share our fifth post in our blog hop: Holiday Hosting at Home! This week we are sharing what we've all been up to the past few weeks including Christmas tablescapes, Christmas trees, and my family's favorite recipe! Keep scrolling for fun and simple Christmas decor ideas!
We hope this gives you some ideas for entertaining at home! If you would like to pin any of these images, please go to the original post linked below each image. You will want to see their whole posts anyway because there is so much inspiration in each of these posts.To Have + To Host
Lory created this beautiful tablescape using her
This is a simple recipe for making your own Pumpkin Pie Spice. I use this pumpkin pie spice recipe in my pumpkin pie, pumpkin cream cheese muffins, pumpkin roll, and any recipe that calls for pumpkin spice or pumpkin pie spice. At times, I've had a difficult time finding it in the grocery store and it is quite expensive for a small amount. You can make a batch of your own and store it in a spice container or small mason jar. Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix
Make your own pumpkin pie spice mix.3 tbsp ground cinnamon2 tbsp ground ginger1 1/2 tbsp ground allspice1 1/2 tsp ground cloves2 tsp ground nutmeg
Mix Ingredients together and store in an airtight container or spice jar.Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix RecipePumpkin Pie Spice Mix Recipe
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love the smell of warm homemade rolls or bread baking! That smell conjures up sweet memories of my childhood and and fun times around the holidays with close friends and family. I really enjoy cooking for everyone in my life. My husband LOVES my cooking! My second son, Jordan, has said that whoever he marries has to go to the holly jolley cooking school before he will marry them. I told him he might be single for a long time! It makes me so happy that my husband and kids love it so much when I make their favorite things to eat. One of their favorite things is my homemade rolls. These are no ordinary rolls. This recipe was given to me by my friend Kathy years ago. I think one of the reasons my husband likes these rolls so much is that they remind him of when he was growing up in Farmington, New Mexico, and visiting his grandparents spudnut shop. A spudnut is a doughnut made with potato flour. This roll recipe has potato flakes in the dough so
The year before my Grandma Benson passed away, I gave her a recipe box filled with blank recipe cards as a Christmas gift. The following Christmas, she gave the box back to me and had handwritten her favorite recipes on the recipe cards. A month after this, she passed away. The recipes she wrote for me have become one of my most treasured possessions. Whenever I make this simple yummy cake recipe, I think of her and the fond memories I have of her. One of my favorite recipes that she left for me was “Aunt Mickey’s Lazy Daisy Cake” It’s a sponge cake with a cooked, then broiled frosting. This is a family favorite and another one of the recipes I grew up enjoying. We loved it when Grandma Benson (thats her in the picture frame when she was a little girl) would come visit because we knew she’d make us a Lazy Daisy Cake and her Chicken Cracker Casserole. I will need to share