I Am Shocked!


I am shocked at myself! I did not know I could do anything crafty with my fingers other than type! I just had to show you what I made all by myself! I am not sorry, for being so excited. I am actually proud of myself!

I was gifted this old chicken coop window, and turned it into this! It even has working Christmas lights! I went to the Goodwill Store and bought bits and pieces and created a part of my mind.

You can actually see this also at my group page I have on my Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/483462575009756/

Well, I have taken enough of your time with this, just wanted to show you what I did!

A New Page to My Facebook


I made it! Easiest ever recipe- 1 can pumpkin,...

I belong to Facebook, but most do. I used to be so hung up on it until I was introduced to WordPress, then my interests slowly changed.

I have a few pages over at Facebook, Arts, where you can get an old item looked at and get a value by others who love to search. Of course there is Finding Solutions, where most of my stories are sent to, so Facebook and friends can read them if they don’t want to go to WordPress.

My newest page is called, From Scratch, Recipes

https://www.facebook.com/pages/From-Scratch-Recipes/347995258619883

This is a new web page that I place recipes that were handed down from my grandma or my mom.Other recipes are just plain old-fashioned and I have tried them or eaten them. Each recipe is made from scratch.

I just added a recipe for Pumpkin Torte. My family has made it for years and years, so I thought I would share it. You can find Pumpkin Torte on From Scratch, Recipes.

You can find me over at Facebook,  under Terry Shepherd

I just wanted to let you know in case you are looking for home-made goodness!!!

The Great Pumpkin Cake Recipe
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
3 eggs
1 cup white sugar
4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 (18+ ounce) package yellow cake mix
3/4 cup butter, melted
1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts

In a large mixing bowl combine pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, and spice. Pour combined mixture into your greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Sprinkle the dry cake mix over top of the mixture — sprinkle, but do NOT stir. Drizzle melted butter over it all and top it off with a handful or two of chopped walnuts. Bake for 1 hour at 350°F, or until a toothpick comes out of center clean.

Best served unfrosted with a big scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream on the side. However, your kids might want to eat it with a big scoop of orange tiger-tail ice cream.

This is a recipe gearing towards Charlie Brown show, The Great Pumpkin, that I posted tonight, on From Scratch, Recipes.
Thanks for reading friends and neighbors!!!!!

Do You Think This Will Make Al Smile?


I didn’t have much on hand, so I tried this recipe to make Al have at least one smile today.

This is a mayonnaise cake with an old recipe for the frosting.

The cake recipe is,

A chocolate mayonnaise cake, made with mayonnaise in place of eggs and oil.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation:

Sift together the flour, cocoa, soda and salt. Cream together the sugar, mayonnaise, water and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture; stir until well blended. Pour batter into greased and floured layer cake pans (or a 9- x 13-inch pan). Bake at 350°F. for about 25 minutes.

The frosting is one that was made by my grandma when she didn’t have the powdered sugar. I could not find the recipe, but did find one similar to it. On my own recipe, I used more vanilla, then the recipe called for, giving it the more yellow look, as I didn’t have clear vanilla. I only use clear vanilla at the holidays. Don’t ask me why only then, it is just an old habit! LOL

Flour Cake Icing
From Stephanie

This is an old flour cake frosting recipe from my Aunt Jennie. She called it Flour Icing. I’ve had it for years. I remember being at her home and she made this incredible white cake and frosted it with this fluffy yummy icing and I asked her for the recipe and like the sweetie that she was/is, she shared.

Flour Cake Icing

5 T. flour
1 cup milk
2 sticks butter, room temperature do not melt!!
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

In saucepan, mix flour and milk over medium heat until thickened. Let cool. Meanwhile cream (room temperature) butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add cooled flour mixture to creamed butter and blend until light and fluffy.

So, after some time in the kitchen, I have the finished product. I sprinkled some red crystals on top to give it a more fun look to Al. I am hoping he will find it fun enough to look at, and then want a piece.