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Monday, February 26, 2018

Diane's Banana Pineapple Cake


Ingredients


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cups canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh crushed pineapple
  • 4 overly ripe bananas that I saved in freezer & thawed
Prepare Pan: Cooking spray the pan and flour it. 

I first beat bananas, pineapple, vanilla, oil, eggs, and sugar together with mixer then added flour, salt, b.soda, b. powder, cinnamon to that and blended it all together. I poured it into a prepared spring form pan but you can use any cake pan you wish to use. Bake at 350 approx 50 minutes check to make sure a tooth pic or knife comes out clean. 

We chose to eat it plain because of Roger's issues with eating too much sugar. But it would be extra tasty with cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

In a large bowl, beat together the 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup cream cheese with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add two cups powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Beat in one teaspoon of vanilla extract.





St. Valentine's Day Celebrating 2018




I decorated our home for Valentine's Day


The Saturday Before We had a Party...

My famous homemade cheese cake with Strawberry glaze


Bacon Cheddar Fondue




Cheese Steak Ring





 





On Shrove Tuesday I made Fastnacht

 


 

Homemade Banana Bread

 On Valentine's Day Evening we invited our neighbors over for a dinner of Rock Cornish Hens...

My husband helping with after party cleanup!

My granddaughter made me this waffle on Saturday morning.

Another gift from our neighbors.

A gift from my husband

 A gift from my neighbors



 My Valentine's Day Tree in our Master Bedroom








Our Baby is always our Valentine!

 Some Visitors to make us feel so very special!

The Blue Bird of Happiness

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Our Christmas Home Tour 2017



Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve Blessings


Bless the beasts and the children,
For in this world they have no voice,
They have no choice.
Bless the beasts and the children,
For the world can never be,
The world they see.
Light their way
When the darkness surrounds them;
Give them love, let it shine all around them.
Bless the beasts and the children;
Give them shelter from a storm;
Keep them safe;
Keep them warm.
Light their way
When the darkness surrounds them;
Give them love, let it shine all around them.
Bless the beasts and the children;
Give them shelter from a storm;
Keep them safe;
Keep them warm.
Bless the beasts and the children;
Give them shelter from a storm;
Keep them safe;
Keep them warm.
Songwriters: Barry De Vorzon / Perry L Botkin

Wishing You A Blessed Christmas Eve!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

When Your Childhood Christmas Wish Comes True...

 Many Years Later

Regarding the movie A Miracle On 34th Street, I honestly know the feeling of joy that Susan felt when she found that home of her dreams at the end of the movie! 

Susan in A Miracle On 34th Street


Me 58 years ago
Susan and her mother at Christmas

Me with my mother at Christmas

Susan's Dream Home
My Dream Home Come True

"I will always remember that wonderful feeling that welled up inside me when the Realtor pulled into this driveway to show me this home!"

Inside Susan's Dream Home come true

Inside my dream home come true

The lovely living room fireplace

My lovely living room fireplace

I am immersed in the beauty of this room, my living room!
It seems as though someone left his cane behind at Susan's fireplace!


It seems as though someone left his cane behind at my fireplace!



Although I have always had a fascination with that "rolly polly" red cheeked elf Santa Claus, I do realize that my miracle came from GOD!