Last week I offered a new copy of Collapsing Consciously, today is one person’s lucky day. And the winner is:
Congratulations Elaine, you can email me at loisfield12 at yahoo dot com to let me know where to mail your book. I hope you enjoy it. (Note: if you read this earlier I announced Mary was the winner, but she contacted me to let me know she lives overseas and therefore wasn’t eligible.)
Today I have another giveaway. This one is open to anyone any where in the world. Yep not leaving anyone out today.
My grandmother passed away in December of 2000, and shortly after my grandfather handed me all her recipes telling me she had instructed him to give them to me. Why? I don’t bake. Yet as time went on I understood why I was given her recipes. My boys and I were very close to her and she often baked special treats just for us. With her gone my boys missed receiving their own loaf of bread or the displays of cookies and bars at Christmas.
When my boys married I knew I wanted to put all our favorites together along with some of our best memories associated with a few of them. And here it is! My grandmother’s most popular recipes include:
Frosting and icing
cookies and bars
Candy and sweets
These are pure comfort foods, they are not vegan and without some substitution not exactly what I would call the healthiest treats. To give you and example (and a freebie) here is my favorite recipe from the book. It’s very rich, and super moist. I’d love to know what you think if you give it a try.
1 ½ cups oil
2 cups sugar or 1 cup honey
Sift and blend into the above mixture:
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
Add and blend:
1 cup red beets; drained and mashed
1 cup crushed pineapple; drained
2 teaspoons vanilla
½ cup coconut
1 cup nuts
½ cup cottage cheese
Bake in 9 by 13 greased pan at 350 degrees for 60 minutes. When cool top with the following:
Cream Cheese Topping:
1 large package of cream cheese
1 package powdered sugar
1 stick of butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat well and frost.
(I hate red beets but love this cake)
To celebrate I will give one lucky reader a copy of our family favorite recipes (you can ignore the stories if you like).
- Those living in the US or Canada will have your choice of the Print, Kindle, or PDF copy
- Those living outside the US or Canada can choose between the Kindle or PDF copy.
Winner will be announced Monday, May 12th
To win just leave a comment, simple right? In your comment tell us what your favorite comfort food is.