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  • Famous Thoughts from Famous People

    Posted on March 8th, 2010 Pam No comments

    I am determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experiance that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.
    –Martha Washington

    We can learn a lot more from God, than we can from the world.
    –Melissa Giles

    Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enouph to make them all yourself.
    –Eleanor Roosevelt

    That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you now is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
    –William J. H. Boetcker

    Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
    –Albert Einstein

  • Busy-Day Cake, Melissa Giles, Recipe #16

    Posted on March 8th, 2010 Pam No comments

    1 1/2 Cups All purpose flour
    2/3 Cup Sugar
    2 tsp Baking Powder
    2/3 Cup Milk
    1/4 Cup Butter, softened
    1 egg
    1 tsp Vanilla
    3 Cups Assorted fresh berries
    1 recipe Whipping Cream

    1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease an 8 x 1 1/2 inch round pan; set the pan aside.

    2. In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, and baking powder. Add milk, butter, egg, and vanilla. Beat with an electrec mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed for 1 minutes. Spread into the prepared pan.

    3. Bake about 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack about 30 minutes. Serve warm with berries and, if desired, Whipping Cream.

    Whipping Cream Recipe:
    In a chilled mixing bowl add 1 cup whipping cream (liquid– you’ll find it in refridgered section at the store), 2 TBS sugar, and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peeks form.

    Busy Day Cake with Broiled Coconut Topping: ( I highly recommend this!!!)
    Prepare as above, except omit berries and Whipped Cream. While cake is baking, mix 1/4 cup packed brown sugar and 2 TBS softened butter. Stir in 1 TBS milk. Stir in 1/2 cup coconut and if desired, 1/4 cup chopped nuts. Spread over warm cake. Broil 4 inches from heat 2-3 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire rack 30 minutes. Serve warm!