October 22, 2009

THE recipe

What makes a good recipe? It should be simple, not too fancy, something you go back to again and again. Food holds so many memories for me. Most of the time when a really good time was had it was always had with food and laughter and loved ones
Strawberry Cake, is a family favorite. Its one of those recipes, though that you just don't whip up for an after school snack unless maybe its the last day of school. Its always my sisters birthday cake, and it was even her wedding cake! I bring it to those I love and so desperately want to impress with something yummy!

Strawberry Cake is how you really enjoy life. So get out a white cake mix, crack 4 eggs, 3/4cup of oil, 1cup of smashed fresh strawberries, 1-3oz box of strawberry jello, mix well pour into a 9x13 or 2round pans or cup cake tins.... bake at 350 for 30miniutes or till you poke it with a toothpick and it comes out clean. The frosting is the killer, literally the icing on the cake! 1stick of softened butter, aprox 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1tsp (or a cap full if you are like me and your in too much of a hurry to get our the teaspoon) vanilla, then add crushed strawberries until its a good consistency. Frost cooled cake. Best if you refrigerate then serve..........good things come to those who wait.....

Thanks mom, you always make it the best, with lots of love. And she sometimes will cut strawberries pretty and fan them around the edge. Ahhhhh.... I need a glass of milk just thinking about it.


  1. OH, OH Sheila, I've got gooose bumps, so glad that you have decided to do this. You inspire me every day to be a better mother, wife, Christ follower, cook, vacuumer, play date planner, friend...etc., and you manage to do it while always looking beautiful. Love you girl and can't wait to follow your adventures-hb

  2. I second what Heather says! DF