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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Keeping It Real!!!!

This Christmas will definitely be one to remember, that I did not have it all together. I think we could safely say that this is may qualify to be the Christmas that I was least prepared!

This would be the scene in my kitchen at this very moment.....
so I can prepare these for friends.

A quick but delicious gift to give.

Remember, I won this a while back from Kate at My Messy Nest.

It has been the inspiration and instruction,so I could make these for my sweet daughter to give as gifts.

Lastly I will leave you with this recipe for the Cranberry Almond Coffee Cakes above. A classmate of my daughters mother made this for us one Christmas probably about 12 years ago, and I have been making and giving them at Christmas every year. They are simple, delicious, and relatively inexpensive to make.
Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake
1 Cup Margarine 1/2 Tsp. Almond Flavor
1 Cup Sugar 2 Cups Plain Flour
2 Eggs 3 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 Cup Sour Cream 1/2 Tsp. Salt
1 Can Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds

*Cream margarine & sugar until fluffy *Add eggs and almond flavor*Continue beating*Sift together flour, baking powder and salt*Add to creamed mixture alternating w/sour cream *Pour batter evenly into 2 pans*Spoon cranberry sauce on top*Sprinkle w/ almonds. Bake 350 for 35 to 40 minutes.

Top with the following glaze: 1 Cup Powdered Sugar * 1/2 tsp vanilla * 2 Tbs. Milk

Drizzle over cooled coffee cakes.

It is may prayer that each of you have a blessed and wonderful Christmas, as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour. I will be away until Monday. Jackie

6 comments:

Kerri said...

The coffee cake looks amazing! I'm going to print it out tonight and try it for next yr. (Hmm, maybe we'll have it next weekend at my aunt's house for brunch!) Merry Christmas to you~

Kim said...

That recipe sounds wonderful... thanks for sharing! I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas!!!!

Dawn Gahan said...

Jackie,

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Here is to a fantastic 2009 for us all!

Love,
Dawn

salpetitt said...

I love cranberry flavored anything...I'll have to try this! Hope your Christmas was wonderful with your family. Looking forward to a great new year!

Susie Harris said...

Merry Christmas to you my friend and now Happy New Year! Hope you have a great one~

messynester said...

Oh those are precious! Good Job!!!

You have officially made more out of that book than I have. I have yet to make a thing.