Thursday, November 20, 2008

Perfect Thanksgiving Cake!!

Pioneer Woman Chocolate Sheet Cake

2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt

2 sticks (1 c.) butter
4 heaping Tbs. cocoa
1 c. boiling water
Allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then remove from heat. Pour over flour mixture and stir lightely to cool.

In a seperate bowl mix:
Pour 1/2 c. buttermilk
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
Stir buttermilk mixture into battery-chocolate mix. pour into sheet cake pan and bake at 350* for 20 minutes.

While the cake is baking make the...
Chop 1/2 c. pecans finely
Melt 13/4 sticks butter in saucepan
Add 4 heaping Tbs. cocoa. Stir to combine and remove from heat then add:
6 Tbs milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 lbs minus 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
Mix well until smooth.
Add pecans and stir. Pour over the warm cake in pan.
(Don't add the pecane yet) Carefully slice the fresh-out-of-the-oven cake and serve on dainty dessert plates. Be sure to drizzle some of the pecan-free icing and sprinkle the chopped nuts on top to create a delicious, dainty looking dessert for guests on Thanksgiving.



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Warmth for Winter

* Burnt-orange nail polish
*feather-down, fleece-lined blanket
*Hot "English Breakfast" tea, if a tsp. of whipped honey
*Pictures of tropical islands
*knitted scarf
*An adorable puppy to sit on your lap
*blazing fire
* Basic Message Oil
6 tsp. carrier oil of your choice
8 srops of essential/ fragerance oil of your choice
Blend the two together, well. Warm up the oil before using - make sure to message between your fingers and your cuticals.
.... any questions?