Monday, November 14, 2011


This post is a bit late. I had such a busy weekend that the blog had to wait until today. We had a lot of family visiting from out of state and many get-togethers to attend. We celebrated retirements, birthdays, anniversaries, new homes, and being a family.
On Friday, my mother-in-law and cousin-in-law went for a ride to the Yankee Candle Company Factory Store in South Deerfield, MA. It took us 2 hours to get there, we spent 3 1/2 hours shopping (this place is huge), and we came home with nothing. Why you ask? Because after the 3 1/2 hours of shopping we were standing in line with a full cart and the power went out (transformer). They informed us that it's be about 30 minutes, so we stayed in line. About 20 minutes later we were informed that they would not be getting power back and everyone had to leave. We left our cart in a manager's office and went back for it on Sunday. So we ended up traveling quite a bit this weekend....for candles!

Snickerdoodle Cake

1 cup butter
1 cup water
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda

In a large saucepan, bring butter and water to a boil.

Remove from the heat; stir in flour, sugar, eggs, sour cream, almond extract, salt and baking soda until smooth.

Pour into a greased baking pan (I used 9x 15, but you could easily make this in a sheet pan).
Bake at 375 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until cake is golden brown and tests done.

Cool for 20 minutes. Frost as desired (I made my frosting with 2-3 tblspoons milk, 1/3 cup cinnamon butter, 3 cups confectioners sugar).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

and the frosting!!!! that was the best part!!!