Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Another easy recipe for gift-giving.

This was one of my mom's favorite loaf cakes. If you like cinnamon you will enjoy this.

                                Loaf Cake
1/4 c butter
1 c white sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 c sour milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

Mix one tsp cinnamon with 3 tbsps brown sugar.

Line cake pans with parchment paper or butter and flour.

Put 1/2 of cake ingredients in pan then layer the cinnamon mixture. Then 1/2 cake ingredients on top. (see photos)
I sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon on top.

Bake 1 hr. at 350 degrees.

This is a nice bread with or without a bit of butter. It can be enjoyed at breakfast instead of toast or with tea any ol' time of the day.

I love this loaf cake. It tastes much like a coffee cake and makes a nice Christmas gift for a friend..

Our funny little Charlie Brown tree.
Boy, it's cold out there.
But, we are in for some warmer weather for Christmas.

I've been trying to clean the mouse-house today 
someone keeps getting in my way.
I told her to go down to the garage and nap in front of the warm, cozy pellet stove but she wants to help ?? me instead.
I told her I called Santa and told him that she was hell bent on making me work twice as long today.
that he said he may not come to the mouse-house this year.

                                "OK, you're kiddin', right?"

"Happy first day of winter."
I'm glad I did this post up yesterday because today I am down with the flu. This is where nurse Annie will stay close for a day of cuddling. :)

Be well.

hugs, Deb


  1. I am trying your recipe Deb! The flu? Oh darling, stay warm and well.

  2. Oh, feel better soon! It's a perfect little tree with lovely ornaments. Audrey, don't let her fool you; all cats are on Sant's Nice List! It's a law or something...

  3. Not the flu for Christmas. Blast. I hope it is of very short duration. Unfortunately, it seems to be prevalent. Something went through my work place and I got it, too, and I haven't been sick for a decade. It didn't seem to be a flu, but rather a half-hearted attempt at a combined flu and cold. In any case, may your illness be gone when you wake tomorrow.

  4. Oh no I am sorry you have the flu. I hope that you will be feeling better by Christmas. I love the Christmas tree!

  5. That loaf looks delicious =)
    Uh oh, Audrey, better watch out!
    Feel better soon.

  6. Oh no, feel better soon. I'm home with a cold but I think it's mild and I hope to bounce back soon. I love cinnamon so this bread would be a welcome gift! Hugs!

  7. Sorry to hear you are unwell. Sending healing thoughts. Thanks for sharing the cinnamon loaf recipe. Audrey will get a big surprise Christmas morning if there is nothing in her stocking! My fur girls had an in-home nail clipping on Saturday & have now been hissing & growling at one another - Santa is watching reminders does not seem to help...

  8. The loaf sounds scrumptious, definitely one to try :)
    THAT face...she cracks me up !
    Ooh, the flu, not a good thing at the best of times, but worse at Christmas. Do feel better soon.

  9. Hope you soon feel better, not a good time for flu.

  10. So sorry about the flu! Hope you're all better for Christmas!

  11. That looks good -- and pretty easy! I love cinnamon in just about everything.

    Now, about that flu! Be gone! We can't have that a few days before Christmas. Take good care, lots of fluids, maybe a little of that good cinnamon loaf! And do get well soon.

  12. I'm so sorry you have the flu. Hope you're well by Christmas, and that's not far away! What are you going to do with that Audrey? Do you think calling Santa will help? I'm just glad you have Annie to help out. :) This recipe, I've got to try! Tomorrow! Thank you.

  13. Sure sorry to hear that you have the flu......I can say that I "feel your pain" because I, too, have a cold. Hope you get over the bug before Christmas!!
    Love your Charlie Brown tree and that last pic. of Audrey is nice--her coat looks so pretty! You can tell she is a happy, healthy kitty even though she looks a little grumpy. :)
    Merry Christmas and get well prayers from Nebraska ><>

  14. Oh! Dear! Opened the window and...Influenza! :).
    HeHe! Every year they ask me if l want a Flu jab!
    Neah! Go away! Leave me alone! :). Stick yer Flu
    jab...Don't even get colds, a little sniffle maybe!
    Being brought up on Olive Oil and Garlic...But then,
    the amount of Garlic l eat...nothing comes near me! :0).

    Yep! First day of Winter...And, the shortest day over
    here...! But, warm and damp! Rain later!

    Keep up the good work Audrey!x Bless!x

  15. Yummy! Inspired recipe! I will try it!

  16. Sorry to hear you're under the weather :( My sister-in-law gave me this recipe last month and it is delicious (as you say, any time of day)! Merry Christmas to you and yours!


  17. Oh, no, not the flu! Hoping it is only a 24 hour virus or something that you recover from very quickly. This is such a wonderful time of the year and I hope you recover in time to enjoy all the activities. Thank you for the recipe. It sounds wonderful and I will be trying my luck with it. Prayers for a quick recovery.

  18. oh that is such a pretty tree, love it! I can almost smell those yummy cakes baking--I do love coffee cake!

  19. This is very similar to my coffee cake...the layering...
    Nice and easy too!
    Hope you are feeling better....and have a wonderful day...
    Linda :o)

  20. Sadly, most of your photos aren't showing up for me--will come back later.
    I Hope the flu has departed. Even with solicitous cats to hover round, its disheartening to be ill, especially at a busy holiday season.

  21. I love the tree! So sweet! Glad to have read in a more recent post that you are better.