Here’s another 1930s card. Love the paper – it feels as good as it looks.
Visiting authors are sharing stories, recipes and books. SO here’s one of mine. Check it out. It’s is a favorite from the 19th century that my family demands for the holidays. Keeps well and beats a fruit cake hands down. Happy Holidays to you all. Image courtesy VintageHolidayCrafts.com
4 C Chopped pecans
1 lb raisins + 2oz sherry
2 C Sugar
1 C butter
3 ½ C flour (plain)
1 T cinnamon
1 T nutmeg
½ C milk
4 oz Sherry
2 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Soak raisins in sherry until plump. Mix together flour and raisins. Lightly coat with flour and set aside. Cream sugar and butter together until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time while beating on low speed. Sift together flour and spices and add to butter while alternating with milk. Add fruit and nut mixture, blending by hand. Add sherry and baking powder.
Pour into well-sprayed or lined tube pan or in several loaf pans. Cook at 250 degrees for one hour, raise the oven temp to 300 degrees; and bake one more hour. NEVER open the open while you’re baking this. Stores well. Makes great gifts. ENJOY!!
Tomorrow, Author Pippa Jay Rita Bay
“His Obsession” Siren BookStrand, April, 2012
“His Desire” Siren BookStrand, May, 2012
“Into the Lyons’ Den” Champagne Books, August, 2012
“The Aegis” Champagne Books, April, 2013
“Her Teddy Bare” Champagne Book Group, Carnal Passions May, 2013
“Finding Eve” Champagne Books, September, 2013
Happy Holidays to you and your family. Welcome to my Holiday Celebration. This month Rita Bay’s Blog will feature some outstanding authors who will share a Christmas story or a recipe and their latest book, some of my favorite vintage Christmas cards, and a selection of high-end gifts from around the world. Hope you’ll visit every day to see what’s up. Tomorrow, our first author Allison Knight shares a story. Rita Bay
After the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up! Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother,” the angel said. “Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” Matthew 2:13
Note: Card dates to 1920s. Ponder was a cousin.
Tomorrow, Saturnalia Rita Bay
"Guru Tales & Gossamer Wings"
Stories That Break the Rules
Celia Breslin author of urban fantasy and paranormal romance
Fantasy and more
Love Stories with Sassy Southern Style