Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Nuts—or Raisins—or Chocolate, oh my!

If you live in a rural area and/or attend any church anywhere, you probably know that the best food in the world is found at church events.

In the mid 1970’s, I was given two church cookbooks; neither was from the church I attended at the time. One was given as a wedding gift.

On the outside they look grimy and faded, smeared with ingredients and an occasional chocolate fingerprint, but inside they are filled with tasty recipes, some passed down through generations, others perfected by their own changes.
Two of my favorites:

Mississippi Mud Cake


Sour Cream Raisin Pie and Pie Crust

A final note. Because I used to have two family members who didn't like coconut, I've never put coconut in the cake recipe. However, I may try that one day since I LOVE coconut and chocolate together.
If you want to learn a little more about me, I'm over at The Writing Nut today being interviewed. 



Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Teresa .. the old books are the best - especially ones with notations in them .. 'mix well'!! and a big tick for 'good'!!

I have fits when I like coconut .. so I agree - give it a go ..

What great books to have available to refer to ...

Home made food is always so much tastier .. enjoy .. cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If you're making it for you, add coconut!
Church people know how to eat, don't they?

Robin said...

You are right about church dinners and church cookbooks. Those ladies know how to COOK!!!

cleemckenzie said...

I love it when a community puts out a collection of recipes. These are so much more interesting than the recipes you find in new cookbooks. I'm noting that Mississippi Mud Cake, for sure.

Pat Hatt said...

Coconut and chocolate as one hmm interesting combo

JoJo said...

Oleo! Can you still even get that nowadays?

Tami Von Zalez said...

Visiting A to Zers. You are next on the list from me. Gonna add you to my Feedly!

Aditi said...

Chocolate and coconut is one of my fav combos! :)