My real love for cooking started when I was living with my Grandma for a few months. The one channel we could both agree on was the Food Network. We would watch different cooking shows and she would pick the recipes she thought she would like and I would run out and get the ingredients and we would make them. That's how I discovered Trisha Yearwood's Asparagus Bundles, she would have me make them every time I would visit. So when I started making recipes from her recipe box for Liz's Kitchen and people loves them it meant a lot.

So I want to share another recipe from the box and this time it is one of my Grandfather's recipes. Now, I never had this growing up but it was one of my mom's favorite recipes that he would make and since the holidays are about family, this is a perfect time.

Grampy's Applesauce Cake

  • 2 Cups Applesauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Butter
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Allspice
  • 1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 Box Raisins (10-ounce bag)
  • 1 Cup Walnuts, Cut up
  • 2 Eggs

Take all the ingredients and put them into a mixer.

Mix together until the batter is stiff.

Pour into already sprayed Stem Pan (or angel food pan, bundt pan) and cook for 1 hour and 20 minutes in a 350-degree oven.

Pull out the oven and give it the toothpick test to make sure all the batter is cooked and let rest/cool for 15-20 minutes.

Enjoy!

Now, to share something really cool! I was able to get something so perfect for my mom that connects her with the recipe she loved that most from her dad. It's perfect. Marinette, the owner at Inspired Buffalo sent me an unexpected present in the mail a couple months ago. It was my Great Grammy's Slaw recipe in my Grandmother's handwriting on an Heirloom Tea Towel. Honestly, it brought me to tears, and I'm not super emotional. Marinette was able to capture all the emotions and memories I had of cooking with my Grandma with something so simple. After that, we connected and she invited me to her shop to show me how she makes them and to also make one for my mom. These make the perfect gifts by capturing something so unique about the person you love, their handwriting. And it's just the beginning of what they can do.