recipes for a happy marriage #1

Friday, September 17th, 2010

"chocolate birthday cake"

Last night while I was cooking dinner, I came up with the idea for a new series of posts, called “recipes for a happy marriage.” I’m from the south, where recipes are passed generation to generation and where the dishes you prepare are about way more than the food….they’re about the memories & the story. And, I believe it’s true that a home cooked meal can fix just about anything and makes you feel 100% better than you did before you sat down at the table. : )

There’s nothing I treasure more than my recipe binder. Silly, but true. It’s full of recipes I’ve collected. Many of them in the handwriting of the person who gave me the recipe, which makes them all that much more special. (*recipe collections are one of the best wedding gifts I can think of too!)

Since my 31st birthday is next week, I thought I’d share Janice’s chocolate birthday cake recipe.  Janice is from my hometown of Paducah, Kentucky. She makes theverybestcakes on the face of the planet. No lie. And every year, my mom would order this cake for my birthday. One year, my mom drove through a hurricane and was ushered to my front door by a state trooper (because she couldn’t drive down my street for all of the fallen trees), carrying this cake and a bottle of wine. Best birthday gift ever!

Unfortunately, Janice didn’t include the icing for the cake, but a fudge icing is what she normally uses.

I hope this will become a weekly series with some guest posts. Katie Stoops and I have some tricks up our sleeves for holiday posts. Should be a good time! Hope you enjoy!

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  3. ABC Dragoo says:

    I love that you’re starting this series on your blog! It makes me happy that some wedding blogs have started to realize that you’re only engaged for a finite amount of time ~ and married for *hopefully* forever!

    The idea of nesting and making a house a home is what my blog has always been about and it’s fun to see others branching out into this format!

    Thanks for commenting on ABCD Design during my ice milk apron heirloom apron giveaway! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you. :)


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