Monday, March 05, 2007
It's a Par-tay

Welcome to my part of the Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom. This is a great opportunity to visit other blog sites hosting parties and to win prizes! I am offering a pack of card stock, stamp set and stamp pad. Good luck to everyone. There are a lot of really cool prizes. BTW, leave me a comment to be entered into a drawing for another stamp set and stamp pad. Giving IS more fun than receiving. :)

Again, welcome to my party. Sit down, relax, have a cup of Starbucks Gold Coast blend. If it's a little too bold for you, I also have a pot of Decaf Kona brewing. I made a chocolate pound cake for you to enjoy while we visit and I tell you a little about myself.

I am an almost-empty nester. I have a wonderful hubby of 27 years. We have a sweet 21 year old daughter who attends a local university and lives at home when she's not hanging out at her friends places. Our fun 18 year old son is away attending a private state college. I miss him. He and I enjoy playing card and board games together. I treasure the conversations we have during these games.

I love visiting blog sites. My Bloglines feeds grow almost daily. I hope you have fun visiting all the sites hosting parties. I sure am!

Thank you for stopping by. I'll leave you with the recipe for the cake you've sampled.


3 cups plain flour
4T cocoa
1 1/2 t baking powder
2 sticks butter
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
1 cup milk
5 eggs, separated (beat egg whites)
1 t vanilla extract

Sift flour, cocoa and baking powder. Set aside. Cream butter shortening and sugar. Add egg yolks. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk. Add vanilla. Fold in egg whites. Pour into a greased and floured (Bakers Joy, bay-bee!) tube pan. Place in COLD oven. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Enjoy!