It’s that time of year again! Actually, it was that time of year again last month for our annual X-Mas in July “Epic Southern Living Magazine Christmas Cake Baking Party!” However, this year one of my nieces couldn’t make it for any dates in July so we moved it to August. And, once again, it was a chaotic, but fun, success!
Here is the cake we decided to make this year:
Ta Da! We did it! The Southern Living Magazine Chocolate Citrus Orange Cake with Candied Oranges and Chocolate Ganache Filling!
Yesterday was the first day at home alone without my faithful friend for the last 16 years. We had to say goodbye to our Sadie over the holidays and the house sure does feel empty. Anybody else dealing with the loss of a beloved pet? It’s more like losing a family member really, isn’t it? She will be forever missed. She was the best family dog ever. We all loved her very much. Click on to my Scrapbook Page for more photos of our beautiful Golden Retriever, Sadie. ~ Sunny
I am happy to say that our 2nd Annual Xmas in July Southern Living Magazine Christmas Cake Baking Party was a success!
with Sam, Esar (my niece’s lovely French foreign exchange student-who was the stand-in for my daughter) and Lauren
Last year I got the bright idea (?!) of getting the girls in the family together with my daughter and my nieces, along with my mom, to bake a Southern Living Magazine Christmas Cake. Despite the heat, outside and in the kitchen inside, we had so much fun that a tradition was born. However, just like the recipe for the cake itself, it takes a lot more planning than you would think trying to coordinate everyone’s schedules and get everyone together at the same time. Continue reading →