A Cooking season

What’s that you say? The temperature is falling to a reasonable level and you are no longer afraid of turning on your oven? Me too! You totally get me. We are like BFFAE (Best friends forever and ever).

In honor of the cooler temps I’ve decided to start blogging more about what I’m cooking. Now I have to post a disclaimer here. I am not that great of a cook. In fact I’m barely OK. But that hasn’t stopped me from forcing my family to eat all those interesting meals I make.

To kick off Cooking Season I will begin with a favorite recipe of Craig’s. This isn’t my recipe and that’s probably what makes it so good. Craig’s mom has been making it for years. And what’s even better is that it is accidentally vegan! More for me.

You will need three bowls and a baking dish. Your kitchen kinda blows up, but trust me it’s worth it!

Spice Cake

4c flour
1tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. allspice
2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. ginger
2 tsp. baking soda
2c sugar
2 c prunes (or plums or peaches)
1c shortening
Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
Cream sugar and shortening. Mix baking soda and fruit together in another bowl. Stir until creamed. Add dry ingredients in a separate bowl and mix. Then mix all together. If you cannot get all dry ingredients mixed add a little water. Then pour into a 10×13 pan and bake for 45-55 minutes.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I like to make it in the fall and have a slice with coffee in the morning. But be careful, it is easy to try and finish the whole pan in one day. So be sure to share.
– Veronica Craker
Click here to see a video of us making the cake!

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