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Happy Holidays!

We had the pleasure of catering the Lancaster General ER Christmas Party! It was an incredibly fun night filled with drinks, laughs and great food! The Chameleon Club was the perfect place for this beautiful black, and white themed Christmas party. With Erica Lehman as a great party planner and DJ Salinger spinning fantastic tunes, this party was rockin’ from the start!

Holly with the wonderful hostess

food table is ready for takers!

getting the party started!

Handmade pretzel dogs with lots of great mustard- a decidedly adult treat.

delicious brews abound

cheese ball made with local Amish cheddar cheese, yum!

up close and wonderful

enjoying her handiwork

hummus, freshly made

DJ Salinger brings the noise!

Never a dull moment on this dance floor!

little bites of joy!

getting down!

Mac and Cheese for dancing fuel and safe rides home

Happy Holidays!!

burnt sugar cake

Burnt Sugar Cake

Recipe submitted by Mrs. John Martin, Hutchinson, Kan.: Katie Rutt, New Holland, Pa.

1 3/4 cups sugar

1/2 cup boiling water

3/4 cup shortening

3 eggs separated

2 3/4 cups cake flour

1/2 tsp salt

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla

Melt 1/2 cup sugar in heavy pan. Add boiling water and stir well. Set aside to cool.

Cream shortening and add remaining sugar gradually (1 1/4 cups). Add beaten egg yolks and mix thoroughly.

Sift flour; measure and sift again with salt and baking powder. Add sifted ingredients alternately with milk. Beat thoroughly after each addition.

Add vanilla and burnt sugar mixture. Blend well.

Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour into greased layer pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

Makes 2 (9 inch) layers.

Caramel Frosting

Recipe submitted by Mrs. Tom Miller, Walnut Creek, Ohio; Mrs. Ida M. Gable, York, Pa.

3 cups brown sugar

1 cup top milk or thin cream

2 Tbsp butter

1 tsp vanilla

Mix ingredients together in a saucepan. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Cook syrup until it forms a soft ball when dropped in cold water (238 degrees).

Cool until you can hold your hand on the bottom of the pan.

Beat until creamy and spread on cake.

Sprinkle with chopped nuts.

my sister

Like comfort food, spending time with my sister always makes my day better and brighter. It amazes me how food can bring people together, and the love I felt in the birthday cake she made me. ( It didn’t hurt that it was especially delicious!) It made me want to make cookies for somebody, just because…….just because I love them. With that on my mind, I decided to take my Grandma High some supper next week. ( See the blog post molasses in the afternoon http://7sweetsand7sours.com/?p=503 ). I am excited!