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I am a simple country girl who loves life and lives it to the fullest. I cook for one of the greatest families ever. Cooking is my passion and I consider it as well to be my gift.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010


My mother-in-law, Mildred Forbes, made the best pound cake ever. Here is her recipe.

3 1/2 cups plain flour
3 cups sugar
2 sticks butter-room temperature
1/2 cup Crisco shortening
6 eggs-room temperature
1 Tbsp. lemon extract
4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup milk-room temperature

Cream shortening, sugar, and butter in bowl of stand mixture until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour and milk alternately, beating well after each. Add flavorings and mix well. Bake in a 16 cup tube pan that has been greased with Crisco and dusted with flour at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Allow to sit 10 minutes before removing from pan.

"Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first."-Ernestine Ulmer


  1. Mmmm.. Good stuff! I'd like a slice right now with my coffee.

  2. I wish I could bake this. Our oven just doesn't get that hot anymore :-0(